Laura Marling playing Failure at her show at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston 6/15/12.
I still cant get over that she played this song. I just can’t. Honestly, I thought I’d never hear Laura play Failure live. I had accepted it because it was such an old song of hers and she rarely played it. But I think I hoped in the back of my mind that she would.
Whenever she said she was going to play a very old song that she wrote when she was quite young, I couldn’t believe it. I just had a huge mental “Ohmygodohmygod Failure.”
So Laura starts playing Failure and I’m dead. The “Oh my god…” in the video captures it perfectly. I was tearing up and very close to serious tears, and mentally sobbing and hyperventilating. I was crossing my legs and they were basically in a death grip on each other because I was so excited. When the song ended I had this huge sharp pain in one of them. But who cares, Laura played Failure. My life is complete.
“So, I feel fourteen when I play this song, and I look fourteen anyway.”