Florence + The Machine Various Storms & Saints

And the air was full

Of various storms and saints

Praying in the street

As the banks began to break

And I’m in the throes of it

Somewhere in the belly of the beast

But you took your toll on me

So I gave myself over willingly

You got a hold on me

And I don’t know how I don’t just stand outside and scream

I am teaching myself how to be free

The monument of a memory

You tear it down in your head

Don’t make the mountain your enemy

Get out, get up there instead

You saw the stars out in front of you

Too tempting not to touch

But even though it shocked you

Something’s electric in your blood

And people just untie themselves

Uncurling lifelines

If you could just forgive yourself

But still you stumble, feet give way

Outside the world seems a violent place

But you had to have him, and so you did

Some things you let go in order to live

While all around you, the buildings sway

You sing it out loud, “who made us this way?”

I know you’re bleeding, but you’ll be okay

Hold on to your heart, you’ll keep it safe

Hold on to your heart, don’t give it away

You’ll find a rooftop to sing from

Or find a hallway to dance

You don’t need no edge to cling from

Your heart is there, it’s in your hands

I know it seems like forever

I know it seems like an age

But one day this will be over

I swear it’s not so far away

And people just untie themselves

Uncurling lifelines

If you could just forgive yourself

But still you stumble, feet give way

Outside the world seems a violent place

But you had to have him, and so you did

Some things you let go in order to live

While all around you, the buildings sway

You sing it out loud, “who made us this way?”

I know you’re bleeding, but you’ll be okay

Hold on to your heart, you’ll keep it safe

Hold on to your heart

Florence + The Machine As Far As I Could Get

In the celestial vaults

I drew bedraggled breaths

Because I am unloved

I went as far as I could get

And the cedars like spires

Wasting my goddamn time

Past the museum of death

And the mad man yelling answers

I sail on new beginnings

And psychics taking chances

And the cedars like spires

Wasting my goddamn time

As far as I could get

I went as far as I could get

And the cedars like spires

Wasting my goddamn time

Past the spires and the temple

Looking like a Disney castle

As far as I could get

Past the girls late for rehearsal

Oh, a pirate on the left

And Jesus on the right

And the Pacific sweeps through

Like a bird in flight

Oh, as far as I could get

I went as far as I could get

And the cedars like spires

Wasting my goddamn time

Cause if I am unloved, I have unloved too

Cause if I am unloved, I have unloved too

As far as I could get

I went as far as I could get

I went as far as I could get

I went as far as I could get

Past the city and the sermons

The cemetery standing still

Past the mountain and the monument

The houses and the hills

Past the signs and the sirens

The sinners and the saints

I went as far as I could get…

Past the hallowed and the horror

The humbled and the greed

I went as far as I could get

Cause if I am unloved, I have unloved too

As far as I could get

As far as I could get

As far as I could get

And I’m not far enough yet

I went as far as I could get

I went as far as I could get

I went as far as I could get

And I’m not far enough yet

I went as far as I could get

I went as far as I could get

I went as far as I could get

And I’m not far enough yet

I went as far as I could get

I went as far as I could get

I went as far as I could get

And I’m not far enough yet

Florence + The Machine Throwing Bricks

I built a man made out of bricks

And lived inside his chest

I beat my head against the wall

To make a heartbeat in his breast

I smashed my fists against his ribs

To suck the air inside

And swing by swing and blow by blow

I brought that man to life

I built a man and cut his skin

And lived inside his heart

I pumped it with my fingertips

And loved it from the start

And with every beat I gave it

A heartbeat of my own

And filed his veins with the blood I had

‘Till his blood, ’till his blood

‘Till his blood was my own

I would build you up

But we’re not made of the same stuff

And even though I knocked you down

You’re so much stronger than me

Well I would build you right up

But we’re not made of the same stuff

And even though I knocked you down

You’re so much stronger than me

Florence + The Machine Breaking Down

All alone

It was always there you see

And even on my own

It was always standing next to me

I can see it coming from the edge of the room

Creeping in the streetlight

Holding my hand in the pale gloom

Can you see it coming now?

Oh, I think I’m breaking down again

Oh, I think I’m breaking down

All alone

Even when I was a child

I’ve always known

There was something to be frightened of

You know that I can see you coming from the edge of the room

Creeping in the streetlight

Holding my hand in the pale gloom

Can you see it coming now?

Oh, I think I’m breaking down again

Oh, I think I’m breaking down

All alone

On the edge of sleep

My old familiar friend

Comes and lies down next to me

And I can see you coming from the edge of the room

Smiling in the streetlight

Even with my eyes shut tight

I still see you coming now

Oh, I think I’m breaking down again

Oh, I think I’m breaking down again

Oh, I think I’m breaking down again

Oh, I think I’m breaking down

Florence + The Machine Postcards From Italy

The times we had

Oh when the wind would blow with rain and snow

Were not all bad

We put our feet just where they had, had to go

Never to go

The shattered soul

Following close but nearly twice as slow

In my good times

There were always golden rocks to throw

At those who admit defeat too late

Those were our times, those were our times

And I will love to see that day

That day was mine

When she will marry me outside by the willow trees

And play the songs we made

They made me so

And I would love to see that day

Her day was mine

Florence + The Machine Ship To Wreck

Don’t touch the sleeping pills, they mess with my head,

Dredging the Great White Sharks, swimming in the bed,

And here comes a Killer Whale, to sing me to sleep,

Thrashing the covers off, it has me by its teeth.

And oh 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 oh my love remind me, what was it that I did?

Did I drink too much?

Am I losing touch?

Did I build this ship to wreck?

To wreck, to wreck, to wreck,

Did I build this ship to wreck?

What’s with the long face? Do you want more?

Thousands of red-eyed mice, scratching at the door,

Don’t let the curtain catch you, cause you’ve been here before,

The chair is an island darling, you can’t touch the floor,

And oh 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 oh my love remind me, what was it that I did?

Did I drink too much?

Am I losing touch?

Did I build this ship to wreck?

To wreck, to wreck, to wreck,

Did I build this ship to wreck?

Ooh-ooh ohh, ooh-ooh ohh, ooh-ooh ohh

Ooh-ooh ohh, ooh-ooh ohh, ooh-ooh ohh

Good God, under starless skies we are lost,

And into the breach we got tossed,

And the water’s coming in fast!

And oh 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 oh my love remind me, what was it that I did?

Did I drink too much?

Am I losing touch?

Did I build this ship to wreck?

To wreck, to wreck, to wreck,

Did I build this ship to wreck?

To wreck, to wreck, to wreck,

Did I build this ship to wreck?

Florence + The Machine Bedroom Hymns

This is as good a place to fall as any

We’ll build our altar here

Make me your Maria

I’m already on my knees

You had Jesus on your breath

And I caught him in mine

Sweating our confessions

The undone and the divine

‘Cause this is his body

This is his love

Such selfish prayers

And I can’t get enough

Oh, woah, woah, oh

Oh, whoa, whoa, yeah

Spilled milk tears,

I did this for you

Spilling over the idol

The black and the blue

The sweetest submission

Drinking it in

The wine, the women, the bedroom hymns

‘Cause this is his body

This is his love

Such selfish prayers and I can’t get enough

Oh, woah, woah, oh

Whoa, whoa, yeah

I can’t get enough

I’m not here looking for absolution

Because I found myself an old solution

I’m not here looking for absolution

Because I found myself an old solution

This is his body

This is his love

Such selfish prayers, I can’t get enough

This is his body

This is his love

Such selfish prayers, I can’t get enough

Whoa, whoa, yeah

I can’t get enough

Whoa, whoa, yeah

I can’t get enough

Whoa, whoa, yeah

Florence + The Machine Strangeness & Charm

Hydrogen in our veins, it cannot hold itself, our blood is boiling

And the pressure in our bodies that echoes up above it is exploding

And our particles that burn it all because they aim for each other

And although we stick together it seems that we are stranging one another

Feel it on me love

Feel it on me love

Feel it on me love

(Strangeness and Charm)

See it on me love

See it on me love

See it on me love

(Strangeness and Charm)

An atom to atom oh can you feel it on me love

A pattern to pattern oh can you see it on me love

Atom to atom oh what’s the matter with me love

Strangeness and Charm

The static of your arms, it is the catalyst

You’re a chemical that burns there is nothing like this

It’s the purest element but it’s so volatile

An equation heaven sent, a drug for angels

Strangeness and Charm

Feel it on me love

Feel it on me love

Feel it on me love

(Strangeness and Charm)

See it on me love

See it on me love

See it on me love

(Strangeness and Charm)

An atom to atom oh can you feel it on me love and

A pattern to pattern oh can you see it on me love

Atom to atom oh what’s the matter with me love

Strangeness and Charm

The static of your arms, it is the catalyst

You’re a chemical that burns there is nothing like this

It’s the purest element but it’s so volatile

An equation heaven sent, a drug for angels

Strangeness and Charm [x6]

The static of your arms, it is the catalyst

You’re a chemical that burns there’s nothing like this

It’s the purest element and it’s so volatile

An equation heaven sent, a drug for angels

Feel it on me love

Feel it on me love

Feel it on me love

(Strangeness and Charm)

See it on me love

See it on me love

See it on me love

(Strangeness and Charm)

Feel it on me love

Feel it on me love

Feel it on me love

(Strangeness and Charm)

See it on me love

See it on me love

See it on me love

(Strangeness and Charm)

Oh, Oh, Down, Down down down [x4]

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?

[x2]

[Pre-Chorus x2]

Too fast for freedom

Sometimes it all falls down

These chains never leave me

I keep dragging them around

[x2]