Let Her Go Into The Darkness

Studio CD: You Must Ask The Heart
Compilation: Vampire Girl
DVD: There's Something About Mary, Take Me To The Plaza
Other: Live From 6A, There's Something About Mary (Original Soundtrack)
Live Bootleg: Nuremberg, The Milky Way, The Knitting Factory 1997 (2), Mercury Lounge, The Knitting Factory 1997 (1), Irving Plaza, The Knitting Factory 1999, Bowery Ballroom 2000, Central Park Summerstage 2000, Cafe de la Danse 2000, Cafe de la Danse 2003, Verbano Park, Echo Lounge, Flying Monkey Arts, Night and Day Cafe, Hansa 39, Marilyns on K, Bowery Ballroom 2009, The Deaf Institute, Williamsburg Music Hall, Jack Rabbits, Chapel Hill 2011, Unitarian Church Basement, The Bishop, Cat's Cradle, Lancaster
You Must Ask The Heart

Chords

Gm Cm Gm Dm
Gm Cm Dm Cm Gm

          Gm                    Cm
Well she's back with her old boyfriend
        Gm                         Dm
He don't challenge her he don't contend with her
       Gm                         Cm
And she don't answer the cards you send
          Gm                     Dm
Now you're jealous of the time he spends with her


            Gm                    Cm
Just let her go into the darkness
       Gm                                Dm
Let her learn from all the things there
            Gm                     Cm
Just let her go into the darkness
       Dm          Cm          Gm
Let her go, let her go, let her go


Gm Cm Gm Dm
Gm Cm Dm Cm Gm

        Gm                                   Cm
You want tell that her that her boyfriends no friend
           Gm                                 Dm
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
         Gm                        Cm
She won't listen 'cause she's not listening
              Gm                   Dm
Just take them sheets to the laundromat


            Gm                     Cm
Just let her go into the darkness
       Gm                                Dm
Let her learn from all the things there
            Gm                      Cm
Just let her go into the darkness
       Dm          Cm          Gm
Let her go, let her go, let her go


Gm Cm Gm Dm
Gm Cm Dm Cm Gm

         Gm                                        Cm
Of course she's taking drugs, what did you expect?
         Gm                                Dm
Alcoholic to, yeah, yeah, don't worry about that
    Gm                              Cm
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right
      Gm                      Dm
Laundromat, laundromat, laundromat


            Gm                    Cm
Just let her go into the darkness
       Gm                               Dm
Let her learn from all the things there
            Gm                    Cm
Just let her go into the darkness
       Dm          Cm          Gm
Let her go, let her go, let her go


                   Gm                           Cm
Oh, you've got your shoes on, you want to take a walk
          Gm                     Dm
But you're headed for her neighborhood
           Gm                               Cm
You want to talk to her, but she won't wanna talk
           Gm                             Dm
You want to warn her how her boyfriends no good, no no


            Gm                    Cm
Just let her go into the darkness
       Gm                                Dm
Let her learn from all the things there
            Gm                     Cm
Just let her go into the darkness
       Dm          Cm          Gm
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Gm Cm Gm Dm
Gm Cm Dm Cm Gm

Chords (alternate version)

#----------------------------------Please NOTE-------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of the #
#Song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship or research.#
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Song title:       Let Her Go Into The Darkness
Original Album:	  You Must Ask The Heart

Words and Music by Jonathan Richman
Copyright © 1995 Rockin' Leprechaun Music
Published by Rockin' Leprechaun Music

Transcribed by Gavin Chart (contactus@gartfrets.net)


Intro:

[Play:   Gm   Cm   Gm   Dm
         Gm   Cm   Dm   Cm   Gm]


Verse:
           Gm                   Cm
Well she's back with her old boyfriend.
         Gm                         Dm
He don't challenge her. He don't contend with her.
        Gm                         Cm
And she don't answer the cards you send.
           Gm                     Dm
Now you're jealous of the time he spends with her.


Chorus:
             Gm                    Cm
Just let her go into the darkness.
        Gm                               Dm
Let her learn from all the things there.
             Gm                    Cm
Just let her go into the darkness.
        Dm          Cm          Gm
Let her go, let her go, let her go.


[Play INTRO chords:  Gm   Cm   Gm   Dm
                     Gm   Cm   Dm   Cm   Gm ]


Verse:
         Gm                                     Cm
You want tell that her that her boyfriend is no friend
            Gm                                 Dm
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
          Gm                         Cm
She won't listen 'cos she's not listenin'
               Gm                   Dm
Just take them sheets to the laundromat.


[Repeat CHORUS]


[Play INTRO chords:  Gm   Cm   Gm   Dm
                     Gm   Cm   Dm   Cm   Gm ]


Verse:
                 Gm                           Cm
Of course, she's taking drugs, what did you expect?
    Gm                                       Dm
Alcoholic too, yeah, yeah, don't worry about that
         Gm                              Cm
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right
       Gm                      Dm
Laundromat, laundromat, laundromat


[Repeat CHORUS]


Verse:
                    Gm                           Cm
Oh, you've got your shoes on, you want to take a walk
           Gm                     Dm
But you're headed for her neighborhood
            Gm                               Cm
You want to talk to her, but she won't wanna talk
            Gm                               Dm
You want to warn her how her boyfriend is no good, no no


[Repeat CHORUS]


[Play INTRO chords:  Gm   Cm   Gm   Dm
                     Gm   Cm   Dm   Cm   Gm ]


[End on Gm]


Chords:
Gm    355333
Cm    335543
Dm    557765

Chordpro

[Gm] [Cm] [Gm] [Dm]
[Gm] [Cm] [Dm] [Cm] [Gm]

Well she's [Gm] back with her old boy[Cm]friend
He don't [Gm] challenge her He don't con[Dm]tend with her
And she [Gm] don't answer the cards you [Cm] send
Now you're [Gm] jealous of the time he [Dm] spends with her

Just let her [Gm] go into the darkness [Cm]
Let her [Gm] learn from all the things there [Dm]
Just let her [Gm] go into the darkness [Cm]
Let her [Dm] go, let her [Cm] go, let her [Gm] go

[Gm] [Cm] [Gm] [Dm]
[Gm] [Cm] [Dm] [Cm] [Gm]

You want [Gm] tell that her that her boyfriends no [Cm] friend
You want to [Gm] tell her she don't know where he's [Dm] at
She won't [Gm] listen 'cuz she's not liste[Cm]nin
Just take them [Gm] sheets to the laundro[Dm]mat

Just let her [Gm] go into the darkness [Cm]
Let her [Gm] learn from all the things there [Dm]
Just let her [Gm] go into the darkness [Cm]
Let her [Dm] go, let her [Cm] go, let her [Gm] go

[Gm] [Cm] [Gm] [Dm]
[Gm] [Cm] [Dm] [Cm] [Gm]

Of course [Gm] she's taking drugs, what did you expect? [Cm]
Alcoholic [Gm] to, yeah, yeah, don't worry about [Dm] that
It's [Gm] alright, it's alright, it's all [Cm] right
Laundro[Gm]mat, laundromat, laundro[Dm]mat

Just let her [Gm] go into the darkness [Cm]
Let her [Gm] learn from all the things there [Dm]
Just let her [Gm] go into the darkness [Cm]
Let her [Dm] go, let her [Cm] go, let her [Gm] go

Oh, you've got your [Gm] shoes on, you want to take a [Cm] walk
But you're [Gm] headed for her neighbor[Dm]hood
You want to [Gm] talk to her, but she won't wanna [Cm] talk
You want to [Gm] warn her how her boyfriends no [Dm] good, no no

Just let her [Gm] go into the darkness [Cm]
Let her [Gm] learn from all the things there [Dm]
Just let her [Gm] go into the darkness [Cm]
Let her [Dm] go, let her [Cm] go, let her [Gm] go

[Gm] [Cm] [Gm] [Dm]
[Gm] [Cm] [Dm] [Cm] [Gm]

Chords (capo 3)

Em Am Em Bm
Em Am Bm Am Em

          Em                    Am
Well she's back with her old boyfriend
        Em                         Bm
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
       Em                         Am
And she don't answer the cards you send
          Em                     Bm
Now you're jealous of the time he spends with her


            Em                    Am
Just let her go into the darkness
       Em                                Bm
Let her learn from all the things there
            Em                     Am
Just let her go into the darkness
       Bm          Am          Em
Let her go, let her go, let her go


Em Am Em Bm
Em Am Bm Am Em

        Em                                   Am
You want tell that her that her boyfriends no friend
           Em                                 Bm
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
         Em                        Am
She won't listen 'cause she's not listening
              Em                   Bm
Just take them sheets to the laundromat


            Em                     Am
Just let her go into the darkness
       Em                                Bm
Let her learn from all the things there
            Em                      Am
Just let her go into the darkness
       Bm          Am          Em
Let her go, let her go, let her go


Em Am Em Bm
Em Am Bm Am Em

         Em                                        Am
Of course she's taking drugs, what did you expect?
         Em                                Bm
Alcoholic to, yeah, yeah, don't worry about that
    Em                              Am
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right
      Em                      Bm
Laundromat, laundromat, laundromat


            Em                    Am
Just let her go into the darkness
       Em                               Bm
Let her learn from all the things there
            Em                    Am
Just let her go into the darkness
       Bm          Am          Em
Let her go, let her go, let her go


                   Em                           Am
Oh, you've got your shoes on, you want to take a walk
          Em                     Bm
But you're headed for her neighborhood
           Em                               Am
You want to talk to her, but she won't wanna talk
           Em                             Bm
You want to warn her how her boyfriends no good, no no


            Em                    Am
Just let her go into the darkness
       Em                                Bm
Let her learn from all the things there
            Em                     Am
Just let her go into the darkness
       Bm          Am          Em
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Em Am Em Bm
Em Am Bm Am Em

Chordpro (capo 3)

[Em] [Am] [Em] [Bm]
[Em] [Am] [Bm] [Am] [Em]

Well she's [Em] back with her old boy[Am]friend
He don't [Em] challenge her He don't con[Bm]tend with her
And she [Em] don't answer the cards you [Am] send
Now you're [Em] jealous of the time he [Bm] spends with her

Just let her [Em] go into the darkness [Am]
Let her [Em] learn from all the things there [Bm]
Just let her [Em] go into the darkness [Am]
Let her [Bm] go, let her [Am] go, let her [Em] go

[Em] [Am] [Em] [Bm]
[Em] [Am] [Bm] [Am] [Em]

You want [Em] tell that her that her boyfriends no [Am] friend
You want to [Em] tell her she don't know where he's [Bm] at
She won't [Em] listen 'cuz she's not liste[Am]nin
Just take them [Em] sheets to the laundro[Bm]mat

Just let her [Em] go into the darkness [Am]
Let her [Em] learn from all the things there [Bm]
Just let her [Em] go into the darkness [Am]
Let her [Bm] go, let her [Am] go, let her [Em] go

[Em] [Am] [Em] [Bm]
[Em] [Am] [Bm] [Am] [Em]

Of course [Em] she's taking drugs, what did you expect? [Am]
Alcoholic [Em] to, yeah, yeah, don't worry about [Bm] that
It's [Em] alright, it's alright, it's all [Am] right
Laundro[Em]mat, laundromat, laundro[Bm]mat

Just let her [Em] go into the darkness [Am]
Let her [Em] learn from all the things there [Bm]
Just let her [Em] go into the darkness [Am]
Let her [Bm] go, let her [Am] go, let her [Em] go

Oh, you've got your [Em] shoes on, you want to take a [Am] walk
But you're [Em] headed for her neighbor[Bm]hood
You want to [Em] talk to her, but she won't wanna [Am] talk
You want to [Em] warn her how her boyfriends no [Bm] good, no no

Just let her [Em] go into the darkness [Am]
Let her [Em] learn from all the things there [Bm]
Just let her [Em] go into the darkness [Am]
Let her [Bm] go, let her [Am] go, let her [Em] go

[Em] [Am] [Em] [Bm]
[Em] [Am] [Bm] [Am] [Em]

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And she don't answer the cards you send
Now you're jealous of the time he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

You want tell that her that her boyfriends no friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
She won't listen 'cause she's not listening
Just take them sheets to the laundromat

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Of course she's taking drugs, what did you expect?
Alcoholic to, yeah, yeah, don't worry about that
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right
Laundromat, laundromat, laundromat

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Oh, you've got your shoes on, you want to take a walk
But you're headed for her neighborhood
You want to talk to her, but she won't wanna talk
You want to warn her how her boyfriends no good, no no

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

There's Something About Mary

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And she don't answer the cards you send
and you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Take Me To The Plaza

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And now she don't answer the cards you send
So you'd be jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Well, you want tell that her that her boyfriends no friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
She won't listen, she's just not listening
Better take them sheets to the old laundromat

And just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go
(Don't fight with her, don't fight her, stop)

[Yes you, dear, I know you're not living with me anymore so you can do what you want but I'm concerned about these friends of yours they take drugs and they're not a very nice group but that's ??? listen I do what I like, if I want to take drugs I do, I can drink if I feel like it, I can do anything I want, you controlling bastard, I'll do anything I want - see you shouldn't have said anything Of course she's going to take drugs, it's the darkness, what do you expect? Alcoholic too, yeah I heard about that]

It's all right, it's all right, it's all right
Laundromat, laundromat, laundromat

And let her go
(She wants to go so much into the darkness)
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Live From 6A

Lyrics

I heard she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And she don't answer the cards you send
And so you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Just Let her go, let her go, let her go

You want to tell that her that her boyfriends no friend
You want to tell her that she don't know where he's at
But she won't listen 'cause she's just not listening
Better take them sheets to the old laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Of course she's taking drugs, what did you expect?
An alcoholic too, yeah, don't worry about that
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right
Laundromat, laundromat, laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Oh, I see you've got your shoes on, what, you want to take a walk?
But you're headed for her neighborhood
You want to talk to her don't you, but she won't wanna talk
You want to warn her that her boyfriends no good, no no

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

There's Something About Mary (Original Soundtrack)

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And she don't answer the cards you send
and you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Nuremberg

Lyrics

Well so she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And she don't answer the cards you send
And so you're jealous of the time he spends with her

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

You want tell that her that her boyfriend's no friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
She won't listen 'cause she's not listening
Just take them things to the laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Of course she's taking drugs, what did you expect?
Alcoholic too, yes, that's okay, don't worry about that
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right
Laundromat, laundromat, laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

The Milky Way

Lyrics

I heard she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And she don't answer the cards you send
And now you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Just let her go, let her go, let her go

You want to tell her that her boyfriend's no friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
??? Won't listen, she's not listening
Just take them sheets to the old laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

You want to tell her that her boyfriend's not a friend
You want to tell her that she doesn't understand that he means you no good
She's listening anyway, don't try to convince her
Just take her sheets to the laundromat, clean up that ??? open the window

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Of course she's taking drugs, what did you expect?
Alcoholic too, yeah, don't worry about that
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right
Laundromat, laundromat, laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Oh, I see you've put your shoes on, you're going to take a walk
But won't head for her neighborhood
You want to talk to her, she won't wanna talk to you
You want to warn her that her old boyfriend is no good, no

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go

The Knitting Factory 1997 (2)

Lyrics

Yeah I heard she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And she won't answer the cards you send
And you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Just let her go, let her go, let her go

You want to tell that her that her boyfriend's not a friend
You want to tell her that she don't know where he's at
I'm afraid she won't listen because she's just not listening
Better take them sheets to the old laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Well let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Well

Yeah

Well of course she's taking drugs now, what did you expect?
Alcoholic too?, yeah, yeah, yeah don't worry about that
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right
Laundromat, laundromat, laundromat

And let her go into the
[???
???
???]
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Oh, I see you've got your shoes on,
What? you want to take a walk?
You're going to head for her neighborhood
You want to talk to her don't you?, but she won't wanna talk
You want to warn her how her old boyfriend is no good,
No no don't do that

Let her go into the darkness [that would be something]
Let her learn from all the [bad timing, very]
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go

Mercury Lounge

Lyrics

Yeah, I heard she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And she don't answer the cards you send
And you're jealous of all the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Just let her go, let her go, let her go

You want to try to tell that her that her boyfriend's not a friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
She won't listen 'cause she's just not listening
Just take them sheets to the old laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Of course she's taking drugs, what did you expect?
Alcoholic too, yeah, don't worry about that
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right
Laundromat, laundromat, laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

I see you've put your shoes on, you want to go take a walk
But I'll bet you'll end up headed for her neighborhood
You want to talk to her, she won't wanna talk
You want to warn her that her old boyfriend is no good

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

[[Recording ends abruptly]]

The Knitting Factory 1997 (1)

Lyrics

Yeah but she's back with her old boyfriend
Well he don't challenge her
He don't contend with her
And she don't answer the cards you send
And now you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

You want to

You want tell her how her boyfriend's no friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's really at
She won't listen to 'him, I'm afraid she's just not listening
Just take them old sheets ??? to the laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Well let her learn from all the things there
Well let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Yeah of course she's taking drugs,
Well what did you expect?
Alcoholic too, yeah, don't worry about it, don't worry about that
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right
Laundromat, laundromat, laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

I hear ??? your shoes on there,
What? you gonna to take a walk?
But I'll bet you want to head for her old neighborhood
You're gonna try to talk to her, aren't you?
She won't wanna talk
You want to tell her how her old boyfriend is no good,
Don't do that

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

[Buzz Paul]

[What will happen there?]

[That's Tommy ???
That's Tommy Larkins on the drums
???]

[Well
Yeah]

Irving Plaza

Lyrics

Yeah I heard she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her he don't contend with her
And she don't answer the cards you send
And you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go

You want tell how her that her boyfriend is no friend
You want to tell her that she don't know where he's at
She won't listen, she's just not listening
Better take them sheets to the old laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go oh yeah

Of course she's taking drugs, well frankly what did you expect?
Alcoholic too, oh yeah, don't worry about that
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right
Laundromat, laundromat, laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her

Oh, I see you've put your shoes on, what? are you going to take a walk?
But I bet you're heading for her old neighborhood
You want to talk to her don't you? but she won't wanna talk
You want to warn her That her old boyfriend is no good, doh

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

The Knitting Factory 1999

Lyrics

I heard she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And now she won't answer the cards you send
And so you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there ???
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Yes yes

You want tell that her that her boyfriend's no friend
You want to tell her that she don't know where he's really at
She won't listen 'cause she's just not listening
If I was you I would take them sheets to the old laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Yeah

[That's Tommy back there on the drums]

Well of course she's taking drugs, that's part of it, what did you expect?
Alcoholic too, yeah ???, but don't worry about that
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right
Laundromat, laundromat, laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Now you've got your shoes on, what, you want to take a walk?
I'm betting you're headed for her neighborhood
You want to talk to her, but she won't wanna talk
You want to warn her that her old boyfriend is no good, no

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Bowery Ballroom 2000

Lyrics

She's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And she won't answer the cards you send
You've been jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go, don't worry, got to let her go

(Here's what you want to do)
You want to tell that her that her boyfriend is not a friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
She won't listen I'm afraid she's just not listening
Better take them sheets to the old laundromat

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Of course she's taking drugs, well what did you expect?
Alcoholic? I heard about it, don't worry about that
It's all right, it's all right
Laundromat, laundromat, laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
But Jonathan, those friends of hers are no good
Yeah well she thinks you're no good in your own way too

What, you put your shoes on?
What, you're gonna to take a walk?
You're going to head for her neighborhood, aren't ya
You're gonna talk to her? she won't wanna talk
You want to try and tell her that her old boyfriend is no good

Doh

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Central Park Summerstage 2000

Lyrics

I heard she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her, he don't contend with her
And now she don't answer the cards you send
And now you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

You want tell that her that her boyfriend is no friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
She won't listen 'cause she's just not listening
Let her take them sheets to the old laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Of course she's taking drugs, what did you expect? It's the doctors you know
Alcoholic too, I heard about that
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right
Laundromat, laundromat, laundromat

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go,

???, You've put your shoes on, you're going to take a walk
You're trying to head for her old neighborhood
You want to talk to her, but she won't wanna talk
You want to warn her how her boyfriends is no good, doh

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Cafe de la Danse 2000

Lyrics

[[Something in French]]

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her And he don't contend with her
And now she don't answer the cards you send
And you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

You want tell that her that her boyfriends no friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's really at
She won't listen, cause she's just not listening
Better take them sheets to the old laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go

[[Recording ends early before the final chords]]

Cafe de la Danse 2003

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And now she don't answer the cards you send
And now you're jealous of the time that he spends with her don't be

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

???[[Speaking in French]]

You want tell that her that her boyfriend's no friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at

[[Normal talking voice]] now dear I know you have the right to be with whoever you want to and we're not boyfriend and girlfriend anymore and you're not in the apartment and I really but I don't approve of those friends of yours, they take herbs and they're not very nice

[[Falsetto]] listen you controlling bastard, I'll do anything I want I can take drugs if I want to I can drink if I want to I can have sex with anyone I want It's my life I can ?? you controlling bastard

???[[Talking in French - sounds like he is repeating the above dialogue]]

???[[Talking in Italian - sounds like he is repeating the above dialogue]]

???[[Talking in French?]]

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Verbano Park

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And she don't answer the cards you send
And so you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go
[She wants to go, so for once don't try to join her]
Let her go, let her go, let her go

You want tell that her that her boyfriend's never a friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
But She won't listen 'cause she's just not listening

[Senor]

[[Speaking in Italian]]

Let her go into the darkness

[[Speaking in Italian]]

[Dear, I know we're not boyfriend and girlfriend anymore and you can consort with whomever you like There's really nothing I can do about it but I'm concerned about these friends of yours I know they sell drugs and I know that they're not very nice

You are a controlling bastard I'll do whatever I want I have issues that you don't understand If I want to take drugs, I will And I'll give my body to whomever I want to There's nothing you can say about it]

Let her go into the darkness

[[Speaking in Italian]]

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Notes

Echo Lounge

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And now she don't answer the cards you send
So you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

You want tell that her that her boyfriend's no friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
But she won't listen 'cause she's just not listening
Brother take them sheets to the old laundromat

And let her go,
[And make your life with her go, just push it out of your mind for awhile cause she's gone for awhile And if you try and discuss it with her, you'll only bring ruin

Dear, I know we're not boyfriend and girlfriend anymore but I'd like to implore you stay in the apartment Don't hang out with those drug addicts, they will only hurt you Let me save you They will only cause you misery and pain They sell drugs, they're not very nice

You controlling bastard I knew it You just want to control my life I'll do anything I want It's my body ??? do anything I want If I want to take drugs, I will I'll have sex with anyone I want to You cannot control me anymore]

???[[French]]

???[[French]]

???[[Spanish]]

???[[Spanish]]

???[[Italian?]]

???[[Italian?]]

???[[Arabic?]]

???[[Arabic?]]

???[[Arabic?]]

???[[Arabic?]]

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go, let her go, let her go

[Now you've put your shoes on What are you going to do? Take a walk? yeah, but you're just going to head for her old neighbourhood You're going to try to talk to her again She won't want to talk]

You're trying to warn her that her old boyfriend is no good

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Notes

Flying Monkey Arts

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And she don't answer the cards you send
And so you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go, she wants to go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

[But you're not like that you're not just going to let her go you're trying to argue with her you're trying to discuss with her]

You want tell that her that her boyfriend was no friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
She won't listen she's just not listening
Brother take them sheets to the old laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

[Now you put your shoes on You're going to take a walk But you're going to head for her old neighbourhood You're going to try to talk to her She won't want to talk]

You going to try and warn her that her old boyfriend was no good

[Dear, I know you can hang around anyone you want to But those boys sell drugs and they're not very nice
You controlling bastard I knew it Any time I try and do anything for myself you stand in my way and try and step on my impulses Well this will never happen again if I want to take drugs I will If I want to have sex with anyone I will It's my body You can't control me you controlling bastard
This is happening all over the world]

[[Above discussion is repeated in another language]]

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness

(Fatima habibi [[above discussion is repeated in Arabic]])

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness

[[Above discussion is repeated in another language]]

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Night and Day Cafe

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And now she don't answer the cards you send
And so you get jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

You want tell that her that her boyfriend was no friend to her
You want to tell her that she don't understand where he's at
She won't listen, cause she's just not listenin
Better take them sheets to the old laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Let her go if she wants to go into the darkness
Let her go
Don't fight with her
Just let her go
Don't fret over her
Let her go

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there [she's still learning]
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Hansa 39

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her he don't contend with her
And she don't answer the cards you send
And you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

You want tell that her that her boyfriend was no friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
She won't listen, she's not listening
Brother, take them sheets to the old laundromat

[But you won't listen to me
You insist on talking to her
In america it would be something like this in the united states
Oh Gloria, I've been meaning to tell you
I'm distressed
I know you're not living with me anymore
You've moved out and you can do anything you wish
But I'm concerned about you and your boyfriend
I heard that he sells drugs and I don't think he's a very good man
And I think he only means you harm
The american woman would say
I always hated you because you were a controlling bastard
I can do anything I want now
If I want to take drugs, I'll take them
If I want to give my body to my stupid boyfriend, I will
I don't like you, I hate you
You're an idiot, you're boring
You controlling bastard
That's a big word in the united states now "controlling"

Ok but how would she answer in Paris, France?
[[Something in French]]

How's ??? doing in French?
Not too good

[[Something in Italian]]

That's ok but how's ??? doing in Tel Aviv?
[[Something in Hebrew?]]]

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

[[Something in Spanish?]]

Just let her go into the darkness

Marilyns on K

Lyrics

So she's back with her old boyfriend
He doesn't challenge her He don't contend with her
She won't answer the cards you send
And so you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

But you want to tell her
You want to tell her that her old boyfriends not a real friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
She won't listen, she's just not listening
Try to take them sheets to the old laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go if she wants to go
Let her go, let her go, let her go

[But Jonathan ???
I know we're not boyfriend and girlfriend anymore
You can do anything you want
Even though we don't live in the same house I still care about you
I'm concerned
Your old boyfriend sells drugs and is not very nice
???
???
I'm sick of you
???
You controlling bastard
I told you ???
That was really ??? and awkward
???
[[Something in French]]
[[Something in Italian]]]

Let her go into the darkness

[[Something in Spanish]]

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go
Let her go
Let her go

Bowery Ballroom 2009

Lyrics

[Hold on a minute, I don't like how ???
It was so perfect how you do those things ???
Let's act like we've never played together
1 2 3 4
We've been doing this a little too much
Sometimes it's hard to know what the other guy's doing
???
To each other
???
Yeah I like that better]

[[Something was out of sync with Tommy so they reset]]

Well now she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her
He don't contend with her
And she don't answer the postcards you send
So you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

[But Jonathan, she'll destroy herself with her ugly drug taking boyfriend
But she's over twenty one though
It's up to her]

You want tell that her that her boyfriend's no friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
She won't listen brother, she's not listening
Take them sheets to the old laundromat

And she's gone, let her go
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

She will learn some things from the darkness for herself

[Don't fight with her]

The Deaf Institute

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her
He don't contend with her
And now she don't answer the cards you send
And so you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Don't fight with her
Just let her go into the darkness
Let her go
Let her go

You want tell that her that her boyfriend's no good
You want to tell her all these things about life
She's left you
Don't you think that's part of the reason why?
She's tired of you telling her
She wants you to
Let her go

She wants to make mistakes without you
You wants you to let her go
You wants you to let her go

Let her go
Let her go into the dark

Williamsburg Music Hall

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
She won't answer the postcards you send
You've been jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

You don't think it's fair
??? Hanging with her old druggy friend
???

You want to lecture her
You want to lecture her

You want tell that her that her old boyfriend's no friend
You want to tell her you're better for her than he is
You want to lecture her and tell her
That her boyfriend is a drug selling nincompoop
She's not safe with him
She'll hate you

What's done is done
I think she's already got a foot out the door
Your lecture is too late
She's gone

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go

You've put your shoes on
I don't like it a bit
Cause I know what you're going to do
You've put your shoes on
As if just to take a normal walk
You're going to head for her old neighbourhood
You're going to lecture her
And she won't want to talk
You're going to warn her that her old boyfriend is no good
Don't

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Let her go

Jack Rabbits

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And so she won't answer the cards you send
And you're jealous of the time that he gets to spend with her
[Don't get jealous, just]

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go, if she wants to go, into the darkness
Let her go, don't fight with her, don't lecture her, don't ???
Just let her go

[You see if I make the right face, people say stuff]

You want tell that her that her old boyfriend's not a real friend
You want to tell her that she don't know where he's at
She won't listen brother, I'm afraid she's just not listening
Better take them sheets to the old laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Yeah

Chapel Hill 2011

Lyrics

She's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her he don't contend with her
And now she don't answer the cards you send
And now you're jealous of the time that he spends with her

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Just don't fight, let her go, let her go

Well you want to tell that her that her boyfriend's no friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
She won't listen 'cause she's just not listening
Brother take them old sheets to the laundromat

Let her go into the darkness
[No time to be overly sentimental
This is no time to fetishize???
This is a time to let the whole thing go
Don't act all resentful and hurt]
Let her go

You want to tell that her that her old boyfriend's no friend
You want to tell her you're worried about what will happen
No no no no no no
Don't talk like that
???

Let her go into the darkness
Let her go

Unitarian Church Basement

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
And he don't challenge her cause he don't contend with her
And she won't answer the postcards you send
And you're jealous of the time that he gets to spend with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

[[Talking and singing off mic]]

You want tell that her that her boyfriends no friend
You want to tell her she don't know where he's at
She won't listen 'cause she's just not listening
Take them sheets to the laundromat

Let her go

The Bishop

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And she don't answer the cards you send
And you've been jealous of the time that he spends with her

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

You want tell that her that her boyfriend is no friend
You want to tell her that she don't know where he's at
She won't listen brother she's just not listening
Better take them old sheets to the laundromat

And let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

[Guitar]

[???]

You want tell that her that old boyfriend's no friend
You want to tell her that she don't know where he's really at
She won't listen brother cause she's just not listening
Better take them sheets to the old laundromat

Let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Cat's Cradle

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her
He don't contend with her
And she don't answer the cards you send
And you've been jealous of the time that he spends with her

Just let her go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

You want tell that her that her boyfriend's not a real friend
She won't listen to you now

Let her go
[To smell the smells of hatred, rebellion
To smell the foul and the cleaning up products at 2 am]
Let her go
[We can't go back now to the light
We still want darkness
Angels
Angels
Let me come back up into light
But not quite yet
Tomorrow, tomorrow
That's what we say
Tomorrow we say
Let us go suffer more into the dark
Let us vomit more
Let's feel the pain of the ???
Just once more
Never again, well except now]

[[Makes a joke off mic]]

[See what happened was
When I hung around enough
As a teenager
I hung around my favourite group were the biggest druggies you ever saw
I asked them "do I need this drug stuff?"
They said "Jonathan, you don't need it"
I said "thank God, cause I hate needles"
I hate stuff like that
???
I would like run the other way
It's a big sigh of relief at seventeen years old
Cause I didn't want to do stuff like that
I moved to New York
And one of the guys who was part of that scene
Said "Jonathan, you got to try pot"
I said "but I hate it"
"You've never tried it"
"I know but I've heard the music people make on it"
"I don't want to play like that"
"You've got to at least try it"
I'm 18 years old and in his apartment in New York city
I take one drag
Which isn't supposed to be enough to get you stoned
Maybe I was just kidding myself but I was hungry
That's supposed to be one of those signs
But it made me want to fight
I took it again about a year later
At our house
Like a friend was staying over
And again it made me want to fight
Pick fights with people so I could be important
If this does this I better never in my life get drunk
So I never did
???
I think I better never get drunk
Just cause of trying pot which I didn't like
It made me mad
It made me think "Oh no"
I'm calm but it's this fake calm
I want to be
I'd rather be real nervous than this fake calm
That's just me
That's all my chemicals or something
Some people like it I understand]

Let her go then
Let her learn if she wants to suffer
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go
Let her go

Lancaster

Lyrics

Well she's back with her old boyfriend
He don't challenge her He don't contend with her
And she won't answer the cards you send
You're jealous of the time he spends with her
[Don't be so jealous]

If she wants to go into the darkness
Let her learn from all the things there
Let her go into the darkness
Let her go, let her go, let her go

Let us all go into the darkness
Rather than just wish
For the comfortable position
In our pastel hues
Of fake spiritual stuff
Wishing we were doing dark stuff
No but wishing wee were doing dark
I think it's better to do dark stuff
For as it is written
Better a sincere denizen of the dark
Than a false mirror of the light
And eventually
You just learn
Hey I'm bored in the darkness
I'm tired of porno movies and cocaine and shit
The darkness is so one dimensional

Let her go if she wants to try
The alley behind the bar
One more time
If she wants to try
The anonymous hotel room
One more time

We played in the dark
We've played in the dark
Now we want to come home
Home
We want to come home

No we're not ready quite yet
Let us go then one more dip into the darkness
I don't think we're quite ready
I'm not sure quite ready
Maybe we need one more dip into the darkness
Maybe

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