the darkness lyrics – leonard cohen

the darkness

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 presence not that pleasant,
just a lot of things to do.
i thought the past would last me
but the darkness got that too.

i should’ve seen it coming
it was right behind your eyes.
you were young and it was summer
i just had to take a dive.

winin’ you was easy, but 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.

/ leonard cohen lyrics