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Eric Burdon – Darkness Darkness (1980)



Studio version of “Darkness Darkness” by Eric Burdon from the album “Darkness Darkness” (1980)

Lyrics:

Darkness, darkness
Be my pillow
Take me in and let me sleep
In the coolness of the shadow
In the silence of the deep

Darkness, darkness
Hide my yearning for the things that cannot be
Keep my mind from constant turning
Towards the thing that cannot see
Thing that cannot see,
Thing that cannot see.

Darkness, darkness
Long and lonesome is the day that brings me everything
I have felt the edge of sorrow,
I have known the depth of fear.

Darkness, darkness
Be my blanket
Trouble me with your endless night,
Take away, take away, take away the pain of knowing
Fill the emptiness with bright
Emptiness with bright,
Emptiness with bright

Darkness, darkness
Be my blanket
Take me in and cover me
Take away, take away, take away the pain of knowing
Fill the emptiness with bright,
Emptiness with bright,
Emptiness with bright

Emptiness, loneliness
Take away
Emptiness, loneliness
Take away
My sorrow Eric Burdon – Darkness Darkness (1980)

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  1. NOT…. @ 880peth… I do get a broadway show feel on this version. And when I envision the show, IT's GreaT. The Chieftons did a great job, Plant, lucked out.
    Thanks for video!

  2. Didn't anyone mention Mott the Hoople's version? I deserves mention even if it isn't on YouTube, so I'm mentioning it. Good stuff- check it out.
    Peace and Love Brothers and Sisters

  3. I'm just beginning to dig deep into Eric's albums & didn't even know about this one. Is this from 1980? Eric is really so prolific and can move from genre to genre with ease. If I could only find the film he did too: "Comeback". Thanks 4 this post!

  4. Oh, hell yeah! Comeback is great! Unfortunately, it has not been released on DVD. You have to be cool with the bootlegger connects. I'm keeping their names a secret, which only my cat knows and he's not telling:)

  5. Don't get me wrong. I'm a huge Eric Burdon fan. San Franciscan Nights, House Of The Rising Sun? Killer. But, this quazi-celtic/funk version is overwrought, bombastic and downright crap compared to the original. Eric has lent his prodigious talents to great songs and has the 'definitive ' version of many. Unfortunately, this isn't one of them. Go listen to the urgency, angst and truth of JCY's delivery in the original Youngbloods version. LOVE the funky bass line, but other than that…

  6. I didn't know that Plant and Burdon had did covers of this. I loved it when I first heard it around '69 but the Youngbloods and hadn't heard it in a long time so just going to do a search. Great song.

  7. Such a great talent , never been below great although I do feel he pulled away from a more public life after the tragedy that shook him to the core in the death of Jimi Hendrix , his good friend

  8. All I know is that eric burdon got a little too big for his britches. He was fantastic earlier on. (the animals/war albums)
    He got sloppier the later he went on.

  9. ERIC DO YOU HEAR WUD DEY SAY ABOUT YOU ? JUST A SOUL WHOS INTENTIONS ARE GOOD, OH LORD DONT LET ERIC BE MIZUNDER STOOD ! I CANT SING OR PLAY. AND PUBLIC SPEAKING IN FRONT OF CLASS WASNT SOOO GOOD. MAN GO EASY

  10. i like eric burden, but this sucks. He was probably desperate for cash, got the disco band and disco producer for cheap, and figured what the heck, make it into a disco dance club hit! A great lesson in what not to do, at desperate moments in your career.

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