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Bat For Lashes
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Natasha Khan feat. TOY
Producer(s) Dan Carey
Released 1 July 2013
Length 4:41

"The Bride" is a originally song by Iranian singer Amir Rassaei covered by Natasha Khan and TOY.[1] It was released via Dan Carey's own label, Speedy Wunderground.

Background[]

Khan and TOY recording the track

Originally titled "Aroos Khanom",[2] it's "a song about a woman who gets banished to the desert when her husband dies, because she’s useless to society."[3]

"It's an Iranian song about a woman who is banished to the desert because her husband doesn't turn up to the wedding, and how broken and cast aside by society she is because she's not a married woman."[4]

Contrary to popular belief, this song didn't inspire Bat For Lashes's fourth album, titled The Bride.

Lyrics[]

Now my heart is sitting in my chest
With no one to confide in
Now my heart is sitting in my chest
With no one to confined in

What does a bush in the desert
Even know about the strain?
What does a bush in the desert
Even know about the strain?

In its loneliness
It will sing a song
In its loneliness
It will sing a song
In its loneliness
It will sing a song
In its loneliness

Anyone who came near me tried
Somehow to deceive me

God only knows that I am the Sun
Only colours of autumn will prevail
Only colours of autumn will prevail

Hey children don’t throw stones to this broken hearted
Hey children don’t throw stones to this broken heart
Hey children don’t throw stones to this broken
Hey children don’t throw stones to this broken heart

Now my heart is beating in my chest
With no one to confide in
Now my heart is beating in my chest
With no one to confide in
Now my heart is beating in my chest
With no one to confide in
Now my heart
Now my heart
Now my heart...

(... beating in my chest
... no one to confide in
My heart is beating in my chest
With no one to confide in)

Anyone who came near me tried
Somehow to deceive me
Anyone who came near me tried
Somehow to deceive me
Anyone who came near me tried
Somehow to deceive me
Anyone who came near me tried
Somehow to deceive me
Anyone who came near me tried
Somehow to deceive me
Anyone who came near me tried
Somehow to deceive me
Anyone who came near me tried
Somehow to deceive me

References[]

  1. "Listen: Bat For Lashes' Natasha Khan and TOY: "The Bride"". 10 June 2013. Pitchfork.
  2. Listen the original here.
  3. Nash, Ed (21 June 2016). "INTERVIEW: Bat For Lashes on the art of storytelling". Line of the Best Fit.
  4. Potts, Dianca (2016). "Music Monday: An Interview with Bat For Lashes". Lenny Letter.