I must admit that I wasn’t a big Laura Marling fan until I read that the album this song is off of (of the same name) was Ryan Adams' influence for writing Ashes & Fire. The best part is (for you Mumford & Sons fans) that Marling was dating lead man Marcus at the time of this recording, so you can hear him singing back up vocals. Amaze.
“You see that? turn your head, see that? see? That’s real gold, that’s real ass gold. Oh, oh! See now look at that speck, see that? see? See?! Just because I’m trying to find a few nuggets in the hills you think I’m crazy. I actually think I threw away a rock filled with gold. But I know where it is, it’s near this wall, I just have to find it.”—Jordan Grace, prospector, and recent gold miner
Ever listen to a song for the first time, and as soon as it’s over you have to hear it again, and then you succumb to the ‘repeat 1’ option for the next hour or so? Well, I do. And this is one of those times.
those days when I would sit around with you oh there’s nothing like it and even when my heart was black and blue oh there’s nothing like it and everything before and after you oh doesn’t matter
“…If you really knew you were a sinner saved by grace, if you really, really, really were humbled before God, you would not be treating people like that. So He is really saying if your heart is with God you’ll care about the poor. Not just if you don’t care about the poor you’re breaking the rules - though you are - it’s [that] there’s something wrong with your relationship.”—Tim Keller - watch this here: http://vimeo.com/27305489 (this quote is from about 10 minutes in)