You’ve been up too late, sitting in a cool room
Staring at the ceiling, waiting for a call. 
​I know where you live, I can hear you breathing
No matter what you do now, tears are gonna fall. 

Something in the dark it’s big enough to hold you
It’s picking at your heart, a little piece at a time. 
There’s a shadow on the wall, you hear voices in an empty room
Something in the dark will get you every time. 
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​There’s nothing you can say, you haven’t said already
There’s nowhere you can go that you heaven’t been. 
You could have made a deal, when your hands were steady
Before you shut the door on your only friend. 
Something in the dark it’s big enough to hold you
It’s picking at your heart, a little piece at a time. 
There’s a shadow on the wall, you hear voices in an empty room
Something in the dark will get you every time. 
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​Then I watch you step, if you ever take one
You could stumble in the darkness, or fumble in the light. 
Your breath is getting heavy, drowning out your footsteps
You can run, run run, and never get it right. 


— JD Souther, Something in the Dark


Trivia: This song was written about the late and lovely Judee Sill (who is with the crayon angels now and has sung me to sleep countless times.)