Florence and the Machine

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Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father;
Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers.
Leave all your love and your longing behind,
You can't carry it with you if you want to survive.
~ Dog Days Are Over
Cause I like to keep my issues drawn,
But it's always darkest before the dawn.

Shake it out, shake it out.
Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa.
~ Shake It Out

Florence and the Machine (stylised as Florence + the Machine) are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of vocalist Florence Welch, keyboardist Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other musicians.

Song lyrics[edit]

Lungs (2009)[edit]

  • Happiness hit her, like a train on a track,
    Coming towards her, stuck still no turning back.
    She hid around corners and she hid under beds.
    She killed it with kisses and from it she fled.
    With every bubble she sank with a drink
    And washed it away down the kitchen sink.

    The dog days are over,
    The dog days are done.
    The horses are coming,
    So you better run.
    Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father;
    Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers.
    Leave all your love and your longing behind,
    You can't carry it with you if you want to survive.

  • This is a gift, it comes with a price.
    Who is the lamb and who is the knife?
    Midas is king and he holds me so tight,
    And turns me to gold in the sunlight.
  • The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out;
    You left me in the dark.
    No dawn, no day, I'm always in this twilight,
    In the shadow of your heart.
    • Cosmic Love, written by Florence Welch and Isabella Summers

Ceremonials (2011)[edit]

  • And I've been a fool and I've been blind,
    I can never leave the past behind.
    I can see no way, I can see no way.
    I'm always dragging that horse around.
    All of his questions such a mournful sound.
    Tonight I'm gonna bury that horse in the ground.
    Cause I like to keep my issues drawn,
    But it's always darkest before the dawn.

    Shake it out, shake it out.
    Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa.
    Shake it out, shake it out.
    Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa.
    And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back.
    So shake him off, oh whoa.

  • Time it took us
    To where the water was.
    That’s what the water gave me.
    And time goes quicker
    Between the two of us.
    Oh, my love, don’t forsake me,
    Take what the water gave me.
  • Looking up from underneath,
    Fractured moonlight on the sea.
    Reflections still look the same to me
    As before I went under.

    And it's peaceful in the deep
    Cathedral where you cannot breathe.
    No need to pray, no need to speak,
    Now I am under all.

  • You are the hole in my head,
    You are the space in my bed.
    You are the silence in between
    What I thought and what I said.
    You are the night-time fear,
    You are the morning when it's clear.
    When it's over, you're the start;
    You're my head and you're my heart.

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2015)[edit]

  • Don't touch the sleeping pills, they mess with my head,
    Dredging up great white sharks, swimming in the bed.
    And here comes a killer whale, to sing me to sleep,
    Thrashing the covers off, has me by its teeth.

    And, ah, my love remind me, what was it that I said?
    I can't help but pull the earth around me to make my bed.
    And, ah, my love remind me, what was it that I did?
    Did I drink too much? Am I losing touch?
    Did I build a ship to wreck?

  • I was on a heavy tip,
    Trying to cross a canyon with a broken limb.
    You were on the other side, like always,
    Wondering what to do with life.
  • Between a crucifix and the Hollywood sign, we decided to get hurt.
    Now there’s a few things we have to burn.
    Set our hearts ablaze, and every city was a gift.
    And every skyline was like a kiss upon the lips.
    And I was making you a wish
    In every skyline.
    • How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, written by Florence Welch and Isabella Summers
  • Oh, the king,
    Gone mad within his suffering,
    Called out for release.
    Someone cure him of his grief.

    His only son
    Cut down, but the battle won.
    Oh, what is it worth,
    When all that's left is hurt?

  • It's a different kind of danger,
    And the bells are ringing out.
    And I'm calling for my mother,
    As I pull the pillars down.
    It's a different kind of danger,
    And my feet are spinning around.
    Never knew I was a dancer
    'Til Delilah showed me how.
    • Delilah, written by Florence Welch and Isabella Summers

High as Hope (2018)[edit]

We all have a hunger.
~ Hunger
  • At seventeen I started to starve myself;
    I thought that love was a kind of emptiness.
    And at least I understood then the hunger I felt,
    And I didn't have to call it loneliness.

    We all have a hunger.

  • How deeply are you sleeping or are you still awake?
    A good friend told me you've been staying out so late.
    Be careful, oh, my darling, oh, be careful what it takes.
    From what I've seen so far, the good ones always seem to break.
    And I was screaming at my father and you were screaming at me.
    And I can feel your anger from way across the sea.
    And I was kissing strangers, I was causing such a scene.
    Oh, the heart it hides such unimaginable things.

    Grab me by my ankles, I've been flying for too long.
    I couldn't hide from the thunder in a sky full of song.
    And I want you so badly, but you could be anyone.
    I couldn't hide from the thunder in a sky full of song.

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