Marling had this to say about this song:

"This one's a series of unanswered questions, but there are no answers to them because it's just a kind of fascination with human behaviour, which should be rational and logical but it's so often not. For me it's more about the things you can't rationalize. And I suppose love and desire are the two biggest catalysts for that kind of behaviour."

PRAY FOR ME

Laura Marling

Where does my lover lie
I don't know I just lie
Pray, pray for me

But where he runs
I run in tow
And where you're from
I long to know

How does a child know
Where mother's weakness goes
And where, and where the trouble grows
Well you will speak
And it shall be so
And what you say
Will be all I know

There was a time of weeks
I thought dogs barked at me
And I, and I had lost my mind
And the devil had put
His mark on me
And called his branches "shake your trees"

That wasn't me for my trying
That's the devil and his lying
Trying to make me lose my mind
So pray for me

So you got my letter late
From where I permanently etched my name
Right, right into your song
I cannot love, I won't be alone
I will not love
I want to be alone

That's not love for its trying
That is God and his lying
Trying to make me when
I'm trying to be good
So pray for me

And where you run
I run in tow
And where you're from
I long to know
And you shall speak
And it shall be so
I cannot love
I want to be alone

Pray for me



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