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Florence & The Machine – Never Let Me Go lyrics

Looking out from underneath,
Fractured moonlight on the sea
Reflections still look the same to me,
As before I went under.

And it's peaceful in the deep,
Cause either way (Cathedral, where) you cannot breathe,
No need to pray, no need to speak
Now I am under, Oh.

And it's breaking over me,
A thousand miles down (on)to the sea bed,
Found the place to rest my head.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go
.

And the arms of the ocean are carrying me,
And all this devotion was rushing over (out of) me
,
And the crashes are heaven, for a sinner like me,
But the arms of the ocean deliver me.

Though the pressure's hard to take,
It's the only way I can escape,
It seems a heavy choice to make,
But now I am under, Oh.

And it's breaking over me,
A thousand miles down to the sea bed,
Found the place to rest my head.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go
.

And the arms of the ocean are carrying me,
And all this devotion was rushing over (out of) me,
And the crashes are heaven, for a sinner like me,
But the arms of the ocean deliver me
.

And it's over,
And I'm going under,
But I'm not giving up!
I'm just giving in.

Oh, slipping underneath.
Oh, so cold, but so sweet.

In the arms of the ocean, so sweet and so cold,
And all this devotion I never knew at all,
And the crashes are Heaven, for a sinner released,
Then (And) the arms of the ocean, deliver me.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

Deliver me.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

Deliver me.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

And it's over,
And I'm goin' under,
But I'm not givin' up!
I'm just givin' in
.

Oh, slipping underneath.
Oh, so cold, but so sweet



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    "the ocean" is love. It's a song about the pressure of love, and how it can be hard to bear but at the same time, it's something you never want to live without.
    The crashes are heaven for a sinner like me- though the intensity of it hurts sometimes, love is cleansing, and the speaker is recognizing the sins in their life and the need for the cleansing power of love.
    I love the phrase "no need to pray, no need to speak"- once you have love, its like you found your higher power. No more need to pray, to search- you're home. Once you have love, you've said everything there is to say.
    Possibly my favorite f+tm song. They truly create art.
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    This song remind me of a poem by gustavo adolfo bécquer, one of the most important spanish poets of the nineteenth century. In that poem, he asks the waves to carry him because he wants to forget the pain. That doesn't mean he wants to die, but he talks to the nature as if it was a friend or as a reflection of his own feelings (as many other romantics do).
    I think this song has the same meaning; the sea is huge, deep and unpredictable, water flows and carries everything, so it can take her problems send them away. She can trust the sea because it always listens to her. That's why she talks about "the arms of the ocean", because the ocean is kind of a friend who embraces and helps her in its own way.
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    At first, I think that the song talks about suicide and in this way she finds peace and she is finally free probably from her sins and 'torments'. But in a second view, maybe the ocean isn't just a way to kill herself, but a person who takes all her pain away, maybe the true love. So, that's why she says 'never let me go' but I have some doubts about this because some phrases like 'so cold, but so sweet' are weird and they don't match at all. So, at the end of the day, I think that the ocean should be a person not a lover but a supporter who helps her to escape from her problems and take the pain away probably from a boy who broke her heart, so she is not happy (so cold, but so sweet) but relieved.
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    Something has hit you. You know you are changed. And while undergoing this dramatic change, you have found comfort in this place. It is familiar and new. You submit to this. You surrender and accept. The white flag is raised. The ocean is god. The ocean takes over. You find peace there. Beauty. Pain. Grief. Remembering who you were before and now. The same and yet very different. Finding comfort.
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    This song is definately about loving again after a heart break. And though you know you are falling, you can't actually help it. And you describe your lover as the ocean because he is coming from every direction pulling you, holding you and coaxing you into falling without reassuring you that he will be there forever. And so the song is beautiful and it has different meaning to each person.
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