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Kiss with a Fist
Florence + the Machine Lyrics


You hit me once
I hit you back
You gave a kick
I gave a slap
You smashed a plate over my head
Then I set fire to our bed

You hit me once
I hit you back
You gave a kick
I gave a slap
You smashed a plate over my head
Then I set fire to our bed, oh

My black eye casts no shadow
Your red eye sees nothing
Your slap don't stick
Your kicks don't hit
So we remain the same
Love sticks
Sweat drips
Break the lock if it don't fit

A kick to the teeth is good for some
A kiss with a fist is better then none

A kiss with a fist is better then none

I broke your jaw once before
I spilled your blood upon the floor
You broke my leg in return
So sit back and watch the bed burn
Love sticks
Sweat drips
Break the lock if it don't fit

A kick in the teeth is good for some
A kiss with a fist is better then none, oh

A kiss with a fist is better then none

You hit me once
I hit you back
You gave a kick
I gave a slap
You smashed a plate over my head
Then I set fire to our bed, oh

You hit me once
I hit you back
You gave a kick
I gave a slap
You smashed a plate over my head
Then I set fire to our bed

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: FLORENCE LEONTINE MARY WELCH, MATTHEW DAVID ALLCHIN

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Corbinite

It isn't about an abusive relationship. It's just about destructive firy passion. Not physical abuse. Florence explained:
"I was 16 or 17 when I wrote this. I'd just fallen in love for the first time, and I'd also started hanging out with an older group of people, watching how their relationships worked. There was this one couple who were so cool, but so visceral and so intense. The guy never hit the girl, but I saw her lamp him a couple of times, and she'd always give as good as she got. But it wasn't really physical violence, it was more about the fact that their animal passion for each other was the thing that was attractive for them. It was how joyful destruction can be, and how alluring it is to be in a relationship so fiery. There was never a dull moment when they were around. I don't know how they do it! I'm a conflict avoider. I think I write about such intense things because I'm actually really bad at expressing anger."

Lichaka

@Phoenix Chase I agree they both are

Phoenix Chase

@The HardTruth
Because men are so oppressed😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

Phoenix Chase

@Lichaka
The guy also hits her though? They’re both abusive

Alyssa Dyer

For real, I know such “passionate” people. It doesn’t make it less reckless or abusive. Even if it’s framed as love

melancícia

Thank you. Only little bitches in the comments

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Josh Guzek

This is the most 2009ish thing I've ever seen

Sophia Holland

This is the most 2015 thing I’ve ever read

Jackjude

@israel ball well she "changed so much" the next year.

CrustyAssManShiggy Lmaoz

Same 😂

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