The Baffling & Blessed Grace of One Argentine Lionel Messi

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I’ve heard there was a special chord

That Ray Hudson sang when Messi scored

But you don’t really care for pundits, do you?

It goes like this

The fourth, the fifth

The Xavi pass, the Andres split

The baffled d decomposing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was low you needed a lift

You saw him darting on the pitch

His beauty in the floodlights overthrew you

He glued you to a Nou Camp chair

He climbed your throne, he showed you flair

And from your lips he drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Halleluja, Hallelujah

There was a time when you tread below

Dinho was fat & Marquez slow

But now you look down upon me, do you?

And remember that game of four to one

You did the pasillo and then we won

And every breath I drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe I’ve never been here before

My heart in one place but eyes no more

I used to follow one team before I knew him.

I’ve seen your flag hung from Gaudi arches

A sudden burst then victory marches

It’s a bright and it’s a sudden Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Halleljuah

We often take past names in vain

The past the past the present the same

But if I did, well really, what’s it to you?

There’s a blaze of light in every step

It doesn’t matter the most recent set

The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

They did their best, it wasn’t much

They couldn’t keep up, they tried to touch

I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you

And even though it all went wrong

I’ll stand before the Lord of Song

With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah


Song Credit: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley

(H/T to Nutmegradio)