You Want It Darker lyrics

Leonard Cohen

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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 struggle 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

(Gracias a Alina Di Natale por esta letra)

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