August 24

Sailor Jerri, A Navy Veteran Rewrites ‘Hallelujah’ Lyrics, Reflects the Sacrifices of American Heroes


We have seen quite a number of veterans or uninformed disciples of this country to break on a country song or just randomly strum their guitar strings but this Navy Veteran Sailor who calls herself Sailor Jerri on her Youtube account has something to say about the hardships that veterans embark on when they are sent to war. She even rewrote the lyrics to Hallelujah to make a poignant message.

Sailor Jerri, Hallelujah Veterans Version

Hallelujah is arguably, if not the most covered song in the collection of Gospel songs. This Leonard Cohen song definitely gives an anthem to those who praise the creator above. It has been sung by many artists and groups like Pentatonix.

Recently, Sailor Jerri of Youtube recreated the song’s lyrics that reflect the crests and troughs of veteran life. Some might say that the lyrics could be a little bit sentimental but it did have a beautiful impact on many veterans who left a comment to Sailor Jerri and her rendition of Hallelujah. Many even requested for Sailor Jerri to put it on iTunes or Spotify.

Watch her actual recording below and tell us what you think:

“Hallelujah Veterans Version” Lyrics

Well I heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
Well it goes like this: the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah [x4]

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to her kitchen chair
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips, she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah [x4]

Baby, I’ve been here before
I’ve seen this room and I’ve walked this floor (you know)
I used to live alone before I knew you
And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
And love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah [x4]…


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