"White Blank Page" as written by Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford, Edward James Milton Dwane, Benjamin Walter David Lovett and Winston Aubrey Aladar Marshall....
Can you lie next to her
And give her your heart, your heart
As well as your body
And can you lie next to her
And confess your love, your love
As well as your folly
And can you kneel before the king
And say I'm clean, I'm clean

[Chorus]
Tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with my whole heart
Oh tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with my whole heart

A white blank page and a swelling rage, rage
You did not think when you sent me to the brink, to the brink
You desired my attention but denied my affections, my affections

[Chorus]

Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life
Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life


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"White Blank Page" as written by Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford, Edward James Milton Dwane, Benjamin Walter David Lovett, Winston Aubrey Aladar Marshall

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  • +13
    General CommentI think the first verse the singer addressing a guy that is in a relationship with a girl that he is in love with and he is basically saying that he would love her more and treat her better than the boyfriend does. The boyfriend propbaly cheats on her hence "And can you kneel before the king And say I'm clean, I'm clean" which is a reference to god.

    The girlfriend confides in him about how he treats her and/ or flirts with him so he thinks that she feels the same about him. He eventually comes on to her and she rejects him and and she denies that she ever gave him any signals, and basically blames him and makes him feel bad about coming on to her while she is in a relationship. Hence

    "You desired my attention but denied my affections, my affections"

    Not exactly sure what "Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole lie" means. i think it might mean that he wants her to be honest with him, and possibly herself, and not lead him on or make her mind up what she wants, because he still has a thing for her evan though she seems like an evil bitch!!
    and
    "But tell me now, where was my fault In loving you with all my heart"

    And the line "A white blank page and a swelling rage, rage" is either the singer wanting tp write her a letter about how he feels or this song bassically explaining how he feels.
    liamo1981on October 08, 2009   Link
  • +9
    General CommentIn my opinion I completely disagree with the other comments, it seems to me that the song has religious contexts - can you kneel before the king and say "I'm clean".

    It seems like a Christian is having a hard time with the whole no sex before marriage thing, the other comments make sense if the king line wasn't in the song.

    Just an idea.
    Stephen_Bradleyon February 20, 2009   Link
  • +8
    My InterpretationPersonally, I think the song is about a man falling in love with his straight best friend who is also male. I think "Can you lie next to her And give her your heart, your heart As well as your body" refers to the friend and the friend's girlfriend. The man believes or hopes the friend loves him more than his girlfriend. He sings "And can you lie next to her And confess your love" because he thinks the friend doesn't love his girlfriend.
    The man loves his friend: "But tell me now, where was my fault In loving you with my whole heart"
    but the the friend just wants to stay friends: "You desired my attention but denied my affections, my affections"

    Well, that's how i listen to it anyway. I think all interpretations are valid. Oh and i love mumford & sons :) hooked on them at the moment.
    silverraincoaton February 25, 2010   Link
  • +6
    General Commenti think he says
    You did not think when you sent me to the BRINK, the BRINK
    faithinthethiefon October 20, 2009   Link
  • +4
    Lyric CorrectionCan you lie next to her
    And give her your heart, your heart
    As well as your body
    And can you lie next to her
    And confess your love, your love
    As well as your folly
    And can you kneel before the king
    And say I'm clean, I'm clean

    Chorus:
    But tell me now, where was my fault
    In loving you with my whole heart
    Oh tell me now, where was my fault
    In loving you with my whole heart

    A white blank page and a swelling rage, rage
    You did not think when you sent me to the brink, the brink
    You desired my attention but denied my affections, my affections

    Chorus

    Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life
    Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life
    VonDarkmooron March 20, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI adore this song!

    I'm sure what it's about but I could venture a guess. I thought that perhaps it was of a person who was willing to dedicate him/her self to a person that they loved but the latter did not share the same intentions. Maybe the other person only wanted a short-term relationship and hence broke the 'singer's' (or the persona in the song) heart.

    I don't know, but I that's what I thought, not much depth but hey. The song is fantastic.
    xapril_saddlexon October 05, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Comment"Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole liFe"
    binnieon December 04, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think the meaning of the song is pretty clear, but it's made more complex by the way the song seems to be written for a woman to sing. Obviously though, Mr Mumford does a great job with it.

    This is the song you would write when you realise the other person in a relationship doesn't actually care about you that much, and is moving on to someone they will take seriously.

    "But tell me now, where was my fault
    In loving you with all my heart"

    Perfectly sums up the feelings of humiliation and confusion you experience when this happens to you. I say "when" not "if", since I think this particular experience happens to everyone sooner or later!

    But in a way it's a very optimistic song. Although the singer has been cheated and left, they have retained their integrity.
    I particularly like the line "Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole lie;"
    (actually, I think that's meant to be "life") because it's saying that you were the one with noble intentions and feelings. It's saying you would commit your all for an honest lover.
    crawledoutoftheseaon January 06, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think the singer in this was overly affectionate or moving things too quickly for the other person and so she broke him off ("Where was my fault in loving you with my whole heart"). Now she's with someone else and this is who is addressed in the first verse.

    I might just think that though because something similar had just happenned to me the first time I heard this song. Several Mumford and Sons lyrics are creepily reflective of the goings on in my own life.
    Nobody-specialon October 12, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's "In loving you with my whole heart"
    Nivon December 16, 2009   Link

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