where the world began lyrics – john mellencamp

i’m tired of being grateful for a chance to take a dive
i’m sick of everything i do just to keep myself alive
when you cut away the skin that bears the brand
standin’ in the darkness, baby, there i am

standin’ in the darkness
someone call my name out
standin’ in the darkness
someone put the flame out
standin’ in the darkness
baby, there i am
where the world began

saw the man in jamaica, he had a shadow on his back
i recalled the ring of fire and he wore his suit of black
when the legend and the ocean meet the sand
standin’ in the darkness, baby, there i am

standin’ in the darkness
someone call my name out
standin’ in the darkness
someone put the flame out
standin’ in the darkness
baby, there i am
where the world began
where the world began

where the world began
where the world began
hey hey hey
where the world began

everyone is so fabulous, hey, we all got our gun
old snakey’s not a sinner, no, he just shows us how it’s done
when you separate the wretched from the d*mned
standin’ in the darkness, baby, there i am

standin’ in the darkness
someone call my name out
standin’ in the darkness
someone put the flame out
standin’ in the darkness
baby, there i am
where the world began
where the world began
where the world began

/ john mellencamp lyrics