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Mumford & Sons – White Blank Page lyrics

Can you lie next to her
And give her your heart, your heart

As well as your body
And can you lie next to her
And confess your love, your love
As well as your folly

And can you kneel before the king
And say I'm clean, I'm clean

But tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with all my heart
Oh tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with all my heart

A white blank page and a swelling rage, rage
You did not think when you sent me to the grave, the grave
You desired my attention but denied my affections, my affections


Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life
Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life

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    Matthew Petrucci
    Many people have discussed that this song is about sexual lust and desire as well as religious insecurity. I however, think it's neither of those. The singer is saying these things that have very much to do with those things, but the overall idea has to do with an inner self-conflict. The singer is struggling with being a good person. He comes from somewhat of a religious background so he doesn't want to commit sins against "the King" or God. He's trying to find where the line between wrong and right lies. He's basically shouting at himself for his own problems. This is by far the best Mumford song, by the way.
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    This song is a song about anger and hurt. This person has a rage of emotions that their mind is like a white blank page. They are overwhelemed with so much rage because someone that they have loved has left them for someone else. The loved one only liked the attention of being loved but didn't want the committment. The writer's mind is blown away at how after all the time that they have put into this person they would leave them for someone that they barely know. This person easily gave their heart away to this girl they barely knew and shares their folly. This person is completely unaware of how they hurt the one who loved them and claims to be clean, in other words innocent. That is why the hook to this song is called white blank page. This writer is speechless. The second verse mentions swelling rage. That writer is speechless and overwhelmed by so much emotion that it has become a swelling rage. They are contemplating everything that has happened in this situation. The chorus mentions regret and confusion. The writer is thinking where did I go wrong? The last two lines of the song is lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life. I believe that last line is a prayer to God. The writer is asking God for clarity.
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