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"The Writer" is a song by English recording artist Ellie Goulding from her debut album, Lights (2010). It was released as the album's fourth and final (not including the Bright Lights re-release) single on 8 August 2010.

Background Edit

Ellie Goulding told Sky Songs that "The Writer" is "the most personal and emotional song I've written yet", adding, "It's about how you'd do anything and change absolutely everything about yourself if necessary, just to be noticed by this one person."

UK charts Edit

"The Writer" debuted at number 101 on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending 24 July 2010, entering the top 100 at number sixty-eight the following week. In its fifth week on the chart, the single peaked at number nineteen with 12,446 copies sold.

LyricsEdit

You wait for a silence
I wait for a word
Lying next to your frame
Girl unobserved
You change your position
And you're 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
Oh, you're just a body
I can smell your skin
And when we feel it
You're wearing thin

Oh, but I've got a plan
And 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
Oh, I try out a smile
And I aim it at you
Oh, you must have missed it
You always do

Oh, but I've got a plan
And why don't you be the artist?
And make me out of clay?
Oh, 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 to 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?

Music videoEdit

Ellie Goulding - The Writer03:58

Ellie Goulding - The Writer

Information

Premiere date: July 9, 2010
Director(s): Chris Cottam
Stylist(s): N/A
Choreographer: N/A
Photographer(s):

N/A

The music video for "The Writer" was directed by Chris Cottam and filmed at Happisburgh Lighthouse in Happisburgh, Norfolk in June 2010.[1][2] It was uploaded onto Goulding's official YouTube channel on 9 July 2010.[3] The video shows Goulding walking around a field and exploring Happisburgh Lighthouse. It also includes in-studio sequences of her in front of a bright screen, giving the impression that she is in front of the actual light of the lighthouse.

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