"I thought the past would last me / But the darkness got that too." Terrifying line! Particularly for someone who lives as much in memories as I do. But the reviewer over at Blurt noted that there is a parallel meaning, too, which makes the line even more brilliant, if one thinks of it as referring to his money situation back in 2007/8!
I live in Finland, and it's the time of the year when it's really dark. In Helsinki the sun rises around 9 am and sets at 3 pm, so it is dark when I go to work and it's dark when I leave work. DARKNESS caught me. But I don't mind. This is the perfect season for listening to Leonard Cohen's dark and deep voice. I LOVE THIS SONG!