I Never Learnt to Share

Album: James Blake (2011)
  • This song has just one line repeated over and over: "My brother and my sister don't speak to me but I don't blame them." Blake explained the lyric to Q magazine: "Well, I'm an only child. You could psychologically pick that apart but it was an in-joke. I didn't resent being an only child, but I saw that other people had brothers and sisters and I always felt slightly sorry for myself that I didn't learn to socialize, (but) there's a contentment with your own company."
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