Laura Marling Don’t Ask Me Why

I choose to stay far away

From the ones that think

Money is money to share

Don’t ask me why

And I’ll tell you no lies

Sonny don’t come here no more

He don’t drink from this well

O he’s done with the world

And done with the girl

And I don’t ask him why

And he tells me no lies

Those of us who are lost and low

I know how you feel

I know it’s not right but it’s real

But it’s real.

I don’t ask for love

And I don’t beg for money

I’m just asking for grace and forgiveness

Now honey don’t ask me why

And I’ll tell you no lies.

Been looking for answers

In unsavoury places

On the highest of mountains

And on the lowest of bases

And I still don’t know why

I still don’t know why.

Those of us who are lost and low

We know how you feel

We know it’s not right but it’s real

But it’s real.

I took the wind from the sea

I took the blood from an arrow

I took the wisdom of spring

And I was thrown and blown and tossed and turned until

Time found its hand and called an end

Me and time we go way back when

I was a child

And I always knew why.

I knew my name

I knew my road

And I stayed away from heavy loads

I’m still, I’m low

O lord am I low

Those of us who are lost and low

We know how you feel

We know it’s not right but it’s real

But it’s real.

Laura Marling Hope In The Air

There is a man that I know,

seventeen years, he never spoke.

Guessed he had nothing to say,

he opened his mouth on Judgement Day.

I listened with all of my might,

but was scared by the look in his eyes.

Like he’d already lost the fight,

and there was no hope ever in sight.

No hope in the air,

no hope in the water,

not even for me,

your last serving daughter.

Why fear death, be scared of living,

our hearts are small and ever thinning.

There is no hope ever of winning,

oh, why fear death, be scared of living.

I have seen men provoked,

and I have seen lives revoked,

and I looked at my life and choked.

From there no more ever I spoke.

I can’t give up that quick.

My life is a candle and a wick.

You can put it out but you can’t break it down,

in the end we are waiting to be lit.

There’s hope in the air,

there’s hope in the water,

but sadly not me,

your last serving daughter.

A friend is a friend forever,

and a good one will never leave, never.

But you’ve have never been south of what blows off your mouth,

you will never understand, ever.

You speak minds handed down to you,

by the lies handed down by your truth,

and your angels will dance at your will,

will mask your scrambling youth.

I forgave you your short comings,

and ignored your childish behaviour.

Laid a kiss on your head,

and before I left said, “stay away from fleeting failure”.

There’s hope in the air,

there’s hope in the water,

but sadly not me,

your last serving daughter.

Pick up your rope Lord, sling it to me,

if we are to battle I must not be weak.

And give us your strength world, and your food and your water,

oh, I am your saviour, your last serving daughter.

There’s hope in the air,

there’s hope in the water,

but sadly not me,

your last serving daughter.

There’s hope in the air,

there’s hope in the water,

But no hope for me,

your last serving daughter.

Laura Marling Saved These Words

When your work is over

Your day is done

Put down your hammer

Into my world come

Life is heavy

And you’re no master, son

When you’re ready

Into my arms come

Into my arms come

Love’s not easy

Not always fun

And words are sleazy

My love is better done

My love is better done

Should you choose

Should you choose

To love anyone

Anytime soon

Then I save these words for you

You weren’t my curse

You weren’t my curse

Thank you naivety for failing me again

He was my next verse

Should you choose

Should I choose

To love anyone

Anytime soon

Then I save these words for you

You weren’t my curse

You weren’t my curse

Thank you naivety for failing me again

He was my next verse

I saved these words for you

Laura Marling Once

In the land I now know to be mine

There the heart is so dark it’s near blind

When I think about the life I’ve left behind

I still raise no praise to the sky

With my eyes on the prize of your bed

When all that’s needed saying has been said

When I think about the life that I have led

I laid down to the sound of the the wise

Once, once is enough to break you

Once, once is enough to make you think twice

About laying your love out on the line

With all I now know to be true

And all I’ve figured out about you

All the crazy things a mind can do

I laid down to the sound of the truth

Once, once is enough to break you

Once, once is enough to make you think twice

About laying your little love out on the line

O, I was a child once

O, I was happy young

When all I didn’t know needed doing

Had been done

Laura Marling Needle And The Damage Done

I caught you knocking

at my cellar door

I love you, baby

can I have some more

Ooh, ooh, the damage done

I hit the city and

I lost my band

I watched the needle

take another man

Gone, gone, the damage done

I sing the song

because I love the man

I know that some

of you don’t understand

Milk-blood to keep from running out

I’ve seen the needle

and the damage done

A little part of it

in everyone

Every junkie’s like a setting sun

I’ve seen the needle

and the damage done

A little part of it

in everyone

Every junkie’s like a setting sun

Laura Marling Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)

You were so smart then

In your jacket and coat

My softest red scarf was warming your throat

Winter was on us

At the end my nose

And I’ll never love England more than when covered in snow

But a friend of mine says it good to hear

That you believe in love even if set in fear

Well I’ll hold you there brother and set you straight

I don’t really believe true love is frail and willing to break

I will come back here, bring me back when I’m old

I want to lay here forever in the cold

I might be cold but I’m just skin and bones

And I’ll never love England more than when covered in snow

I wrote my name in your book

Only God knows why

And I bet you that he cracked a smile

And I’m clearing all the crap out of my room

Trying desperately to figure out what it is that makes me blue

And I wrote an epic letter to you

And it’s 22 pages front and back but it’s too good to be used

And I tried to be a girl who likes to be used

I’m too good for that, there’s a mind under this hat

And I called them all and told them I’ve got to move

And I’m out on my own

It’s too hard

I’m out on my own

It’s too hard

Feel like running

Feel like running

Running off

And we will keep you

We will keep you little one

Safe from harm

Like an extra arm you are a part of us

You were so smart then

In your jacket and coat

My softest red scarf was warming your throat

Winter will leave us

Left the end of my nose

Well goodbye old England until next years snow