Well you're my friend
(It's what you told me)
And can you see
(What's inside of me)
Many times we've been out drinking
And many times we've shared our thoughts
But did you ever, ever notice
The kind of thoughts I got
Well you know I have a love
A love for everyone I know
And you know I have a drive
To live I won't let go
But can you see it's opposition
Comes a-rising up sometimes
That it's dreadful and position
Comes blacking in my mind

And that I see a darkness
And that I see a darkness
And that I see a darkness
And that I see a darkness
And did you know how much I love you
Is a hope that somehow you you
Can save me from this darkness

Well I hope that someday, buddy
We have peace in our lives
Together or apart
Alone or with our wives
That we can stop our whoring
And pull the smiles inside
And light it up forever
And never go to sleep
My best unbeaten brother
This isn't all I see

O no I see a darkness
O no I see a darkness
O no I see a darkness
O no I see a darkness
And did you know how much I love you
Is a hope that somehow you you
Can save me from this darkness


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    General CommentI feel that this song is well accompanied with another text, written by the mother of the late; great singer/songwriter Nick Drake.



    The Shell (A Skin Too Few)

    Living grows round us like a skin
    to shut away the outer desolation
    For if we clearly mark the furthest deep
    we should be dead long years before the grave.
    But turning around within the homely shell
    of worry discontent and narrow joy
    we grow and flourish and rarely see the
    outside dark that would confound our eyes
    some break the shell…
    I think that there are those who push their
    fingers through the brittle walls and
    make a hole…and through this cruel
    slit stare out across the cinders of the
    world with naked eyes they look both out and end,
    knowing themselves and too much else beside.
    Untunedon May 15, 2013   Link

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