"I Am All That I Need/Arroyo Seco/Thumbprint Scar" as written by and Robin Pecknold....
I am all that I need
And I'll be till I'm through
And I'm light on my feet
Good to be without you
Distant light, distant dancer
Mute at midnight she might look like the answer
But I'm all that I need

So it's true, I've gone too far to find you
And the thumbprint scar I let define you
Was a myth I made you measure up to
It was all just water, winding by you
And the basking, gnashing, foaling, feeding
And the rising, falling, melting, freezing
And the raising for destroying feeling
(All we do, this repeats)
You've got all you need on me
And now I see that it's all corroding
Soonest seething, soonest folding
But the night won't last if you just hold fast, so calm down
(I'm hardly made of steel)
Tell me, are you so concealed?
(Can't I just go to sleep?)
You're no more so blind to me

Are you alone?
I don't believe you
Are you at home, I'll come right now
I need to see you
Thin as a shim and Scottish pale
Bright white light like a bridal veil
"I don't need you"
Cut to chewed through finger nails

I was a child in the ivy then
I never knew you, you knew me
Not like you knew me
Off on the other ocean now
All is behind you, all is sea


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"I Am All That I Need/Arroyo Seco/Thumbprint Scar" as written by Robin Pecknold

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    General CommentIt's about a person who parted from another (Good to be without you) so he's happy about it but quite unsure (she might look like the answer). This makes sense for Robin's girlfriend parted from him (or the other way round) some years ago.

    But then he's longing to see her again (I need to see you) while he's urgent to pretend that he won't need her 'cause a reunion could cause some disappointment or pain. Deep in his heart he still loves her but he knows seeing her is 'forbidden'.
    Everyone of you who's partner parted from you while you were still loving that person know what's going on inside here. Veeery bad state of heart. The heart curls around & doesn't find peace.

    Finally he finds his partner has turned away definitely (Off on the other ocean now / All is behind you).

    It's a very great song with chords I immediately fell in love with. Mature lyrics. Pecknold is a master in that.
    TommyCBon November 15, 2018   Link

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