BLACKBERRY STONE

LAURA MARLING

Well I, own this field
And I wrote this sky
And I have no reason, to reason with you

I'd be sad that I never held your hand as you were lowered,
but I understand that I'd never let go
I'd be sad that I never held your hand as you were lowered,
but I'd understand the world does what it does

And you never did learn to let the little things go
And you never did learn to let me be
And you never did learn to let little people grow
And you never did learn to see

But I'll whisper that I love this man, now and for forever
to your soul as it floats out of the window
To the world that you turned your back on,
To the world that never really let you be.

And I am lower now, and lower still,
And you did always say that one day I would suffer.
You did always say that people get their pay.
You did always say that I was going places,
And that you wouldn't have it any other way.

But I couldn't turn my back on a world,
for what I lack wouldn't let me
But I couldn't turn my back on a world
for what I like I need it
And I shouldn't turn my back
on a sweet smelling Blackberry stone