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The Family Jewels album artwork
Released February 15, 2010
Length 3:28
Label 679, Atlantic
Format Digital download, CD (with album)
Producer Pascal Gabriel, Liam Howe
Marina and the Diamonds chronology
The Family Jewels (UK edition) track listing
"Rootless" is track number 11.
Previous track
"Oh No!"
Next track
"Numb"
The Family Jewels (US iTunes deluxe edition) track listing
"Rootless" is track number 14.
Previous track
"Numb"
Next track
"I Am Not A Robot (Flex'd Rework) (Passion Pit Remix)"

"Rootless" is a song by Marina and the Diamonds on her first studio album, The Family Jewels.

LyricsEdit

I'm a cloud drifting by
Dripping tears from the sky
I'm a snail without a shell
Leper with a golden bell
I've got nowhere to go
I'm a stray cat on the roam
Choking on the chicken bone
For a home sweet, no sweet home

For a root, for a leaf
For a branch, for a tree
For something, somebody
That reminded them of me

Running with my roots pulled up
Caught me cold so they could cut
What there was left of love
I'm rootless, I'm rootless

Work your fingers to the bone
Building castles out of snow
I'm a nomad walking on
Humming to the same old song
Lower case society
Tied to no community
A kingdom without a king
With no sense of belonging

For a root, for a leaf
For a branch, for a tree
For something, somebody
That reminded them of me

Running with my roots pulled up
Caught me cold so they could cut
What there was left of love
I'm rootless, I'm rootless

Running with my roots pulled up
So they could cut me free of love

Running with my roots pulled up
Caught me cold so they could cut
What there was left of love
I'm rootless, I'm rootless
Dragging my roots through the snow
No home sweet and no sweet home
I've got nowhere to go
I'm rootless, I'm rootless

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