Mumford and Sons

I’m extremely attracted to music that involves banjos. I can’t help myself… it’s like the way I feel about brushes on a snare drum, I love the sound.

The thing is that I’m also a lyrics person as well… I need both, good music and strong lyrics and if I compromise (don’t hate me all of my musician friends) it’s on the side of lyrics usually.

Fortunately there’s no need for compromise with Mumford and Sons. You get both great music and great lyrics!

Today I’m posting the lyrics to one of Mumford and Sons songs called Roll Away Your Stone. This was the first song itunes played for me this morning and I found it particularly relevant considering the state I woke up in. Enjoy… then go to itunes for the album (Sigh No More).

Roll Away Your Stone

Roll away your stone I will roll away mine
Together we can see what we will find
Don’t leave me alone at this time
For I’m afraid of what I will discover inside

You told me that I would find a home
Within the fragile substance of my soul
And I have filled this void with things unreal
And all the while my character it steals

Darkness is a harsh term don’t you think
Yet it dominates the things I see

It seems that all my bridges have been burned
But you say ‘That’s exactly how this grace thing works’
It’s not the long walk home that will change this heart
But the welcome I receive with a re-start

Darkness is a harsh term don’t you think
And yet it dominates the things I see (x2)

Stars hide your fires
For these here are my desires
And I won’t give them up to you this time around
And so I will be found
With my stake stuck in this ground
Marking the territory of this newly impassioned soul (x2)

And you, you’ve gone too far this time
You have neither reason nor rhyme
With which to take this soul that is so rightfully mine