Thursday, 7 January 2010

goodbye england (covered in snow)

in the post this morning, i received a thick cardboard envelope with the words fragile: DO NOT BEND on it.
for a moment i was confused as to what was in it, but then i remembered about the vinyl laura marling EP i ordered.
*major excitement time*
the single is called goodby england (covered in snow) which seems very appropriate right now what with all the wintry weather we've been having.
the illustration on the front is lovely, and the song itself is hauntingly beautful.
the record has the pattern of branches on the back too, so cute.


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 of my nose

but I never love england

more than when covered in snow.

but a friend of mine says it's 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 won't make believe that 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 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 stuff out of my room

trying desperately to figure out

what it is that makes me blue

and i wrote it in a big letter to you

and it's 25 pages front and back

and 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

i'm out man , it's too hard

feel like running, feel like running

running off.

nd we will keep you, we will keep you little one

safe from harm, like an extra arm

you are part of us.

you were so smart then in your jacket and coat

and my softest red scarf was warming your throat

winter will leave us, left the end of my nose

so goodbye old england 'till next years snow

4 comments:

  1. You don't know how strong my urge is to find you, knock you out (not kill you), and steal that is. I love Laura Marling sooo much. Lucky thing. :)

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  2. Cute blog lady!

    Now following :-)

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  3. thank youu everyone!
    haha, it's great to find another laura marling fan in the blog world!
    thanks for commenting (and following)
    x

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