Failure
Laura Marling Lyrics


He used to be a singer in a rock and roll band
He would write the songs and I'd tremble at his hand but oh la la
He lost my word to get the girl
And his songs were pathetic
And hes a failure now

He used to be the life and soul of everyone around
You'd never catch him looking up I'd never see him down
But oh la la
He couldn't raise a smile
No not for a while
And he's a failure now.

Don't cry child
You've got so much more to live for
Don't cry child
You've got something I would die for
And if it comes to the rain
Just be glad you'll smile again
Because so many don't and so many go unnamed

People push right pass me shouting their disclaims
A preacher pushes me a side and asks to wash my sins I said no la la
If he made me in his image then he's a failure too.

I used to need a couple people keep my head down
Now I need a whole lot more to keep me on the ground.
But oh la la
I gave up something and I gave it up for nothing and I'm a failure now.

Don't cry child
You've got so much more to live for
Don't cry child
You've got something I would die for
And if it comes to the rain just be glad you'll smile again
Because so many don't and so many go un named

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Written by: Laura Beatrice Marling

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

dakielster

Dear Caramel, I know your life is hard, I know that you feel as if you are alone, I know that you are under a lot of pressure in everything in your precious life, but please remember this song and everyone that cares about you. By you simply waking up everyday, you make those lives a little (or A LOT) better, please believe me.

"Don't cry child,
You've got so much left to live for,
Don't cry child,
You've got something I would die for
And if it comes to the rain,
Just be glad
You'll smile again

Because so many don't
And so many go,
Un-named"

I wish I could say something to you personally that would help, but I know you've heard everything anybody has to say and I'm a million miles away from seeing your warming smile and eyes from Colombia. No words of mine could ever express my emotions for you. 

I love you Ana.



All comments from YouTube:

carolin988

"if he made me in his image ,then he is a failure too" love it

Miki Domeny

(or im not)

Ted Marriott

I'm starting A-Levels results day with this song.

ShellyWine

If this song makes me feel better about something that makes me feel like a failure, does it mean that this song is just very good or that my problem is just very minor?

CatnipandBones

@CentralNewButterfly It means she's touched your heart with her words and I'm sure that she would be so happy just knowing that she had helped one person feel better. I know that's how I would feel. We don't need to be a well known singer to do that...sometimes, it's just a kind word or a smile at a bus top that can do the same. Problems are usually survivable...we get past them and when we reflect on them years later, they may seem small but, we know they felt all encompassing when we were in the middle of them.

Tripicality

"Don't cry child, you've got so much more to live for, don't cry child, you've got something I would die for" - those lyrics are getting me through the night right now :)

Giwrgos pas

man made god in his image.

zhwan

6 March 2020, I love this song 💜

leftaign

If He made me in His image, then He's a failure too.

QueenOfAmber

I love her in her depressing poetic beauty :)

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