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Florence & The Machine – No Light No Light lyrics

[Florence]
You are the hole in my head
You are the space in my bed
You are the silence in between
What I thought and what I said

You are the night time fear
You are the morning when it's clear
When it's over, you will start
You're my head, you're my heart

No light, no light in your bright blue eyes
I never knew daylight could be so violent
A revelation in the light of day
You can't choose what stays and what fades away
And I'll do anything to make you stay

No light, no light
(No light)
Tell me what you want me to say

Through the crowd eyes crying out at me
In your place there were a thousand other faces
I was disappearing in plain sight
Heaven help me, I need to make it right

You want a revelation,
You want to get it right
But, it's a conversation,
I just can't have tonight
You want a revelation, some kind of resolution
You want a revelation

No light, no light in your bright blue eyes
I never knew daylight could be so violent
A revelation in the light of day,
You can't choose what stays and what fades away
And I'll do anything to make you stay

No light, no light
(No light)
Tell me what you want me to say

Would you leave me,
If I told you what I've done?
And would you leave me,
If I told you what I've become?

'Cause it's so easy,
To say it to a crowd
But it's so hard, my love,
To say it to you, my love


No light, no light in your bright blue eyes
I never knew daylight could be so violent
A revelation in the light of day,
You can't choose what stays and what fades away
And I'll do anything to make you stay


No light, no light, no light
Tell me what you want me to say

You want a revelation
You want to get it right
But, it's a conversation,
I just can't have tonight
You want a revelation, some kind of resolution
You want a revelation

You want a revelation
You want to get it right
But, it's a conversation,
I just can't have tonight
You want a revelation, some kind of resolution
Tell me what you want me to say



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    It s a song about a relantion about to sink. Their relation has problem, problems caused by her. She loves him to much and that leads to a sort of insecurity wich causes her to do some unforgiveble acts. She is afraid he might leave her, and tries to do anything to keep him by her side. It s all from her point of view. Things have changed betwen them and she tries to make them. He sees the change and tries to understander her. That s way he seeks for a revelation, and tries to make things right in his own way.
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    Just a note: isn't the lyric "you can't choose what *stains* and what fades away", not "you can't choose what stays and what fades away"; and "when it's over, your start", not "when it's over, you will start"; and "it's so hard to say it to you, alooone"?
    I think the song is about a singer, and there's one face in her audience that she's in love with, but can't find the courage to say to him alone; she can only sing the truth to the whole audience. And in the light of day, she knows that he has no idea that the singer up on the stage is in love with *him*.
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    A love has faded. People change. "if i told you what i've become" makes me think it's perhaps more than an affair, but perhaps a change in sexuality. Perhaps this was the result of a loveless relationship. You can't choose what fades away. Ever loved someone that doesn't return the love? You'd give anything to make them stay. But had you made love someone else that showed you the affection you so needed from your current relationship, you may find yourself the taker of that person's affections as a substitute. Substitution isn't a replacement. It's filling the hole. Everyone loses. Would you leave me, if I'd told you what I'd done?
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    This song is simple, but complicated.
    In this song it's obvious that florence has been left by somone and wants then back, but this is not her pleadeing to him, but to the crowd, as it says "it's so easy to sing it to a crowd, but it's so hard my love to say it to you alloud", so it's her way of cleansing herself of her faults, to the crowd.
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    I believe the song to be about a friendship of two people. The guy has loved this girl for many years but hasn't asked her out. He's done everything she has ever asked yet she won't go out with him, she tells him he is just a friend but after so many years she has gone through 20+ guys and the only guy left was her friend from so long ago but he has moved on. He was finally done waiting for her and what spark he had for her is gone and there is nothing she can say that will bring it back.
    The conversation is both from her and him. He doesn't want to have the conversation with her because hes through, but she begs him to talk to her.
    O, and the line "you can't choose what stays and what fades away" is talking to the audience basically saying becareful because someone you wouldn't consider as a husband or wife could really be and you don't know it until its too late.
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