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Florence & The Machine – Bedroom Hymns lyrics

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 out 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

Yeah, I can't get enough

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 and the women, the bedroom hymns

'Cause this is body, this is his love
Such selfish prayers and I can't get enough

I can't get enough
Yeah, I can't get enough

I'm not here looking for absolution
Because I've found myself an old solution
I'm not here looking for absolution
Because I've 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, oh, this is his love
Such selfish prayers, I can't get enough

I can't get enough
I can't get enough
Yeah, I can't get enough



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    It's about the dirty feeling of having s** with someone who you know is just using you. The male figure she refers to is many men, not just one. Her desperate search for pure love is tainted by the love of many as she gives herself to them. The religious imagery is only to emphasize how methodical unsolicited s** is, just as catholic doctrine is methodical and monotonous. I probably only feel this way about the song because I've felt the same way in my search for true love, giving myself willingly to men who only used me for s**.
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    This is about any desire in your life that you held so high it became your idol, obsession and your world. Blindly you have everything you have to it and now it's tearing you apart leaving you black and blue because it ate you up and spit you out. And it's saying jesus's love is all you need but humans are so selfish we pray about ourselves and forget the sacrifice his body was for us.
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    Part 2 of below- she sld her soul to the highest of beast to be where she is now, like many in hollywood. The devil runs everything- if you cannot open your eyes and ears to the truth, it make someone like me laugh at how ignorant all of you really are, you deserve to be in hell" or battling for the truth, you can't see it when it is staring you in the face. Soul for fame. If all it was about s** why would she have to showcase that, its not her type of personality, and that's obvious.
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    She is again talking about rituals and devilish sacrifices, the whole album is about cemermony, worship to the beast, it has nothing to do with love relationships or anything plain. This song is also saying to you" that the jesus all have made a god is a fake, and that people are selfish when they pray to god- it is never free from want or desire and just pure. And she is laughing at that. So waaake up!
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    At the unregistered person who wrote their comments at 4: 24 and 4: 28 on march 10th, 2012 -- I don't really see that. I think it's just that her lyrics meld together violence, religion, and s**; the three major vices of man, the three things that lead to sinning and death. And yes, I classify religion as a vice, as it gives people an excuse to be cruel. But we all have our vices, and that's not necessarily bad. Not every song with religious imagery has to lead to "musicians make deals with satan for their success! " this one makes s** into something at once "the undone and the divine. " it looks at the dichotomy of s** in our society's views, which is in major part due to the abrahamic religions' view that it's something vile. *Shrugs* I think it's rather brilliant.
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