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Florence & The Machine – Leave My Body lyrics

I'm gonna be released from behind these lies
And I don't care whether I live or die
And I'm losing blood, I'm gonna leave my bones
And I don't want your heart, it leaves me cold

I don't want your future
I don't need your past
One bright moment is all I ask

I'm gonna leave my body (moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind (history keeps pulling me down)
Said I'm gonna leave my body (moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind (history keeps pulling me, pulling me down)

I don't need a husband, don't need no wife
And I don't need the day, I don't need the night
And I don't need the birds, let them fly away
And I don't want the crowds, they never seem to stay

I don't want no future (want your future)
I don't need no past (need your past)
One bright moment (one bright moment)
Is all I ask (all I ask)

I don't want your future (want your future)
I don't need your past (need your past)
One bright moment (one bright moment)
Is all I ask

I'm gonna leave my body (moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind (history keeps pulling me down)
Said I'm gonna leave my body (moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my, lose my mind (history keeps pulling me, pulling me down)

(pulling me down)
Pulling me down
(and it's pulling me down)
Pulling me down
(and it's pulling me down)
Pulling me down
(and it's pulling me, pulling me down)
Pulling me, pulling me down

Leave my body (moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind (history keeps pulling me down)
Said I'm gonna leave my body (moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind (history keeps pulling me, pulling me down)

Yeah, said I'm gonna leave my body (moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind (history keeps pulling me down)
(Moving up to higher ground)
I'm being pulled down... (history keeps pulling me, pulling me down)



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    UnregisteredApr 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm
    It's probably far more profound than this but this song reminds me of an affair I had with a man for two years. He pulled me down so low and I let him because I loved him, but to me this is exactly how I felt when I let him go and I did get my one bright moment, I am getting married to someone who is so much better than he could ever be. And I say this with love no regrets but I'm glad this time of my life didn't last.
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    UnregisteredDec 16, 2011 at 7:41 pm
    Florence is either mentioning her depression because of her breakup from a longtime boyfriend(who inspired her first album lungs). Or. Its a song about a girl who uses an astral projected body to get away from her current life. The astral has a better life than her so she longs to be her. Its like a case of popular girl who is alone inside. Or the beautiful people who have a major fault. But either way flo just wants out of her life and the beat of the song can easily do that: 3
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    UnregisteredNov 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    The struggle between sanity and a corrupt sanity. I mean corrupt sanity because I don't mean necessarily insane. I myself have chronic depression, therefore my sanity becomes corrupt from time to time. Dealing with this illness the line "my history keeps pulling me down" is a very real outcome to overcome when dealing with self destruction, hurting of others, and other outcomes that has lead to this. This sounds like a cry for help and to raise awareness of what happens. The second verse is a very powerful one to me because it as if she is beginning to break free and live her life for her happiness. The struggle with happiness is it always comes down. There is never one without the other.

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