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Florence + The Machine — Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
Album: Lungs
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Total ratings: 757









Released: 2009
Length: 3:48
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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 all
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)
I start 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
Raise it up, raise it up

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

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

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

This is a gift
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 moonridge2001 wrote:
Please stop the machine...redundant sound...blah blah blah..
(Sorry Flo fans) 

 
For the future use of my psychiatrist, I hear this as  Rabid Tart.
Please stop the machine...redundant sound...blah blah blah..
(Sorry Flo fans) 

Cynaera wrote:

Yup - I be dancing, albeit carefully (pinched nerve in my lower back.) The banana's dancing the way I wish I could.  {#Bananasplit} Heck, I'd be happy if I could walk normally.... {#Lol}  Thanks for thinking of me, Romeotuma. (Now, which one of us is supposed to clench the rose between our teeth?) 

  

miss you so much, Cynaera...

everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all over the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

I love Florence, I love her revivalist choir sound but I won't say insulting things if you don't like her.
 vanmas wrote:
 Can somebody release us from this bombastic screaming noise?

 
PSD of course.  The greatest invention since indoor plumbing!
 Can somebody release us from this bombastic screaming noise?

Everybody in my church loves this cool song...

 debobasu wrote:
Strange... I'm starting to like this song... The vocals and backing harmonizations are quite good, the background instrumentals are ok... I think it only gets repetitive and annoying near the end... but surprising as I can't stand any of her other stuff played here. si...ehh...7.
 
It's a pretty good tune - I like the production, especially the drum sound.  Most of this band's stuff doesn't do much for me, but I suppose I respect their enthusiasm. 
 lemmoth wrote:


But Kate Bush knows how to occasionally bring it back down to a relatively quiet sound.

There is no subtelty with Florence and Her Scream Machine
 
Well there you go cause that's what I thought she did on the 2nd and I don't even own that.  Guess my boat floats in different waters.
 jasonv wrote:
when she hollers, she sounds quite a bit like heather nova.
 

WHEN???  When doesn't she holler?
I don't really "get" this band... just sounds like a lot of drama to me
 Sloggydog wrote:

You say it like it's a bad thing.  Kate Bush like intensity to her voice on this whole brilliant album.
 

But Kate Bush knows how to occasionally bring it back down to a relatively quiet sound.

There is no subtelty with Florence and Her Scream Machine
 FlatCat wrote:
Scream it. Screech it. Blast it. Burn it.
Yell it. Howl it. Shout it.  Shriek it.
 
You say it like it's a bad thing.  Kate Bush like intensity to her voice on this whole brilliant album.
 drewd wrote:
My teenage daughter asked me if I had ever heard of Florence & the Machine.
I said "Of course, I hear them all the time". Thanks RP, for making me look hip
and trendy........
 
I asked my 17-year old daughter if she had ever heard of Florence & the Machine and she replied, "Duh, Dad. They're in Twilight."
Scream it. Screech it. Blast it. Burn it.
Yell it. Howl it. Shout it.  Shriek it.
My teenage daughter asked me if I had ever heard of Florence & the Machine.
I said "Of course, I hear them all the time". Thanks RP, for making me look hip
and trendy........
A very nice song which is great to be listened in the morning :)
If I close my eyes and let the music flow, every once in while I hear a few notes from Anne Lennox..
I love Anne and want here to have my child... Sadly Florence has turned me down..

Holds us so tight...
I'm not a morbid person by any stretch of the imagination, but I do have a "my funeral" mix on my iPod.... this is one of the songs on it! {#Cheers}
 debobasu wrote:
Strange... I'm starting to like this song... The vocals and backing harmonizations are quite good, the background instrumentals are ok... I think it only gets repetitive and annoying near the end... but surprising as I can't stand any of her other stuff played here. si...ehh...7.
 

+1  It definitely grows on you over time, and has much better legs than most of her other stuff...
Strange... I'm starting to like this song... The vocals and backing harmonizations are quite good, the background instrumentals are ok... I think it only gets repetitive and annoying near the end... but surprising as I can't stand any of her other stuff played here. si...ehh...7.
 chyk5 wrote:


You certainly jump to conclusions. I don't consider this band mainstream and there are plenty of "popular" bands that I really like. I bought this CD after another song was played on RP and found it uninspired. Did your skinny jeans remark, which is funny, come from personal experience?
 

I was actually trying to back you up in getting on the OTHER person's case for disliking them because of their mainstream success (i.e. the comment was directed at them on top of yours).
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo groovy... we be dancing...  (hope you be dancing Cynaera...)


 
Yup - I be dancing, albeit carefully (pinched nerve in my lower back.) The banana's dancing the way I wish I could.  {#Bananasplit} Heck, I'd be happy if I could walk normally.... {#Lol}  Thanks for thinking of me, Romeotuma. (Now, which one of us is supposed to clench the rose between our teeth?)

 chyk5 wrote:


You certainly jump to conclusions. I don't consider this band mainstream and there are plenty of "popular" bands that I really like. I bought this CD after another song was played on RP and found it uninspired. Did your skinny jeans remark, which is funny, come from personal experience?
 

That's what hater haters do which is the same as the haters they profess to hate. Wha?{#Stupid} Anyway, this song sucks I don't give a rats ass if 1 or a million people like them, I am the one in charge of my ears and what goes in them.{#Yes}
 jatkins679 wrote:
The 'Reaching up!'  background chorus makes me think of a high school choral concert piece. I picture a bunch of kids standing on risers, throwing their hands into the air when they 'sing' this.

Please remove from your rotation. Thanks.
 

Awesome.{#Cheers}
sorry if the auto-haters DON'T like this...I do.
 gandalfbmg wrote:


Dislike a song or band? Great, that's your right. But when popular automatically equals bad, well then, you beocme this:

 

You certainly jump to conclusions. I don't consider this band mainstream and there are plenty of "popular" bands that I really like. I bought this CD after another song was played on RP and found it uninspired. Did your skinny jeans remark, which is funny, come from personal experience?


 chyk5 wrote:


I don't care for this song or band, but damn that was funny.

 

Dislike a song or band? Great, that's your right. But when popular automatically equals bad, well then, you beocme this:



 gandalfbmg wrote:


Sounds like someone's skinny jeans are too tight...
 

I don't care for this song or band, but damn that was funny.


This is a gift it comes with a price
Who is the lamb and who is the knife


*LOVE* Florence & The Machine.  Anything you play by her is AWESOME!  It's in keeping with RP's format.
 geordiezimmerman wrote:
A new RP low. Friggin' awful. Please stop playing this commercial crap.
 

Sounds like someone's skinny jeans are too tight...
Check out her B-side called "Swimming" !!!!
Have I said this already?  Bleh....just in case I haven't.
A new RP low. Friggin' awful. Please stop playing this commercial crap.
This song gives me chills.  I love it. 

when she hollers, she sounds quite a bit like heather nova.
Very, very nice!
The 'Reaching up!'  background chorus makes me think of a high school choral concert piece. I picture a bunch of kids standing on risers, throwing their hands into the air when they 'sing' this.

Please remove from your rotation. Thanks.
 socalhol wrote:
I like it — I give it an 8
 
Ditto!          {#Cheers}
I like it — I give it an 8
 dolfan wrote:
Annie Lennox meets Natalie Merchant. {#Eh}
 

Ahhhh, thank you! I was wondering why I hated them so much.{#Cheers}
Like!
Hello RP-Listeners!

I wish all of you "MERRY CHRISTMAS",
wherever you are - whoever you wanna be!

Christmas is a sweet-naive tradition -
not a religious event! 

I like it anyway!

Still - I hope Bill takes the chance
to rock the christmas-tree to pieces tonight!

"Happy Christmas
your "BAD SANTA",
aka STINGRAY
-from Cologne/Germany-
PS
Sermon of the day (promise: I'm serious):

The "Three Wise Men" - Melchior, Balthasar + Caspar
are buried in a golden sarcophage in"our" dome, the famous 
"Cologne dome" - the third highest church-building
in the world - right in the very centre of town, next to the Rhine.
A gothic building of extra-class!

Have a look:
https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Koelner_Dom_bei_Nacht_1_RB.JPG&filetimestamp=20060517174554

The "grave" for the non-believers:
https://www.koelner-dom.de/17450.html?&L=1

+

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrine_of_the_Three_Kings

I've read that Flo and her Machine may be getting a Grammy nomination for best new artist. 
Flo is nice.  Turn down the machine.
Love this song!
Heh!  To me it was Natalie Merchant meets Delores O'Riordan

 
dolfan wrote:
Annie Lennox meets Natalie Merchant. {#Eh}
 


Impressed by a big pair of lungs? Are you a physiologist?

 
Zigi wrote:
I'm not sure what's sexier, her appearance or her voice.
 

I'm not sure what's sexier, her appearance or her voice.
Now this I dig!
Someone please upload "Cosmic Love." It's my favorite song of 2010. And believe you, I never ever ever thought I'd say that... much less enjoy this gothy angst thing happening with Florence + The Machine (See also: the Twilightening of America).
This entire album is awesome.


    These guys are great, and she's got some serious soul. Thanks for playing them Bill.

Annie Lennox meets Natalie Merchant. {#Eh}
i just heard it for the first time.... wow... great tune!
 ziggytrix wrote:

Buy some songs.
Seed a Pandora station.
Go to a concert!
Listen to songs on their website.

Those would be my suggestions.  Or you could run down the street screaming "DO YOU HAVE FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE?" at people until you find someone who can help you.  Whatever works for ya.

 
I like your suggestions! I can delete a couple of my Pandora stations (they were only experiments, anyway!) and plant a Florence seed. Concerts are out of the question - I can barely pay my stupid car insurance.  BUT - I have a friend who's been a radio music programmer for 35 years, and I bet he'd jump at the chance to get some of this music on the radio.  I'll give it a shot...

BTW - she sounds like a more aggressive Sarah McLaughlin, with possibly a bit of Heather Nova and the power of Rhea's Obsession. JMO.

 Mandible wrote:
I like this!  It does make me think of my high school music teacher though...OPEN YOUR MOUTH when you sing girl. Relax the jaw. She sounds like she's got a tense jaw and only opening her mouth about a half inch to sing.
Edit: Please, no one respond with a skeevy comment on that. I know what you're thinking.
 
Seems that your high school teacher really got into your head with this. Is it a coincidence your RP handle is "Mandible"?

Again......Back to the diner with you Flo!

I like this!  It does make me think of my high school music teacher though...OPEN YOUR MOUTH when you sing girl. Relax the jaw. She sounds like she's got a tense jaw and only opening her mouth about a half inch to sing.
Edit: Please, no one respond with a skeevy comment on that. I know what you're thinking.
{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}
Kinda shrieky, for like, too long. Like, totally.  Dude.
Not bad, I would give it a 6.5
I like it more every time I hear it. Enough so that I just logged in to comment and give it a rating :)
 I like this a lot.
Groovy and beautiful at the same time!

She's deffo flavour of the moment in UK.   A tad overrated imho, slightly lazy style that intermits between drawling and whining, but there is a talent there. 
 romeotuma wrote:
Very groovy...  we be dancing...
 
You and the maids? Nice to see some fresh comments, 'romeo'!
Oh my! Radio Paradise has this heavenly song!
This is pure power, yet remains sweet.
Fantastic!
{#Bananapiano}
 unclelonghair wrote:


Yeah there are 4 tracks on the album that I like including this one, much of the rest of it is kind of weak.  The songs I like are great though, great new artist.

 

I agree 100 percent. A friend of mine gave this to me last year. I can't remember the song names, but there are 4-5 really good ones on there including this one. Definitely a promising new band.
 sarahhhh wrote:
How can we hear more of this band?
 
Buy some songs.
Seed a Pandora station.
Go to a concert!
Listen to songs on their website.

Those would be my suggestions.  Or you could run down the street screaming "DO YOU HAVE FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE?" at people until you find someone who can help you.  Whatever works for ya.

 Sjaaks wrote:
So annoying, constantly the same melody and same voice... Either love it or hate it...

Hate it! 3
 
{#Clap}

 manzanitafire wrote:
Thanks for this, I was wondering.

 

Yeah there are 4 tracks on the album that I like including this one, much of the rest of it is kind of weak.  The songs I like are great though, great new artist.

 chyk5 wrote:

I've listened to the CD twice and unfortunately it doesn't live up to this great single.


  Thanks for this, I was wondering.


I dig this. 8
How can we hear more of this band?
 handyrae wrote:

A little TOO shrill. I enjoy the first half, but the shrillness starts to grate by the second half.
 
quoted for truth
So annoying, constantly the same melody and same voice... Either love it or hate it...

Hate it! 3

With {#Music}, it's really cool - 6 jumping to 8. She has quite a voice (lungs you said {#Ask})


Saw the video for her new single recently... whoa!  SEXY! And that girl has a set of lungs!
{#Bananapiano} ...10...
Awful.
This is the first time I've heard this song... thought it was Imogean Heap ... really like this tune.
It's fun!
Flo needs to go back to the diner.
this woman's voice gives me a headache.

 Scott_Alic wrote:
I hear a distaff version of ABC's "The Look of Love"...
 
{#Yes}

I've listened to the CD twice and unfortunately it doesn't live up to this great single.


 RadioDoc wrote:
 kaybee wrote:
Is the "rabbit" a nod to Airplane's "White Rabbit"?
  Considering this chick's shtick it's more likely to be a nod to the rabbit in Fatal Attraction.
 

{#Lol}  {#Clap} 


Annie Lennox and Alica Bridges, together at last!
7 {#Arrow} 8

I somewhat expected to tire of it with repeated play, not to like it more... huh!
 kaybee wrote:
Is the "rabbit" a nod to Airplane's "White Rabbit"?
  Considering this chick's shtick it's more likely to be a nod to the rabbit in Fatal Attraction.


Second song I've heard from them on RP that I really like! Perhaps time to go purchase....
I hear a distaff version of ABC's "The Look of Love"...
Is the "rabbit" a nod to Airplane's "White Rabbit"?  Voice is nicely reminiscent of Grace Slick.
 coding_to_music wrote:
A little shrill
 
A little TOO shrill. I enjoy the first half, but the shrillness starts to grate by the second half.

 Leslie wrote:
This is way better than their other song Bill plays on RP.
 
Wow.That's scary.

Love is like Oxygen.
...wow!..this track is like a j-pop-kate-bush fusion fantasia; i'm really impressed by what i hear of this album...

Bleh.....
Love that hook in this..
This is way better than their other song Bill plays on RP.
 nini wrote:
And I was wondering if this WAS Bat For Lashes.  I agree, they would match up well together.
 
And someone else (copymonkey) mentioned Bronski Beat. Yes I hear them both. Electrifying! {#Music}

 nini wrote:


And I was wondering if this WAS Bat For Lashes.  I agree, they would match up well together.
 
Me too.  And they both sound like Bryan Ferry, stylistically; not always, but often.

 dynamaniak wrote:
I quite like this group and her voice is hauntingly beautiful.  Reminds me a bit of Concrete Blonde in terms of overall feeling I get from the music.  It just makes me think of vampires. 
 
Don't know about the vampire part, but otherwise, I'm in total agreement.  Bought the whole album the other day and it is outstanding.

 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
I'm hearing "So cruel" from Achtung Baby.. anyone else ?
 
I heard it too!

I'm hearing "So cruel" from Achtung Baby.. anyone else ?
Griffy's favourite song! 
Both the guy from Bronsky Beat and Alision Moyet did this kind of stuff, only much better, 15 years ago.
I quite like this group and her voice is hauntingly beautiful.  Reminds me a bit of Concrete Blonde in terms of overall feeling I get from the music.  It just makes me think of vampires. 
big fan, great energy!
Hopefully they will continue in this direction instead of that brutally bad Girl With One Eye.  An 8 for this one.
A little shrill

{#High-five}  {#Heartkiss}  {#High-five}

 Pyro wrote:
Very Eurhythmics-like.
 


One of the best voices in the music industry (I would like to see her live!)

Great critics here (lovely written) https://margaritasaloscerdox.blogspot.com/2009/09/huracan-florence.html

Great album!
 Silent_Voodoo wrote:
This song makes me want to set myself on fire and jump out of the window, PLEASE stop playing it!
 
Or alternately i could send you some matches and prop the window open.
 Silent_Voodoo wrote:
This song makes me want to set myself on fire and jump out of the window, PLEASE stop playing it!
 
Before I recommend going ahead with this, please advise whether there is a pool outside this particular window...

fascinatingly tedious. The only fascinating thing about it is why it exists.