"Goodbye England (Covered in Snow)" as written by and Laura Beatrice Marling....
You were so smart then
In your jacket and coat.
My softest red scarf was warming your throat.
Winter was on us,
At the end of my nose,
But I never love England more than when covered in snow.

And a friend of mine says it's good to hear you believe in love even if set in fear
Well I'll hold you there brother and set you straight
I wont make believe that love is frail and willing to break.

I will come back here,
Bring me back when I'm old.
I want to lay here forever in the cold.
I might be cold but I'm just skin and bones
And I never love England more than when covered in snow.

I wrote my name in your book,
Only god knows why,
And I bet you that he cracked a smile,
And I'm clearing all the stuff out of my room,
Trying desperately to figure out what it is that makes me blue,
And I wrote an epic letter to you,
But it's 22 pages front and back and it's too good to be used
And I tried to be a girl who likes to be used
I'm too good for that.
There's a mind under this hat,
And I called them all and told them I've got to move.

Feel like running
Feel like running,
Running off.
And we will keep you
We will keep you little one,
Safe from harm,
Like an extra arm you are part of us.

You were so smart then
In your jacket and coat
And my softest red scarf was warming your throat.
Winter will leave us,
Left the end of my nose,
So goodbye old England 'till next years snow.


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"Goodbye England" as written by Laura Beatrice Marling

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  • +2
    General Commentloveeeeeeeeeeee this
    comedancingon December 19, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningAt a recent concert of hers, Laura explained the meaning behind this song. She and her dad went for a walk up a hill near her hometown when she was 7 or 8, where the view was beautiful and her dad asked that one day, before he died, would she take him back up that hill, so he could remember how beautiful the world is.

    Which I thought was a beautiful thing that she and her father shared, even when she was homesick for England (another reason why she said she wrote this song).
    Zuzuhion April 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correction"I wont make believe that love is frail and willing to break"
    i hear: "i only believe true love is frail and willing to break"
    blunteon March 29, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI think it's and I'm clearing all the crap out of my room
    Antichristvonon August 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentisn't it

    "I wrote AN EPIC letter to you"
    jaysophineon January 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah it sounds like 'epic' to me too
    comedancingon January 21, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"and I wrote an epic letter to you
    but it's 22 pages front and back and it's too good to be used
    and I tried to be a girl who likes to be used
    I'm too good for that.
    There's a mind under this hat"

    Love those lines! Cannot wait for the new album.
    missmeon February 06, 2010   Link

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