What the Water Gave Me
Florence + the Machine Lyrics


Time it took us
To where the water was
That's what the water gave me
And time goes quicker
Between the two of us
Oh, my love, don't forsake me
Take what the water gave me

Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones

Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow

And oh, poor Atlas
The world's a beast of a burden
You've been holding on a long time
And all this longing
And the ships are left to rust
That's what the water gave us

So lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones
Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow

'Cause they took your loved ones
But returned them in exchange for you
But would you have it any other way?
Would you have it any other way?
You could have it any other way

'Cause she's a cruel mistress
And the bargain must be made
But oh, my love, don't forget me
When I let the water take me

So, lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the over flow
Pockets full of stones

Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow

Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones

Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: FRANCIS EG WHITE, FLORENCE WELCH

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Mateo Civello

The Lyrics:

Time it took us
To where the water was
That’s what the water gave me
And time goes quicker
Between the two of us
Oh, my love, don’t forsake me
Take what the water gave me

Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones

Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow

And oh, poor Atlas
The world’s a beast of a burden
You’ve been holding up a long time
And all this longing
And the ships are left to rust
That’s what the water gave us

So lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones
Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow

‘Cause they took your loved ones
But returned them in exchange for you
But would you have it any other way?
Would you have it any other way?
You couldn't have it any other way

‘Cause she’s a cruel mistress
And a bargain must be made
But oh, my love, don’t forget me
When I let the water take me

So lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the over flow
Pockets full of stones

Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow

So lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones

Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow



Taylor Britt

Since I can't find lyrics in the comments, here:


Time it took us
To where the water was
That’s what the water gave me
And time goes quicker
Between the two of us
But oh, my love, don’t forsake me
Take what the water gave me

[Chorus]
Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones
Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow

[Verse 2]
And oh, poor Atlas
The world’s a beast of a burden
You’ve been holding on a long time
And all this longing
And the ships are left to rust
That’s what the water gave us

[Chorus]
So lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones
Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow

[Verse 3]
Because they took your loved ones
But returned them in exchange for you
But would you have it any other way?
Would you have it any other way?
You couldn't have it any other way

[Bridge]
Because she’s a cruel mistress
And a bargain must be made
But oh, my love, don’t forget me
While I let the water take me

[Chorus]
Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones
Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow

So lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones
Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow



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Ryan Clarke

She once said that as a child, she dove to the bottom of a swimming pool and, for a moment, felt like she could breathe, and she's been trying to recreate the feeling ever since.

Coenraad Loubser

This happened to me too!!!!!!

Giada Urbani

It happened to me as well. I was 6 y o more or less. I said that to my granfather and he replied that It wasn't possibile. She Is like my old me. I miss her. A part of me Is gone... Let's hope for the good.

Danae Antoine

ive had the same experience! I had such a moment of peace, I cant believe this. When I was 12, a girl was teaching me how to swim. She thought the way to do it was to pull me down to the very bottom. I was in like a nine foot pool, and the moment of serenity i achieved was once in a lifetime

Serotonin :,\

Wow. That’s deep. Literally.

Playlist4213

Heck, that just gave me chills.. I know the feeling. ^^

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Michelle Sibanda

8 years. 8 whole freaking years, and this song still evokes more emotions than I've ever cared to feel or express in my entire life. 8 years and listening to this song still sounds and feels like the first time. Florence's music transcends and breaks all laws of time and relativity lol idc idc!

Stan

Actually this song sounds better with every listen.

Halim Haze

@Lolita it was not hatefull maybe à bit loud mouth but not filled with hate... Don't hate me based on some comments I don't feel superior and I wish u all the best 💋

Lolita

@Halim Haze if you leave a hateful comment, it's still out there for people to reply so, hopefully you've worked out your superiority complex

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