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Florence + The Machine — Girl With One Eye
Album: Lungs
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Total ratings: 1160









Released: 2009
Length: 3:34
Plays (last 30 days): 1
She told me not to step on the cracks
I told her not to fuss and relax
Well, her pretty little face stopped me in my tracks
But now she sleeps with one eye open
That's the price she paid I took a knife and cut out her eye
I took it home and watched it wither and die
Well, she's lucky that I didn't slip her a smile
That's why she sleeps with one eye open
That's the price she paid I said, hey, girl with one eye
Get your filthy fingers out of my pie
I said, hey, girl with one eye
I'll cut your little heart out cause you made me cry I slipped my hand under her skirt
I said don't worry, it's not gonna hurt
Oh, my reputation's kinda clouded with dirt
That's why you sleep with one eye open
That's the price you paid I said, hey, girl with one eye
Get your filthy fingers out of my pie
I said, hey, girl with one eye
I'll cut your little heart out cause you made me cry You made me cry
You made me cry
You made me cry I said, hey, girl with one eye
Get your filthy fingers out of my pie
I said, hey, girl with one eye
Get your filthy fingers out my pie I said, hey, girl with one eye
Get your filthy fingers out of my pie
I said, hey, girl with one eye
I'll cut your little heart out cause you made me cry
Comments (192)add comment
One eye? Luxury!
Same for me...
her voice is annoying to me right now.
She is able to make a remarkable range of sound - I don't often like it but I appreciate the quality.
She always sounds like she's screaming and throwing a fit.  Thanks Bill for the 'forward' button!
Wow!!!!
Florence is really hit and miss with me, but I really like this one.
kinda the definition of “caterwauling,” ain’t it?
 Blij wrote:
I really can't cope with her voice sounding as if she is constantly screaming. Gives me a feeling of urgency, alarm, hazard, as if something is going very wrong in her vicinity and she is warning me to get out of here as fast as possible!

But, taste is personal! So please keep playing this, for the sake of those in love with her voice!
 
This is the attitude people should take to music offerings. May not be your cup of tea but for the sake of those who enjoy it, keep playing, just as you may not like Peter Gabriel but BillG and I do.


Now that you mention this, I totally hear it! 

 
S-curvy wrote:

Very well put.  I happen to like this one and other Flo tunes.  Yes, she has some pipes — she surely studied Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane fame, who once answered a question about how she got her distinctive sound and answered that "you just sing really, really loud."

I really can't cope with her voice sounding as if she is constantly screaming. Gives me a feeling of urgency, alarm, hazard, as if something is going very wrong in her vicinity and she is warning me to get out of here as fast as possible!

But, taste is personal! So please keep playing this, for the sake of those in love with her voice!
 SmackDaddy wrote:


WTF is wrong with you? Do you comment on the size of male singers' dicks? Her or anyone's physical attributes are irrelevant to their artistic abilities. GFY
 
I took it to mean her voice is flat, not referring to her anatomy......but that's just me.
 chyk5 wrote:
 

 mamerjamer wrote:
Lungs, yes, but, by and large, flatter than a freakin' pancake.
 

WTF is wrong with you? Do you comment on the size of male singers' dicks? Her or anyone's physical attributes are irrelevant to their artistic abilities. GFY
 mrtuba9 wrote:
Yikes, Flo! Someone once commented on my like of this:

18 Dogs

as being pretty dark...

 
The Hank Dogs has a more righteous vigilante feel to it, whereas this, given the lyrics & the singer, is pure jealous revenge.
Oi Florence. Wheesht.
No sir I don't like it!
When she starts bellowing, as she so often does, it gets old really quickly. 
Learning nuance with her voice would serve her well
 
First time I've heard this song, OR Flo....I'm a fan! Yes, very sultry, sexy voice....don't care what her intent, great sound.
 ddehoyos wrote:
Although this isn't my favorite song on the CD, she has a very powerful voice when she is in the lower range of vocals.
I do find the division of love her/hate her pretty strong for some reason which leads me to something I've noticed lately. The mean spirited comments. People, ease up on the extreme comments. If you dont like a song or artist, that's cool, we all have different tastes. But when I see comments like, "Bill, WTF is wrong with you"? or "Are you out of your mind for playing something like that"?, it really bothers me to the point of almost taking it personally. If you feel that strongly, go start a radio station yourself. If I don't like something, I know where the mute is. More than likely, a song will play in about 3-5 minutes. I have been blessed with the gift of hearing and we take it for granted sometimes. Let's all be thankful that Radioparadise is on the air because what if it wasn't around? There would be a great big hole in the internet radio world and that would be sad. I have been turned on to so many new artists over the last few years and I appreciate it. Thank you, Bill.

 
Very well put.  I happen to like this one and other Flo tunes.  Yes, she has some pipes — she surely studied Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane fame, who once answered a question about how she got her distinctive sound and answered that "you just sing really, really loud."
Foxee Flossie can order me around and I'll take it then dish it right back  Yum yum

Great Song! 
{#Lol}
 


Rooney wrote:
During which, the hapless listener threw herself out the window to be gored on the huge iron spike in order to relieve her suffering.

 


During which, the hapless listener threw herself out the window to be gored on the huge iron spike in order to relieve her suffering.
like being water boarded
 teadye wrote:
I looked this one up because I kind of like it in a Mack the Knife kind of way. It's a cover of a Ludes song. So, since it was originally sung by a guy I would bet the "one eye" isn't the one immediately thought of and the "girl" probably isn't a female. "Sleeping with one eye open" is a likely a pun on having to be watching out (for revenge I would assume.) I vote for homophobia related to cross-dressing as opposed to lesbian rape. Men tend to be laissez faire (or worse) on subjects of lesbian on lesbian violence, but finding out the girl you are hitting on isn't... Well, yeah. This kind of anger.

 
Thanks - I'd no idea that this was a cover. It's one of the most striking songs on the CD, right enough, and gets me there every time I hear it. I see your point, and can understand your interpretation, for the song sung by a man, but coming from Ms Lungs herself it's got to be an aggressive statement of lesbianism. She certainly sounds like she means it that way, and I can see Flossie being a woman who swings both ways, and is awful fearsome and undeniable in bed.
terrible howling ... sucko barfo

 OHMish wrote:
yuk {#Hand}
 
+1
sexiest song i've heard in a while on RP
missus even did a striptease in the kitchen
you guys just made my night :)

{#Bananajam} 
yuk {#Hand}
 AvoidingWork wrote:

I see what you did there...

 
The love of puns is greatly underestimated. 
 
Yikes, Flo! Someone once commented on my like of this:

18 Dogs

as being pretty dark...

Noisy noise, noise.
 
Marvellous isn't it!
Don't like this at all, sorry.
Noisy noise, noise.
 TerryS wrote:
Socket to me.

 
I see what you did there...
Socket to me.
Bombastic is the word that springs to mind.
Next time I'm at home and my girls are out, I'm going to sit down in front of the stereo and crank this song as loud as I can handle it...  It sounds good even quiet at work, but I think it's the sort of song that would be even better at 110 db...
painful listening experience :(
ouch. pass me the tylenol. can we listen with both ears closed? 
Jazz singer...yeah...jazz singer.


My streaming audio died out just before this one came on.  Mere coincidence, or the gentle hand of a benevolent God subtly intervening in human affairs?

 ddehoyos wrote:
... People, ease up on the extreme comments...it really bothers me to the point of almost taking it personally...
 
"I don't have emotions, and sometimes that makes me sad" - Bender feels your pain

 ddehoyos wrote:
Although this isn't my favorite song on the CD, she has a very powerful voice when she is in the lower range of vocals.
I do find the division of love her/hate her pretty strong for some reason which leads me to something I've noticed lately. The mean spirited comments. People, ease up on the extreme comments. If you dont like a song or artist, that's cool, we all have different tastes. But when I see comments like, "Bill, WTF is wrong with you"? or "Are you out of your mind for playing something like that"?, it really bothers me to the point of almost taking it personally. If you feel that strongly, go start a radio station yourself. If I don't like something, I know where the mute is. More than likely, a song will play in about 3-5 minutes. I have been blessed with the gift of hearing and we take it for granted sometimes. Let's all be thankful that Radioparadise is on the air because what if it wasn't around? There would be a great big hole in the internet radio world and that would be sad. I have been turned on to so many new artists over the last few years and I appreciate it. Thank you, Bill.
 
This bit of shameless sycophancy has been brought to you by the Houston-Paradise Sugar Company.  How sweet it is!

"I'll cut your little heart out, cause you made me cry"       love it,love it,love it 
Although this isn't my favorite song on the CD, she has a very powerful voice when she is in the lower range of vocals.
I do find the division of love her/hate her pretty strong for some reason which leads me to something I've noticed lately. The mean spirited comments. People, ease up on the extreme comments. If you dont like a song or artist, that's cool, we all have different tastes. But when I see comments like, "Bill, WTF is wrong with you"? or "Are you out of your mind for playing something like that"?, it really bothers me to the point of almost taking it personally. If you feel that strongly, go start a radio station yourself. If I don't like something, I know where the mute is. More than likely, a song will play in about 3-5 minutes. I have been blessed with the gift of hearing and we take it for granted sometimes. Let's all be thankful that Radioparadise is on the air because what if it wasn't around? There would be a great big hole in the internet radio world and that would be sad. I have been turned on to so many new artists over the last few years and I appreciate it. Thank you, Bill.
I like it.

Has a real Johnette Napolitano sound.     Dig it
 teadye wrote:
I looked this one up because I kind of like it in a Mack the Knife kind of way. It's a cover of a Ludes song. So, since it was originally sung by a guy I would bet the "one eye" isn't the one immediately thought of and the "girl" probably isn't a female. "Sleeping with one eye open" is a likely a pun on having to be watching out (for revenge I would assume.) I vote for homophobia related to cross-dressing as opposed to lesbian rape. Men tend to be laissez faire (or worse) on subjects of lesbian on lesbian violence, but finding out the girl you are hitting on isn't... Well, yeah. This kind of anger.
 
Very well could be... but I was just thinking it was exactly what it sounds like.  No hidden meanings (beyond "slip her a smile" which is slang for slitting someone's throat, I believe).  I think it's a tale from the perspective of some Jack the Ripper type.  It doesn't entirely make sense because it's a sociopath's song.

Unpleasant.  Not to say that she isn't talented... I just can't stand her voice.
 RadioDoc wrote:
Loud and stupid does not equal "innovative" or "edgy", despite what MTV wants you to believe.  4 {#Arrow} 3
 
Does MTV (as a "music channel") even exist anymore?

 daedalus wrote:

May I recommend the gentle application of warm water to the ears. That should remove the build up of wax which is apparently preventing you from hearing  properly...
 
 
Double bump...


I know that mute button is around this keyboard somewhere...
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).
Truly and deeply disgusting, in words and sounds and images. And I am pretty hard to shock.

I looked this one up because I kind of like it in a Mack the Knife kind of way. It's a cover of a Ludes song. So, since it was originally sung by a guy I would bet the "one eye" isn't the one immediately thought of and the "girl" probably isn't a female. "Sleeping with one eye open" is a likely a pun on having to be watching out (for revenge I would assume.) I vote for homophobia related to cross-dressing as opposed to lesbian rape. Men tend to be laissez faire (or worse) on subjects of lesbian on lesbian violence, but finding out the girl you are hitting on isn't... Well, yeah. This kind of anger.
wow...   I mean, holy shit!  wow....  ... wow...   w. o. w. 
OMG, I haven't head caterwauling like that in a long time!!! Just like nails on a blackboard.
I rather like this song actually, and everything I have heard from this group on RP.
 
 MJMJ wrote:
A worthy addition to that most venerable of genres, the lesbian mutilation ballad.
 
Bump.

What a wake-up call after the Weepies. I'm not sure I like this, but I am sure thankful for it after "Little Bird." I was dozing away at my desk.
oh my...she is making me cry!

 
greentini wrote:
Oh my god, pleeeease stop. RP, you are OFF for the night.
 


Nasty....nice! 8
Oh my god, pleeeease stop. RP, you are OFF for the night.
 RadioDoc wrote:
Loud and stupid does not equal "innovative" or "edgy", despite what MTV wants you to believe.  4 {#Arrow} 3
 
Did you tell Bono this?

I 'wish' I played guitar... this song would be fun.
Most should agree that
Loud and stupid does not equal "innovative" or "edgy", despite what MTV wants you to believe.  4 {#Arrow} 3
 Delboy77 wrote:
nice idea, but very "noisy"
 
Yes...like revving a Harley in your kitchen.


Still liking this one - in fact, the whole CD is pretty enjoyable. . .

Girl with one eye? That's one better than . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7ixKWmYux8
no.
cannot listen to this (unless I want to be made upset......?)
Great song by a new artist, songs like this are why I listen to R.P.!

Okay so the lyrics are a bit... goth.  Goth blues?

nice idea, but very "noisy"
 Shimmer wrote:

As innovative as Kate Bush? I don't think so. PJ Harvey should sue for identify theft.

 

Bravo! {#Notworthy}
 Sloggydog wrote:
i see a lot of frightened little bunnies running from the sound of innovation.  Lucky you'll still have RP about to keep playing this until you get the chance to fully recognise its Kate Bush like brilliance.
 
As innovative as Kate Bush? I don't think so. PJ Harvey should sue for identify theft.

 Sloggydog wrote:
Love the album.  Love this song. Go Florence Go.

Looking over the comments i see a lot of frightened little bunnies running from the sound of innovation.  Lucky you'll still have RP about to keep playing this until you get the chance to fully recognise its Kate Bush like brilliance.
 
May I recommend the gentle application of warm water to the ears. That should remove the build up of wax which is apparently preventing you from hearing  properly...
 
thot it was fiona apple
Reminds me of 'stray cat strut'; otherwise awful.
 MJMJ wrote:
A worthy addition to that most venerable of genres, the lesbian mutilation ballad.
 

Well put.  Johnette similarities notwithstanding, I was having a tough time listening to the music.  Then I looked at the lyrics and decided that I really just don't need this much hostility.

Her vocal affectations make it sound like she's producing a bowel movement while singing!
Sounded like Adele from a distance.
Love the album.  Love this song. Go Florence Go.

Looking over the comments i see a lot of frightened little bunnies running from the sound of innovation.  Lucky you'll still have RP about to keep playing this until you get the chance to fully recognise its Kate Bush like brilliance.
 900notch wrote:

+ 1,000,000.

PLEASE PULL FROM REGULAR ROTATION.

Thanks...

 

PLEASE DON'T! I LOVE IT!
 cdanthony wrote:


 
SpamNRice wrote:
Kinky, campy, slightly deranged in a Rocky Horror Show kinda way — Mel Brooks could have made a movie with this, Madeline Kahn in the lead singing this, yes I can see it with one eye open. Love it!{#Clap} 
 
except Madeline Kahn could actually sing
 
Revision, a more likely candidate for a Tim Burton flick — besides she's already in costume... And yes, Madeline could sing and play the fool — sorry she's gone. 

 anotherlistener wrote:
Just lowered my 2 to a 1.  C'mon Bill, with all the good music available out there, why must you keep hammering us with this.
 
+ 1,000,000.

PLEASE PULL FROM REGULAR ROTATION.

Thanks...

 ruby2zday wrote:
I thought it was Concrete Blonde before I checked. The singer sounds alot like Johnette.

 

I thought the same thing :)
I'm lost for words.

I really like this song. . .

I thought it was Concrete Blonde before I checked. The singer sounds alot like Johnette.

I think they should've let the machine do more of the singing.

Just lowered my 2 to a 1.  C'mon Bill, with all the good music available out there, why must you keep hammering us with this.
 MJMJ wrote:
A worthy addition to that most venerable of genres, the lesbian mutilation ballad.
 
bump

 RadioDoc wrote:
Fiona Apple on acid.
 
That's not fair—how could you ever tell?

Wonder how her mother likes that song...
Just absolutely, positively dreadful.
 RadioDoc wrote:
Drops one point with every play.  Today it's a 4.
 
I'll see your 4, and lower it to a 3.

LOVE IT!!!  {#Motor}
love it!
Drops one point with every play.  Today it's a 4.
{#Laughing} moonsaura wrote:
{#Taped-shut} girl with one eye...needs a tape on her mouth!

 

{#Arghhh}really bad
This song is awesome!!!!!!!! Has quickly become one of my all time favorite songs...
Sexy voice!
First impression...excellent!
Sort of a cross between PJ Harvey and Tom Waits.  Pretty groovy.  Gotta check out her other stuff.

Pretty good Halloween-themed rock music too.

"Kiss With a Fist" from the same album is pretty good too.  Similar lyrics:

You hit me once
i hit you back
you gave a kick
i gave a slap
you smashed a plate
over my head
then i set fire to our bed
...
broke your jaw once before spilt your blood upon the floor
you broke my leg with your touch
sit back and watch the bed burn
well love sticks sweat drips
break the lock if it don't fit
a kick in the teeth is good for some
a kiss with a fist is better than none
a-woah a kiss woth a fist is better than none
 unclehud wrote:
Jeez!  Psycho lyrics ... which I find fabulously appealing.  Singing voice complements the lyrics.  Try this one on your date in front of a campfire on Halloween.
 
Reminds me of the time when I took a young lady out and was playing BOC's "Joan Crawford." Scared the hell out of her. Ruined my plans for the evening. {#Ask}


 
SpamNRice wrote:
Kinky, campy, slightly deranged in a Rocky Horror Show kinda way — Mel Brooks could have made a movie with this, Madeline Kahn in the lead singing this, yes I can see it with one eye open. Love it!{#Clap} 
 
except Madeline Kahn could actually sing
8 -> 9. I love the intensity of this song!
Fiona Apple on acid.
I just threw up.
Surprisingly good voice and song is great overall.
I took a knife and cut out her eye
I took it home and watched it wither and die
Well, she's lucky that I didn't slip her a smile
That's why she sleeps with one eye open
That's the price she'll pay


The key line here is "Well, she's lucky that I didn't slip her a smile"

- I'm pretty sure the singer is referencing further potential knife work. . .

{#Eek}

Great lyrics, btw


Jeez!  Psycho lyrics ... which I find fabulously appealing.  Singing voice complements the lyrics.  Try this one on your date in front of a campfire on Halloween.
{#Taped-shut} girl with one eye...needs a tape on her mouth!