2016 Cohencentric Highlights: Leonard Cohen’s New Song On Peaky Blinders – “You Want It Darker”


2016 Cohencentric Highlights: In 2016, posts about the deaths of Marianne Ihlen & Leonard Cohen, of course,garnered the most views by a wide margin. Of those posts on other topics, however, the video of Leonard Cohen’s New Song On Peaky Blinders – “You Want It Darker,” posted on , was the most popular,

Update: “You Want It Darker” is the title song from the new Leonard Cohen album coming out this fall. All information available about the You Want It Darker album by Leonard Cohen is collected and updated at Info & Updates: Leonard Cohen’s You Want It Darker

You 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. The lyrics of “You Want It Darker” (the segment of the song used in Peaky Blinders) follow:

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
We kill the flame

Update: The lyrics of the entire song can be found at Lyrics Of “You Want It Darker”

The video of the pertinent Peaky Blinders segment can be viewed below, beginning at 44:22.