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Only If for a Night
by Florence + the Machine

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)
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 bruised and I was set alight
But you came over me like some holy rite
And although I was burning, you're the only light
Only if for a night

And 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 bruised and I was set alight
But you 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 the sighing's about
Tell me what all the sighing's 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

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: PAUL EPWORTH, FLORENCE WELCH

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KawaiiSunPai

Man this song needs to be more recognized

Mary

Memories man.

King HAD

facts

Raul Eguia

French Montana made a sample

kingkstate

Oceans Echo I thought I was the only one who felt that way....

Tundra DeLaLune

This whole album is a double edges sword for me. It was beautiful art that put light in my life in a dark few years. I love these songs but they bring back such painful memories. It can sometimes be a great challenge for me to listen to this album and just enjoy the music without getting caught up in my own emotions. Still listen anyways, I just cry when I do sometimes. lol

Alex Hodson

OP, same here.
I just found this album today, some link from an animation for the "all this and heaven" song.
I've been crying for almost an hour now just listening to this album, I haven't cried in years.

RogerC

It is fitting and proper to grieve what we have lost, but we must also remember to be happy for what we had.

Rebecca Meyer

My boyfriend passed away almost three months ago and this song has taken on so much meaning for me. Florence’s songs always have a way of being there for me when I need them the most.

Elizabeth Terlinden

This does seem like a good song to help with grief. I'm glad it helps you.

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