Alpha Shallows
Laura Marling Lyrics


He could fall and she could weep
But as holy are her feet and hard with mention
But dear they may not speak
We fell tight when there is tension and their eyes could make us weak

And his heart was full of fire at the man he had become
And his soul was seldom higher with the falsities of fun
He could embrace sweet desire as in moments as they pass
But he feared it ever more, when he saw it didn't last
We walk up Holland avenue
and watch the rich as they consume
Their product made our hearts exude emptiness unrivalled by
The hunger that I could control
And he'd pray up to his God that he might save his soul

But the grey in this city is too much to bear
The grey in this city is too much to bear
And I believe you are meant to be seen but not to be understood

And I want to be held those eyes
I want to be held those eyes

You'll work your thumbs till they're sore
And you'll work my heart till it's raw
and you'll call and you'll call but you'll never be told
and I'll fall and I'll fall and I'll fall
and I'll fall and I'll fall and I'll fall

We are basic lies
We are basic lies

It's going to be pretty tough when you leave
You'll help to take a little part of me
To make sure you don't treat yourself mean
And I want to see all that you'll see

And we are basic lies
And we are basic lies

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Written by: LAURA BEATRICE MARLING

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Sara Vos

lyrics

He could fall and she can weep
But as holy are my feet and hard with mention
That dear they may not speak
We feel tight when there is tension
And our eyes can make us weak

And his heart was full of fire at the man he had become
And his soul seldom higher with the falsities of fun
Could embrace sweet desires and moments as they passed
But he feared it ever more, when he saw it didn't last

We walk up Holland Avenue
And watch the rich as they consume
Their product made our hearts exhume an emptiness unrivaled by
A hunger that I could control, he'd pray up to his God
That he might save their soul

The grey in this city is too much to bear
The grey in this city is too much to bear

And I believe we are meant to be seen and not to be understood

And I want to be held by those arms
I want to be held by those arms

You'll work your thumbs they are sore
And you'll work my heart till it's raw
And you'll call and you'll call but you'll never be told
And I'll fall and I'll fall and I'll fall
And I'll fall and I'll fall and I'll fall



All comments from YouTube:

Sara Vos

lyrics

He could fall and she can weep
But as holy are my feet and hard with mention
That dear they may not speak
We feel tight when there is tension
And our eyes can make us weak

And his heart was full of fire at the man he had become
And his soul seldom higher with the falsities of fun
Could embrace sweet desires and moments as they passed
But he feared it ever more, when he saw it didn't last

We walk up Holland Avenue
And watch the rich as they consume
Their product made our hearts exhume an emptiness unrivaled by
A hunger that I could control, he'd pray up to his God
That he might save their soul

The grey in this city is too much to bear
The grey in this city is too much to bear

And I believe we are meant to be seen and not to be understood

And I want to be held by those arms
I want to be held by those arms

You'll work your thumbs they are sore
And you'll work my heart till it's raw
And you'll call and you'll call but you'll never be told
And I'll fall and I'll fall and I'll fall
And I'll fall and I'll fall and I'll fall

silverskid

Some of the best lyric-driven songs in this style since Joni Mitchell's Blue. I'm also reminded of some of L. Cohen's darker earlier stuff (Songs from a Room, Songs of Love & Hate). Still, these songs are unique and sometimes stirring, and seem sincere rather than studied or derivative. Great stuff..

Jules Bevis

elegant words. ;-)

eraserheead

"And I believe you are meant to be seen but not to be understood...."

drunkballerina89

this song is just beautiful! somehow though the music reminds me of The Fountain original score. Did anyone have that feeling also?

Bird Skull

drunkballerina89 Yes! Totally, I was trying to put my finger on what movie it was reminding me of!

Forrealforever

her voice is just so beautiful..

Elena Soares

i dont know... i cant explain i just hear the music this way i know i sound weird and foolish

one H

I don'T know you, you'll always be just some random spawned girl computers might get a kick out, being happy were you are if not told otherwise, aren'T ya?! ... yeah right, cya MUM

SchrodingersPet

:D

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