Goodbye England
Laura Marling Lyrics


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.

And a friend of mine says it's good to hear you believe in love even if set in fear
Well I'll hold you there brother and set you straight
I wont 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 an epic letter to you,
But it's 22 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.

Feel like running
Feel like running,
Running off.
And 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.

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Written by: LAURA BEATRICE MARLING

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

zan zan

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 my nose
And I'll never love England more than when covered in snow

But a friend of mine says it 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 only believe true 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'll 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 crap out of my room
Trying desperately to figure out what it is that makes me blue
And I wrote an epic letter to you
And it's 22 pages front and back but 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 now
It's too hard
I'm on my own
It's too hard

Feel like running
Feel like running
Running off

And we will keep you
We will keep you, little one
Safe from harm
Like an extra arm, you are a part of us

You were so smart then
In your jacket and coat
My softest red scarf was warming your throat
Winter will leave us
Left the end of my nose
Well goodbye old England until next years snow



All comments from YouTube:

zan zan

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 my nose
And I'll never love England more than when covered in snow

But a friend of mine says it 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 only believe true 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'll 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 crap out of my room
Trying desperately to figure out what it is that makes me blue
And I wrote an epic letter to you
And it's 22 pages front and back but 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 now
It's too hard
I'm on my own
It's too hard

Feel like running
Feel like running
Running off

And we will keep you
We will keep you, little one
Safe from harm
Like an extra arm, you are a part of us

You were so smart then
In your jacket and coat
My softest red scarf was warming your throat
Winter will leave us
Left the end of my nose
Well goodbye old England until next years snow

mwstriker98

I know that this song is not about this, but whenever I hear it I think of my Grandad who told me once that during the war he would dream of England at Christmas time. He died two years ago and now whenever I hear this song I think of him.

Tiarne Pollock

This song makes me want to move back to England...

Jim Clerici

Been away 4.5 years. I know what you mean

Romy Igoe

Still puts a lump in my throat after all these years.

rhiannon jones

Them ones where you WISH you had written the song yourself. 

Abbey O'Neill

how can pain be so beautiful?...

David Ellis

As a Brit living overseas this gets me in the feels every time. 💙

Tom Smith

I try and sing along to this, but I always start crying during the first refrain of "I never love England more than when covered in snow"

elle scott

my friend was singing this as we walked home in the snow, so i had to look it up :')

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