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Florence + The Machine — Leave My Body
Album: Ceremonials
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 1947









Released: 2011
Length: 4:22
Plays (last 30 days): 3
I'm gonna be released from behind these lines
And I don't care whether I live or die
And I'm losing blood, I'm gonna leave my bones
And I don't want your heart it leaves me cold

I don't want your future
I don't need your past
One grand moment
Is all I ask

I'm gonna leave my body
(moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind
(History keeps pulling me down)
Said I'm gonna leave my body
(moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind
(History keeps pulling me, pulling me down)

I don't need a husband, don't need no wife
And don't need the day, I don't need the night
And I don't need the birds let them fly away
And I don't want the clouds, they never seem to stay

I don't want no future
I don't need no past
One grand moment
Is all I ask

I don't want your future
I don't need your past
One grand moment
Is all I ask

I'm gonna leave my body
(moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind
(History keeps pulling me down)
Said I'm gonna leave my body
(moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my, lose my mind
(History keeps pulling me, pulling me down)

Pulling me down
Pulling me down
Pulling me down
Pulling me, pulling me down

I'm gonna leave my body
(moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind
(History keeps pulling me down)
Said I'm gonna leave my body
(moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind
(History keeps pulling me, pulling me down)

Yeah, said I'm gonna leave my body
(moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind
(History keeps pulling me down)
(moving up to higher ground)
(History keeps pulling me, pulling me down)
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drivel.
 DeemerDave wrote:
     Stropatus wrote:
     There are few artists that I skip - Florence is one of the two

Let me guess, the other is Radiohead.
 
Yes to Radiohead.
 logic wrote:

Hey, at least it's a good song!!
 

You are an optimist, lucky guy. Let's say this: if you like chilish singalongs, she's unbeatable. 
All songs are the same, same pattern, same singalong, very boring.
Shouted programming. Simple as that.
PSD again.
 xkolibuul wrote:
Man.  Given the blather in the comments below, I kept waiting for Florence to break into a screeching caterwaul.  Nope--just rich, powerful, surprisingly subtle vocals.  Kudos to Florence.  The rest of you can slink back into your tidepool of hyperbole.  
 
There certainly is a strangely high level of tidepool-slinking-h8rs for this great, great artist.  I have no idea what they are hearing  and look forward to Florence's next effort.
Not a fan of F+TM but this one is a mellow rocker for sure, light seven to a decent 8
 Stropatus wrote:
There are few artists that I skip - Florence is one of the two
 
Let me guess, the other is Radiohead.
Ignore the haters ... she has serious pipes and I like 'em.  Easily a 7.

Nice article in Rolling Stone magazine:  

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/florence-machine-tour-sobriety-patti-smith-752510/
Oh no, please no...... Nah, nah nah nah please stop this screamer,
                                                             
 HectorPascal wrote:
All Machines have an off button... now, where is it. Must be here somewhere...?
 
Funny!  In this case, the Machine probably does have an off switch....the next question is "where's Flo's off switch?"  - although I like this one enough to rate it a 7....Long Live RP!!
All Machines have an off button... now, where is it. Must be here somewhere...?
thx4that1Bill
Why can't she sing a bit louder? The voice is almost inaudible, bad mix I'd say.
Dengue Fever - No Sudden Moves followed by Florence - it's almost like Bill is trying to provoke a response from the haters.

I happen to enjoy both artists, although not the best work by either one.
I try. Still can't handle the histrionics.
There are few artists that I skip - Florence is one of the two
 nicknt wrote:
All songs of F + TM are the same song.

 
Hey, at least it's a good song!!
 chyk5 wrote:


 
Way too funny!
An original. Not just another Star Search/Whitney Houston/Star Spangled Banner clone runnin scales 
Didn't even have to look at the page to see that it was Florence screaming at me again.
 chyk5 wrote:


 
LOL
Can't stand it.
Now why didn't Flo perform at the Million Women's March?
All songs of F + TM are the same song.
This is a cue, I need more coffee :).
 timmus wrote:
Radio Paradise only seems to play No Light and Leave My Body.  If we're going to hear these artists it would be good to hear a better diversity of their music.  I'm sure they have a lot of other good songs.

 
There are at least another 20 songs by this band on the playlist.  Maybe it's just a timing thing.
Hear this way too much. Please stop!
 timmus wrote:
Radio Paradise only seems to play No Light and Leave My Body.  If we're going to hear these artists it would be good to hear a better diversity of their music.  I'm sure they have a lot of other good songs.

 

I heard a F+M song on the radio yesterday that I actually liked.  I was very surprised, actually.  It was quite different in style to her strident and stultifying dirges we hear on RP.
Radio Paradise only seems to play No Light and Leave My Body.  If we're going to hear these artists it would be good to hear a better diversity of their music.  I'm sure they have a lot of other good songs.
Flo, a Godess
 KennyShabs wrote:
This song really, really, really sucks
 
I wouldn't necessarily go that far but I find it utterly "unlistentoable" (I think I coined that one). There has yet to be a selection from her/them that I can even tolerate but I suppose that is my issue. I put Dave Matthews in the same category. There is way too much superb music out there and especially on this gem of a station to be focused on the few I cannot tolerate.
 nicknt wrote:
There was much better music than this in the 80s man, maybe you didn't notice it. 


Imkirok wrote:

I wish we had music like this in the 80s!

 

 
This ain't the 80's man.... Get in the game, your getting old...
There was much better music than this in the 80s man, maybe you didn't notice it. 


Imkirok wrote:

I wish we had music like this in the 80s!

 


 No need to write in disguise, really .... some people share sometimes the same opinion.

fredriley wrote:

Are you Stingray in disguise?

 


Really boring. Tears For Fears remastered ....
 zepher wrote:

Little dramatic, but eclectic none the less.....



 
This is what she sounds like to me. 
 nicknt wrote:
Old boring music for old boring people. The 80's are gone Florence !

 
Are you Stingray in disguise?
 zepher wrote:        NICE

Little dramatic, but eclectic none the less.....



 

 TerryS wrote:
Flo and Mac cannot win, if she lets it out, people criticise, if she reins it in, people criticise.

A bit o' both is nae bad thing.

 
Aye, right enough. She sings as she wants to sing, as a big passionate woman in whom emotions run as wild as a whirlwind. Her voice pulls me along in her slipstream - I couldn't resist even if I wanted to (which I certainly don't). I doubt that she gives a monkeys about criticisms. 9 from the emotionally bowled over Nottingham jury.
 nicknt wrote:
Old boring music for old boring people. The 80's are gone Florence !

 
I wish we had music like this in the 80s!


Tuned in just as this song was ending...yes!  Hooray for perfect timing!  {#Clap}
hmmmm, they call them Public Houses for some reason, love my sweet neighbors so much more after a bit of joy in the Pub, don't you? Anyway, love, what a concept… left the house , left the turmoil at home, solid communication with ol' Brady and those types, CHEERS!!!
Left my worries, my body, no, thats doin quite well thanks, but that open Church of Brother Laz was right there with the lights on and all, and yes they were in there sure enuff, those roiling mule skinning naked souls, naked like newborns, and bursting with passion…!!!
Thank you DJ, thanks to Lazarus for the lessons of Peace, and someday I dream of a thank you smooch for fabulous Flo (delicious) 
Her music gets me pumped.  My favorite house cleaning and running music.
Old boring music for old boring people. The 80's are gone Florence !
Who these people that don't like Florence? They need a husband, they need a wife...

OK so most of her stuff sounds quite similar, tribal drums, Enya-esqe vocal layering. It's still mostly rather powerful. Plus, red hair, long legs. It's music, heh {#Shifty} 
 xkolibuul wrote:
Man.  Given the blather in the comments below, I kept waiting for Florence to break into a screeching caterwaul.  Nope--just rich, powerful, surprisingly subtle vocals.  Kudos to Florence.  The rest of you can slink back into your tidepool of hyperbole.  

 
Little dramatic, but eclectic none the less.....


she is amazing:)


Man.  Given the blather in the comments below, I kept waiting for Florence to break into a screeching caterwaul.  Nope--just rich, powerful, surprisingly subtle vocals.  Kudos to Florence.  The rest of you can slink back into your tidepool of hyperbole.  
 KennyShabs wrote:
This song really, really, really sucks
 

I am very eclectic with what I like, but find Florence one of the few artists I just do no care for at all.
Perhaps it is a particular type of diva that grates with me, Annie Lennox is another.
 It really does have nothing to do with red hair either
all power to red headed women....{#Fire}.....( esp. who sing this well )
This song really, really, really sucks
Immy, Portishead, Flo. Brilliant stretch of music. nice one Bill
 
Well, our Flo can certainly belt out a number. I am loving her more and more for the sheer bombastic skill and effort as well as the whole quirkiness of her tunes. Go Flo!
Wow. Florence has an amazing voice. I'm not sure Id like this song if it was done by a less powerful voice (enya)... Annie Lennox is one of the few singers i can think of who might be able to cover a Florence song

Hm.

First time I don't agree. 


Lazarus wrote:


EVERYBODY IN MY CHURCH LOVES THIS SONG!!!!
 
 

Sorry, bombastic.  I'd take Tori Amos over Flo and I think that Tori is a crass imitation of Kate Bush.  Among contemporary artists, Bat For Lashes or Cat Power connect without base theatrics.
My partner dared me to spend a day without saying anything negative, so here goes: Florence has an amazing ability to irritate.
 Segue wrote:
This again? You spoil us, Bill with the perfect soundtrack for life in general.... This Tori Amos On Meth is always JARRING.
 
The ever-deepening Segue mystery continues.
 Segue wrote:
 sorry to carp but even Natalie Merchant is less Sucko Barfo than Florence and the Meatgrinder.
 
Are you crazy??? Natalie Merchant is "sucko"...? How ridiculous!!!

EVERYBODY IN MY CHURCH LOVES THIS SONG!!!!
 
This again? You spoil us, Bill with the perfect soundtrack for life in general.... This Tori Amos On Meth is always JARRING. <3 RP sorry to carp but even Natalie Merchant is less Sucko Barfo than Florence and the Meatgrinder.
 Tylersmyler wrote:
I don't want your future. I don't need your past.
 
love the lyrics...its about separating mind and body,  duh...{#Bananajumprope}
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
Woa, Flo. Easy, girl.
 
my feelings, exactly
yet another boring anthem  
Woa, Flo. Easy, girl.
I don't want your future.

I don't need your past.
Flo always reminds me of my ex.  she used to scream everything too.
Nice fade from Massive Attack's Angel!
 Rmike wrote:
Love FATM more please
 
Love the acronym!
....7>>8...still growing......hope it won´t get overplayed......
 crnkan wrote:


Agree with you again Romeotuma!
 
This song is cool...  where are you these days?  Miss you!

 
Flo honey, it's not you, it's me.  This last year has been great.  Hope we'll still be friends. 

3
 WABX wrote:
Nice sound but this makes me think of Annie Lennox.
 
That's not necessarily a bad thing, to me.  This tune's quite likable; it's not as pugnacious as most of what I've heard from this band.
Amazing.  Always amazing!  Just Wow!
Flo and Mac cannot win, if she lets it out, people criticise, if she reins it in, people criticise.

A bit o' both is nae bad thing.
 WABX wrote:
Nice sound but this makes me think of Annie Lennox.
 
It does, I agree.
Not my cuppa tea
Nice sound but this makes me think of Annie Lennox.
 toomanyollys wrote:
All F&TM songs have now congealed into one incredibly boring and annoying shouty mass in my mind. Eugh.
 
Pretty much.
...but these go up to 11....
 MirageRF wrote:
I love Flo's power.
She puts some muscle into RP's valium based lineup. 
 

Wow, you really are sedated aren't you? Well this is an adult contemporary station.
Stop the presses!  This can't be Florence - There's no use of harp for harp's sake. 
Florence... Leave my ears!
Happy with the PSD button!
Until I heard Florence here on RP on a regular (ish) basis I had dismissed her as 'not my cup of tea'. 

Now, she has ear-wormed into my head. . . she really is rather good.
Off again with anther daily dose of yelling and whining from Dear florence and her repetitive nasty machine😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖
Everytime Florence and her bombastic machine appears on RP I'm happy with the PSD button.
Thanks for adding this on RP!
 MirageRF wrote:
I love Flo's power.
She puts some muscle into RP's valium based lineup. 
 

Well said! 
 willem wrote:
please stop
pushing florence & the machine 
it causes waves that flood over the netherlands 
 
 
You are so right!
Erg vervelende muziek!
Dark,depressing and full on bombastic,makes my ears bleed😖
I love Flo's power.
She puts some muscle into RP's valium based lineup. 
 Webfoot wrote:
My Aspy-ish mind likes it. {#Music}
 
Well, I will just hit Bill's new PTSD button.
 FlatCat wrote:
 oldslabsides wrote:
again, she's yelling at me.
Yes, yes. Exactly. Maybe I'm a little out there on the autism spectrum, but somehow her singing sends me into high alert, and not in a good way. It's like listening to a baby crying full force. 100+ dB on the emotional scale that is painful to the brain. Adele is the same for me. I have to turn it off in self defense.
 

My Aspy-ish mind likes it. {#Music}
Not an ounce of range.
 oldslabsides wrote:
again, she's yelling at me.
Yes, yes. Exactly. Maybe I'm a little out there on the autism spectrum, but somehow her singing sends me into high alert, and not in a good way. It's like listening to a baby crying full force. 100+ dB on the emotional scale that is painful to the brain. Adele is the same for me. I have to turn it off in self defense.
 toomanyollys wrote:
this is why I think RP would be even better if I lived in a cabin in the woods.

 
from a cabin in the woods!
again, she's yelling at me.
this is awesome
 toomanyollys wrote:
I think I'd maybe like them more if they weren't so bloody omnipresent here... you can barely walk into a shop or sit through an advert break without hearing some Flo... this is why I think RP would be even better if I lived in a cabin in the woods.

 
I do, actually, live in the woods, sort of...more moors, really...anyway...I like this...
Love FATM more please
marvelous...  love it...
please stop
pushing florence & the machine 
it causes waves that flood over the netherlands 
 
All F&TM songs have now congealed into one incredibly boring and annoying shouty mass in my mind. Eugh.
When I heard this album I didn't think I liked it but over time I seem to like all the tracks I have heard from it.  It just doesn't reach the heights of the first album for me which is just a magnificent swirling mass of powerful and overwhelming emotion and  spirit but that said I could probably now hear this album in its own right rather than comparing them like I did when it came out.
Yet another power chanting song to grate at my nerves😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖
MUTE ON
I find the chorus very annoying.
true true, I'm feeling the same way.

 toomanyollys wrote:
I think I'd maybe like them more if they weren't so bloody omnipresent here... you can barely walk into a shop or sit through an advert break without hearing some Flo... this is why I think RP would be even better if I lived in a cabin in the woods.

 


Lovely song. I'm going to take my body into a team meeting now......
My Goodness, what an outstanding pair of lungs.
Florence + The Machine - Leave My Body
Air - All I Need
Beck - Golden Age

just a really fine set. to be continued hopefully....

This one sounds a bit like Annie Lennox.




This song is soooo cool...

 
I've been pondering RP comments too much today...I was in the chat room of another popular internet station when we started bashing a song.  The station owner jumps in and berates us and tells us to find another station.  One guy has never been back as far as I know...anyway, turns out the owner was really sick and under the influence of cold medicine.  He did apologize, but made it very clear that it was HIS station. 


I hereby declare Radio Paradise "The Florence + The Machine Channel."
I think I'd maybe like them more if they weren't so bloody omnipresent here... you can barely walk into a shop or sit through an advert break without hearing some Flo... this is why I think RP would be even better if I lived in a cabin in the woods.

 cosmiclint wrote:

This song is what romeotuma said
 

Thank you!  Hope you are having a great day...  love this song...




imma lika thisa one......

I'm gonna be released from behind these lines
And I don't care whether I live or die
And I'm losing blood, I'm gonna leave my bones
And I don't want your heart it leaves me cold

I don't want your future
I don't need your past
One grand moment
Is all I ask

I'm gonna leave my body
(moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind
(History keeps pulling me down)
Said I'm gonna leave my body
(moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind
(History keeps pulling me, pulling me down)

I don't need a husband, don't need no wife
And don't need the day, I don't need the night
And I don't need the birds let them fly away
And I don't want the clouds, they never seem to stay

I don't want no future
I don't need no past
One grand moment
Is all I ask

I don't want your future
I don't need your past
One grand moment
Is all I ask

I'm gonna leave my body
(moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind
(History keeps pulling me down)
Said I'm gonna leave my body
(moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my, lose my mind
(History keeps pulling me, pulling me down)

Pulling me down
Pulling me down
Pulling me down
Pulling me, pulling me down

I'm gonna leave my body
(moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind
(History keeps pulling me down)
Said I'm gonna leave my body
(moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind
(History keeps pulling me, pulling me down)

Yeah, said I'm gonna leave my body
(moving up to higher ground)
I'm gonna lose my mind
(History keeps pulling me down)
(moving up to higher ground)
(History keeps pulling me, pulling me down)



REALLY GOOD INDEED!