Jordan Osborne reviewed Marling's song Wild Fire for Vendor, saying: "The track explores themes of identity and femininity within a fraying relationship. Marling veers from a considerate, soothing palliative to a songstress with real bite...The first listen yields a sweetly slack country vibe but when you look a little closer, the lyrics reveal an abstrusely intelligent song on female experience in relationships."

WILD FIRE

Laura Marling

**Taken from the official lyric video (above).

Chasing down a wild fire
Are you trying to make a cold liar
Out of me?
You want to get high
You overcome those desires
Before you come to me
I think your mama's kinda sad
And your papa's kinda mean
I can take that all away
You can stop playing it out on me
Me-eee, Me-eee

She keeps a pen behind her ear
Because she's got something
she really really needs to say
She puts it in a notepad
She's gonna write a book someday
Of course the only part that I want to read
Is about her time spent with me
Wouldn't you die to know how you're seen
Are you getting away with who you're trying to be?
Trying, trying, to be

Of course there's things upon the Earth
That we must really try to defend
A lonely beast
A kind heart
Something weak and on trend
I'd do it all for her for free
I need nothing back for me
There no sweeter deed may be
Than to love something enough
to want to help it get free

Is there something on your mind?
Something you need to get by?
D you cry sometimes?
Do you cry sometimes?

You always say you love me most
But I don't know I'm being seen
Maybe someday when God takes me away
I'll understand what the fuck that means
I just know your mama's kinda sad
And your papa's kinda mean
I can take it all away
You could stop playing that shit out on me
Free-eee, Free-eee

Is there something on her mind?
Something she needs to get by?
Do you cry sometimes?
Do you cry sometimes?

You always say you love me most
When I don't know I'm being seen
Well maybe some day
When God takes me away
I'll understand what the fuck that means
I just know your mama's kinda sad
I know your papa's kinda mean
I can take it all away
And you can stop playing that shit out on me
Me-eee, Me-eee

Is there something on your mind
Something you need to get by
Do you cry sometimes?
Do you cry sometimes?
I know your mama's kinda sad
I know your papa's kinda mean
I would take it all away
You can stop playing that shit out on me
Me-eee, Me-eee

This song will likely appear on Marling's next album, Semper Femina.

WILD FIRE

Laura Marling

*As sung in Lima, Peru, 20 April 2016

I can think of all the ways
You can stop playing that shit out on me
Meeeee yeah.

She keeps a pen behind her ear because she's got something
She really really needs to say
She puts it in a notepad
She's gonna write a book someday

Of course the only part that I want to read
Is about her time spent with me
Wouldn't you die to know how you seem
Are you getting away with who you're trying to be
Trying, trying to be

I know there's things upon the earth
That we must really try to defend
A lonely beat, a kind heart
Something we can can all trend
I'd do it all for her for free
I need nothing back for me
There is no sweeter deed need be
Than to love something enough to want to never get free
Freeeee yeah

Is there something on your mind?
Something you need to get by
Do you cry sometimes?
Do you cry sometimes?

She always says she loves me most
When I dont know Im being seen
Maybe someday when God takes me away
I'll understand what the fuck that means
I just know your momma's kinda sad
And your pappa's kind of mean
I can take it all the way
You can stop playing that shit out one me
Meeeee yeah

Is there something on your mind?
Something you need to get by?
Do you cry sometimes?
Do you cry sometimes?
Like my

I know your momma's kind of sad
I know your brother's kinda mean
I can take it all away
You can stop playing that shit out on me
Meeeee