Florida!!!
Taylor Swift feat. Florence + The Machine Lyrics


Jump to: Overall Meaning ↴  Line by Line Meaning ↴

You can beat the heat if you beat the charges too
They said I was a cheat, I guess it must be true
And my friends all smell like weed or little babies
And this city reeks of driving myself crazy

Little did you know
Your home's really only a town you're just a guest in
So you work your life away
Just to pay for a timeshare down in Destin

Florida is one hell of a drug
Florida, can I use you up?

The hurricane with my name when it came
I got drunk and I dared it to wash me away
Barricaded in the bathroom with a bottle of wine
Well, me and my ghosts, we had a hell of a time
Yes, I'm haunted but I'm feeling just fine
All my girls got their lace and their crimes
And your cheating husband disappeared
Well, no one asks any questions here

So I did my best to lay to rest
All of the bodies that have ever been on my body
And in my mind, they sink into the swamp
Is that a bad thing to say in a song?

Little did you know
Your home's really only the town you'll get arrested
So you pack your life away
Just to wait out the shitstorm back in Texas

Florida is one hell of a drug
Florida, can I use you up?

I need to forget, so take me to Florida
I've got some regrets, I'll bury them in Florida
Tell me I'm despicable, say it's unforgivable
At least the dolls are beautiful, fuck me up, Florida
I need to forget, so take me to Florida
I've got some regrets, I'll bury them in Florida
Tell me I'm despicable, say it's unforgivable
What a crash, what a rush, fuck me up, Florida

It's one hell of a drug
It's one hell of a drug
Love left me like this and I don't want to exist
So take me to Florida

Little did you know
Your home's really only a town you're just a guest in (take me to Florida)
So you work your life away
Just to pay for a timeshare down in Destin (take me to Florida)
Little did you know
Your home's really only the town you'll get arrested (take me to Florida)
So you pack your life away
Just to wait out the shitstorm back in Texas (take me to)

Florida is one hell of a drug (take me to)
Florida, can I use you up?




Florida is one hell of a drug
Florida, go on, fuck me up

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Florida" by Taylor Swift featuring Florence + the Machine paint a vivid picture of a tumultuous and chaotic experience in the state of Florida. The opening lines suggest a sense of recklessness and lawlessness, with the singer potentially facing legal trouble and questioning their own actions. The references to friends smelling like weed and a city reeking of madness indicate a gritty and surreal atmosphere, where the singer feels overwhelmed and trapped in their own mind.


The song delves deeper into themes of displacement and transience, as the singer grapples with the realization that the place they call home is merely a temporary stop in their journey. The idea of working tirelessly to afford a timeshare in Destin symbolizes a futile pursuit of stability and security in a place that ultimately offers only fleeting respite.


The chorus "Florida is one hell of a drug, Florida, can I use you up?" encapsulates the addictive and intoxicating nature of the state, where escapism and indulgence become intertwined. The references to hurricanes, alcohol, and ghosts paint a haunting and surreal portrait of a troubled psyche seeking solace in the chaos and uncertainty of Florida.


As the song progresses, the lyrics delve into themes of regret, escapism, and self-destructive behavior. The repeated refrain of "take me to Florida, fuck me up" conveys a desperation to numb the pain and erase the past, even if it means losing oneself in the dizzying allure of the state. Overall, "Florida" is a haunting exploration of inner turmoil and the seductive allure of a place that offers both escape and destruction.


Line by Line Meaning

You can beat the heat if you beat the charges too
You can escape the consequences if you can prove your innocence


They said I was a cheat, I guess it must be true
They accused me of cheating, and unfortunately, it may be accurate


And my friends all smell like weed or little babies
My friends either have a strong scent of marijuana or have a youthful innocence


And this city reeks of driving myself crazy
This city is full of activities that push me to the brink of insanity


Little did you know
You were unaware


Your home's really only a town you're just a guest in
Your residence is just a temporary place where you don't truly belong


So you work your life away
You labor endlessly


Just to pay for a timeshare down in Destin
Just to afford a vacation property in Destin


Florida is one hell of a drug
Florida has a powerful hold on people


Florida, can I use you up?
Florida, can I take advantage of what you offer?


The hurricane with my name when it came
The hurricane named after me struck


I got drunk and I dared it to wash me away
I intoxicated myself and challenged the storm to take me with it


Barricaded in the bathroom with a bottle of wine
Locked in the bathroom with alcohol as my only company


Well, me and my ghosts, we had a hell of a time
My haunting memories and I had a memorable experience


Yes, I'm haunted but I'm feeling just fine
I may be haunted by my past, but I am coping well


All my girls got their lace and their crimes
My female friends have their intricate outfits and their own wrongdoing


And your cheating husband disappeared
Your unfaithful spouse vanished


Well, no one asks any questions here
No one in this place inquires further about what happened


So I did my best to lay to rest
I tried my hardest to put an end to


All of the bodies that have ever been on my body
All the emotional baggage I have carried


And in my mind, they sink into the swamp
In my thoughts, they sink into the murky depths


Is that a bad thing to say in a song?
Is it wrong to express such thoughts in music?


I need to forget, so take me to Florida
I require a fresh start, so bring me to Florida


I've got some regrets, I'll bury them in Florida
I have some remorse, and I will leave them behind in Florida


Tell me I'm despicable, say it's unforgivable
Inform me that I am contemptible, declare that my actions are unacceptable


At least the dolls are beautiful, fuck me up, Florida
At least the surroundings are pleasant, Florida has a strong effect on me


What a crash, what a rush, fuck me up, Florida
An intense experience, Florida has a powerful impact on me


It's one hell of a drug
It has a strong addictive quality


Love left me like this and I don't want to exist
The pain of lost love has brought me to this state


Little did you know
You were unaware


Your home's really only a town you're just a guest in (take me to Florida)
Your place of residence is not truly yours (take me to Florida)


So you work your life away
You spend your days working tirelessly


Just to pay for a timeshare down in Destin (take me to Florida)
Just to afford a vacation property in Destin (take me to Florida)


Little did you know
You were unaware


Your home's really only the town you'll get arrested (take me to Florida)
Your residence is a place where you may face legal trouble (take me to Florida)


So you pack your life away
You prepare to leave everything behind


Just to wait out the shitstorm back in Texas (take me to)
Just to escape a difficult situation in Texas (take me to)


Florida is one hell of a drug (take me to)
Florida has a powerful influence (take me to)


Florida, can I use you up?
Florida, can I make full use of what you offer?


Florida is one hell of a drug
Florida has a significant impact


Florida, go on, fuck me up
Florida, continue to have a profound effect on me




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Florence Leontine Mary Welch, Taylor Swift

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on or correct specific content, highlight it

Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Comments from YouTube:

@speaknowrepevermorestan13

TAYLOR SWIFT. FLORENCE WELCH. PLEASE MAKE THIS A SINGLE. everything about this is perfect. The way your voices blend together, the thumping loud "FLORIDA!!!" and the big drum afterwards, the verses and pre-chorus, the production, everything! I'm 100% confident this will become one of the most beloved fan favorites!!! PLEASE TAYLOR AND FLORENCE! MAKE. THIS. A. SINGLE!!!!

@B19Wing

The music video would be epicccc

@beto1338

Yes please!❤

@Galacticpanda1

Viral

@glimglum_bum6820

Didn't she use this for the teaser for Fortnight?

So I think this is gonna be the next single-

And it makes sense for it to be the next single ngl-

@markspence3750

I definitely like this version the most.

40 More Replies...

@zazoo1.075

I LOVE FLORENCE, HER VOCALS ARE INSANE, I'm so happy to see Taylor and her collab

@TheAibigyl

Same🎉🎉

@slxcelxfegaming

She carried this song tbh Taylor is mid

@rebeccahernandez521

Same, always been a colab I've been rooting for!

More Comments

More Versions