Mother
Florence + the Machine Lyrics


Oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me on my knees
Cause I belong to the ground now
And it belongs to thee

And oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me just like this
Cause I belong to the ground now
I want no more than this
How I long for the older
The sun keeps burning deep
Every stone in this city keeps reminding me
Can you protect me from what I want?
The love I let in, it left me so lost

Mother, make me
Make me a big tall tree
So I can shed my leaves and let it blow through me
Mother, make me
Make me a big grey cloud
So I can rain on you things I can't say out loud

All these couples are kissing
And I can't stand the heat
I lost my shoes and left the party
I wander in the street

I put my feet into the fountain
The statues all asleep
No use wishing on the water
It grants you no relief

Mother, make me
Make me a bird of prey
So I can rise above this, let it fall away
Mother, make me
Make me a song so sweet
Heaven trembles, fallen at our feet

Oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me on my knees
Cause I belong to the ground now
And it belongs to thee

And oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me just like this
Cause I belong to the ground now
I want no more than this

Oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me on my knees
Cause I belong to the ground now
And it belongs to thee

Oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me just like this
Cause I belong to the ground now
I want no more than this

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

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Jamie Ryan Storey

Oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me on my knees
Cause I belong to the ground now
And it belongs to thee

And oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me just like this
Cause I belong to the ground now
I want no more than this

How I long for the older
The sun keeps burning deep
Every stone in this city keeps reminding me
Can you protect me from what I want?
The love I let in, it left me so lost

Mother, make me
Make me a big tall tree
So I can shed my leaves and let it blow through me
Mother, make me
Make me a big grey cloud
So I can rain on you things I can't say out loud

All these couples are kissing
And I can't stand the heat
I lost my shoes and left the party
I wander in the street

I put my feet into the fountain
The statues all asleep
No use wishing on the water
It grants you no relief

Mother, make me
Make me a bird of prey
So I can rise above this, let it fall away
Mother, make me
Make me a song so sweet
Heaven trembles, fallen at our feet

Oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me on my knees
Cause I belong to the ground now
And it belongs to thee
And oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me just like this
Cause I belong to the ground now
I want no more than this

Oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me on my knees
Cause I belong to the ground now
And it belongs to thee

Oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me just like this
Cause I belong to the ground now
I want no more than this



All comments from YouTube:

Jamie Ryan Storey

Oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me on my knees
Cause I belong to the ground now
And it belongs to thee

And oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me just like this
Cause I belong to the ground now
I want no more than this

How I long for the older
The sun keeps burning deep
Every stone in this city keeps reminding me
Can you protect me from what I want?
The love I let in, it left me so lost

Mother, make me
Make me a big tall tree
So I can shed my leaves and let it blow through me
Mother, make me
Make me a big grey cloud
So I can rain on you things I can't say out loud

All these couples are kissing
And I can't stand the heat
I lost my shoes and left the party
I wander in the street

I put my feet into the fountain
The statues all asleep
No use wishing on the water
It grants you no relief

Mother, make me
Make me a bird of prey
So I can rise above this, let it fall away
Mother, make me
Make me a song so sweet
Heaven trembles, fallen at our feet

Oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me on my knees
Cause I belong to the ground now
And it belongs to thee
And oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me just like this
Cause I belong to the ground now
I want no more than this

Oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me on my knees
Cause I belong to the ground now
And it belongs to thee

Oh lord, won't you leave me
Leave me just like this
Cause I belong to the ground now
I want no more than this

James Miller

Can't think of a better song to listen to on Mother's day.

Macy V

This is unexpectedly amazing

William Taylor

After having listened to every song on the album several times for the last two years, I've come to the conclusion that this and Various Storms and Saints are the cleanest songs on the album. Many of the other songs are very catchy or have a good punch/emotion to them, but this song has the smoothest progression an flow in my opinion.

URZUA OCHOA OSCAR ALEJANDRO

Mother and St. Jude are very good works! While you listen this u can tell they're very very mature content and it couldn't be possible without the last 2 albums!

LC B

I concur. St Jude is a big one for me too though. This album came out shortly before a mass shooting happened a block from my apartment when I was in college. Someone I knew, a now famous Reverend, was killed in the shooting. This album helped me cope through it.

Erica

This and third eye do it for me <3

peachy

phenomenal

Tiffanie Qaisar

GETTING BETTER AND BETTER 💚💙🖤💚💙🖤💚💙🖤💚💙🖤💚💙

Emily Belliveau

It's funny because I own this album (cd form and vinyl) but when I want to listen to it at 1 in the morning from my computer: this is where I come. <3 One of the best crafted songs I've heard in the past ten years.

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