My Sauntering habit led the other day to Laura Marling, songwriter and singer. I wanted to see if someone raised with songs of an older generation would be open to songs of today’s. She’s a good test. Try taking it. It will tell you something about you.
First read the lines from her song “New Romantic,” and then watch a video of her performing it:
I know I said I loved you but I'm thinking I was wrong,
I'm the first to admit that I'm still pretty young,
and I never meant to hurt you when I wrote you ten love songs.
but a guy that I could never get 'cause his girlfriend was pretty fit
and everyone who knew her loves her so.
and I made you leave her for me and now I'm feeling pretty mean,
but my mind has fucked me over more times than any man could ever know.
Maybe I should give up, give in,
give up trying to be thin,
give up and turn into my mother,
god knows I love her.
and I'm sorry to which ever man should meet my sorry state,
watch my steady lonesome gait and beware.
I would never love a man 'cause love and pain go hand in hand
and I can't do it again.
So we stayed up late one night to try and get our problems right,
but I couldn't get into his head just what was going through my mind,
and I think he knew where I was going
he put Ryan Adams on
I think he thinks it makes me weak
it only ever makes me strong.
I've got this friend who sounds just like him,
he's the man I'd leave you for, the man that I just adore like you.
The same man, he turns to me he said "I've got to tell you how I feel,
if god could make the perfect girl for me it would be you"
my god told me not tell about how much do you love your fella.
I don't know more everyday
not in this new romantic way.
For a video of Laura Marling singing “New Romantic,” click here.
For a brief biography of Laura Marling, click here. For images of or relating to Laura Marling, click here.