I was born to love no one
No one to love me
Only the wind in the long green grass
The frost in a broken tree.

I was made to love magic
All its wonder to know
But you all lost that magic
Many many years ago.

I was born to use my eyes
Dream with the sun and the skies
To float away in a lifelong song
In the mist where melody flies.

I was made to love magic...

I was born to sail away
Into a land of forever
Not to be tied to an old stone grave
In your land of never.

I was made to love magic...


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    General CommentYeah I was suprised when no one commented on this either. It's a really beautiful and sad song.

    I think it's about a very lonley isolated depressed guy, much like Nick Drake, who seems to think he'll spend the rest of his life living in isolation. Hence,

    "I was born to love no one
    No one to love me"

    And his only companion in life is the beauty he finds in simple things, much like mParanoia pointed out.

    "No one to love me
    Only the wind in the long green grass
    The frost in a broken tree."

    This first stanza is very beautiful, and has a extremely endearing quality to it. I feel that there are many people who feel lost in the world and alone and find solace and comfort in simple beautiful things, perhaps painting or writing music like Nick Drake did. This is at least how I relate to it. I feel like somewhat of a loner myself and my solace is playing guitar, and sometimes I myself feel like there was no one made to love me and that I was born only to love the magic of playing to oneself in isolation.

    "I was made to love magic
    All its wonder to know
    But you all lost that magic
    Many many years ago."

    I think Nick Drake feels that this "magic" is something we experience very intensly during youth, but we slowly loose sight of it when we get older. And perhaps the only ones who carry it with them throughout their life drive themselves into isolation.

    Very sad, very endearing, and very beautiful song. I might just learn this one on guitar.
    davevazquezon October 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeriously? No one?

    Well. Personally I think the song is about how Nick Drake believes that everyone in the world takes the beauty of the simpler things for granted, and how he tries to see it in ordinary things.
    mParanoiaon April 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery good description! I love the message of the song, that we have lost touch with the "magic" in the world.
    earthfriendon October 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is magic.
    crookedbrainon November 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was relating to that first stanza in the same way, taking time to relax and enjoy the little things. THe second stanza is my favorite because I love music, and I'm a beginner, but I'm teaching myself piano, drums, acoustic and electric guitar, and bass guitar when my friend who gave me the electric brings that in to work. Then I just have to buy an amp.
    ScarletSecretson May 14, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThe feeling of inadequecy towards another and the acceptance of his circumstances. Born with a different purpose and seeing beyond.
    devilsbrainon July 03, 2010   Link

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