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Florence + The Machine – Breath Of Life lyrics
Haaaaa ohhhh
Haaaaa ohhhh
I was looking for a breath of life;
A little touch of heavenly light
But all the choirs in my head sang "no"
To get a dream of life again
A little of vision of the start and the end
But all the choirs in my head sang "no".

But I needed one more touch
Another taste of heavenly rush
And I believe; I believe it so...
And I needed one more touch
Another taste of divine rush
And I believe, I believe it so...

Whose side am I on? Whose side am I... ?
Whose side am I on? Whose side am I... ?

And the fever began to spread
From my heart down to my legs
But the room was so quiet
Oh...
And although I wasn't losing my mind
It was a chorus so sublime
But the room is too quiet
(Oh, the fever)

I was looking for a breath of life
A little touch of heavenly light
But all the choirs in my head sang "no"
(I believe it)
To get a dream of life again
A little vision of the start and the end
But all the choirs in my head sang "no"

(Choir)

Haaaaa ohhhh
Haaaaa ohhhh
It's a harder way
And it's come to claim her
And I always say
We should be together
I can see below
'Cause there's something in here
And if you are gone
I will not belong here

And I started to hear it again
But this time it wasn't the end
And the room was so quiet, oh
And my heart is a hollow plain
For the devil to dance again
And the room was too quiet, oh

I was looking for a breath of life;
A little touch of heavenly light
But all the choirs in my head sang "no"...
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    The speaker is looking for something more in her life. Something that goes against what everybody else is saying (the choirs). Once she gets a taste of what she is looking for, (could be love) she has trouble choosing a side. Listen to "the choirs" or follow the path to a "breath of life" a new life. She feels hollow, empty. This feeling drives her to look for a breath of life. The fact that the room is so quiet could mean that she is having an internal struggle because she hears voices anyway. It's a beautiful song.
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    It's about the queen in snowwhite in the huntsmen. It's about her quest for happiness and how she kept searching for it but would never discover it. She couldn't decide what to do in order to achieve happiness so she resorts to drastic, darker methods. She keeps questioning herself but her pain is so great she must keep searching for a tiny piece of happiness. She thinks she almost has it, and then it slips away. She takes another soul in, she's young for a bit, but then it begins to fade away and she's miserable again. This is about the queen's quest for happiness and the pain and debating surrounding it.
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    Breath of life. It means there is a time when we all choose when we must take up another journey up above and there are things in life that may give you second chance that second chance is for us to live life again and you have to believe that there is a reason why he (up there) is giving you another chance at life to do something you didn't get to do or just because you took the courage to do something extraordinary.
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    I think this song is about all the characters throughout the storyline deciding what side to be on, good or evil. The huntsmen could work for the queen but he doesn't. Snowhite could have stayed in the tower. I also think this song is about the characters leaving their past behind and their fears. Another thing these words could mean is them finding themselves and helping everyone to be reassured and know they are in good hands.
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    This song is definitely about the dwarves.
    The heavenly light obviously refers to gold.
    The choirs singing no refers to the sound of their pick axes every time the hit stone, and not gold.
    They just needed one more touch, or to feel more coins in their hands.
    The fourth stanza talks about mainly about how they feel, and everyone knows that dwarves love precious metals and gemstones. The emotions explored here refer to that love.
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    Well I think it's basically how the queen felt qbout her powers and how no one seemed to love her and that she was trying to find someone to love her but her powers sort of stopped her that's why it says "i was looking for a breath of life;
    a little touch of heavenly light
    but all the choirs in my head sang 'no'" I just think it's basically the queens feelings when she first got her powers because in the movie she said something about how it once pained her that she caused so much misery so this is probably explaining the first few years. I don't know. That's just my opinion.
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    To me, it sounds like she is close to the end of her life and she wants to redeem herself for all the wrong she's done but her mind keeps telling her no it's too late. She's wondering which side she will end up on, heaven or hell? At the end of the song after the choir, I think it's someone who cares about her watching her and maybe brings her back to life? Then, she realizes that she somehow got a second chance at life but she's back to the way she was and nothing changed for the better except her desire to be a better person.
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    Whether florence is singing from the prospective of the queen, or from the view of life, it doesn't matter. The lyrics themselves tells the constant imbalance of good and evil. We all possess light and dark within us. It all depends on us to either be enslaved to the darkness and shut our hearts to the world around us, or to open ourselves to the possibilities and fight for our own sanctuary, our own breath of life.
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    This is based on the black queen in the movie but florence has put her spin on the life story so it was only inspired by what you think about withe her.
    The stanza before the choir talk of the past and present but also one person in her perspective! She wants to find a reason to love her lover again because she feels there is something missing even if its him? Yet everything in her head tells her not to look for it.
    But she believes if she touches his skin again to enlight the physical romance again he w and she will be reminded of what there missing.
    She is warring between two people in her mind and old and a new.
    As she thinks of one. The passion ignites and she getes the "fever"! Yet maybe its niot with who she is with now? Yet she is not listening to her heart as it calls for someone else or maybe that's just lust? Yet it makes her smile unconscuiously maybe the old does not so much any more? Yet she wants it again coz her head says so but shes beginingf to look towrdas the light at the end of the tunnel her futre.
    After the choir which allows pause and passage of time and thought.
    She believes she should be with the other that she has onlt talked to by text on paper as if they have never meet a woring and coming together of minds with out physical bonds!
    Don't quite get the next bit! About a song ending maybe its the first relationsship? But she is begining to love again and feel special loved treasured safe wanted but its not the first that is doing it but the second and she has thought about its now and reakliseed that her eyes are opening.
    Yet he is not there nmone is speaking but yet noone has yet to say a word so she ends up in her own head and listening to the silence trying to fill it.
    Yet she ralises that it beats again and yet not of stone! Yet evil, evol or even love can bloom again in the act of beuing naughty being physical haveing fun and embracing passion.
    She wants to embrace him in her heart but her head is standing in the way of her heart as there is complications she cannot see herself getting over yet it maybe could be anything? Like romeo and juliet! Distance, creed, age, sexual orientation, family, money, socail, old love, fear, practial or inpractical who knows and who cares? She will either be happy or not as she looks for her happy ever after yet she has to fight with herself first! That is never easy but its her decision! And we wont know unless its in an other song as a continuence of this story! Only she has said no for now when everything screams yes!
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    The song is about the dark queen wanting to always be beautiful. For me this song is a battle. Fighting for something that you want to bad but everyone in there power are trying to stop you. Everything is going wrong but you still are fighting the fight to make you dreams and goals come ture.
    This song speaks to people who hear music not listen to it. Hear the words move through your soul, hear them move through your heart and you will see that this song has more meaning behind it then you thought. You just have to find your meaning for it. Florence don't sing she speaks from her heart to yours. Remeber that.
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