ALPHA SHALLOWS

LAURA MARLING


He could fall and shake and weep
By his holy are my feet and heart with mention
The dear that may not speak
We fell tight when there is tension and our eyes can make us weak

And his heart was full of fire at the man he had become
And his soul was seldom higher with the falsities of fun
Could embrace sweet desires, in moments as they pass
But he feared ever more. He saw it didn't last.

We walk up Holland avenue
and watch the rich as they consume
That product made our hearts exude
an emptiness unrivalled by
The hunger that I could control
He'd pray up to his God that he might save their souls

But the grey in this city is too much to bear
The grey in this city is too much to bear
And I believe we are meant to be seen and not to be understood

And I want to be held by those arms
I want to be held by those arms

You'll work your thumbs till they're sore
And you'll work my heart untill it's raw
and you'll call and you'll call but you'll never be told
and I'll fall and I'll fall and I'll fall
and I'll fall and I'll fall and I'll fall

We are basic light
We are basic light

It's going to be hard when you leave
You'll help to take a little part of me
To make sure you don't treat yourself mean
And I want to see all that you'll see

And we are basic light
And we are basic light