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Alas I Cannot Swim
Laura Marling Lyrics


There's a house across the river, but alas. I cannot swim
And a garden of such beauty that the flowers seem to grin
There's a house across the river, but alas, I cannot swim
I'll live my life regretting that I never jumped in

There's a boy across the river with short black curly hair
He wants to be my lover and I want to be his peer
There's a boy across the river but alas, I cannot swim
And I never will get to put my arms around him

There's a life across the river that was meant for me
Instead I live my life in constant misery
There's a life across the river but I do not see
Why I should please those that will never be pleased

There is gold across the river but I don't want none

Gold is fleeting, gold is fickle, gold is fun

There is gold across the river but I don't want none
I would rather be dry than held up by a golden gun

Saying work more, earn more, live more
Have more fun

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Katie Clements

This song completely does it for me.

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@DJNaija i don't have a twitter account

DJNaija

A warning sign I believe you are required to burn something or denounce Lara on twitter using the appropriate #

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@DJNaija oh Thanks.. so what should I do now ? If i cannot swim ..

DJNaija

@A warning sign https://twitter.com/dalrymplewill/status/306680670099492864?lang=en

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@DJNaija oh i don't know !

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Catherine Steer

It's a hidden song, it comes after "Your Only Doll (Dora)"

nonotreallyok

<3 I'm straight, but that could change if Laura Marling agreed to marry me.

kc42291

@bioneek this song is a hidden track on Alas, I Cannot Swim, it's about a minute or so after "Your Only Doll (Dora)"

laura b

this was at st pauls in london i was there :D

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