"Lentil" as written by and Sia/dixon Furler....
You were waiting for me, adore me, you saw me
As I wish the whole world could
You would never hurt me, desert me or work me
For all the things you thought you could
You would lick the tears from my eyes when I cry
How I missed you when I was gone
Hurt me so to leave you deceive you I needed you
I believed in you.

So I never meant to let you down
Awake with a stake in my eye
I never meant to let you down
I'm trying not to fall apart

All I have are pictures and stitches and riches
But money could never buy what you give
Though my heart is achin' and breakin' I'm takin'
Most of what you send my way
I want just to hold you, unfold you, I told
I am coming back for you
I know we will be okay everyday
The sun shines a little brighter

So I never meant to let you down
Awake with a stake in my eye
I never meant to let you down
I'm trying not to fall apart
I never meant to let you down
Awake with a stake in my eye
I never meant to let you down
I'm trying not to fall apart
I'm trying not to fall apart

When in the night we'll set a light
I'm wishing with all of my mind
Oh no, I never meant to let you down
Never meant to let you down
I'm trying not to fall apart
I never let you down
I never meant to let you down
I'm trying not to fall apart.


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"Lentil" as written by Sia Furler

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  • +2
    General CommentIsn't this supposed to be about her dog?
    missmeon July 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdog she adopted and had to leave in Australia becuase she couldnt take it to london :'( so heartbreaking :'( x
    BambiOnTheBrinkon March 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd I guess her dog's name is Lentil? Cute. This whole song is when you look at it from that perspective. ^.^
    mister care-too-muchon October 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDude, she blew it. She decieved him and left him for money. Now she's just left with: riches - what she left him for, pictures - memories of him or them, and stitches - her wounds inflicted by the choice she made. The line, "I'm makin' the most of what you send my way" sounds like a reference to alimony. She seems pretty sure that he'll take her back and thinks will go back to great. It almost never works that way, and I wonder if Sia intended it to be the hope she feels right before she's about to be crushed. Or maybe that's just me being pessimistic
    vickykim9on May 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe song was written by Sia Furler and Samuel Dixon, not by "Sia/dixon Furler"
    don29002on September 16, 2014   Link
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    General Comment"Did that title confuse you? [Laughs] It was a dog called Lentil, that was the first dog I ever fostered and I couldn’t take him with me back to London because he didn’t have the right rabies shots and it was in Australia. I had to go back to London to work and I had to leave him in Australia and I felt so bad because I loved him so much. I found him a really good home and he’s so happy now. I see him every summer. He’s a good boy." - Sia, about Lentil
    keegan1020on November 18, 2016   Link

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