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Mumford & Sons: Lover of the Light Meaning


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Lover of the Light Lyrics

In the middle of the night, I may watch you go
There'll be no value in the strength of walls that I have grown
There'll be no comfort in the shade of the shadows thrown
But I'd be yours if you'd be mine

Stretch out my life and pick the...


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    Jul 25th, 7:01pm report

    I think it's Marcus Mumford and Carey Mulligan's love story. They were childhood pen pals who reunited in 2011. After a rather brief courtship, they got engaged and then married in 2012 (after a slightly longer engagement).

    "Stretch out my life, and tear the seams out" could be a reference to what happens when a kid is threatening to outgrow a favorite article of clothing that they don't want to part ways with yet, so their mother takes the hem down until she can't anymore. "Watch me stumble over and over" could also be a reference to puberty, when children go through many growth spurts and are clumsy because their bodies grow faster than their brains can keep up. The repeated line "I'll be yours if you'll be mine" means that he wanted to be with her from the start.

    The lines "I will be your goal to have and to hold" could be seen as a marriage proposal since the latter is a part of a marriage vow. I'm imagining the instrumental as those moments that Marcus had probably been waiting for from the beginning- their courtship, popping the question, and their wedding day.


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    Mar 4th, 2013 3:27am report

    This song is so beautiful I cannot help but associate it with my my strong belief in Jesus Christ. While not all the words make that connection there are many verse's that absolutely make that connection. "I'll be yours if you'll be mine" Lover of the Light -

    I am the Way, the Truth and the Light


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    Jan 22nd, 2013 1:08am report

    Upon first seeing it i had the feeling that his wife had died in the night, they knew it was coming and he built his walls and tried to disconnect from that pain, even if it meant not living anymore. No matter what loss we experience, our primal urge is to survive, he is struggling to survive for her.

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