"Pray For Me" as written by and Laura Beatrice Marling....
Where does my lover lie
I don't love, I just lie
So pray, pray for me

And where you run
I run in tow
And where you're from
I long to know

How does a child know
Where mother's weakness goes
And where, and where the trouble grows

Well you will speak
And it shall be so
And what you say
Will be all I know

There was a time of weeks
I thought dogs barked at me
And I, and I had lost my mind

And the devil had put
His mark on me
And calls his branches
Shake your trees

That's not me from a-trying
That's the devil and his lying
Trying to make me lose my mind
So pray, oh pray for me

So you got my letter late
From when I permanently etched my name
Right, right into your soul

I cannot love
I want to be alone
I will not love
I want to be alone

That's not me from a-trying
That's the devil and his lying
Trying to make me when I'm trying to be good
So pray, pray for me

But where he runs
I run in tow
And where you're from
I long to know

And you will speak
And it shall be so
I cannot love
I want to be alone

Pray, pray for me


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"Pray For Me" as written by Laura Beatrice Marling

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    General CommentI saw a short interview on YouTube where she said the songs of A Creature gave answers that she had found and this song was about unanswered questions and that people were supposed to be rational, but there are things like love and desire that are not and this song is about that.
    slowhearton January 08, 2012   Link
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    General CommentOne of her very best songs so far, much less affected than some of the stuff on A Creature I Don't Know. I hope she keeps going in this direction for the 4th album
    ScottishFictionon October 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this is one of her best songs yet. This, along with the other fourth album songs we've heard so far, show that she just keeps getting better. It's heartbreaking, true and beautiful.
    flibberdyjibberon August 20, 2012   Link
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    My Interpretation'Where does my lover lie?
    I don't love, I just lie
    Pray, pray for me
    And where you run, I run in tow
    And where you're from, I long to know'

    After so many times of thinking that a person is the one and after so many times the idea of true love failing, she just wants to know who is that one person in the end. She thought that she was in love before, but could just be lying to herself. She'll do whatever the other person does because he is the one, but then again, she doesn't know who this person is yet, and she longs to know who he is and where he is.

    'How does a child know
    Where mother's weakness goes
    And where, and where the trouble goes?
    Well you will speak and it shall be so
    And what you say will be all I know'

    She talks about growing up and learning about the hardship her mother had to go through as a woman and a mother little by little as she evolves into a woman herself. And in the end she knows that she's going to end up like her mother, and she'll always be looking up to her mother when it comes to becoming a woman.
    ldnenigmason January 04, 2014   Link

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