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Friday, 24 July 2009

Introducing a rabbit-hearted girl...

Florence and the machine Pictures, Images and Photos


I'd heard the name Florence + The Machine, but I'm not sure how or where... And one day I played this song in a big room, and I was enraptured by the folk, blues and Alice in Wonderland-chic of the lyrics...

I watched the video on Youtube, impressed by its folk-pagan leanings and colour-stripped feel.

Florence and the Machine Pictures, Images and Photos

And then I saw Florence perform on Jonathan Ross's Friday night talk-show, and I was mesmerized by this Amazonian girl with pins to die for, with her rose covered mic stand, so Stevie, and even grabbed the Seventies' and Eighties,' synth-driven vibe.

See the amazing keyboard player? Very Sparks! But the video est disparu!

Et voila, here it is again!



Apparently, Florence grew up listening in her bedroom to her mother's Kate Bush records... And from her performance, I feel she may be channelling both Kate, and Stevie Nicks.

Tell me I'm wrong. Hope you enjoy it, mes bloggy triplets...

Here are the lyrics, and the officially sanctioned video, also from the You of the Tube:

The looking glass so shiny and new
How quickly the glamour fades
I start spinning slipping out of time
Was that the wrong pill to take (Raise it up)
You made a deal and now it seems you have to offer up
But will it ever be enough
(Raise it up raise it up)
It´s not enough
(Raise it up raise it up)

Here I am a rabbit-hearted girl
Frozen in the headlights
It seems I´ve made the final sacrifice

We raise it up this offering
We raise it up

This is a gift it comes with a price
Who is the lamb and who is the knife?
Midas is king and he holds me so tight
And turns me to gold in the sunlight

I look around but I can´t find you
(raise it up)
If only I could see your face
(raise it up)
Instead of rushing towards the skyline
(raise it up)
I wish that I could just be brave

I must become a lion-hearted girl
Ready for a fight
Before I make the final sacrifice

We raise it up this offering
We raise it up

This is a gift it comes with a price
Who is the lamb and who is the knife?
Midas is king and he holds me so tight
And turns me to gold in the sunlight

Raise it up raise it up
(repeat)

And in the spring I shed my skin
And it blows away with the changing wind
The waters turn from blue to red
As towards the sky I offer it

This is a gift it comes with a price
Who is the lamb and who is the knife
Midas is king and he holds me so tight
And turns me to gold in the sunlight
(repeat)

This is a gift...

Indeed!

And, I'm over again at Mad Manic Mamas today once again... Music keeps me this side of sane, so do you, mes bloggy Biscuit Barrels!

What works for you??!


Florence + The Machine Pictures, Images and Photos

9 comments:

French Fancy said...

I'm toying with the idea of getting one of their CDs and also one of Elbow - both acts have stood out for me over the last month or so, watching the summer concerts on tv.

I loved the clips

kapgaf said...

Bonjour, Ma Belle,

Can't think who she reminds me of (no, not Stevie or Kate but someone else maybe even herself). It'll come to me while I'm on holiday, sunning myself (ha bloody ha) in glorious Normandy and perhaps I'll let you know when I get back or perhaps I'll even start my own blog (or am I just being a tease again?).

Be a good Fhina while I'm away.

Grosses bises.

Derrick said...

Hello Fhina,

I always appreciate you providing the lyrics as I often find them unintelligible! Quel drag, I know!

And her legs do go all the way up, don't they?!

Artist Unplugged said...

This is a new one for me...but she may just be channeling, like you said. A new header photo!!!!!! I can't believe it....very nice Fhina.

Comedy Goddess said...

I love seeing new faces and listening to great music with you.

Your banner is great!

carma said...

I'm at work so I can't listen to the sound; I'll just take your word for it ;-) after all your an internationalista!!!

aims said...

Watching the video I was distracted by how short her skirt is and how she teeters on those super-high heels!

It reminded me of my early days as a waitress - dressing for money.

blognut said...

I'm still at work, so I can't access the you tube video, but the lyrics look kinda cool so I'll be back later to check it out! ;)

Have a great weekend!

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

I am liking it Fhina! And also the new you en haut, great legs! Happy weekend xxx

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