Musical Monday: What the Water Gave Me


I don't know why I'm so enamored of Florence and The Machine these days. I suppose it's that mix of folk and rock that they exude, and maybe the fact that the lead singer is so VERY, very fae. I want her in my gypsy caravan!




"What the Water Gave Me", by Florence and The Machine

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
Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones
Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
And oh poor Atlas
The world’s a beast of a burden
You’ve been holding on a long time
And all this longing
And the ships are left to rust
That’s what the water gave us

So lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones
Lay me down

Let the only sound
Be the overflow
‘Cause they took your loved ones
But returned them in exchange for you
But would you have it any other way?
Would you have it any other way?
You could have had it any other way
‘Cause she’s a crueller mistress
And the bargain must be made
But oh, my love, don’t forget me
But I let the water take me
Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the over flow
Pockets full of stones
Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones
Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow

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