Go ahead and exhaust your distractions
Drink deep from the dying well
Cash in your hope for resignation
Go make your heaven of hell
When the wind has escaped from your sails
After the afterglow
When there is no choice but to fail
Into the darkness, into the darkness you’ll go

Go live your best life full of virtue
Wage war on your only soul
Don’t let the smallest thing hurt you
Or take away your hard-earned control
When every good boy isn’t fine
And together the wheat and chaff grow
When holiness loses its shine
Into the darkness, into the darkness you’ll go

Go set out to make the world pretty
Redeem it with story and song
Say you’ll recognize truth for its beauty
And beauty will right every wrong
When death comes to deal its level worst
And all the fair things decompose
Making a mockery of your thirst
Into the darkness, into the darkness you’ll go

Go dedicate yourself to the riddle
Let nothing go unperceived
Make every mystery little
Be the last one to believe
When the world makes more than just sense
And it’s not enough merely to know
When the truth has confounded your dearest defense
Into the darkness, into the darkness you’ll go

Go make yourself near to the broken
Make peace, make dinner, make room
Believe in the stories of women
Who return from an empty tomb
When you have befriended your grief
And there’s nothing left to show
All that you’ve lost one day you will keep
When into the darkness, into the darkness you go