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“I See a Darkness” by John Cash, Mixed with, “The Beast in Me” by John Cash

I See a Darkness” by John Cash,

Mixed with,

The Beast in Me” by John Cash,

by Ian R. Shirm

Well, you’re my friend and can you see,
Many times we’ve been out drinkin’,
Many times we’ve shared our thoughts,
But did you ever, ever notice, the kind of thoughts I got?

And that I see a darkness.

The beast in me
Is caged by frail and fragile bars
Restless by day
And by night rants and rages at the stars
God help the beast in me

Oh, no, I see a darkness.
Oh, no, I see a darkness.

The beast in me.

Did you know how much I love you?
Is a hope that somehow you,
Can save me from this darkness.

The beast in me
Has had to learn to live with pain
And how to shelter from the rain
And in the twinkling of an eye
Might have to be restrained
God help the beast in me

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.

And that I see a darkness.
And that I see a darkness.

Sometimes it tries to kid me
That it’s just a teddy bear
And even somehow manage to vanish in the air
And that is when I must beware
Of the beast in me that everybody knows
They’ve seen him out dressed in my clothes
Patently unclear
If it’s New York or New Year
God help the beast in me

Oh, no, I see a darkness.
Oh, no, I see a darkness.

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 this opposition comes rising up sometimes?
That it’s dreadful imposition, comes blacking in my mind.

Did you know how much I love you?
Is a hope that somehow you,
Can save me from this darkness.

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