Music Monday: “What He Wrote” by Laura Marling

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “What He Wrote”
Artist: Laura Marling
Album: I Speak Because I Can (2011)

Lyrics taken from genius.com

Forgive me, Hera, I cannot stay
He cut out my tongue
There is nothing to say

Love me, oh Lord
He threw me away
He laughed at my sins
In his arms I must stay

He wrote
I am broke
Please send for me
But I am broken too
And spoken for
Do not tempt me

Her skin is white
And I’m light as the sun
So holy light shines on the things you have done
So I asked him how he became this man
How did he learn to hold fruit in his hands?
And where is the lamb that gave you your name?
He had to leave though I begged him to stay

Left me alone when I needed the light
Fell to my knees and I wept for my life
If he had’ve stayed you might had understood
If he had’ve stayed you never would have taken my hand

He wrote
Oh love, please send for me
But I am broken too
And spoken for
Do not tempt me

And where is the lamb that gave you your name?
He had to leave though I begged him to stay

Begged him to stay in my cold wooden grip
Begged him to stay by the light of this ship
Me fighting him, fighting like fighting dawn
And the waves came and stole him and took him to war

He wrote
I’m broke
Please send for me
But I’m broken too
And spoke for
Do not tempt me

Forgive me, here, I cannot stay
Cut out my tongue
There is nothing to save
Love me, oh Lord, he threw me away
He laughed at my sins
In his arms I must stay

We write
That’s alright
I miss his smell
We speak when spoken to
And that suits us well

That suits us well
That suits me well

“What He Wrote”, by singer/songwriter Laura Marling, is a song that truly broke my heart the first time I heard it. Detailing woven relationships, infidelity, and the wants of the heart, her lyrics swell along with her voice as this tragic tale is told. Marling’s unique voice soothes while maintaining an undercurrent of tension. This song is haunting in all the best ways, digging itself a spot in the listener’s consciousness and planting the seed of its melodies better than any radio ear-worm.

If you enjoyed this song, please feel free to check out the artist’s social media accounts below!

Band Links:
Website
Twitter
YouTube
Facebook

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