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Take the Night Off
Laura Marling Lyrics


You should be gone beast
Be gone from me
Be gone from my mind at least
Let a little lady be
I don't want you to want me
Wouldn't want you to know
I don't care where you've gone beast
I care where you go

Take the night off
And be bad for me
Take it right off
And be bad for me

You're a night bird
Early riser
You have a kind of wing
To take her and surprise her
I didn't understand where you had gone
Didn't know you'd be right back
I didn't hear the night song
Calling for you into the black

Take the night off
And be bad for me

Didn't ask you to save me
Not when you knew me well
Wouldn't ask you even to behave for me
I know there's no help in hell

Take the night off
And be bad for me
Take it right off
And be bad for me

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Written by: LAURA BEATRICE MARLING

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You should be gone beast
Be gone from me
Be gone from my mind at least
Let a little lady be
I don't want you to want me
Wouldn't want you to know
I don't care where you've gone beast
I care where you go

Take the night off
And be bad for me
Take it right off
And be bad for me

You're a night bird
Early riser
You have a kind of wing
To take her and surprise her
I didn't understand where you had gone
Didn't know you'd be right back
I didn't hear the night song
Calling for you into the black

Take the night off
And be bad for me

Didn't ask you to save me
Not when you knew me well
Wouldn't ask you even to behave for me
I know there's no help in hell

Take the night off
And be bad for me
Take it right off
And be bad for me
....
So your grandmother sounds to me
A woman I would be proud to be
And you say she reminds you of me
Every little boy is so naive, oh

I will not be a victim of romance
I will not be a victim of circumstance
Chance or circumstance or romance, or any man
Who could get his dirty little hands on me

So your grandfather sounds like me
Head up, shoulders back and proud to be
Every little girl is so naive
Falling in love with the first man that she sees

I will not be a victim of romance
I will not be a victim of circumstance
Chance or circumstance or romance, or any man
Who could get his dirty little hands on me

When we were in love, if we were
When we were in love
I was an eagle
And you were a dove

Today I will feel something other than regret
Pass me a glass and a half-smoked cigarette
I've damn near got no dignity left
I've damn near got no dignity left, oh

I will not be a victim of romance
I will not be a victim of circumstance
Chance or circumstance or romance, or any man
Who could get his dirty little hands on me

When we were in love, if we were
When we were in love
I was an eagle
And you were a dove

When we were in love, if we were
When we were in love
You were a dove
And I rose above you and preyed
......
Damn all those people who don't lose control
Who will never take a foot out of life
You might not think that I care
But you don't know what I know

And damn all those hippies
Who stomp empty footed
Upon all what's good
All what's pure of the world
You might not think that I care
But you don't know what I know

And bless all those mothers
Who do all they can
Just to take their thoughts out of the line
I might not know what it's like
But I'm glad that you know

Give me a minute there
Just a minute now
It'll come back to me

I was so sure but you,
Freewheelin' troubadour
You took my mind off the scene
And you know when I know then I know
I know that you know

You asked me blind once
If I was a child once
And I said I'm really not sure
How can you know, how can you know
What it is, you don't know

We were a pair once
Of oh such despair oh
We were a child then I'm sure
If we were a child then
We are children no more

Give me a minute there
Just a minute now
It'll come back to me

I was so sure but you
Freewheelin' troubadour
You took my mind off the scene
And you know when I know when I know
I know that you know
You know you know you know when I know
I know that you know
...
You came here to tell me something
I already know
The dark before the dawn
Is the darkest I can go
The calm before the storm
Is what leaves me here to breathe
So breathe

Us of constant banging
Throwing fists against the wall
Screaming at the earth for what
It's done to one and all
I came here to tell you something
You already know
Just breathe
Breathe

How cruel I am to you
Cruel things I do
How cruel you were to me
How cruel time can be
I wrote you a book
But I left it out in the rain
Left it there to dry
But it got rained on once again
Us of constant banging
Throwing fists against the wall
Breathe
Breathe

How cruel you are to me
How cruel time can be
How cruel I was to you
How cruel the things I do

When you wake you'll know I'm gone
And where I'm going there's no one
So don't follow me
Whatever you may hear or see
Don't follow me
Whatever you may hear or see

When you wake you'll know I'm gone
And where I'm going there's no one
So don't follow me
Whatever you may hear or see
Don't follow me
Whatever you may hear or see



All comments from YouTube:

jim hutchison

album once i was an eagle is a bit special

Wesley Andrade

it's my favorite

Elizabeth Mueller

jim hutchison my all time favorite!

Jonathan Holleb

I loved that album and still do. A lot of people didn't like it as much as her other ones.

Gregory Rowlerson

With a lump in my throat I declare that she cannot ever reach these eagle heights again. But I would be happy to be proved wrong :)

OlwenLovegood

+jim hutchison more than just a bit ;)

Francesca Arthur

I made the huge mistake of not giving Laura’s music a chance. I listened to this album for the first time yesterday and I’m so annoyed at myself that I could have had it in my life for an extra 7 years! ❤️ stunning!

Jeremy Acton

I sometimes think I'm hearing a female Lou Reed, especially in the deadpan spoken sections, then its Joni Mitchell, then Joan Baez, and then, most times, it can only be Laura Marling. As an aspirant guitar player and songwriter, I am taking lessons every time I hear one of her songs. :-)

J. Anthony Jastrzembski

This song is the past 4 months of my life.

Elizabeth Mueller

J. Anthony Jastrzembski I hope all is well!

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