"Darkness, Darkness" as written by and Jesse Colin Young....
Darkness, darkness, be my pillow
Take my hand and let me sleep
In the coolness of your shadow
In the silence of your deep
Darkness, darkness, long and lonesome
Is the day that brings me here
I have felt the edge of silence
I have known the depths of fear

Darkness, darkness, hide the yearning
For the things that cannot be
Keep my mind from constant turning
Towards the things I cannot see

Darkness, darkness, long and lonesome
Is the day that brings me here
I have felt the edge of silence
I have known the depths of fear
Darkness, darkness, be my blanket
Cover me with the endless night
Take away the pain of knowing
Fill the emptiness of right

Darkness, darkness, be my pillow
Take my hand and let me sleep
In the coolness of your shadow
In the silence of your deep

Darkness, darkness, hide the yearnings
For the things that cannot be
Keep my mind from constant turning
Towards the things I cannot see
Darkness, darkness, be my blanket
Cover me with the endless night
Take away the pain of knowing
Fill the emptiness of right


Lyrics submitted by eyrian

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    My InterpretationFor me, Darkness Darkness is about a victim of great tragedy and great sorrow who wants nothing more than to rest and forget how to feel. This would be well enough, and it could account for the song on its own, but I get the feeling that there is something more here. "Hide the yearning/for the things that cannot be/keep my mind/from constant turning/towards the things I cannot see" sounds like a line hinting towards unachievable desires -- not only is their past marred with scars of horror, but they see no way for their future to bring whatever it is they need to make themself happy. They are tired of trying, tired of reaching for the stars. They want peace and tranquility, no blaring light to bring sight to they're sad, tired eyes.
    SheWhoShineson July 31, 2011   Link

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