Florence + The Machine My Boy Builds Coffins

My boy builds coffins with hammers and nails

He doesn’t build ships, he has no use for sails

He doesn’t make tables, dressers or chairs

He can’t carve a whistle ’cause he just doesn’t care

My boy builds coffins for the rich and the poor

Kings and queens, they’ve all knocked on his door

Beggars and liars, gypsies and thieves

They all come to him ’cause he’s so eager to please

My boy builds coffins he makes them all day

But it’s not just for work and it isn’t for play

He’s made one for himself

One for me too

One of these days he’ll make one for you

For you, for you, for you

My boy builds coffins for better or worse

Some say it’s a blessing, some say it’s a curse

He fits them together in sunshine or rain

Each one is unique, no two are the same

My boy builds coffins and I think it’s a shame

That when each one’s been made, he can’t see it again

He crafts every one with love and with care

Then it’s thrown in the ground, it just isn’t fair

My boy builds coffins he makes them all day

But it’s not just for work and it isn’t for play

He’s made one for himself

One for me too

One of these days he’ll make one for you

Florence + The Machine Delilah

I’m drifting through the halls with the sunrise

(Holding on for your call)

Climbing up the walls for that flashing light

(I can never let go)

[Refrain:]

Cause I’m gonna be free and I’m gonna be fine

(Holding on for your call)

Cause I’m gonna be free and I’m gonna be fine

(Maybe not tonight)

Now the sun is up and I’m going blind

(Holding on for your call)

Another drink just to pass the time

(I can never say no)

[Refrain]

[Pre-Chorus:]

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

‘Till Delilah showed me how

Too fast for freedom

Sometimes it all falls down

These chains never leave me

I keep dragging them around

[Chorus:]

Now I’m dancing with Delilah and her vision is mine

(Holding on for your call)

A different kind of danger in the daylight

(I can never let go)

Took anything to cut you, I can find

(Holding on for your call)

A different kind of a danger in the daylight

(Can’t you let me know?)

Now it’s one more boy and it’s one more lie

(Holding on for your call)

Taking the pills just to pass the time

(I can never say no)

[Refrain]

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus]

Strung up, strung out for your love

Hang in, hung up, it’s so rough

I’m wrung and ringing out

Why can’t you let me know?

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[Pre-Chorus x2]

Too fast for freedom

Sometimes it all falls down

These chains never leave me

I keep dragging them around

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Florence + The Machine Pure Feeling

Blinded by the glare

I was moving like I didn’t care

But it was more than I could bear

You know I hoped I’d see you there

Staring out the window

I could see into the soul of every passer by

So many lives

So many pairs of eyes

A pure feeling

I’m invisible and magical

If only for a moment

A pure feeling

I’m scared to control it

Stretching out my arms

I let it comfort me

Our bodies moving in the dark

It takes the pain from me

And then I am in love

With everyone I see

I keep on moving in the spaces where you used to be

And the illusion starts to tear

Let everybody stand and stare

Cause now I have no fear

I knew that this would end in tears

Staring out the window

I could see into the soul of every passer by

So many lives

So many pairs of eyes

A pure feeling

I’m invisible and magical

If only for a moment

A pure feeling

I’m scared to control it

Stretching out my arms

I let it comfort me

Our bodies moving in the dark

It takes the pain from me

And then I am in love

With everyone I see

I keep on moving in the spaces where you used to be

Those strangers carry me

I’m lost; they’re finding me

I’m gone; they’re there with me

But it’s not over

The spaces in between

They keep you far from me

The emptiness; it means it’s not over

Stretching out my arms

I let it comfort me

Our bodies moving in the dark

It takes the pain from me

And then I am in love

With everyone I see

I keep on moving in the spaces where you used to be

[x2]