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You Want It Darker

This song is by Leonard Cohen and appears on the album You Want It Darker (2016).

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If you are the dealer, I'm out of the game
If you are the healer, it means I'm broken and lame
If thine is the glory, then mine must be the shame
You want it darker, we kill the flame

Magnified, sanctified, be thy holy name
Vilified, crucified in the human frame
A million candles burning for the help that never came
You want it darker

Hineni, hineni
I'm ready, my Lord

There's a lover in the story, but the story's still the same
There's a lullaby for suffering and a paradox to blame
But it's written in the Scriptures, and it's not some idle claim
You want it darker, we kill the flame

They're lining up to prisoners, and the guards are taking aim
I struggled with some demons, they were middle class and tame
I didn't know I had permission to murder and to maim
You want it darker

Hineni, hineni
I'm ready, my Lord

Magnified, sanctified, be thy holy name
Vilified, crucified in the human frame
A million candles burning for the help that never came
You want it darker, we kill the flame

If you are the dealer, let me out of the game
If you are the healer, I'm broken and lame
If thine is the glory, mine must be the shame
You want it darker

Hineni, hineni
Hineni, hineni
I'm ready, my Lord

Hineni
Hineni, hineni
Hineni

Music by:

Patrick Leonard Wikipedia16

Lyrics by:

Leonard Cohen

Annotations:

Hineni Wikipedia16

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