Laura Laurent

Album: Lifted (2002)
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  • Lead singer Conor Oberst wrote this song about his girlfriend Laura, who had depression. Conor also suffered from depression and he was always scared that he would bring her down (as is clear in the song "Lua," which is also about Laura). Conor was in love with Laura but their relationship wasn't good for each other and they tended to bring each other down because of their depression. >>
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    Sophie - Melbourne, Australia
  • The line, "Your thoughts always lay close to mine, we were both skipping supper" could refer to their eating disorders.

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  • Normal_manLaura Laurent is absolutely not dead.
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