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Hunger

30 Dec

 

 

It seems to be a good time to share one of my favourite songs and videos of the year.

I have been deeply impressed by Florence Welch since the the first Florence and the Machine (now Florence + Machine) album (Lungs) in 2009. There is poetry, eccentricity, energy and sensuality in everything she/they do, and musically it is a unique and driven sound.

This song – ‘Hunger’ – comes from “High as Hope’, their fourth album, released in June. I will let it speak for itself.

I adore, the lyric, the music and, unusually for me, the video.

I hope you enjoy.

(This is another of my ‘songs that I like but you might not know’ blog posts)

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Song ‘Hunger’ written and © by Tobias Jesso, Thomas Wayland Bartlett, Emile Haynie, and Florence Welch and performed by Florence + Machine

This post © the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Hunger

At seventeen, I started to starve myself
I thought that love was a kind of emptiness
And at least I understood then the hunger I felt
And I didn’t have to call it loneliness
We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger
Tell me what you need, oh, you look so free
The way you use your body, baby, come on and work it for me
Don’t let it get you down, you’re the best thing I’ve seen
We never found the answer but we knew one thing
We all have a hunger (we all have a hunger)
We all have a hunger (we all have a hunger)
We all have a hunger (we all have a hunger)
We all have a hunger (we all have a hunger)
And it’s Friday night and it’s kicking in
And I can’t dress, they’re gonna crucify me
Oh, but you and all your vibrant youth
How could anything bad ever happen to you?
You make a fool of death with your beauty, and for a moment
I thought that love was in the drugs
But the more I took, the more it took away
And I could never get enough
I thought that love was on the stage
You give yourself to strangers
You don’t have to be afraid
And then it tries to find a home with people, oh, and I’m alone
Picking it apart and staring at your phone
We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger
Tell me what you need, oh, you look so free
The way you use your body, baby, come on and work it for me
Don’t let it get you down, you’re the best thing I’ve seen
We never found the answer but we knew one thing
We all have a hunger (we all have a hunger)
We all have a hunger (we all have a hunger)
We all have a hunger (we all have a hunger)
We all have a hunger (we all have a hunger)
And it’s Friday night and it’s kicking in
And I can’t dress, they’re gonna crucify me
Oh, you and all your vibrant youth
How could anything bad ever happen to you?
You make a fool of death with your beauty, and for a moment
I forget to worry
 
2 Comments

Posted by on December 30, 2018 in Music

 

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2 responses to “Hunger

  1. Princesse Crowned

    December 30, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Florence is trult phenomenal. One of my fav artists. I have been following her lovely and inspiring music yfrom her public beginning. 😉

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