Slippin' Into Darkness
by War

Album: All Day Music (1971)
Charted: 16
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  • Ah
    Well, well, well, well, well, well, well
    Wow, wow, wow (hoo hoo hoo)
    I was slippin' into darkness
    When they took my friend away
    I was slippin' into darkness
    When they took, when they took my friend away

    You know he loves to drink good whiskey (Wo ho ho ho)
    While laughing at the moon

    Slippin' into darkness
    Take my mind beyond the dreams
    I was slippin' into darkness, yeah
    Take my mind beyond the dreams

    Where I talk to my brother (Wo ho ho ho)
    Who never said their name

    Slippin' into darkness, yeah
    All my trouble so I choose
    I was slippin' into darkness, yeah
    All my trouble so I choose

    I got a wife and a baby, yeah yeah (Oh ho ho ho)
    Now my love hath gained its fame, yeah

    Slippin' into darkness, yeah
    When I heard my mother say
    I was slippin' into darkness
    When I heard my mother say
    Hey, what'd she say what'd she say
    You've been slippin' into darkness (Wo ho ho ho)

    Pretty soon you gonna pay, hey

    Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
    Ooh, ooh, ooh Writer/s: CHARLES W. MILLER, HAROLD BROWN, HOWARD E. SCOTT, LEE OSKAR, LEROY L. JORDAN, MORRIS DICKERSON, SYLVESTER ALLEN
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • John Cook from Kokomo IndianaWar is one of my favorite groups from 1971.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 19th 1972, NBC-TV aired the special "The Midnight Special"...
    The first song performed on the show was "Slippin' Into Darkness" by War; eight months earlier on January 16th, 1972 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #99; and on May 21st, 1972 it peaked at #16 {for 1 week} and spent 22 weeks on the Top 100...
    Six months later on February 2nd, 1973 'The Midnight Special' became a weekly show; it ran until May 1981 with a total of 450 episodes.
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaWow... their first hit. What was the scratchy thing at the end (sorry if this was already mentioned and I didn't notice.)? Anyway, I love the new war songfacts. Awesome.
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