down to the darkness lyrics – carole king

everything’s lost in illusion
i keep moving, but i can’t seem to get out of the shadows
out into the light of day
everyone’s out in the afternoon
turning their faces up to the sun like a spotlight
what’s wrong with me, i don’t want to play

you’re my obsession, i just can’t get you out of my mind
i look around and i see all the signs
they say danger

i know you’re gonna take me down to the darkness
down to the darkness
oh, but i want you to
i know you’re gonna take me down to the darkness
down to the darkness
oh, but you know i want you to
oh, yes i want you to

i’m afraid of the dark
oh, but i’m attracted to it
i’m afraid of the dark
i want to run away, but i can’t do it

through my hazy confusion
i close my eyes, but your image is indelibly burned there
seared into my memory
now as i stand on the edge of the precipice
looking down into the black abyss
i know i’ll be lost with just one kiss
but i want to be

even as the tongues of fire lick at me from below
no turning back, i just can’t let go of the danger

i know you’re gonna take me down
i know you’re gonna take me down to the darkness
oh, but i want you to
i know you’re gonna take me down to the darkness
oh, down to the darkness
oh, but you know i want you to
oh, yes i want you to
i want you to take me down to the darkness
down, down, down to the darkness

/ carole king lyrics