"Ditmas" as written by Edward James Milton Dwane, Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford, Benjamin Walter David Lovett and Winston Aubrey Aladar Marshall....
And in time
As one reminds the other of past
A life lived much too fast to hold onto
How am I losing you?

A broken house
Another dry month waiting for the rain
And I had been resisting this decay
I thought you'd do the same

But this is all I ever was
And this is all you came across those years ago
Now you go too far
Don't tell me that I've changed because that's not the truth
And now I'm losing you

Fragile sound
The world outside just watches as we crawl
Crawl towards a life of fragile lines
And wasted time

And so I cry
As I hold you for the last time in this life
This life I tried so hard to give to you
What would you have me do?

But this is all I ever was
And this is all you came across those years ago
Now you go too far
Don't tell me that I've changed because that's not the truth
And now I'm losing you

Where I used to end was where you start
You were the only one
And now I see your eyes move too fast
You were the only one

Careful hands
And wandering without that much to say
Your words are empty as the bed we made
Is there another way?
Oh love, is there another way?

But this is all I ever was
And this is all you came across those years ago
Now you go too far
Don't tell me that I've changed because that's not the truth
And now I'm losing you

And now I'm losing you


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"Ditmas" as written by Edward James Milton Dwane Benjamin Walter David Lovett

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    General CommentThe time between "Babel" and "Wilder Minds" was a time of changes for Mumford and Sons, both musically and personally. On the musical front, they hit it big with "Babel", and earned them the coveted "Album of the Year" award at the Grammys. They also played Lollapalooza, the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, and had their "Gentlemen of the Road Stopover" Tour. They then went a different direction with their latest album, "Wilder Minds", to mixed reviews from critics and fans alike.

    There were many changes on the personal front as well. Marcus got married in 2012, and he and his wife Carey Mulligan are now expecting their first child, and Ben is now engaged. The song basically says that whilst a lot of things about them changed, they're still the same M&S we all know and love.
    jenniferfoon August 04, 2015   Link
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    QuestionI would like to know more about the Ditmas video. I know it's about a Cossack horse whisperer, but why this video with this particular song? And I'd just to know more about the video itself. Anyone know?

    PS: love the song and the beautiful video!
    NeuroGeekon June 03, 2016   Link

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