You were the Prince of Discord
You tried to speak, but you were ignored
You wondered why they do what they do to you.
But if they had seen what caused all this
They would have realized all they missed
When in the dark you whispered Hallelujah.
Your once-called father took your sons
And sent away the ones you loved
"For the good of many" he said to you.
Add further insult to injury
They sewed your lips shut and let you bleed
And when you left they feasted, Hallelujah.
Maybe we've been here before
You've stood there as I slammed the door
We'll never see what our words have done to you.
Your stride falters, lean on the wall
Your smile's not real, no not at all
It's cold and it's a broken Hallelujah.
Has anybody ever known
What truly goes on down below
In cold depths of your soul, the things that you do?
I can't imagine more than this
Until you fell to the abyss
They take your mind and twist the Hallelujah.
It was always true that you're above
The foolish brother that claimed to love
Please let me fix the wounds that I have caused you.
You can't keep going down this path
Give up the poison and the wrath
Come home with me and share the Hallelujah.
There was a time when I was sure
You'd calm me as I paced the floor
I'd mutter magiks that meant nothing to you.
I sought to be a person who
Could be an equal and stand by you
But how could I when they praised you, Hallelujah?
And then one day, your father said
Perhaps I was better off dead
I thought perhaps that I could rely on you.
But instead of speaking out for me
You shook your head and you agreed
I bleed a bitter strain of Hallelujah.
Can you ever heal my pain
When you are who I want to blame
Even if I know that I can trust you?
This hate is now who I've become
My cards have lost and yours have won
My will has come undone, sing Hallelujah.
I've realized life is cyclical
I do something once and I do it in all
The lives that never match the things that you do.
There is no further hope for me
So let me go and let me be
There's no such thing as freedom's Hallelujah.
I once thought that to be adored
Could show me what I'm living for
But you don't realize why I'm hurting, do you?
I can't believe you're asking me
To let go of all I have seen
For me…there is no peaceful Hallelujah.