"Darkness" as written by and Darren Stanley/conley Hayes....
Been spending so much time underground
I guess my eyes adjusted
To the lack of light
I got
Covered in darkness
Covered in darkness

I have been waiting
Always waiting for something new
Happiness has always ended
In the blink of an eye
There was no one attending
No one attending

It doesn't really matter where it all began
All I know
I got covered in darkness
Covered in darkness
Ever wonder why I never really truly connect
Although my eyes are open
I can hold your gaze
But I am never connected
Never connected

I am famous for my generosity
They say I am the kindest
But it is easier to
Give than receive love
Give than receive love

It doesn't really matter where it all began
All I know
I was covered in darkness
Covered in darkness

Turning pages over
Run away to nowhere
And it's hard to take control
When your enemy's old and afraid of you
You'll discover that the monster you were running from
Is the monster in you

Better to hold on to love
Better to hold on to love
Change will come

It doesn't really matter where it all began
All I know
I was covered in darkness
Covered in darkness

It doesn't really matter where it all began
'cause all I know
I was lost
I was lost
No, no

It doesn't really matter where it all began no no
All I know
I was lost
I feel lost
Lost
No


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"Darkness" as written by Robert Conely Darren Hayes

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    General CommentIt's such a deep and heavy song, clearly about a state of mind in which Darren fell a while ago. If you look at this song's video, it portrays it wonderfully...you get into a state where you find it hard to sleep, too caught up within yourself and your thoughts of regret and loneliness after realizing that things weren't what they seemed to be...but after all you see that the worst enemy -and probably the one that's keeping you down the most- is yourself. Yes, "you discover that the monster you were running from is the monster in you...". And yet, you hope that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel: "Change will come".
    If you haven't heard the album "The Tension And The Spark", get it and it will take you to a journey from dark to light, in Darren's own words.
    Gabigson August 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow, amazing one. Darren's just saying look, something happened to me, I don't know where it all began, but all i know is .. this is how I feel.
    Ronnie889on September 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCall me crazy, but some lines in this strike me as being told from the viewpoint of God? e.g. -
    "I am famous for my generosity
    They say I am the kindest
    It is easier to give than receive love, give than receive love"
    ThatKidSteveon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGabigs, we are soul mates! I love how you are so passionate for Darren, like myself! I love this interpertation, very insightful!
    A lot of what you said is what I take from the song as well. And as we know that Darren was going through a rough period, it's pretty much self-explanitory.
    Love it.
    Misseveruson March 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthahaha Misseverus, I've been reading all your post here now lol (since you're new, welcome!) I'm so passionate about Darren (something I sadly can't share with anyone here in Argentina). But he's my favourite singer in the world, he touches me like no one else.
    Thank you, I try to explain my interpretation the best that I can, considering I speak Spanish :p . I like to think that maybe I can convince some people of how great Darren is!!!
    If you have msn you can join me: ggomezstruzka@yahoo.com.ar, or gdcgs@hotmail.com , so we can keep chatting if you want!! :)
    Gabigson March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHehe, the best part, is I added you a while ago! Hehe, not sure you've been on at the same time as me yet though. I can't wait to chat with you on MSN! I love fellow Darren fans, especially hard-core ones like myself! I really respect people who love Darren even when no one around them knows about him! I've forced him upon my friends, so a lot of them like some of his music!
    And thank-you for the welcome! So nice of you!
    Wow, and you speak spanish as a first language? You are flawless at english! I'm so impressed!
    Misseveruson March 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha yes, I speak Spanish, and that's the reason why I cannot make my friends here like Darren that much...they don't get what he says and that's a huge barrier. I used to translate his work to say: "look what he's saying here", but it's pointless if they don't hear by themselves the mind-blowing lyrics and his full of heart interpretations. My female friends melt by latin-singers who are so predictable...And my male friends...well, my best friend-turned-into-lover and now former-everything lol (funny but hurting) used to make fun of him so...I couldn't be more alone here!.

    Thank you so much for the compliment. English is like a hobby for me, music in general and specially Darren and SG have helped me to improve the language, because it's simply a passion and I wanted to understand what they say :) . Plus, his and their lyrics were really a challenge, because they are clever and not as simple like most of what we hear on the radio.

    I didn't see you on msn, these weeks have been crazy for me but I'll be spending more time connected, for sure. Please in case you see me talk to me, cause I've accepted some people that I did not know who they were, so I'm not sure which one of them is you ;o)
    Gabigson March 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentanother creepy sounding song, this would have been great on US radio
    Pinkbutterflyon June 29, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I am famous for my generosity
    They say I am the kindest
    It is easier to give than receive love, give than receive love"
    I see it as someone who thinks that they don't deserve love. So they do all they can for everyone else, but they won't let people be nice to them or they won't treat themselves with love.

    "And it's hard to take control
    When your enemy's old and afraid of you
    You discover that the monster you were running from
    Is the monster in you"
    This made me think of someone who is young and their parents are abusive and then they get older, but they still can't take control because they don't want to hurt their parents who are now afraid of them since the parents don't have so much power any more. And the speaker finds out that even though they thought they were running from all the bad stuff that their parents put on them, they realise that that is now inside of them and they now treat themselves how their parents once treated them like telling themselves they are a loser since their parents once did. And this abuse went on for so long that they got use to it since their "eyes adjusted To the lack of light[or love]" and now they find it hard to connect to people.
    star2008on July 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthmm interesting observation star2008... I did think of that too when I first heard the song
    Pinkbutterflyon September 06, 2007   Link

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