I Speak Because I Can (4:15)

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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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  • SrJohnnyCat

    I like the melodies of this song. I like everything about this song, to be honest.

    1 Apr 2014 Reply
  • puismourir

    I used to be so kind.

    14 Feb 2014 Reply
  • killingtime65

    That video and the way she stares at the camera...

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • nicolasbj

    epic ending

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • DonkeyHotai

    Ok, so try this little experiment: load up amazon.com'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!

    6 Dec 2012 Reply
  • DonkeyHotai

    No wonder it sort of sounds like a female version of Mumford & Sons - it has Marcus doing the backup. Now it makes sense.

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • saoirse14

    Probably one of my favourite songs. Ever. [2]

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • xxcristalena

    she writes what my heart cannot.

    25 Aug 2012 Reply
  • k-rolina92

    i love Marcus' backing vocals in this :) [2] i think this is the best song she has. What a talented woman

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • deannadappen

    Laura is one of the greatest singer-songwriters today. The depth of her talent continues to amaze and enthrall me. Love her.

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • KuriousBanana

    Her voice sounds nothing like Regina Spektor.

    17 Jan 2012 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Good song.

    15 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Mrclarkson92

    maybe her best song in my opinion

    11 Sep 2011 Reply
  • rewwr

    i love Marcus' backing vocals in this :)

    30 Aug 2011 Reply
  • SunlitMUSE

    oh, love.

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • SmokeStakLight

    Great ending for an amazing album.

    27 Feb 2011 Reply
  • TweeLittleThing

    She sounds naff all like Regina Spektor. I love them both, but that's just plain wrong.

    26 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Ender018

    This song is beautiful. And like Alex said, it sounds nothing like Regina Spektor. They are both incredible artists with their own voice and style.

    4 Feb 2011 Reply
  • elopewithmemiss

    I love this song! So powerful

    12 Jan 2011 Reply
  • alexisinspace

    by regina, do you mean regina spektor? this sounds nothing like regina spektor.

    12 Jan 2011 Reply
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