Listen To Leonard Cohen’s “Darkness” From The Old Ideas Album


Leonard Cohen – Darkness by leonardcohen

Update: Lyrics

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’ve got no future
I know my days are few
The present’s 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 have seen it coming
It was right behind your eyes
You were young and it was summer
I just had to take the dive
Winning you was easy
But darkness was the prize

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 no taste for anything at all

I used to love the rainbow
And I used to love the view
I love the early morning
I pretend that it was new
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”

Credit Due Department: Lyrics were transcribed by Tom Sakic at A Thousand Kisses Deep.

One Response to Listen To Leonard Cohen’s “Darkness” From The Old Ideas Album

  1. Superb…he nailed it in the studio! His lyrics always put you right where you’re meant to be. And his band, as always, top-notch!
    Thanks Allan, for the AM cup of mojo!