Lyrics Of “You Want It Darker” – New Leonard Cohen Song Heard In Peaky Blinders

pkxxYou Want It Darker” is the new Leonard Cohen song heard during an erotic asphyxiation scene (definitely NSFW) near the end of Season 3, Episode 5 of Peaky Blinders.

After watching the episode on Netflix, I transcribed the lyrics of “You Want It Darker” as performed in this fragment and uploaded them to the Leonard Cohen Facebook Page.

Update: Complete Lyrics of You Want It Darker as sung on album

If you are the dealer
I’m out of the game
If you are the healer
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 Hinen
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…..this line repeated
I’m ready, my Lord

Update: Watch Video: Leonard Cohen’s New Song On Peaky Blinders – “You Want It Darker”

3 thoughts on “Lyrics Of “You Want It Darker” – New Leonard Cohen Song Heard In Peaky Blinders

  1. Violeta

    New lyrics indeed but it’s enough to accept the old ones that sound at my earrings like:Beautiful Losers

  2. Dennis

    I hope this will mean the new album is not so far away anymore? Knowing the “Cohen- Speed” something around this Fall till March 2017 ?