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

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

Darkness, darkness, long and lonesome
Ease the day that brings me pain
I have felt the edge of sadness
I have known the depth of fear

Darkness, darkness, be my blanket
Cover me with the endless night
Take away, take away the pain of knowing
Fill the emptiness of right now
Emptiness of right now, now, now
Emptiness of right now, now

Darkness darkness, be my pillow
Take my head and let me sleep
In the coolness of my shadow
In the silence of my dream

Darkness, darkness, be my blanket
Cover my with the endless night
Take away away the pain of knowing
Fill the emptiness of right now
Emptiness of right now now now
Emptiness of right
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Emptiness, emptiness
Oh yeah


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Darkness, Darkness Lyrics as written by Jesse Colin Young

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    General Comment

    This song give me the chills

    Lots of artists have covered this song, but none approach the powerful existential despair that comes through in the original as sung by Jesse Colin Young

    funk49on May 29, 2013   Link
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    General Comment

    The guitar work is classic. "Darkness, Darkness" seems 180 degrees from the Youngblood's other laid-back stuff. I've read that a new vocal rendition by Lisa Torban (who?) stands out on the soundtrack of "Ghosts of the Abyss" IMAX documentary.

    Grampson May 24, 2004   Link

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