Monday, December 20, 2010

Why You Must Listen to Mumford & Sons #7

 Reason #7: Little Lion Man



As their first radio release, Little Lion Man is the song that fueled the bands explosion here in the States. After hearing it on 94.7 over 9 months ago, I immediately looked it up online, and got the album within the week. It has since become my least favorite song on the album, which is not to say by any means that I don't like it.

Within the context of the album up to this point, Little Lion Man is one of the more straight-forward songs.

It's a song about self-regret and guilt. He has been living by lies, failing to be the man he was made to be, and in the wake of this destruction he has hurt someone close to him.

Weep for yourself, my man,
You'll never be what is in your heart
Weep Little Lion Man,
You're not as brave as you were at the start
Rate yourself and rake yourself,
Take all the courage you have left
Wasted on fixing all the problems
That you made in your own head

But it was not your fault but mine
And it was your heart on the line
I really F'd it up this time
Didn't I, my dear?
Didn't I, my...

Tremble for yourself, my man,
You know that you have seen this all before
Tremble Little Lion Man,
You'll never settle any of your scores
Your grace is wasted in your face,
Your boldness stands alone among the wreck
Now learn from your mother or else spend your days Biting your own neck

But it was not your fault but mine
And it was your heart on the line
I really F'd it up this time
Didn't I, my dear? (x2)

Didn't I, my dear?

Ahhhhh......

But it was not your fault but mine
And it was your heart on the line
I really F'd it up this time
Didn't I, my dear? (x2)

Didn't I, my dear?

Be sure to check out the other reasons you must listen to Mumford and Sons:

Reason #1: Sigh No More
Reason #2: The Cave
Reason #3: Winter Winds
Reason #4: Roll Away Your Stone
Reason #5: White Blank Page
Reason #6: I Gave You All
Reason #7: Little Lion Man
Reason #8: Timshel

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