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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..

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  • Avatar for kate8771
    This speaks to me because it can. One of my favorites!
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  • Avatar for SrJohnnyCat
    I like the melodies of this song. I like everything about this song, to be honest.
  • Avatar for puismourir
    I used to be so kind.
  • Avatar for killingtime65
    That video and the way she stares at the camera...
  • Avatar for nicolasbj
    epic ending
  • Avatar for DonkeyHotai
    Ok, so try this little experiment: load up's MP3 Downloads in two browser sessions. Get to Regina Spektor in one and Laura Marling in the other. The first song for Regina (for me, anyway) was My Dear Acquaintance. Laura's was Sophia. Click the preview button on one of them, then quickly do so for the second. Listen to the two voices side-by-side. First of all, it is kind of amazing that the song snippets do not clash with each other in fact it was hard for me to remember which song was being sung by which gal. Second, there are similarities to their voices - they have similar pitches for example. Laura's dialectic accent is differentiable from Regina's, understandable since one is from England and the other born in Russia. But, at the end of the day, I agree with "sucky" James Blunt down there - these two could be confused for each other. Whew, glad I got that off my chest!
  • Avatar for DonkeyHotai
    No wonder it sort of sounds like a female version of Mumford & Sons - it has Marcus doing the backup. Now it makes sense.
  • Avatar for saoirse14
    Probably one of my favourite songs. Ever. [2]
  • Avatar for xxcristalena
    she writes what my heart cannot.

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