Lover’s Eyes ~ Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons are an English folk rock band. The band is made up of Marcus Mumford (vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, accordion), “Country” Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, dobro), and Ted Dwane (vocals, string bass). Although the band members have claims on certain instruments, the members switch instruments during live shows according to convenience, for they each play a variety of instruments. The band formed in late 2007, rising out of London’s folk scene with other artists such as Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn, Jay Jay Pistolet and Noah and the Whale.

The band has often supported Laura Marling at concerts, while their association with Noah and the Whale can be traced back to St Paul’s School, Barnes and King’s College School, Wimbledon. Mumford and Lovett attended King’s College School alongside Noah and the Whale bassist Matt Owens, while Marshall attended St Paul’s School along with Charlie Fink, lead singer of Noah and the Whale.

Lover’s Eyes

From Mumford & Sons recent album, Babel.

Well, love was kind for a time
and now it just stays and it makes me blind
This mirror holds my eyes too bright
but I can’t see the others in my life

Were we too young, our heads too strong
to bear the weight of this lovers’ eyes
‘Cause I feel numb beneath your tongue,
beneath the currents of these lovers’ eyes

But do not ask the price I paid
I must live with my quiet rage
Tame the ghosts in my head
that run wild and wish me dead
Should you shake my ash to the wind
Lord, forget all of my sins
Well, let me die where I lie
beneath the curse of my lovers’ eyes

‘Cause there’s no drink or drug I’ve tried
to rend the curse of these lovers’ eyes
And I feel numb beneath your tongue
your strength just makes me feel less strong

But do not ask the prince I paid
I must live with my quiet rage
Tame the ghosts in my head
that run wild and wish me dead
Should you shake my ash to the wind
Lord, forget all of my sins
Well, let me die where I lie
beneath the curse of my lovers’ eyes

I walk slow, I walk slow
take my hand, help me on my way
And I walk slow, I walk slow
take my hand, help me on my way

And I walk slow, I walk slow
take my hand, help me on my way
And I walk slow, I walk slow
take my hand, help me on my way

  • Audio from the 2012 album, Babel:
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