Laura

Album: The Haunted Man (2012)
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  • You say that they've all left you behind
    Your heart broke when the party died
    Drape your arms around me and softly say
    Can we dance upon the tables again?

    When your smile is so wide and your heels are so high
    You can't cry
    Get your glad rags on and let's sing along
    To that lonely song

    You're the train that crashed my heart
    You're the glitter in the dark, oh, Laura
    You're more than a superstar
    And in this horror show
    I've got to tell you so, oh, Laura
    You're more than a superstar

    You say that you're stuck in a pale blue dream
    And your tears feel hot on my bed sheets
    Drape your arms around me and softly say
    Can we dance upon the tables again?

    Your smile is so wide and your heels are so high,
    You can't cry
    Put your glad rags on and let's sing along
    To that lonely song

    You're the train that crashed my heart
    You're the glitter in the dark, oh, Laura
    You're more than a superstar
    You'll be famous for longer than them
    Your name is tattooed on every boy's skin, oh, Laura
    You're more than a superstar

    You're the train that crashed my heart
    You're the glitter in the dark, oh, Laura
    You're more than a superstar
    And in this old horror show
    I've got to let you know, oh, Laura
    You're more than a superstar
    You're more than a superstar, read more at Writer/s: Justin Parker, Natasha Khan
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 1

  • Jo from VtBreaking: The Answer to the Question "Is the Bat for Lashes Song 'Laura' About Laura Palmer?"
    POSTED BY COURTNEY FERGUSON ON WED, APR 17, 2013 AT 3:44 PM
    Back in July, I wondered if the Bat for Lashes song "Laura" was about Laura Palmer. See. Well, last week I spoke with Bat for Lashes mastermind Natasha Khan as she was prepping for the first show of her tour. It was a short interview, but this was on the top of my list of interview questions:

    IS "LAURA" ABOUT LAURA PALMER?! I MUST KNOW!

    Well, here's the answer, straight from the Bat's mouth:

    "I guess the story's in the lyrics. It was written about a close friend of mine, my experience I had with that person at a party and the aftermath of the party. But really I think that's my own personal story that I don't really want people to think about too much when they hear the song, because I think it's the type of song that people take into their own hearts. It seems to affect people and they have their own story or their own Laura or their own memories of being like Laura. I think there's a universal theme about vulnerability, escapism, and the way human beings try to be dazzling and fabulous and beautiful even when they're really hurting on the inside. We all understand that. Sometimes we want to drink and dance on the tables and escape that feeling. It's saying sometimes the real person and their vulnerability is really beautiful, and it doesn't have to be sparkly and perfect."

    BUT IS IT ABOUT LAURA PALMER, NATASHA? YOUR VIDEO HAS RED CURTAINS AND AN AUTOPSY-LOOKING TABLE AND LAURA PALMER WAS ALSO STUCK IN A PALE-BLUE DREAM (KINDA).

    "People have said that [it reminds them of Laura Palmer]. I loved Twin Peaks when I was younger. It was on TV and I was so scared and freaked out by it, but I was really compelled to keep watching."

    Well, I guess the answer is no, it's not about Laura Palmer. But she is a fan. Hmm, unless maybe Natasha's real name is Donna Hayward and that friend she was talking about was.
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