"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 can you see its opposition, comes rising up sometimes
That its dreadful imposition, comes blacking in my mind

And that I see a darkness
And that I see a darkness
And that I see a darkness
And that 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 have peace in our lives
Together or apart
Alone or with 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


(Lyrics by Will Oldham, covered/reimagined beautifully
by Johnny Cash & Will Oldham on American III)

13 comments:

neha said...

beautiful

Blogagaard said...

yeah, you should hear the song.

mikeythebison said...

Awww, I thought you wrote this for me and our drunken times together.

neha said...

your comment box just go tjinxed again, david!

LOL

Blogagaard said...

Mikey strikes again.

mikeythebison said...

Sigh, maybe some ignorant rambling will do the trick.




This just in! Jane Austin sucks ass!

neha said...

oh no she doesnt!!

she is pretty cool, once you stop reading at the surface!
she is so bloody funny, it's like she makes fun of you with a straight face - and then you see what she is doing and laugh with her.

mikeythebison said...

No, Jane Austin reminds us of what little bitches the Victorians were. 'Oh Mr. Darcy, I simply cannot decide! Boo hoo."

When people equate Austin with being the first feminist writer I laugh, and then feel bad for them.

neha said...

But dont you see, JA is making fun of that society! She is a part of it, and yet she has the objectivity to make fun of all the trivial things they do.
and she writes well, she says just what she wants to. and you as a reader find all these things (her charecters do) so dumb! but then if you go back to the book, you see that you are finding it silly because the author is finding it silly.
well, that is what i believe.
(this is wholy irrelevant - the first JA book i read was ofcourse - pride and predujice. i bought it second hand, because i didnt know what it would be like and didnt want to waste good money. well, it was un-put-down-able but the moment i finished it, i sold it back, i simply didnt like it and didnt want to risk going to it again. kind of gave a bad taste. then, i had a chat with the friend who had suggested the book, nothing long more than a line or two. a long while later, i went back to the book, and could see where the sympathy of the author lay.)

i might be wrong ofcourse, but then a book is what the reader sees in it - i think JA really knew where her people came from, she just shows them - so well!
(she is no emily bronte, but then emily bronte is no ja either - eb could never look at things like ja does)

and i dont see JA as the first feminist writer, i havent ever thought of her like that.

what do you think of little women, which i think was written around the same time and i think, as a reaction to P&P. it has a different section of the same society and the same number of girls :)

mikeythebison said...

I've heard the feminist bit from a few people; that JA was attempting to assert herself (and her characters) to the extent a woman could in those times. Plus the fact that she is one of the better known early female authors.

Personally, I found P&P trite, and wanted all of them to die horrible horrible deaths. It was the only book I've ever had to buy the crib notes for, because I simply could not stomach the empty and pathetic lives of the English upper crust.

But I digress, different strokes for different strokes. I did beat the curse though!

neha said...

well, i dont think JA is worth any longer discussion, especially between non experts.
ps: my 4year old cousin is sitting on my shoulders as well!! must quit

mikeythebison said...

Bah, not being an expert will never stop me from voicing my opinions. NEVER!

Blogagaard said...

ah, the power of the ignorant.

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