Darkness

Album: Old Ideas (2012)
  • 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 Writer/s: LEONARD COHEN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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