I find it hard to believe I haven’t already posted this song to wish you all a Happy Sunday, so I was going to go back and make sure I hadn’t… but then I decided not to look. I just love this song so much I thought it was worth a second post.
I’ve been waiting for a new Mumford & Sons album for at least two years, and it finally came out this week. So far, I think this is my favorite song. Something about the “let me die where I lie” line reminds me of that age-old protestant prayer that I had to say as child bed.
“Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, and if I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.” It’s sort of fitting, as Marcus Mumford is apparently a preacher’s kid.
This is very Simon & Garfunkel-esque.
By the time you see this, I’ll already have enjoyed these fellas at the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Portland, ME…along with my best friend who I haven’t seen in way too long. And it’s entirely possible that I have either succeeded in convincing them all to sing me to sleep every night…or that I’ve been arrested.