Ellie Goulding - The Writer Lyrics

Ellie Goulding Lights cover art
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You wait for a silence
I wait for a word
Lie next to your frame
Girl unobserved
You change your position
And you are changing me
Casting these shadows
Where they shouldn't be

We're interrupted by the heat of the sun
Trying to prevent what's already begun
You're just a body
I can smell your skin
And when I feel it, you're wearing thin

But I've got a plan
Why don't you be the artist, and make me out of clay?
Why don't you be the writer and decide the words I say?
'Cause I'd rather pretend
I'll still be there at the end
Only it's too hard to ask, won't you try to help me

Sat on your sofa, it's all broken springs
This isn't the place for those violin strings
I try out a smile and I aim it at you
You must have missed it
You always do

But I've got a plan
Why don't you be the artist, and make me out of clay?
Why don't you be the writer and decide the words I say?
'Cause I'd rather pretend
I'll still be there at the end
Only it's too hard to ask, won't you try to help me

You wait, I wait, casting shadows, interrupted
You wait, I wait, casting shadows, interrupted
You wait, I wait, casting shadows, interrupted
You wait, I wait, casting shadows

Why don't you be the artist, and make me out of clay?
Why don't you be the writer and decide the words I say?
'Cause I'd rather pretend
I'll still be there at the end
Only it's too hard to ask, won't you try to help me

Why don't you be the artist, and make me out of clay?
Why don't you be the writer and decide the words I say?
'Cause I'd rather pretend
I'll still be there at the end
Only it's too hard to ask, won't you try to help me
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Guns and Horses
  • 2 Starry Eyed
  • 3 This Love (Will Be Your Downfall)
  • 4 Under the Sheets
  • 5 The Writer
  • 6 Every Time You Go
  • 7 Wish I Stayed
  • 8 Your Biggest Mistake
  • 9 I'll Hold My Breath
  • 10 Salt Skin


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Ellie Goulding, John Latimer
    album: Track 5 in album Lights
    release date: 2010-3-1
    popularity : 66 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Indie Pop/Synth-pop/Europop/Electro
    length: 4:12
    producer: Starsmith
    drums: Joe Clegg
    vocal: Ellie Goulding
    mixer: Mark 'Spike' Stent
    engineer: Julian Kindred
    bass: Starsmith
    keyboard: Starsmith
    acoustic guitar: Ellie Goulding
    drums programming: Starsmith
    strings: Stevie Black
    writer: Jonny Lattimer, Ellie Goulding
    Album Information
    label: Polydor
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 602527327990
    script: Latin