"Night After Night" as written by and Laura Beatrice Marling....
My darling, I loved you
I long to become you
And know what it is that you gave

We dance the sorrow
Forgive me tomorrow
And I pray night after night and day after day
Would you watch my body weaken
And my mind drift away?

Dear lover forsaken, our love is taken away

You were my speaker, my innocence-keeper
I don't night after night, day after day
Would you watch my body weaken,
My mind drift away?

Dear lover forgiven, my love is driven by rage

Oh I should just leave you, instead I've deceived you
But I don't
Night after night, day after day
Would you watch my body weaken and mind drift away?

I count no one, hold nobody's ear
I sold you my hand once and you hit me in fear
I don't stand for the devil
I don't whisper in ears
I stand on the mountains and call people to hear

Sudden bursts of light, it's a fate foretold
It is knowing, it is knowing

He longs for the answers, as all of us must
He longs for the woman who will conquer his lust
He screams in the night, I scream in the day
He weeps in the evening and lies naked and prays

Night after night, day after day
Night after night, day after day
Would you watch my body weaken and my mind drift away?

It's a tempting communion
It's a fate foretold
It is knowing, it is knowing
What it is that you're told


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"Night After Night" as written by Laura Beatrice Marling

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    My InterpretationThere's a point in this song that sounds like she's talking about a past lover whose religious beliefs differed from hers. "I don't stand for the devil / I don't whisper in ears / I stand on the mountains and call people to hear..." It sounds like she's talking about being accused of preaching evil (atheism), but she insists that she's just speaking her mind and letting people listen if they wish to. (The mountains may represent the pedestal she has by being a renowned songwriter and having so many people who will listen to her.) "He longs for the answers, as all of us must / He longs for the woman who will conquer his lust / He screams in the night, I scream in the day / He weeps in the evening and lies naked and prays..." I know that Laura usually writes through characters, but this part leads me to wonder if she's writing about Marcus. A lot of M&S songs seem to have to do with Marcus's philosophical questions, and lot of their recent ones imply that he may have been unfaithful to her and how guilty and shameful he feels. That's what makes me wonder if those lines about him. Hate to be the person who reads into her personal life.
    teawilsonon June 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionDarling, I loved you
    I long to become you
    And know what it is that you gave

    We dance the sorrow
    Forgive me tomorrow
    And I pray night after night, day after day
    Would you watch my body weaken
    My mind drift away?

    Dear lover forsaken, our love is taken away

    You were my speaker, my innocence-keeper
    I don't night after night, day after day
    Would you watch my body weaken,
    My mind drift away?

    Dear lover forgiven, my love is driven by rage

    Oh I should just leave you, instead I've deceived you
    But I don't
    Night after night, day after day
    Would you watch my body weaken and mind drift away?

    I count to no one, hold nobody's ear
    I sold you my hand once and you hit me in fear
    I don't stand for the devil
    I don't whisper in ears
    I stand on the mountains and call people to hear

    It's a sudden burst of light, it's a fate foretold
    It is knowing, it is knowing

    He longs for the answers, as all of us must
    He longs for the woman who will conquer his lust
    He screams in the night, I scream in the day
    We weep in the evening and lie naked and pray

    Night after night, day after day
    Night after night, day after day
    Night after night, day after day
    Would you watch my body weaken and my mind drift away?

    It's a tempting communion
    It's a fate foretold
    It is knowing, it is knowing
    What it is that you're told
    RoyDeSmeton September 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgeneral comment: how in teh world is this song getting like, 2 comments????

    oh ya, no shit, this is the deepest and most poised song ever by lm,.
    lyrillon November 09, 2012   Link

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