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Florence + The Machine — Cosmic Love
Album: Lungs
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Released: 2009
Length: 4:12
Plays (last 30 days): 2
A falling star fell from your heart and landed in my eyes
I screamed aloud, as it tore through them, and now it's left me blind

The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out
You left me in the dark
No dawn, no day, I'm always in this twilight
In the shadow of your heart

And in the dark, I can hear your heartbeat
I tried to find the sound
But then it stopped, and I was in the darkness,
So darkness I became

The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out
You left me in the dark
No dawn, no day, I'm always in this twilight
In the shadow of your heart

I took the stars from my eyes, and then I made a map
And knew that somehow I could find my way back
Then I heard your heart beating, you were in the darkness too
So I stayed in the darkness with you

The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out
You left me in the dark
No dawn, no day, I'm always in this twilight
In the shadow of your heart

The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out
You left me in the dark
No dawn, no day, I'm always in this twilight
In the shadow of your heart
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Thissun' always gets the attention of my fun-bump activator sensor thingummies!
My cousin, delightful weirdo that she is, walked down the aisle to this song.... 
I cannot bear this person's voice. Terrible.
The more I hear Florence Plus The Machine, the more I like her...them.
 smackiepipe wrote:
I'll be back later...
 
I'll be in my bunk....
Bill  finally played a song of hers where she didn't yell at me and I thought it quite lovely. This one is a bit loud for my ears however.
 melzabutch wrote:
There are kids from a music school that cover this, and it is beyond awesome and definitely worth a look.

LINK

Cosmic Love by Florence + The Machine / O'Keefe Music Foundation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0BuXSGrwrs

 
Wow! They're amazing, especially that singer.
 
Thanks for the link...
 ExploitingChaos wrote:
I had a good mood when this song started and now im gay

 
Congratulations!
I was not surprised to hear that the artist in question had to cancel a tour a while back. She seem like one of those artists that lives at over the top, turn it up to 11, all the time.

I like this in small doses. I don't think I could do a whole Florence album, too exhausting, too much angst in one sitting.
I had a good mood when this song started and now im gay
 Segue wrote:
Histrionicus Majorus
 
That's certainly true about the way you complain about things you don't like.

Oh, you meant the song.  Well, at least there is symmetry, if only from your perspective.  
Histrionicus Majorus

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHAAaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHwooHOOWWhhooohoOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 dwhayslett wrote:

No, "All the songs are the same." can't be true subjectively, either.

 
Depends on the sedatives.
I cant stand her anymore
 Hannio wrote:


Yes.  But it can be true subjectively.  Maybe it's just that all the FAT M songs on RP sound alike to some listeners (including me).  But I heard one on the radio the other day that sounded quite different from anything played here and I quite liked it, much to my surprise.

 
No, "All the songs are the same." can't be true subjectively, either.
 smackiepipe wrote:
I'll be back later...

 
you didn't miss anything
I'll be back later...
 dwhayslett wrote:

That is objectively incorrect.

 

Yes.  But it can be true subjectively.  Maybe it's just that all the FAT M songs on RP sound alike to some listeners (including me).  But I heard one on the radio the other day that sounded quite different from anything played here and I quite liked it, much to my surprise.
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Yeah, where's all this Florence-hating coming from?

I don't really get what problem people have with strong female types.
Yes, she's loud, she's unrestrained. She's singing from the gut.
She's not Kate Bush, She's also not Tina Turner or Merry Clayton. She's Florence.
So f-ing what? Do you want her to don a nurses uniform and hand out sedatives?

 
You can't just don a nurses uniform.  It has to be earned with years of hard graft.  Pretty much like any artist worth their salt.
I feel bad for anyone who skipped the last song and missed the absolutely genius segue that only Bill Goldsmith can do.
memories of a sweet powerful lover who could get my heart pounding like them drums, Thank you Flo  {#Hearteyes}
cosmic love will save us
{#Bananajam}
 melzabutch wrote:
There are kids from a music school that cover this, and it is beyond awesome and definitely worth a look.

LINK

Cosmic Love by Florence + The Machine / O'Keefe Music Foundation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0BuXSGrwrs

 
The singer at O'Keefe has a truly amazing voice..thanks for the link
There are kids from a music school that cover this, and it is beyond awesome and definitely worth a look.

LINK

Cosmic Love by Florence + The Machine / O'Keefe Music Foundation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0BuXSGrwrs
First song I hear when starting work today. I found it's best to get unpleasant things out of the way early. Thanks Bill. 
As this came on, my eyes relaxed, my shoulders rolled back and my breathing slowed. I filled my lungs with air and felt lifted.

This is better than ever. Magical, ethereal, cosmic. Love. 
 nicknt wrote:
All the songs are the same.

 
That is objectively incorrect.
Flo's my Home Girl
 boxofrain wrote:
Nice transition from Moody Blues to Florence.

 
{#Music}
Nice transition from Moody Blues to Florence.
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Yeah, where's all this Florence-hating coming from?

I don't really get what problem people have with strong female types.
Yes, she's loud, she's unrestrained. She's singing from the gut.
She's not Kate Bush, She's also not Tina Turner or Merry Clayton. She's Florence.
So f-ing what? Do you want her to don a nurses uniform and hand out sedatives?

 

Florence is incredible.

Some people get it, some people don't.

Be glad you're part of the group that does.  {#Wink}



All the songs are the same.
 {#Ask}RobN wrote:
Why is Florence always screaming and shouting at me? Have I done something wrong?{#Ask}

 


 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Yeah, where's all this Florence-hating coming from?

I don't really get what problem people have with strong female types.
Yes, she's loud, she's unrestrained. She's singing from the gut.
She's not Kate Bush, She's also not Tina Turner or Merry Clayton. She's Florence.
So f-ing what? Do you want her to don a nurses uniform and hand out sedatives?

 
It just sucks..thats all...no hate...the yelling all the time gets old real fast...thats all..."strong female types"...is she female or just a type? why the anger? its obviously not on peoples palate. Thats all it is. I dont understand why giving an opinion on music turns into why people hate strong female types? Dont like the voice...plain and simple enough? 
Why is Florence always screaming and shouting at me? Have I done something wrong?{#Ask}
I found this song through some kids singing it, and it was awesome.  On youtube.

 Cosmic Love by Florence + The Machine / O'Keefe Music Foundation
 On_The_Beach wrote:

A nurse's uniform?
Hmmm, well now that you mention it . . .

 
{#Roflol}
 OHMish wrote:

No hating, just a big dislike.
And I don't see it has anything to do with her as a person or for being a "strong female type"
You can't force people to like some music, if it doesn't feel right to them.
No matter what arguments could be made.

 
Yep, my sentiments exactly. Well said.
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Yeah, where's all this Florence-hating coming from?

I don't really get what problem people have with strong female types.
Yes, she's loud, she's unrestrained. She's singing from the gut.
She's not Kate Bush, She's also not Tina Turner or Merry Clayton. She's Florence.
So f-ing what? Do you want her to don a nurses uniform and hand out sedatives?

 
No hating, just a big dislike.
And I don't see it has anything to do with her as a person or for being a "strong female type"
You can't force people to like some music, if it doesn't feel right to them.
No matter what arguments could be made.
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Yeah, where's all this Florence-hating coming from?
I don't really get what problem people have with strong female types.
Yes, she's loud, she's unrestrained. She's singing from the gut.
She's not Kate Bush, She's also not Tina Turner or Merry Clayton. She's Florence.
So f-ing what? Do you want her to don a nurses uniform and hand out sedatives?
 
A nurse's uniform?
Hmmm, well now that you mention it . . .
 Proclivities wrote:

She can definitely hit all the notes, apparently for some, it sometimes seems like she's hitting them with a 20-pound sledgehammer.

 
Yeah, where's all this Florence-hating coming from?

I don't really get what problem people have with strong female types.
Yes, she's loud, she's unrestrained. She's singing from the gut.
She's not Kate Bush, She's also not Tina Turner or Merry Clayton. She's Florence.
So f-ing what? Do you want her to don a nurses uniform and hand out sedatives?

nolikeFloMac
No dawn
No day
I'm always in this twilight. 
pounding drums so appropriate to my rising pulse and my closed tear-filled eyes, dancing and feeling the joy of Florence from soles to fingertips, I swirl and reach, extend my hands out for her love, tremendous lovely Flo
What is this? The Official Dis Florence site?  I will have you know that this album is perfect to play whilst moving the lawn.
Heart-shaped Tattoo.
 fredriley wrote:
There's a PSD button on the Android app. If you're running RP on a desktop/laptop, why not access it directly from the RP website with its PSD button, rather than from iTunes?
 
Maybe because iTunes provides a convenient little pop-up that announces the song, which is nice when you're working and would like to know what's playing without a bigger interruption. Maybe.
 stargazer1 wrote:
Yikes! This is terrible.  Bill, can we get either a Windows app, or a PSD button on iTunes?

 
There's a PSD button on the Android app. If you're running RP on a desktop/laptop, why not access it directly from the RP website with its PSD button, rather than from iTunes?
 Thin_Air wrote:

This lady has to be the greatest inspiration for all those aspiring musical performers who suffer the indignities, trials and tribulations of shows like x factor et al.

She makes a constipated pig sound like a choir of angels and yet she's making records.

Good luck to her, it is itself a talent of a sort to do what she does, and never give up all of you aspiring musical talents 99.9% of whom must surely be more talented than Florence.

 
Your perception level appears to be exactly the same as that of an X Factor judge.
sometimes she kicks my nervs!!
 stargazer1 wrote:
Yikes! This is terrible.  Bill, can we get either a Windows app, or a PSD button on iTunes?

 
The song is not terrible, you are just incapable of enjoying it.
 stealingtruth wrote:
Her singing reminds me of Ed Vedder... I like it
 
Agreed, it's a guilty pleasure.

This lady has to be the greatest inspiration for all those aspiring musical performers who suffer the indignities, trials and tribulations of shows like x factor et al.

She makes a constipated pig sound like a choir of angels and yet she's making records.

Good luck to her, it is itself a talent of a sort to do what she does, and never give up all of you aspiring musical talents 99.9% of whom must surely be more talented than Florence.

 

 


It's a tough call which is better ... this, or Paloma Faith's murdering of the rugby "World in Union" theme tune. Torrid.  
Wall of sound. Guess we will find ourselves on one side of it or the other. I'll be sitting right on top of it meself. I Like some Florence trax, and i've not heard any that i couldn't stand (yet). My only problem with 'Cosmic Love' is i can't hear it without thinking "i'm always in this toilet".
(sorry if thats a rude word in your country, but it isn't a rude word in England, and this is written in English).
Florence and the Machine are endemic to the RP sound mix.  Those of you who like county or oldies have plenty of options out there.

Leave the eclectic material unmolested.
I'm starting to recognize Florence when I hear her now, unlike the parade of little girls singing over electronic drone or ersatz classical arrangements.

That's not to say I like this song. I don't. 
Flossie has a good set of lungs, not sure if she'd stay face down in water.
Yikes! This is terrible.  Bill, can we get either a Windows app, or a PSD button on iTunes?
 Sanquirico wrote:
Painful caterwauling. Florence Welch can't hit a note for toffee.

Still, plenty of people seem to like her stuff; life would be boring if we all had the same tastes. 

 
She can definitely hit all the notes, apparently for some, it sometimes seems like she's hitting them with a 20-pound sledgehammer.
Lots of repeat negative comments here from the same people.  Time for those few to "STFU" or PSD.
I can't believe it's been over 5 years since I first listened to this album. This song is still just as evocative and just as startling as when I first heard it. I'm in my office at work listening on headphones and her voice combined with the track's percussive insistence continues to transport me. Super.
Her singing reminds me of Ed Vedder... I like it
Strong, confident music from a woman with a truly, exhilaratingly bombastic sensibility. It comes together best when performed live. Lifts my spirit anytime... 
 chyk5 wrote:

Did this band get it's start as part of a Broadway musical?



 
Exactly what comes across to me. Overproduced. Overdramatized.
Waaay toooo much. Overdone and pompous. Sounds like its out of some arrogant musical.
That was a refreshing bit of cacophony (and much needed) for the day...

Personally, still looking for the 11 option on the ratings. 
This is a powerful woman singing with true emotion, if you don't like it that's your problem 
Awful!
 jagdriver wrote:
Please STFU!

 
That is exactly the response Flo's singing elicits from me.
Painful caterwauling. Florence Welch can't hit a note for toffee.

Still, plenty of people seem to like her stuff; life would be boring if we all had the same tastes. 
 jagdriver wrote:
Please STFU!

 
I'm starting to get the sense you don't like this band.
What ever happened to "Different strokes for different folks"?  I don't get the venom either. Standing up again for Florence and the Machine…love her voice and the emotion of her lyrics that she expresses so well.
 NeilBlanchard wrote:

What vibrato?  Her voice is as steady pitch as anyone I know.

 
https://www.criticofmusic.com/2012/11/vocal-profile-florence-welch-florence.html

Contested by some but I have no idea else what I would call it. Wobble-Jaw? More-so in her live performances.

She definitely has a unique voice. It equates to nails on a chalk board for me though.


Please STFU!
Rating this a 10 to spite all of the haters. There is just too much hate here at RP. They should find a station more suitable to their tastes instead of complaining. There are thousands of internet radio stations available so try being a little proactive.
make it stop
 Springbok84 wrote:
Florence sounds like she is being flushed down a toilet. I can't deal with her vibrato.

Edit:

And her yelling..

 
What vibrato?  Her voice is as steady pitch as anyone I know.
Go away, already.
 Poetic bullseye for people who have known the grief of a fallen love.
 
Florence is fabulous, and the lyrics read as a meaningful love letter, so good to remember such moments
A LOT of commotion... I don't hear any music.
Not her best. 
Florence sounds like she is being flushed down a toilet. I can't deal with her vibrato.

Edit:

And her yelling..
Carol Channing colour Allan Warren.jpg

Any relation?
This actually is getting better to me.  The drums... love the drums and it fits right in with the drama of the piece.  
 sieversfam wrote:
Imagine if you will,
a Florence and The National double bill,
a monotone delight,
not another octave in sight.

 
Florence Welch's vocal style can be criticized for several reasons, but she certainly does not sing in a monotone and she probably has a vocal range of at least three octaves.
 sieversfam wrote:
Imagine if you will,
a Florence and The National double bill,
a monotone delight,
not another octave in sight.
 

Imagine if you will,
a Florence and The National double bill,
a monotone delight,
not another octave in sight.


 
For some reason Florence always brings up images of Janice Joplin to my mind..... Go figure that one out..

I do like what they do though. 
 gjr wrote:
she has a great voice - i love it - but she needs to cut WAAAAAAAAY back on the whole yelling thing

 
She is loud right enough, but then she's clearly a very passionate woman and that comes out in her singing. Her voice moves me every time.
 chyk5 wrote:

Did this band get it's start as part of a Broadway musical?



 
No, they're out of London, England. You're probably seeing her idolization of Stevie Nicks as far as vocal influence and stage presence. She's got some hellacious chops, in my opinion. Wouldn't surprise me in the least if she ended up doing Broadway at some point.
 hayduke2 wrote:
to me this girl's voice is godlike  10
 

I agree...

Florence Welch and Isabella "Machine" Summers both have lungs that are soooo good for other people's ears...

perfect pitch, and wow can they wail...  love this song...

Did this band get it's start as part of a Broadway musical?


I always like them, but after I watched their Unplugged, I'm totally in love... She really can sing when turned down a few notches too, just beautiful.

But this is probably my favorite album track from them though.
Foghorn and the Scream Machine.
STOP SCREAMING!
Saw her in Dubai at Atlantis this summer. It was magic. Really she floated on air.
to me this girl's voice is godlike  10
she has a great voice - i love it - but she needs to cut WAAAAAAAAY back on the whole yelling thing
My favorite FloMa tune...

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked...  love this cosmic song...
 
 srose96 wrote:
how is it cosmic, oh romeo?
 

This song is my density...  love it...
 
Same sh*t, different track!
Exciting artist.
nothing but annoying :-((
I cannot get past the shriekiness...

Everybody in my churches loves this song...
 

I have tried to like Florence and The Machine many times, but she is just not my cuppa.

That said I will still listen to her when played, so no PSD button 


 handyrae wrote:

I respectfully disagree with you there. If you can only convey emotion with screaming, then your range is very limited. My issue with Florence is that she screams – A LOT – and after a while it all sounds very similar and very boring. That being said, I do like this song quite a lot as it has a nice balance between the screaming and the singing. However, I wouldn't want to listen to many Florence and the Machine songs back to back. Now for an artist like Adele, it seems to me that her screaming is an attempt to approximate emotion that she either isn’t feeling or is unable to covey otherwise. My impression of Adele is that perhaps she’s singing songs that, at her young age, she may not really “get.” However, I look forward to hearing what she’s doing in another decade or two.

 An artist at the top of their game can express emotion in a whisper as well as in a scream and knows when to use one or the other (or any other number of techniques, for that matter). Variety is indeed the spice of life, and I wish some artists would explore that a bit more in their own work. 

 

I don't mind her voice, or singing, in the least.  Where she is played and who likes or doesn't like her is irrelevant (to Lakeview's comment).  Do you like her?  That's all that matters.  I don't like her (sorry).  All this talk about what's good and what's not good...what does it lead to?  What's the point?  The point is that if you like something, I mean really like something, then say so.  Some others will probably feel the same way, and you're doing them a favor by bringing an artist to their attention.  On the flip side, warning others not to spend the time or money on this or that artist is also doing them a favor.  It's a big winnowing out. 
She's very significant with rhythm and arrangements. I like this style. She's got something to say and isn't afraid to say it. True that I can nearly always pick out a FATM tune...but that being said...she and band is still very good and I respect what they do.
I feel she is overshadowed by Adele, which is a shame. Every bit as good, if not better.
Agree about her live, one to see.
Every time I hear this woman sing I check to see the name of the band, clearly I need to buy this album. I'm a sucker for some strong female vocals.
Man can this woman bellow or what?  And I mean that in the nicest possible sense.  Heh!

Highlow
American Net'Zen
I agree! I'm not even such a fan of her music and would never put on her album. But live is anther story....she is a goddess and a natural performer.
I don't know. I just can't put my finger on it. There's lots of energy, yes, but there's something about Flo and her machine that feels phony or contrived to me.  
Not a huge yodeling fan...