听到这首歌就不得不提Jeff Buckley，一个具有忧郁气质的歌手，一生只出过一张唱片《Grace》。在30岁那年与友人在密西西比河上游玩，突然想游泳，然后就跳下了河，几分钟后消失在波浪之中，只能说天妒英才。他的父亲，歌手Tim Buckley，因吸毒过量英年早逝，也为他的人生披上了一层阴郁的色彩。
Jeff Buckley对《Hallelujah》的翻唱，将原作者Leonard Cohen和同样唱过此歌的John Cale两位大师都远远地抛到了后面。Buckley在这道歌中表达出的全新洞见，是听别人的版本10遍也无法体会得到的（据说连Joan Osbome这样的狂人，也曾经每天要听三四遍Jeff《Hallelujah》）。
视频中这位可爱的父亲用到了几个简单的和弦：C Am Em F G。
Intro: C Am C Am C Am I heard there was a secret chord C Am That David played and it pleased the lord F G C G But you don't really care for music, do you? C F G Well it goes like this the fourth, the fifth Am F The minor fall and the major lift G Em Am The baffled king composing hallelujah Chorus: F Am F C G C Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... C Am Well your faith was strong but you needed proof C Am You saw her bathing on the roof F G C G Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you C F G She tied you to her kitchen chair Am F She broke your throne and she cut your hair G Em Am And from your lips she drew the hallelujah F Am F C G C Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... C Am Baby I've been here before C Am I've seen this room and I've walked this floor F G C G I used to live alone before I knew you C F G I've seen your flag on the marble arch Am F But love is not a victory march G Em Am It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah F Am F C G C Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... C Am Well there was a time when you let me know C Am What's really going on below F G C G But now you never show that to me do you C F G But remember when I moved in you Am F And the holy dove was moving too G Em Am And every breath we drew was hallelujah C Am Well, maybe there's a god above C Am But all I've ever learned from love F G C G Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you C F G It's not a cry that you hear at night Am F It's not somebody who's seen the light G Em Am It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah F Am F C G C Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah ....