SLS ~ Clear/Dark/Light

Song Lyric Sunday

Thanks once again to our host Jim Adams for a great set of prompts. I’m going to the dark side with Leonard Cohen’s “Darkness.” He wrote the lyrics. This is a track from his 2012 album Old Ideas and the entire album is wonderful.

Darkness

I caught the darkness, it was drinking from your cup
I caught the darkness drinking from your cup
I said is this contagious?
You said just drink it up.
I got no future,
I know my days are few
The present’s not that pleasant
Just a lot of things to do
I thought the past would last me
But the darkness got that too
I shoulda seen it coming
It was right behind your eyes
You were young and it was summer
I just had to take a dive
When I knew was easy, the darkness was the price.
I don’t smoke no cigarette, I don’t drink no alcohol
I ain’t had much loving yet
But that’s always been your call
Hey I don’t miss it baby
I got no taste for anything at all
I used to love the rainbow
And I used to love the view
Another early morning, I’d pretend that it was you
But I caught the darkness baby
And I got it worse than you
I caught the darkness, it was drinking from your cup
I caught the darkness, drinking from your cup
I said is this contagious?
You said just drink it up

~*~

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Image credit ~ Jim Adams

16 responses to “SLS ~ Clear/Dark/Light

  1. Leonard Chen’s words aren’t always so haunting. Wonderful choice Paula ☺️💕

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  2. I never heard this Leonard Cohen song before Paula, but it is perfect for his spooky voice. The video was cool to watch as the random letters grouped themselves together. This organ is really cool.

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  3. Wow, so dark and expressive. I guess we can all identify with these lyrics these days. The lines that especially get to me are the following:

    The present’s not that pleasant
    Just a lot of things to do

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  4. Good song. A bit bleak, but that was Leonard Cohen for you…

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  5. Love the line “When I knew was easy, the darkness was the price” in part because Cohen pronounces “price” as “prize.” Brilliant!

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  6. This was new to me! I liked it! You had me swaying in my chair. 🙂 🙂

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  7. Good find! Cohen’s lyrics are so good! I’m stuck on “I thought the past would last me / But the darkness got that too”

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