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I See a Darkness
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Lyrics


Well you're my friend
(It's what you told me)
And can you see
(What's inside of me?)

Many times
We've been out drinking
And many times
We've shared our thoughts

But did you ever, ever notice
The kind of thoughts I got?

Well you know I have a love
A love for everyone I know
And you know I have a drive
To live I won't let go

But could you see it's opposition
Comes a-rising up sometimes
That it's dreadful and position
Comes blacking in my mind

And that I see a darkness
And that I see a darkness
And that I see a darkness
And that I see a darkness
And did you know how much I love you (and that I see a darkness)
Is a hope that somehow you (and that I see a darkness)
Can save me from this darkness?

Well I hope that someday, buddy
We have peace in our lives
Together or apart
Alone or with our wives
That we can stop our whoring
And pull the smiles inside
And light it up forever
And never go to sleep
My best unbeaten brother
This isn't all I see

Oh no, I see a darkness
Oh no, I see a darkness
Oh no, I see a darkness
Oh no, I see a darkness
And did you know how much I love you (and that I see a darkness)
Is a hope that somehow you, you (and that I see a darkness)
Can save me from this darkness?

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: Will Oldham

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Spiritryptamine

It's like he wrote this depressing song at night, went to bed and woke up in the morning thinking : "Hmm. Fuck it. It's joyless. Let's make things happy again."

Quite powerful !

limnificant

What I love about this song is it's about how important friendship is for these two guys as they deal with depression, addiction, loss, whatever.

Seriously, is there any other song that deals with this theme so well?

Robert J. Williamson

Good point. I can't even think of a song that deals with that theme at all which is crazy considering how it is ubiquitous needing a friend to get through loss and dark times is.
"With A Little Help From My Friends" is the only song I can think of which is about friends helping you through. I've always thought it was about depression but then I suffer from depression, so I would think that...
"Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends"
and...
"What do you see when you turn out the light?
I can't tell you, but I know it's mine"

Mark O

"Did you know how much I love you is a hope that somehow you can save me from this darkness?" That's a bloody amazing line.

Schwarzes Eis

"is there any other song that deals with this theme so well?"
...or at all?

I could name a couple, except one of the friends there is a cat (who meant a lot to the songwriter, obviously). But if we are talking humans-only, I am at a loss.

Davie Jones

@gramme parsons
limnificant is the original poster. The guy you’re responding to was saying “and whores” as in, the song’s about whores as well.

gramme parsons

@F Rig what on earth is limnificant and whores? is there a spelling mistake in there?

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Carlos Herrera

Fun fact: this dude took the photo for slint's spiderland cover art

love cat

Love that slint album thanks for the reminder to slap it onto the turntable!!!

Newage Staπ

Hello captain is a song I would request off the college radio many times
Our dicks are useless is funny.

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