"The title is sort of an homage to a chap that I met whilst I was staying in a town called Manchester, which is a really sweet little town. It's right on the border of Oregon and California. I was sitting in a bar there one night, and a lovely old gentle hippie came up to speak to me, and we sat together for a while. He was telling me about his life, what he does, and where he's been, and I was telling him what I was doing, and what had happened to me, and where I was going, and what I wanted to do. And he kept bookending everything with, 'It's a short movie.'"
---- Marling to NPR 12 April 2015

SHORT MOVIE

Laura Marling

(thanks to Leah K. for corrections)
Note: There seems to be some dispute as to whether
Marling will or won't try to take it slow.

I am paying for my mistake
That's okay
I don't mind a little pain
It's a short fucking movie, man
I know
I won't try and take it slow
Bottle water call a draught
Come on, what's that about?
Keep me sick to make me well
Come on, what the hell

I got up in the world today
And I wondered who it was I could save
Who do you think you are?
Just a girl
Who can play guitar
I think I could get away with
Saying only half what I say
No, I can't give you up
Oh no, I'm not gonna stop
But they know
But they'll never know why
They know
But they'll never know why

I don't know what you're afraid of
No, I don't mind
Oh no, I don't mind
If I fall in love to the sound of birds
On the wing
And kiss, I'm laughing
They know
But they'll never know why
They know
But they'll never know why
They know that I loved you
But they don't know why
They know that I loved you
But they'll never know why
Kicking off, it's kicking off

Now it's short fucking movie, man
It's a short fucking movie, man
It's a short fucking movie, man
It's a short fucking movie, man
I know
I won't try and take it slow
I know
I won't try to take it slow