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Florence & The Machine – What Kind Of Man lyrics

[Verse 1]
I was on a heavy tip
Try'na cross a canyon with a broken limb
You were on the other side, like always
Wondering what to do with life

[Verse 2]
I'd already had a sip
So I'd reasoned I was drunk enough to deal with it
You were on the other side, like always
You could never make your mind

[Pre-Chorus]
And with one kiss
You inspired a fire of devotion that lasts for twenty years
What kind of man loves like this?

[Verse 3]
To let me dangle at a cruel angle
Oh, my feet don't touch the floor
Sometimes you're half in and then you're half out
But you never close the door

[Chorus]
What kind of man loves like this?
What kind of man?
What kind of man loves like this?
What kind of man?

[Verse 4]
You're a holy fool, all colored blue
Red feet upon the floor
You do such damage, how do you manage?
Trying to crawl in back for more

[Pre-Chorus]
And with one kiss
You inspired a fire of devotion that lasts for twenty years
What kind of man loves like this?

[Chorus]
What kind of man loves like this?
What kind of man?
What kind of man loves like this?
What kind of man?

[Verse 5]
But I can't beat ya, cause I'm still with ya
"Oh mercy," I implore
("Oh mercy," I implore)
How do you do it? I think I'm through it
Then I'm back against the wall

[Chorus]
What kind of man loves like this?
What kind of man?
What kind of man loves like this?
What kind of man?

What kind of man loves like this?
What kind of man?
What kind of man loves like this?
What kind of man?



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    This song poignantly describes the experience of being trapped in an intimate relationship with someone with narcissistic personality disorder. Her partner plays games with her, letting her "dangle at a cruel angle". His emotional manipulations ensure that her "feet don't touch the floor." And yet, that "one kiss" inspired a "fire of devotion", an addiction to him and his approval, and his seductive essence, that rendered her incapable of fashioning her escape. The reference to already having had a sip and therefore reasoning that she was "drunk enough to deal with it" reflects her deluded thinking that she could keep letting her narcissistic lover back into her life without risking further emotional trauma, much like the "I can just have one drink" mantra of the alcoholic. This is a truly chilling song, one that reminds us all to value ourselves first and foremost, and not to fall into that rabbit hole of seeking your self-esteem from others.
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