Listen to Alas I Cannot Swim song with lyrics from Laura Marling

Alas I Cannot Swim

Laura Marling12 Mar 2009

Alas I Cannot Swim Lyrics

Theres a house across the river

But alas i cannot swim

And a garden of such beauty

That the flowers seem to grin

Theres a house across the river

But alas i cannot swim

I'll live my life regretting

That i never jumped in

 

Theres a boy across the river

With short black curly hair

He wants to be my lover

And i want to be his peer

Theres a boy across the river

But alas i cannot swim

And i never will get to

Put my arms around him

 

Theres a life across the river

That was ment for me

 

Instead i live my life

In constant misery

 

Theres a life across the river

But i do not see

Why i should please those

Who will never be pleased

 

There is gold across the river

But i dont want none

There is gold across the river

But i dont want none

Gold is fleeting

Gold is fickle gold is fun

Gold is fleeting

Gold is fickle gold is fun

 

There is gold across the river

But i dont want none

I would rather be dry

Then held up by a golden gun

Saying

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Saying

Work more

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Have more fun

Saying

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Earn more

Live more

Have more fun

 

Theres a life across the river

That was ment for me

Instead i live my life

In constant misery

 

Theres a life across the river

But i do not see

Why i should please those

Who will never be pleased

There is gold across the river

But i dont want none

There is gold across the river

But i dont want none

Gold is fleeting

Gold is fickle gold is fun

 

Gold is fleeting

Gold is fickle gold is fun

 

There is gold across the river

But i dont want none

I would rather be dry

Then held up by a golden gun

Saying

Work more

Earn more

Live more

Have more fun

Saying

Work more

Earn more

Live more

Have more fun

Saying

Work more

Earn more

Live more

 

Have more fun