Your browser is not JavaScript-enabled. Some buttons will not work And some fonts might not be shown.
Steely Dan Database: transcriptions of "Darkling down"

Steely Dan Database

Previous transcription Previous transcription Next transcription Next transcription

Transcriptions of

Darkling down

View the lyrics

Em/Ab    Eb/G    Dm/Gb    Db/F    C/E    Cmajb5/Gb    Fm#7     Gsus4/F

Asus 4                  A7          Asus4                            A7
Well along in the 21st hour when the whole damn grid goes down

Asus 4             A7                    Asus4                      A7
This is how a party gets started in for a penny ‚?? in for a pound


Asus 4                          A7                  Asus4                      A7
All at once the whole joint goes quiet and all the wavy lines go straight

Asus 4                  A7                       Asus4                       A7
One fool among fools is wondering what happens if I die too late?

F/A                            G7                       F/A                         G7
Get back with your dimestore nihilism Big Daddy‚??s on a glory run

F/A                               G7               C                            C/Db
Gettin‚?? down on the cellular level just in case I got to call someone

                Dm   C                         Bdim       Am
Darkling down ‚?? on a darkling plain

                             Am   G                                      Am         G
In the dim dank night         of the pissin‚??-down rain

                  Dm   C                                       Bdim    Am
Darkling down     ‚??      on the balls of his ass

                                   Am    G                                 Am    G
While he prays and waits          for the storm to pass

Dbm7(b5)     Gb7(b9)      Bm7(b5)     E7(b9)

Lemme show you where the good thing happens it‚??s a barbershop in Inglewood
Too bad we won‚??t get past the bouncer sadly I‚??ve been banned for good
There‚??s a coffee shop right ‚??round the corner the proprietor knows my name
Cup of joe and a Vicks inhaler now you‚??re ready for the big boy game
Steady son come seven come eleven, if either one of us can count that high
Muscatel if the deal gets dicey, milk and honey in the by and by

Darkling down ‚?? it‚??s a damn disgrace
Going round and round in a very small place
Darkling down ‚?? with a hole in his soul
That he can‚??t explain and he can‚??t control

Dbm7(b5)     Gb7(b9)   Ebm7(b5)   Ab7(b9)


Dbsus4    Db7    Dbsus4    Db7
Absus4    Ab7    Absus4    Ab7
Dbsus4    Db7    Dbsus4    Db7
Absus4    Ab7    Absus4    Ab7
Ebsus4    Eb7    Dbsus4    Db7

Asus4           A7                      Asus4                        A7
For the fun or for the money. For the fuck of it or just because

Asus4                        A7                   Asus4                                 A7
Listen, friend, this is no damn picnic but let‚??s imagine for a minute that it was

Asus4                              A7                      Asus4                             A7
Who will feast on this buzzard‚??s banquet? Who will render my heroic bust?

Asus4                               A7                           Asus4                    A7
Who will choke on my lachrymose musings? Who will eat my zero dust?

F/A                         G7                              F/A                                      G7
Who will wear this puke-streaked tunic? Who shall gorge on this cup of spleen?

F/A                                    G7                           C                                C/Db
Who will sing about the good bad and ugly? And all and everything in between?

Darkling down ‚?? this is god‚??s good man
On his hands and knees livin‚?? god‚??s good plan
Darkling down ‚?? and we don‚??t know still
When he‚??ll come around if he ever will
Darkling down ‚?? on a zero-G dive
And we just can‚??t say will the fool survive
Darkling down ‚?? in a seven-G turn
Glowing like a coal in the afterburn

Transcriptions by Matthew Kerns


Person Music Lyrics
View the picture Walter Becker Yes Yes
Larry Klein Yes No

Go to top of page
This site was started in 2000 and is still owned by Hans Verlouw
Site info