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Robert Plant — Darkness, Darkness
Album: Dreamland
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6.7

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Total ratings: 152









Released: 2002
Length: 6:57
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Darkness, Darkness, be my pillow
Take my head and let me sleep
In the coolness of your shadow
In the silence of your deep

Darkness, Darkness, hide my yearnin'
For the things I can not see
Keep my mind from constant turnin'
Tto the things I cannot be

Darkness, Darkness, be my blanket
Cover me with this endless night
Take away, oh, this pain of knowing
Fill this emptiness with light, emptiness with light now

Darkness, Darkness, long and lonesome
Is the day that brings me here
I have felt the edge of sadness
I have known the depths of fear

Darkness, Darkness, be my blanket
Cover me with the endless night
Take away, oh, this pain of knowing
Fill this emptiness with light now, emptiness with light now, now

Mmm

Darkness, Darkness, be my blanket
Cover me with the endless night
Take away, oh, this pain of knowing
Fill this emptiness with light now, oh, with light now

Darkness, Darkness, be my pillow
Take my head and let me sleep
In the coolness of your shadow
In the silence of your deep
In the silence of your deep
In the, oh, oh, hey

Oh, mmm
In the summer, baby
Ooh, yeah
Ooh, in the summber, baby
In the summer, baby
Ooh, ah, ooh, yeah
Oh, oh, come on, come on, come on, come on baby
Come on, come on, come on, come on baby
Come on, come on, come on, come on baby

Ooh, oh, ooh, yeah
Oh, oh, ooh
In the summertime, baby
In the summertime, baby
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mrgus wrote:
Not working for me, but I'm going to go throw on "Elephant Mountain" now

 
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 old_shep wrote:
My Internet connection dropped ... thank God.

 
Lucky you I was on a ladder and had to listen to the whole thing.
My Internet connection dropped ... thank God.
Just listened to the original. Going from 3 to 2.
 Jelani wrote:
Robert Plant has a great voice and talent. This song, though, has had the life energy sucked out of it in this version.
I can't believe I'd given it a 'seven' previously. I think 'three' is more appropriate.

 
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 lizgober wrote:
Youngbloods version better

 
Much better by Youngbloods, Charlie Daniels on fiddle opening the song!
Robert Plant has a great voice and talent. This song, though, has had the life energy sucked out of it in this version.
I can't believe I'd given it a 'seven' previously. I think 'three' is more appropriate.
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Not working for me, but I'm going to go throw on "Elephant Mountain" now
 True.

lizgober wrote:
Youngbloods version better

 


Youngbloods version better
I guess nobody used the pillow...
No. Just... No.
Thank you for this cool tune!
I'm having "no quarter" flashbacks. Like the original best.
jay_e wrote:
I liked the version by the Youngbloods better..more haunting..
Agreed. It's much better.
Barfness, barfness. :puke:
I liked the version by the Youngbloods better..more haunting..
Originally Posted by Hannio: You're all wrong. This is simply awful. Somebody smother Plant with a pillow.
I admire your fortitude and I am inclined to agree. Bring on the pillows.
You\'re all wrong. This is simply awful. Somebody smother Plant with a pillow.
this sounds freakin\' great, must be a different mix, best I\'ve heard from Plant in a long while. thought he\'d totally lost it after hearing Page and Plant\'s latest live stuff of a few years ago. sounds like he\'s still got it here, unless it\'s just studio coverup :)
AOL welcome menu 5/31/03 shows led zeppelin again with link to window that offers to buy DVD, CD digital sheet music for Stairway to Heaven, Dancing Days Over the Hills and Far Away; Watch footage on Broadband etc, etc. ... I suppose there always jealousy and people in media are just human. They must have similar feelings to LZ as any of us but express it differently. I was watching DVD with friends who didn\'t even expect what I promised after seeing footage at Ciniplex. They were blown of the feet. And those are the taught critics, the artists in NYC who fight for their own acceptance and recognition. Led Zeppelin is heavens came down to earth and nothing could be done about it. Robert Plant has one voice that could bring the vision of Jimmy Page to fruition and there is no voice existing in history of rock music that would do the same. I care less about critics and media who will never be remembered but the great artists. I am so inspired by this DVD and CD! A friend who is a young artist said I am a teenager again watching DVD, youth returned to me, I feel so good. This what they do for you. I chatted on the IM with a buddy from Chicago who said he hates RP and after I offered to watch new DVD he said OK I will buy the stupid DVD. He is in his early twenties and must be real provincial. People just too jealous in all walks of life about such success and such true genius. Hard to accept someone is greater then you are. But I say that LZ are Greek Gods and people should be only grateful they came down to the earthly level to give such joy. Talking about questions I just told my friends while watching Plant about a topic on Beads of Time board from which I am banned (lol) \"if you had a chance to ask a question Robert Plant what would it be. And the answer of the most ardent music lover something in the context:\"How many inches exactly of his love would he give?\" Then media seems innocent after that type of questions, would you agree? Dreamland site by the way is shut down not because of my posts now, there was a message singed Robert, I am gone but I will be back and his picture from his recent trip to Africa\'s music festival. very truly yours Yustas
Man, he still rocks. Still better than 96% of the singers you hear on the radio today.
Originally Posted by yellowduc: for some reason this song reminds me of the Zep song No Quarter. :clap:
Yeah your right... in a different kinda way. But I want to hear the original :cry:
every aspect fits... to produce a wonderful haunting song. Robert Plant is one of the best vocalist around!
Da\'kness da\'kness, he misses r avoiding American pronunciation. It\'s real sexy. Hide my yearning for the things I can\'t see. Da\'kness da\'kness be my blanket, cover me this endless night. His voice sounds so youthful with mixture of more mature male fatherly voice, what a paradoxical combination. What a perfectly preserved voice. If you hear it clearly as I do now listening to the disk with friends you would know better. All want to write comments but I tell them just enjoy the ride. Da\'kness Da\'kness be my blanket... In the end he pronounce it Darkness. Standing ovations please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love this song. Very meditative. Good for this icy day in Texas.
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Gee, I was just talking about this song over here. It will be interesting to see how long it takes me to daisy-chain this comment over all the covers of these two songs. (as I hear them, of course) I'm sure it will happen much sooner than I want. * or I will get sick during the exercise, and abandon it completely *
not this song again :roll:
Originally Posted by laprincessa: Dude, the "embarrassing" Plant is long gone. He's back in style now -- listen to the Unplugged Led CD -- it's out of this world. It's now acceptable to dig Plant again.....I promise!
Feh.
for some reason this song reminds me of the Zep song No Quarter. :clap:
Originally Posted by laprincessa: Dude, the "embarrassing" Plant is long gone. He's back in style now -- listen to the Unplugged Led CD -- it's out of this world. It's now acceptable to dig Plant again.....I promise!
Thanks for helping some of those poor souls not quite up to date. As Pee Wee Herman once said, "I'm hip to that dude." :p This is a very cool cover. Nice musicianship.
Iain Matthews does a pretty nice version of this too. Speaking of...does Iain ever get played on here? Something from Pure and Crooked would be outstanding.
You guys are on a roll with this last music block! :notworthy: Must\'ve heard 7 or 8 great songs in a row. Never heard this one before, I like it a lot! :)
Originally Posted by laprincessa: Dude, the "embarrassing" Plant is long gone. He's back in style now -- listen to the Unplugged Led CD -- it's out of this world. It's now acceptable to dig Plant again.....I promise!
I've always like some of Plant's solo stuff regardless the period, then again I really disliked some other stuff.
Originally Posted by bendoh: Mr. Plant, why did you not just go away when the rest of Zeppelin did? Zeppelin kicked some serious ass, but Plant's solo career is now just embarrassing. Even Walking through Clarksdale (sp?) was a serious mistake on Plant's part, and it even had Jimmy Page!! :(
Dude, the "embarrassing" Plant is long gone. He's back in style now -- listen to the Unplugged Led CD -- it's out of this world. It's now acceptable to dig Plant again.....I promise!
So, with four versions on RP, does this song lead on this station with the number of covers available to listen to? I wonder. Who\'d a thought when I fell in love with this in its original from the Youngbloods that it would prove to be irresistable to future generations of performers? Still, great lyrics explain much.
The instrumentation gets downright \"Velvet Underground-y\" at the end, doesn\'t it?
wow, still putting out good stylistic and classy tunes with great musicians. (unlike others of the same generation, just living off their name of old.) i.e. stones, dylan, and van morrison for example. -get lost you loosers of old. :evil:
Mr. Plant, why did you not just go away when the rest of Zeppelin did? Zeppelin kicked some serious ass, but Plant\'s solo career is now just embarrassing. Even Walking through Clarksdale (sp?) was a serious mistake on Plant\'s part, and it even had Jimmy Page!! :(
OUTSTANDING! Very mature collection of songs on this album. Most are covers, but there are 3 or 4 that are penned by him. If you think this is good, wait until you hear him cover \"morning dew\" ....purely incredible.
Surely not my favourite addition of this wonderful song, to which I got introduced by listening to RP. Plant sounds very much like faking drama, to me, while when he was still singing in Led Zeppelin he was always pretty much to very much convincing when he poured his heart out.
I think that all of the versions I\'ve heard of this song are great, each in a different way (though I would rate the Solas version tops). That proves that this is an enduring song. Thanks RP!
Alright, more Plant. The two guitarist on this deserve a hand as well. See them live and you\'ll know what I mean. :)
I like Plant, even the later stuff, but for this track I prefer Solas. I think it just suits better. Interested in hearing something else from the CD tho.
I have to say I actually like this, which is strange because I have been so anti-Plant for years. I hated the Honeydrippers album and the weak Plant/Page reunion was depressing. But this sounds like he has finally realized that he isn\'t the type of singer he used to be and now is looking for work that fits his voice a bit better.
On first hearing, I thought this was Eric Clapton doing the Youngbloods. Whew, Robert Plant!? I gotta say it was kind of interesting.
Originally Posted by E: This just really bugs me. If he was going to record a cover song he should have picked something a little more, for the lack of words, perky! :cry:
Um... the whole album is covers... And the song DOES get perky in the second half. Just doing what HE enjoys... not what everybody ELSE wants him to do.
This just really bugs me. If he was going to record a cover song he should have picked something a little more, for the lack of words, perky! :cry: