Florence + The Machine - Ship to Wreck

| Kerri

Don't touch the sleeping pills, they mess with my head,
Dredging the Great White Sharks, swimming in the bed,
And here comes a Killer Whale, to sing me to sleep,
Thrashing the covers off, it has me by its teeth.

And oh 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 oh my love remind me, what was it that I did?
Did I drink too much?
Am I losing touch?
Did I build this ship to wreck?

To wreck, to wreck, to wreck,
Did I build this ship to wreck?

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

While "Dog Days" is probably the most fun Florence song to date (mandolin and clapping and triumphant chanting chorus!) I can never get over the lyrics to this dreamy tune. I'm pretty sure I attempted to karaoke "Ship to Wreck" one brave and tipsy night, and I'm pretty sure that it's a good thing I don't remember it. Florence has one of those inimitable voices - powerful, moving, a bit of lilt, hint of pain. Wish I'd caught their set at ACL a couple years back! (Darned different weekend line-ups.)

RIYL: Of Monsters and Men, Lana Del Ray, Kate Nash, Adele

Good God, under starless skies we are lost
And into the breach, we got tossed
And the water's coming in fast!

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