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“Weep for yourself, my man
you’ll never be what is in your heart
weep, little lion man
you’re not as brave as you were at the start
rate yourself and rake yourself
take all the courage you have left
and waste it on fixing all the problems
that you made in your own head

But it was not your fault but mine
and it was your heart on the line
I really fucked it up this time
didn’t I, my dear?
Didn’t I, my…

Tremble for yourself, my man
you know that you have seen this all before
tremble, little lion man
you’ll never settle any of your scores
your grace is wasted in your face
your boldness stands alone among the wreck
now learn from your mother or else
spend your days biting your own neck

But it was not your fault but mine
and it was your heart on the line
I really fucked it up this time
didn’t I, my dear?

But it was not your fault but mine
and it was your heart on the line
I really fucked it up this time
didn’t I, my dear?
Didn’t I, my dear?



But it was not your fault but mine
and it was your heart on the line
I really fucked it up this time
didn’t I, my dear?

But it was not your fault but mine
and it was your heart on the line
I really fucked it up this time
didn’t I, my dear?
Didn’t I, my dear?”.

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Mumford & Sons, Little lion man – 4:06
(Mumford & Sons)
Album: Sigh No More (2009)
Singolo: “Little lion man / To darkness” (2009)

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Citazioni.

Little Lion Man is the debut single by English folk rock band Mumford & Sons. It was released as the lead single from their debut studio album, Sigh No More, on 11 August 2009 in the United Kingdom. The song had a positive commercial performance, charting in several countries and peaking within the top twenty in Australia, Belgium (Flanders), Ireland, and New Zealand. Frontman Marcus Mumford has said about the song: “It’s a very personal story, so I won’t elaborate upon too much. Suffice to say, it was a situation in my life I wasn’t very happy with or proud of… and sometimes when you can’t describe a feeling with your own words, it’s almost easier to express in a song. And then, when you get asked about the songs, it’s quite difficult to explain. It’s a conundrum – you don’t want to seem self-indulgent explaining yourself; it’s always awkward. Which is weird again, because it’s never awkward actually singing them. I suppose the song should stand on its own and people draw their own interpretation from the words. But for me, personally, it’s the lyrics that I listen to again and again in a song. I place specific importance on them. I can’t write lyrics unless I really feel them and mean them, which can sometimes be quite frustrating – because if you’re not feeling much at the time, you’re stuck. I guess the sound of it grabs you a little bit by the balls – it’s quite an aggressive song, a bit more of a punch in the face. Or at least, for our stuff, anyway – a lot of our stuff isn’t quite as hard-hitting as that. It felt like the right song to be the single because it represented the harder, darker side of what we do, and at the same time, the more folksy and punchy side”.
Little Lion Man” debuted on the UK Singles Chart on 20 September 2009 at number 72. The following week the single climbed eleven places to number 61. On 4 October 2009, the single climbed to number 47, before climbing into the Top 40 at a peak of number 24 on its fourth week in the chart. The single fell ten places to number 34 before falling to number 47 on 25 October 2009, meaning it only spent two weeks within the Top 40. The song found its biggest success in Australia, debuting at number 23 in October before eventually reaching a peak of number 3 in February 2010. In the US, “Little Lion Man” entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated 28 August 2010, when it debuted at No. 98. It has since reached No. 61 but has re-entered at No. 45 after a performance at the Grammys. It has sold 2,336,000 digital copies there as of April 2013. The single was ranked first in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2009, an annual music poll run by Australian national radio station Triple J and described as the largest in the world. The song was nominated for Best Rock Song for the 53rd Grammy Awards. In October 2011, NME placed it at number 43 on its list “150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years”.

(Wikipedia, voce Little Lion Man)

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