Set to an elegantly finger-picked guitar line that evokes the loveliest ancient British folk melodies, 'Fortune' is inspired by Marling’s own mother keeping a 'running away fund' when she was younger, which she spins into a breathtakingly pretty story song."
---- Steven Hyden - UPROXX

FORTUNE

Laura Marling

You took out that money that your momma had saved
She told me she kept it for running away
O my, fortunes can change

You've picked up some tricks that you learnt on your way
For fear you'd be lonely if you never change
O my, you lost your faith

We landed on rocks and that's partly to blame
We wandered the landscape in this unbearable pain
O my, your fortune can change

At least we agree that we've wasted our time
We'll give up the hope that we'll meet down the line
Better off measured in coffee than wine

I think on it fondly now the truth can be told
Some love is ancient and it lives on in your soul
A fortune that never grows old

You spent all that money that your momma had saved
Told me she kept it for running away
Never quite found the right way to say
I'm sorry, my darling, my mind it has been changed
Release me from this unbearable pain

And so ends a story I had hoped to change
I had to release us from this unbearable pain
And promise we won't come here again