The Secret Chord

We heard there was a secret chord

That David played and it pleased the Lord

And maybe once we knew the sound

But that was long ago and now

Now, all we hear is

Radio ga-ga

Radio goo-goo

Radio, what’s new?

Radio, someone still loves you

But why can’t you tell us what’s old?

What’s deep?

What’s truer than a beat or the evening news?

It seems like we’ve all lost our muse

And I wonder how we’ll play

That secret chord

When we’ve forgotten how to pluck the strings

Of our own hearts


Italicized verses adapted or taken from:

“Hallelujah,” by Rufus Wainright

“Radio Ga-Ga,” by Queen


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