Chordproc: Laura Marling : A Creature I Don't Know

Laura Marling : A Creature I Don't Know


  1. The Muse
  2. I Was Just A Card
  3. Don't Ask Me Why
  4. Salinas
  5. The Beast
  6. Night After Night
  7. My Friends
  8. Rest In The Bed
  9. Sophia
  10. All My Rage
  11. Flicker And Fail (Bonus)

The Muse

Tuning: EGDGAD
Capo II
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God's work is plans
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I stand here with a man that talked to me so candidly
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God's work is planned I stand here with a man That talked to me so candidly More than I choose My lips at once are rouged I feel again the blues Of longing, ever longing, to be Confused He wrote me a letter Saying he would love me better Than my poor son's begetter The ruse Spoke of love like hunger He at once was younger Younger, ever younger, in my hunger For a muse Finest man that I've seen Ever since my eyes have been But his honesty did gleam me blind Keep those thoughts from sight Follow me into the night And you can call on me when you need The light You know what I need Why won't you give it me? Must I fall down at your feet and plead? Don't you be scared of me I'm nothing but the beast And I'll call on you when I need To feast



I Was Just A Card

I was just a card, caught up in the stars Looking down to Mars You know, you know I know, I know something About you that you don't want me to know Never found a solid hand till I found that man Till I found that man of mine You were looking at me, thinking "Who am I?" Never knew the sky was wide Till I took that flight Till I took that flight to him Tonight I was just a card, caught up in the stars Looking down from Mars You know, you know He knows, he knows something About me that I don't want him to know Could've sworn I had that man when he took my hand When he took my hand down near you You were looking at me, thinking "Who is she?" Didn't even see the night till I said goodbye Till I said goodbye to him Tonight



Don't Ask Me Why

Tuning: Open G
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I choose to stay far away From the ones that think Money is money to share Don't ask me why And I'll tell you no lies Sonny don't come here no more He don't drink from this well O he's done with the world And done with the girl And I don't ask him why And he tells me no lies Those of us who are lost and low I know how you feel I know it's not right but it's real But it's real I don't ask for love And I don't beg for money I'm just asking for grace and forgiveness Now honey don't ask me why And I'll tell you no lies Been looking for answers In unsavoury places On the highest of mountains And on the lowest of bases And I still don't know why I still don't know why Those of us who are lost and low We know how you feel We know it's not right but it's real But it's real I took the wind from the sea I took the blood from an arrow I took the wisdom of spring And I was thrown and blown and tossed and turned until Time found its hand and called an end Me and time we go way back when I was a child And I always knew why I knew my name I knew my road And I stayed away from heavy loads I'm still, I'm low O lord am I low Those of us who are lost and low I know how you feel I know it's not right but it's real But it's real



Salinas

I am from Salinas Where the women go forever And they never ever stop to ask why My mother was a saviour Of six foot of bad behaviour Long blonde curly hair down to her thigh O my mother O my friends Ask the angels Will I ever see heaven again? Late into the evening They would take each other screaming Lookin darkly to the back of her eyes A careless beast was bleating That the air behind was breathing That they mustn't ever look up to the sky There no answers There are found Ask the angels Am I heaven bound? Mmmm put it down to me I, who speak awkwardly Any word if it is heard is not intended to be Not for him and not for her And not for them and not for me O and that gun would turn Before the sun starts to burn Understand Mmmm when the clouds roll in And we start to pay for our sins With a gun in my hand And my son at my shoulder Believe I will run Before that boy gets older O and that gun will turn Before the sun starts to burn Understand O and that gun will turn Before the sun starts to burn Understand I am from Salinas Where the women go forever And they never ever stop to ask why My mother she's a saviour Of six foot of bad behaviour With long dark curly hair down to her thigh O my mother O My friends Ask the angels Will I ever see heaven again? Will I ever see heaven again? Will I ever see heaven again? Punish them all for they speak too much Hate the world for what it did to us Will I ever see heaven again?



The Beast

Where did our love go You will never know How did you get home You will never know Did you catch yourself in the mirror? It's a sight I understand You consider it all for a second And put it down to sleight of hand You know I've been running 'round for hours Calling my Egyptian blood to bear me flowers Calling Sophia, goddess of power Instead I got the beast And tonight he lies with me Tonight he lies with me Tonight he lies with me And here comes the beast You're okay now, I suppose You're not pulled by the rope I'm pulled by the pull on my throat I'm pulled by the rope I swing from the trees into the slope Hold my head high, just by the tip of my toes And he lies, he lies so sweet that I choke Tonight I choose the beast Tonight he lies with me Tonight he lies with me Tonight he lies with me And here come the beast Put your eyes away If you can't bear to see your old lady lay Down next to the beast Tonight he lies with me Tonight he lies with me And here come the beast Look at yourself in the mirror It's a sight I understand You consider it all for a second And put it down to sleight of hand I give you the best advice that I can I suggest that you be grateful There's no blood on my hands And assume yourself weaker than the fall of man And look out for the beast Tonight he lies with me Tonight he lies with me And here come the beast Put your eyes away If you can't bear to see your old lady lay Down next to the beast Tonight he lies with me Tonight he lies with me And here come the beast



Night After Night

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Darling, I loved you
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I long to become you
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And know what it is that you gave
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We dance the sorrow
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Forgive me tomorrow
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I pray night after night and day after day
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Would you watch my body weaken
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My mind drift away
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Dear lover forsaken, our love is taken away
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You were my speaker, my innocence-keeper
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I don't night after night, day after day
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Would you watch my body weaken
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My mind drift away
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Dear lover forgiven, my love is driven by rage
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Oh I should just leave you, instead of deceive you
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But I don't, night after night, day after day
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Would you watch my body weaken
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My mind drift away
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I count to no one, hold nobody's ear
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I showed you my hand once and you hit me in fear
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I don't stand for the devil
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I don't whisper in ears
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I stand on the mountains and call people to hear
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It's a sudden burst of light, it's a fate foretold
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It is knowing, it is knowing
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He longs for the answers, as all of us must
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He longs for the woman who will conquer his lust
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He screams in the night, I scream in the day
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We weep in the evening and lie naked and pray
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Night after night, day after day
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Night after night, day after day
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Night after night, day after day
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Would you watch my body weaken,
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My mind drift away
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It's a tempting communion
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It's a fate foretold
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It is knowing, it is knowing
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What it is that you're told
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My Friends

My friends, my dear friends And lovers, oh my lovers I leave you for them They got a hand on my back Mama has money now and Mama has friends She's making rags for some uptown hags With their money in bags And why are you so sad? Why are you always so sad? Why do I not understand? Why don't I see what it is you see? Why can't I live and just be? I'm full of guilt I am full of guilt You're very tall, you're very handsome You have it all, your skin smells like man And I, you never know how I ached You will never know how I ache Ever considered the sea? I heard you had to be strong Why not float around with me? It won't take you so long You can go where I'm at You can hang around with me And a few good men will go where they ought Where they ought not be And a few good mothers go for what they What they ought not teach And I long for a touch or reminder of us, but But it must not be And a few strong branches over water Reach for what they ought not reach I hope your mother knows where it is you have been I hope your mother knows what it is you have seen She'd be so proud



Rest In The Bed

There lies a man of my heart A fine and complete work of art Here I his woman His home and his heart And proud to be playing that part And proud to be playing that part Rest in the bed of my bones All that I want is a home And all you can do Is promise me bold That you won't let me grow dark Or cold As long as we both shall live The sirens come Feel your call as a sound as I Believe in you The first deal's the hardest I'm sure Where our shadows come to the shore Know that it's you and I till the end And all I want from life is to Hold your hand All that I have are these bones And all that I want is a home And all you can do Is promise me bold That you won't let me grow dark Or cold As long as we both shall live The sirens come They always will But the dart between my heart and his Is as good as a diamond chain Rest in the bed of my bones All that I want is a home And all you can do Is promise me bold That you won't let me grow dark Or cold As long as we both shall live



Sophia

Tuning: Open G (DGDGBD)
Capo II
Intro
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Oh I have been wondering Where I have been pondering
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Where I've be - en late-ly's no concern of yours Who's been touching my skin? Who have I been letting? Shy and tired eyed am I today
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I'm wo -o - o - o - o - u - ounded By dust
repeat both verses, same lyrics
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Sometimes I sit, sometimes I stare Sometimes they look and sometimes I don't care Rarely I weep sometimes I must
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When the bell toll, when the bell gon' chime You better call for your woman up high And when the bell tolls for your last day, You'll be getting down on your knees to pray I'm a good woman and I never did say Whatever it was that you did that day I'm not a woman to go and place blame but you said that it was coming on judgment day
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Now Sophia I'm wounded By dust
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Chorus
Oh Sophia I'm wounded By dust Now Sophia



All My Rage

Stole my children, left my son Of all of them he's the only one Who did not mean that much to me I tip my cap to the raging sea Oh cover me up, I'm pale as night With a mind so dark and skin so white Is this the devil having fun? I'd tip my cap to the raging sun Now all my rage been gone Now all my rage been gone I'd leave my rage to the sea and the sun I'd leave my rage to the sea and the sun Stole my children, left my son Of all of them he's the only one Who did not mean that much to me I tip my cap to the raging sea My daughter, she's the pretty one I married her off to the reverend's son Now she lives in a sin-free world Tip your cap to the brave old girl Now all my rage been gone Now all my rage been gone I'd leave my rage to the sea and the sun I'd leave my rage to the sea and the sun Now all my rage been gone Now all my rage been gone I'd leave my rage to the sea and the sun I'd leave my rage to the sea and the sun



Flicker And Fail (Bonus)

He took a bus to meet me In a bar in a Tuscan hill A sight I'd never seen I believe in God still But, wouldn't be able to stop me if I feel like running away Wouldn't be able to stop me if I didn't want to stay And the rain fell on the houses And the rain fell on the trees It fell its fiercest on the skulls of the willingly deceased They put money in their hearts and God where their mouth is They put money in their hearts and God Said he'd been sleeping lonely spending nights under the stars Little darling, we're all lonely we don't all show our scars This is my heart and my burden And I would never bring you down like that My heart, my burden I would never bring you down with me And the rain fell on the towers And on the (?) swaying trees And it hammered and raged on us unwillingly The believers were forewarned and they ran into the storm And watched the Earth's light flicker and fail They watched the Earth's light flicker and fail Flicker and Flicker and fail They put money in their hearts and God where their mouth is They put money in their hearts and God where their mouth is They put money in their hearts and God where their mouth is They put money in their hearts and God