Laura Marling | Darkness Descends
(This song enters my blood stream and leaves me euphoric. Aural drugs.)
You’re holding bits of styrofoam | With your face painted on to your friends, | You listen to them whine and moan | About everything you can’t understand.
Can I just say I don’t fear the light, | But darkness descends once more into my life.
And suddenly we’re all alone in silence, | So I take a step away. | I look up to the falling snow | As it makes its home upon my face. | Well I wouldn’t want to ruin something I couldn’t save, | The gap will keep us safe, | The gap will keep us safe.
Step away, get me when I’m down.
And suddenly I’m five years old | And I’m just so cold I want to cry. | I haul up on my gentlemen, | Who have always been there in hard times. | They’re just not like that man of mine, | Who visit me from time to time.
My love, I treasure you.
I hear that summer’s coming back | So I stretch out my back and travel a long, | The winter though it darkens me | It is pure and clean and all I want. | I’ll apologize to the ones I love,
For leaving them when the sun comes up.
Too bright for me, darkness descends.
Oh well I’m not well again, | And once more darkness it descends. | The ground is falling under me, | And I can’t find the means to leave.
Convinced that I am going mad, | Oh I bury my head into his hands | So sure that I’m loosing faith, | Oh I clear a space in his fathers land.
You deal with God far too young, | Before you know it your life has run away.