Video: Leonard Cohen’s “You Want It Darker” On Peaky Blinders

You Want It Darker” is the new [at time of original posting] 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

The video of the pertinent Peaky Blinders segment can be viewed below, beginning at 43:30.


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I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted June 3, 2016.

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