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Florence + The Machine – Ship To Wreck lyrics
[Verse 1]
Don't touch the sleeping pills, they mess with my head
Dredging up big white sharks, swimming in the bed
And here comes a killer whale, sing me to sleep
Thrashing the covers off, has me by it's teeth

[Pre-Chorus]
And, ah, my love remind me, what was it that I said?
I can't help but pull the earth around me to make my bed
And, ah, my love remind me, what was it that I did?
Did I drink too much? Am I losing touch?
Did I build a ship to wreck?

[Chorus]
To wreck, to wreck, to wreck
Did I build this ship to wreck?

[Verse 2]
What's with the long face? Do you want more?
Thousands of red-eyed mice, scratching at the door
And don't let the current catch you, cause you've been here before
The chair is an island, darling, you can't touch the floor

[Pre-Chorus]
And, ah, my love remind me, what was it that I said?
I can't help but pull the earth around me to make my bed
And, ah, my love remind me, what was it that I did?
Did I drink too much? Am I losing touch?
Did I build a ship to wreck?

[Chorus]
To wreck, to wreck, to wreck
Did I build this ship to wreck?

[Bridge]
Good God, the star, the skies
We are lost, into the breach, we got tossed
And the world is coming in fast

[Pre-Chorus]
And, ah, my love remind me, what was it that I said?
I can't help but pull the earth around me to make my bed
And, ah, my love remind me, what was it that I did?
Did I drink too much? Am I losing touch?
Did I build a ship to wreck?

[Chorus x2]
To wreck, to wreck, to wreck
Did I build this ship to wreck?
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    "Ship to Wreck" is a song where Florence Welch is questioning her relationship with her lover. Is she the self destructive piece of the relationship, or are there greater powers at work? Are the drugs that she is taking messing with her head, or is it actually the destructive touch of her lover? Is Florence trapped inside this relationship, or did she in fact, build the relationship up, only to tear it down again? The bridge is the realization for Florence, when she realizes that in fact, she has built this ship up, and her love has distorted her view. Everything comes rushing in for Florence, and it is here that she realizes the relationship is going to self destruct. And she doesn't know how, and she doesn't know why, and she doesn't know when, but Florence Welch built this Ship to Wreck.
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