“You Want It Darker” by Leonard Cohen

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 the holy name
Feel the fire, crucified
In the human frame
A million candles burning
For the help that never came
You want it darker

Imeni, imeni
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 idol claim
You want it darker
We killed the flame

You’re lining up to prisoners
And the guards are taking him
I struggle with some demons
They were middle class and dean
I didn’t know I had permission
To murder and to mend
You want it darker

Imeni, imeni
I’m ready, My Lord

Magnified, sanctified
Be the holy name
Feel the fire, crucified
In the human frame
A million candles burning
For the love that never came
You want it darker
We killed 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

Imeni, imeni
Imeni, imeni
I’m ready, My Lord

Imeni

Imeni

Imeni

Imeni

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