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Nick Drake – Place To Be lyrics

[Verse 1]
When I was young, younger than before
I never saw the truth hanging from the door
And now I'm older, see it face to face
And now I'm older, gotta get up, clean the place

[Verse 2]
And I was green, greener than the hill
Where flowers grew and the sun shone still
Now I'm darker than the deepest sea
Just hand me down, give me a place to be

[Verse 3]
And I was strong, strong in the sun
I thought I'd see when day was done
Now I'm weaker than the palest blue
Oh so weak in this need for you



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    Elias Montakis
    Nick Drake spent the whole of his ill-fated life trying to achieve recognition throughout his music. Sadly, he was never able to fulfil that dream of his.
    A place to be is a song about that!
    When I was younger, younger than before = He had a carefree soul without any bad feelings about life.
    I never saw the truth hanging from the door = The troubles he faced when he grew older, didn´t exist in that idyllic period.
    Now I´m older gotta get up clean the place.= As an adult now, I need to face my problems.
    And I was green, greener than the hill = I was fresh and young.
    Wher the flowers grew and the sun shone still = Everything was beautiful and bright!
    Now I´m darker than the deepest sea. = These days I´m hopelessly down.
    Just hand me down, give me a place to be.= I´ll accept anything and any spot to live.
    And I was strong, stronger in the sun= I had my full existence ahead of me.
    I thought I´d see when day is done= Everything was going right.
    Now I´m weaker than the palest blue= I am no longer a blissful creature.
    Oh, so week in this need of you = I´m so fragile and hungry for love.
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