I See A Darkness by Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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but tobiassvn was first  

One of my favourite ever songs - I always thought it was about depression until Will Oldham debunked that theory in an interview. The lyrics, as ever, are fantastic... Well I hope that someday, buddy / We have peace in our lives / Together or apart / Alone or with our wives / That 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...   7

BelloDiNotte 22 Sep 2015

"Many times we've been out drinking, and many times we've shared our thoughts, did you ever, ever notice the kind of thoughts I got?"   1

katfan 30 Aug 2015

I love the chirpy version of this song - and the video is briliant (although I'm not too sure about the "eye" thing.) I fell in love with his cheeky smile and the way he dances - I'd like to go for a drink with anyone that can dance up the street like that . . . Well, you're my friend, (that's what you told me)   20

lindatee 8 Mar 2015

My brother played this for me yesterday, surprisingly, I'd not heard it before. Just ordered the album...   10

melissapulo 6 Jul 2014

Full version with better quality here: https://youtu.be/fzw7ia_GOt4?t=10m5s   2

roydesmet 16 Aug 2015

Mike's Music Interview Archive: Will Oldham (Bonnie "Prince" Billy). Though he has the reputation for being difficult, Oldham has been consistently delightful to talk to...he was driving when we talked, and just wanted some company, I guess--? We talked for way longer than expected about semi-legendary Pittsburgh record stores, venues, promoters, and weirdos...I remember being really unhappy with the way the story came out, though...I think maybe he played with a completely different lineup, and different songs than I wrote about... @AlteGeist was there--you remember anything like that? http://triblive.com/aande/music/3300331-74/oldham-bonnie-billy#axzz3kPOrPIMn   13

vomitsunami 1 Sep 2015