Laura Marling London Town

I know, I know she came to save you,

But she knocked my drink over too.

And I know, I know that she wants you,

She looks at you the way that I do.

Well if you think that I’m lying,

Why would I give up trying so soon?

Where’d you go, where’d you go,

Where’d you leave me of my soul?

Where’d you go?

And how’s it now, how’s it now, how’s it back in London Town,

Where you let me down?

And I know, I know what you’ve been through,

You think I don’t care but I really do.

And I know, I know that it hurts you,

But you’d be pleased that she is,

Now what would you do?

Well if you think that I’m lying,

Why would I give up trying so soon?

Where’d you go, where’d you go,

Where’d you leave me of my soul?

Where’d you go?

How’s it now, how’s it now, how’s it back in London Town,

Where you let me down?

And it’s all of bad things,

I wish I hadn’t done.

I know your rule about the dancing,

But I, I just don’t find it fun.

Would you care if i cared to?

Would you run from you?

Where’d you go, where’d you go,

Where’d you leave me of my soul?

Where’d you go?

And how’s it now, how’s it now, how’s it back in London Town,

Where you let me down?

Laura Marling Devil’s Resting Place

I woke up one morning to know that I had gone

Finally taken the step and jumped right off the wall

When you come to call on me that’s why my eyes are glazed

I’ve been with the devil in the devil’s resting place

I am loathed to say that I have been to stay

I’ve been with the devil in the devil’s resting place

When you ask to drink of me I think out on the case

Look down to my aloe cup and take myself a taste

Bitterness is thick like blood and cold as a wind sea breeze

If you must drink of me, take of me what you please

I am loathed to say it’s the devil’s taste

I’ve been with the devil in the devil’s resting place

Water won’t clean you, water won’t clean you

You only hold yourself to the things you do

Come up here to speak to me and hold your face to mine

Any man can hold my gaze has done his job just fine

You just sold your life away to be with me tonight

Hold your head against my chest, I think you’ll be just fine

I am loathed to say it’s the devil’s place

I go with the devil where the devil rests his face

I’ve been with the devil where the devil rests his face

Water won’t clean you, water won’t clean you

Water won’t clean you, water won’t clean you

You only hold yourself to the things you do

You only hold yourself to the things you do

[x2]

Laura Marling My Manic And I

He wants to die in a lake in Geneva,

The mountains can cover the shape of his nose.

If he wants to die where nobody can see him,

But the beauty of his death will carry on so

I don’t believe him.

He greets me with kisses

When good days deceive him

And sometimes with scorn

And sometimes I believe him

And sometimes I’m convinced that my friends think I’m crazy

I get scared and call him but he’s usually hazy.

At one in the morning the day has not ended

By two he is scared that sleep is no friend

And by four he will drink but he cannot feel it

Sleep will not come because sleep does not will it

And I don’t believe him,

Morning is mocking me.

I’ll wander the streets avoiding them eats

Til the ring on my finger slips to the ground.

A gift to the gutter,

A gift to the city,

The veins of which have broken me down.

And I don’t believe him,

Morning is mocking me.

And the gods that he believes

Never fail to amaze me.

He believes in the love of his god of all things

But I find him wrapped up in all manner of sins.

The drugs that deceive him and the girls that believe him:

I can’t control you, I don’t know you well,

These are the reasons I think that you’re ill.

I can’t control you, I don’t know you well,

These are the reasons I think that you’re ill.

And since last time we parted, last that I saw him,

Down by a river, silent and hardened

Morning was mocking us

Blood hit the sky

I was just happy my manic and I.

He couldnt see me the sun was in his eyes.

And birds were singing to calm us down,

And birds were singing to calm us down.

And I’m sorry young man I cannot be your friend

I don’t believe in a fairytale end.

I don’t keep my head up all of the time,

I find it dull when my heart meets my mind.

And I hardly know you I think I can tell

These are the reasons I think that we’re ill.

I hardly know you I think I can tell

These are the reasons I think that I’m ill.

And the gods that he believes never fail to disappoint me.

The gods that he believes never fail to disappoint me.

My nihilist, my happy man, my manic and I

Have no plans to move on.

But birds are singing to calm us down,

And birds are singing to calm us down.

Laura Marling Little Bird

O Rosie

Where have you been

I couldn’t save you

But I tried, Rosie

I tried

Why did you run

From everyone

Who only tried to

Love you, Rosie

Only tried

Little bird, if I only knew

Maybe I’d be more like you

With a feather in my wing

Is it spring?

Do I sing?

Why do you run

From everyone

Who only tries to

Love you, only tries…

Maybe I like pleasure pain

Of going and coming back again

What I leave behind

I come back to find

It’s no longer mine

So why not run

From everyone

Who only tries to

Love you, Rosie, only tries…

Little bird, if I only knew

Maybe I’d be more like you

With a feather in my wing

Is it spring?

Do I sing?

Maybe I like pleasure pain

Of going and coming back again

What I leave behind

I come back to find

It’s no longer mine

Little bird, if I only knew

Maybe I’d be more like you

With a feather in my wing

Is it spring?

Do I sing?

Laura Marling Little Love Caster

Yes I am, yes I am a master.

I had you, bad man.

Little love, little love caster

Palm of my hand.

I wish that I had, I wish that I had’ve told you then

Where my kindness ends.

I will take you home, I will take you home and then

Our lovespell will end

You are new to me

You are new to me

And I can’t seem to say

“I’d like you to stay”

Yes I am, yes I am a master

I had you, bad man

Little love, little love caster

They might know you best, they might know you best and love you most

But I would breathe you in

I would breathe you in and be your ghost.

I saw a lady dance yesterday

She was easily swayed

I cannot be tossed and turned in this way

I’m not your tiny dancer

I can’t seem to say,

“I’d like you to stay.”

I saw a lady dance yesterday,

She is easily swayed.

I cannot be tossed and turned in this way.

I’m no one’s tiny dancer.

And I can’t seem to say,

“I’d like you to stay.”

I can’t seem to say,

“I’d like you to stay.”

Laura Marling David

I look west and I believe

There’s the sky that David breathes

I look west and I believe

He looks east and he thinks of me

David won’t see me anymore

I open gates that close his doors

Just to know he lives and breathes

will have to be enough for me

Sat down one day and I swallowed my pride

Begged him not to leave my life

There’s an angel walking Earth

Once you’ve been touched

everything else is dirt

With a tear in my eye

and a lump in my throat

I read David’s final note

Goodbye, be well, I’ll think of you

‘Til the Sun turns black or the stars go blue

Laura Marling Flicker And Fail

He took a bus to meet me in a bar in a Tuscan hill

Oh a sight I’d never seen, I believe in God still

But you wouldn’t be able to stop me if I feel like running away

Wouldn’t be able to stop me if I didn’t want to stay

And the rain fell on the houses

And on the late swaying trees

It fell its fiercest on the skulls of the willingly deceived

They put money in their hearts and God where their mouth is

They put money in their hearts and God

Said he’d been sleeping lonely, spending nights under the stars

Little darling, we’re all lonely, we don’t all show our scars

It’s my heart, and my burden, and I would never bring you down like that

My heart, my burden, I would never bring you down with me

And the rain fell on the towers and on the late swaying trees

And it hammered and it raged on us unwillingly

And the believers were forewarned, and they ran into the storm

And watched the earth’s light flicker and fail

Watched the earth’s light flicker and fail

Flicker and, flicker and fail

They put money in their hearts and God where their mouth is


They put money in their hearts and God where their mouth is

They put money in their hearts and God where their mouth is

They put money in their hearts and God

Laura Marling Don’t Let Me Bring You Down

Living here is a game I don’t know how to play

Are you really not anybody until somebody knows your name?

I’m not sure where that’s going

Somebody used to show me, they don’t feel like showing

Please don’t let me bring you down

Do I look like I’m fucking around?

Love seems to be some kind of trickery

Some great thing to which I am a mystery

I’m not sure I can do it

You had it on me once before, I only just got through it

Please don’t let me bring you down

Did you think I was fucking around?

I’m a woman now, can you believe?

Only one thing I’m sure of and that’s that you deceive

What have you got hidden up your sleeve?

Some kind of release without relief

I’m not sure I can do it

You had it on me once before I only just got through it

Why did you let me bring you down?

Did you think I was fucking around?

Laura Marling Rest In The Bed

There lies a man of my heart

A fine and complete work of art

Here I his woman

His home and his heart

And proud to be playing that part

And proud to be playing that part

Rest in the bed of my bones

All that I want is a home

And all you can do

Is promise me bold

That you won’t let me grow dark

Or cold

As long as we both shall live.

The sirens come

Feel your call as a sound as I

Believe in you

The first deal’s the hardest I’m sure

Where our shadows come to the shore

Know that it’s you and I till the end

And all I want from life is to

Hold your hand

All that I have are these bones

And all that I want is a home

And all you can do

Is promise me bold

That you won’t let me grow dark

Or cold

As long as we both shall live.

The sirens come

They always will

But the dart between my heart and his

Is as good as a diamond chain

Rest in the bed of my bones

All that I want is a home

And all you can do

Is promise me bold

That you won’t let me grow dark

Or cold

As long as we both shall live.

Laura Marling Next Time

It feels like a long time since I was free

It feels like the right time to take that seriously

It feels like the trees are a peculiar green

It feels like the air is hung heavily

I don’t want to be the kind

Struck by fear to run and hide

I’ll do better next time

It feels like warning signs were there for us to see

It feels like they taught us ignore diligently

I feel her, I hear her weakly scream

Am I really so unkind

To turn around and close my eyes?

I’ll do better next time

I’ll do better next time

It feels like the last breath we will ever share

It feels like the last time I’ll run my fingers through you hair

I can no longer close my eyes

While the world around me dies

At the hands of folks like me

It seems they fail to see

There may never

Next time be