"Salinas" as written by and Laura Beatrice Marling....
I am from Salinas where the women go forever
And they never ever to stop to ask why
My mother was a saviour of six foot of bad behaviour
With long, blond curly hair down to her thigh

Oh my mother
Oh my friends
Ask the angels "Will I ever see heaven again?"

Late into the evening, they would take each other screaming
Looking darkly to the back of her eye

The careless beast was bleating that the air behind was breathing
That they musn't ever look up to the sky

There are no answers
There are found
Ask the angels, "Am I heaven-bound?"
"Oh am I heaven-bound?"

Put it down to me
I, who speak awkwardly
Any word, if it is heard, is not intended to be
Not for them, not for her
Not for him, and not for me

Oh and that gun would turn before the sun starts to burn, understand

When the clouds roll in, we start paying for our sins
With a gun in my hand and my sun at my shoulder
Believe I will run before that boy gets older

Oh and that gun would turn before the sun starts to burn, understand
Oh and that gun would turn before the sun starts to burn, understand

I am from Salinas where the women go forever
And they never ever stop to ask why
My mother, she's a saviour of six foot of bad behaviour
With long, blond curly hair down to her thigh

Oh my mother
Oh my friends
Ask the angels, "Will I ever see heaven again?"
"Will I ever see even again?"
"Will I ever see even again?"

Punish them all, for they speak too much
Hate the world for what it did to us

Will I ever see heaven again?


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"Salinas" as written by Laura Beatrice Marling

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  • +2
    Link(s)"In “Salinas,” inspired by reading about John Steinbeck, Ms. Marling invents a mother who’s 'the savior/Of six feet of bad behavior.'"

    nytimes.com/2011/09/04/arts/music/…
    williamherberton July 05, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionPut it down to me
    I, who speak awkwardly
    Any word, if it is heard, is not intended to be
    Not for them, not for her
    Not for him, and not for me
    Oh and that gun would turn before the sun starts to burn, understand

    Absolutely love that section. I'm having a hard time understanding what this song is about, any ideas?
    dinulippattion September 01, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI am from Salinas where the women go forever
    And they never ever to stop to ask why
    My mother was a saviour of six foot of bad behaviour
    With long, blond curly hair down to her thigh

    Oh my mother
    Oh my friends
    Ask the angels "Will I ever see heaven again?"

    Late into the evening, they would take each other screaming
    Looking darkly to the back of her eye

    The careless beast was bleating that the air behind was breathing
    That they musn't ever look up to the sky

    There are no answers
    There are found
    Ask the angels, "Am I heaven-bound?"

    Put it down to me
    I, who speak awkwardly
    Any word, if it is heard, is not intended to be
    Not for him, not for her
    Not for them, and not for me

    Oh and that gun will turn before the sun starts to burn, understand

    When the clouds roll in, we start paying for our sins
    With a gun in my hand and my sun at my shoulder
    Believe I will run before that boy gets older

    Oh and that gun will turn before the sun starts to burn, understand
    Oh and that gun will turn before the sun starts to burn, understand

    I am from Salinas where the women go forever
    And they never ever stop to ask why
    My mother, she's a saviour of six foot of bad behaviour
    With long, blond curly hair down to her thigh

    Oh my mother
    Oh my friends
    Ask the angels, “Will I ever see heaven again?”
    “Will I ever see heaven again?”
    “Will I ever see heaven again?”

    Punish them all, for they speak too much
    Hate the world for what it did to us

    Will I ever see heaven again?
    RoyDeSmeton September 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a hauntingly beautiful song...definitely inspired by East of Eden, but it's a different take on it which i love.
    belledejouron February 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe Of Mice and Men is set in Salinas?
    dgas1992on September 03, 2012   Link

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