I See A Darkness
Johnny Cash

I See A Darkness

Well, you're my friend
And can you see?
Many times we've been out drinking
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 its opposition?
Comes rising up sometimes
That is dreadful and imposition
Comes blacking in my mind

And then I see a darkness
And then I see a darkness
And then I see a darkness
And then I see a darkness
Did you know how much I love you?
Is there hope that, somehow, you
Can save me from this darkness?

Well, I hope that someday, buddy,
We'll have peace in our lives
Together or apart
Alone or whit our wives
And 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
Did you know how much I love you?
Is there hope that, somehow, you
Can save me from this darkness?