Original version of song, recorded in Utrecht 23 September 2013.

STRANGE

by Laura Marling

(formerly "The Simple Life")

I know you love your children
I know you love your wife
I know you set yourself up
to live the simple life

You get it all and you realise
you haven't opened up those eyes
Since you were young
and it's so bright
It hurts it hurts

And as you try to take it all in
and realise you can't begin again
You wonder how you keep movin'

I can offer you so little help
But just accept the hands you've been dealt
And do your best to be a good man

Do you know how
hard that is?
Do you know how
strange I love you?

You love me and I know that
I can't let a precious thing go
I don't love you
like you love me
And I'm pretty sure you should know

I try to put meaning to all things
and as I try to take you in
I don't want to be alone
But then you fall in love with me
and your love becomes my responsibility
And I can never do you wrong

Do you know how
strange I love you?
Do you know how
hard that is?

No I do not believe
we were born equally
Wanna know what I see?
Those who do good will be
treated accordingly