Laura Marling Lyrics

Overview / Lyrics (see all) / Photos / Videos / News

print correct

What He Wrote Lyrics

from I Speak Because I Can

"What He Wrote" is track #4 on the album I Speak Because I Can. It was written by Laura Beatrice Marling.
"What He Wrote" is track #4 on the album I Speak Because I Can. It was written by Laura Beatrice Marling.

(No other information is available for this lyric - would you like to add something today?)
show more
Edit | show less
Help
What chart rank did the song debut? What is the song about? Has it won any awards?, etc.
Cancel Submit
Thank You
Your introduction will appear once it has been deemed awesome by our team of wizards.

Submit Corrections Cancel

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'm broke
Please, send for me
But I'm 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 that he learned 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 of stayed, you might understand
If he had of stayed, you never would've taken my hand

He wrote, I'm alone
Please, send for me
But I'm 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 light, fighting dawn
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 spoken for
Do not tempt me

Forgive me, Hera, I cannot stay
He cut out my tongue, there is nothing to say
Love me or not, 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
That suits us well, that suits us well
That suits me well

Songwriters
LAURA BEATRICE MARLING

Published by
Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Listen to Laura Marling Radio on Last.fm, Radio.com or Jango

Poll

Vote Now
Next Poll