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(Yeah, yeah x 6)

Oh, the river, oh, the river, it's running free,
And I'll join in the joy it brings to me
But I know it'll have to drown me,
Before I can breathe easy,
And I've seen it in the flights of birds, I've seen it in you,
The entrails of the animals, the blood running through,
But in order to get to the heart, I think sometimes you have to cut through,
But you can

[Keeeeep iiiiit (you can) uuuuuup]
(Yoooouuuuu caaaaaaan)
(Iiiii knoooow yoooooou can)
(You can)

Just keep following the heartlines on your hand
Just keep following the heartlines on your hand
Keep it up, I know you can
Just keep following the heartlines on your hand
Cause I am

(Yeah, yeah x2)

Odyssey on odyssey and land over land,
Creeping and crawling like the sea over sand
Still I follow the heartlines on your hand,
This fantasy, this fallacy, this tumbling stone
Echoes of a city that's long overgrown,
Your heart is the only place that I call home,
I cannot be returned.
You can

[Keeeeep iiiiit (you can) uuuuuup]
(Yoooouuuuu caaaaaaan)
(Iiiii knoooow yoooooou can)
(You can)

Just keep following the heartlines on your hand
Just keep following the heartlines on your hand
Keep it up, I know you can.
Just keep following the heartlines on your hand

(Yeah, yeah x2)

What a thing to do. Oh. (yeah x2)
What a thing to choose
But no-o-ooh,
In some way, I'm there with you
Up against the wall, on a Wednesday afternoon

Just keep following the heartlines on your hand
Just keep following the heartlines on your hand
Keep it up, I know you can.
Just keep following the heartlines on your hand,
Cause I am



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    UnregisteredJun 13, 2012 at 3:03 am
    This song underlines the importance of following the ties you've formed in your life and not bringing yourself down, even if you're far away from the people you love. "in some way, i'm there with you". Florence is most likely referring to her own career and the distance from her family and friends, which touring and being famous inevitably brings about. "just keep following the heartlines on your head" is the ultimate advice she gives: don't forget about the people you love, even if it's just in your head.
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    UnregisteredMar 24, 2012 at 6:31 am
    The line 'heatlines on your hand' is a metaphor for following your heart. I dont think its a literal reference to palmistry.
  • U
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    UnregisteredMar 15, 2012 at 12:12 am
    She said in the concert that it refers to the ties that she has with her family and friends and with the facts that she's is traveling and on gig all the time.
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    UnregisteredFeb 24, 2012 at 2:56 am
    This album and song have helped me through a hard time in my life. It helps to motivate me and keep me going... Keep me striving to reach my goals and push through the difficult times!! :) thanks florence xx
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    UnregisteredMar 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    The term heartline refers to palmistry which suggests love is already written, fateful. The lyrics suggest possibly trouble in their relationship and while he may want to end it or stray she tells him that they need to keep going, keep working on something that is destiny.

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