Florence and the Machine

“Only If For A Night”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKTfugNaQpk    Albert Hall – this was the one I showed in the class

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J5N5gkDp2I   Fuse – this is the one in the drapey Lady Macbethy bare feet look…

And I had a dream
About my old school
And she was there all pink and gold and glittering
I threw my arms around her legs
Came to weeping
Came to weeping

And I heard your voice
As clear as day
And you told me I should concentrate
It was all so strange
And so surreal
That a ghost should be so practical
Only if for a night

And the only solution was to stand and fight
And my body was loose and I was set alight
But she came over me like some holy rite
And although I was burning, you’re the only light
Only if for a night

In the grass was so green against my new clothes
And I did cartwheels in your honour
Dancing on tiptoes
My own secret ceremonials
Before the service began
In the graveyard doing handstands

And I heard your voice
As clear as day
And you told me I should concentrate
It was all so strange
And so surreal
That a ghost should be so practical
Only if for a night

And the only solution was to stand and fight
And my body was loose and I was set alight
But she came over me like some holy rite
And although I was burning, you’re the only light
Only if for a night

Madam, my dear, my darling
Tell me what all this sighings about
Tell me what all this sighings about

And I heard your voice
As clear as day
And you told me I should concentrate
It was all so strange
And so surreal
That a ghost should be so practical
Only if for a night

Only if for a night

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