According to the I Speak Because I Can Songfacts, in this song Marling gazes back into Greek mythology as she steps into the skin of Penelope patiently awaiting the return of her husband Odysseus from his travels.
laura-chanelling liz frazer-like delicate anger in her voice;beautiful..
My husband left me last night
Left me a poor and lonely wife
I cooked the meals and he got the life
And now I'm just out for the rest of my time