Song der Woche: „You want it darker“ – Leonard Cohen

You want it darker (2016)

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 thy holy name
Vilified, crucified, in the human frame
A million candles burning for the help that never came
You want it darker
 
Hineni, hineni
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 idle claim
You want it darker
We kill the flame
 
They’re lining up the prisoners
And the guards are taking aim
I struggled with some demons
They were middle class and tame
I didn’t know I had permission to murder and to maim
You want it darker
 
Hineni, hineni
I’m ready, my lord
 
Magnified, sanctified, be thy holy name
Vilified, crucified, in the human frame
A million candles burning for the love that never came
You want it darker
We kill 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
 
Hineni, hineni
Hineni, hineni
I’m ready, my lord
 
Hineni
Hineni, hineni
Hineni

Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

 

Titelbild: By jonl1973 [CC BY-SA 2.0]

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