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Florence + The Machine — Long & Lost
Album: How Big How Blue How Beautiful
Avg rating:
7.3

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Total ratings: 1522









Released: 2015
Length: 3:07
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Lost in the fog, these hollow hills
Blood running hot, night chills
Without your love I'll be
So long and lost, are you missing me?

Is it too late to come on home?
Are all those bridges now old stone?
Is it too late to come on home?
Can the city forgive? I hear its sad song

I need the clouds to cover me
Pulling them down, surround me
Without your love I'll be
So long and lost, are you missing me?

Is it too late to come on home?
Are all those bridges now old stone?
Is it too late to come on home?
Can the city forgive? I hear its sad song

It's been so long between the words we spoke
Will you be there up on the shore, I hope
You wonder why it is that I came home
I figured out where I belong

But it's too late to come on home
Are all those bridges now old stone?
But it's too late to come on home
Can the city forgive? I hear its sad song
Comments (63)add comment
 Thin_Air wrote:
I didn't realise that she could actually sing - pleasant surprise.
 

Steep learning curve?
Should have been a James Bond title song.
 bluematrix wrote:
Hey a Flo song where she doesn't yell at me. This is the first one I like of hers, it's nice.
 

Well, that comment and similar do not fill me with desire to explore the rest of her repertoire.  

Nice song.  
 bluematrix wrote:
Hey a Flo song where she doesn't yell at me. This is the first one I like of hers, it's nice.
 
So true.  Which is why I like London Grammar way better.
So much of the Flo we hear is super energetic and it is revealing to hear her softer side β€” she has tremendous talent and range. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
Love Florence one great singer
I didn't realise that she could actually sing - pleasant surprise.
Hey a Flo song where she doesn't yell at me. This is the first one I like of hers, it's nice.
 eliaspace wrote:
ONE - I hate this song, is terribly boring soft creamy useless, how is possible all the songs i give one to they keep coming back more and more. It would be nice if you give one to a song to never hear it  again. :D
 Ummm, you can. Click on the "My Favourites" mix, and you'll hear everything you've already liked. If you'd like to broaden your horizons, feel free to listen to RP main! Also, a suggestion to give spinach another try; sometimes our tastes change!

Thought progression:
Hey, this is pretty.
Sounds like Hannah/London Grammar;
Florence Welch?
No shouting.
Hey. this is good.
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
In the UK we used to have an entertainment show called "Stars in their eyes" were a wannabe comes on to be a famous singer.

So for all those of you who remember this show....
"And tonight Matthew, we have Florence Welch who is going to be.... Hannah Reid of London Grammar"

 
The only problem is that Florence & the Machine formed two years before London Grammar so maybe it's the opposite?
 eliaspace wrote:
ONE - I hate this song, is terribly boring soft creamy useless, how is possible all the songs i give one to they keep coming back more and more. It would be nice if you give one to a song to never hear it  again. :D
 
Either everyone else who listens to this station has poor taste in music or .....?

 
lizardking wrote:

As a new "fan" of F+TM I've finally found a reason to really like these two - https://www.wimp.com/florence-the-machine-serenades-a-dying-girl/I don't see the song they sung on this video on the RP playlist, which is OK. I'm posting to 1) share with others this touching moment and 2) to point out that even in a hospital good old Florence sure does belt it out! Long Live RP!  

 


 
chyk5 wrote:

Was never a fan of this band, but that video is awesome. Thanks for sharing. 

 

Uhm... I watched that video, it is as hard to watch as it is to turn off.
Okay, as there is no explanation at all for who that girl is, what illness she has - maybe this was a big story in the USA, but I'm in Europe and don't know the first thing about her - I felt it was a brutal scene to be thrown in my face; I DID see the word hospital in Lizardking's text, so I expected Florence might be singing for someone sick, but not near death...

Of COURSE, it's a beautiful gesture by Florence just to come and sing for the girl. AND I share the opinion that you see how much she's the master of her own voice in a quite unforgiving surrounding like this hospital room...

Still, seeing this girl in the state she's in *without knowing what the matter is with her*, this is going to give me nightmares.
It's not a judgement, OBVIOUSLY, but I can't say - like most comments I read - that it moved me to tears, because I could tell how she wasn't doing well at all, it scared me, shocked me.
There was a suggested video in Youtube with the title "Teen dies two weeks after Florence sings for her" or something like that, to round up the horror.
Yes, I'm easily impressed, I'm sensitive and over-empathetic, and I'd have liked to be warned before seeing this.

Bless that girl, she looked like a nice girl not deserving what she was going through, I'm glad she had that moment (and good taste in music, liking Florence... ;-) )

As for the SONG discussed in this thread (maybe I should have started with that), it's a lovely surprise. I really like it.

 eliaspace wrote:
ONE - I hate this song, is terribly boring soft creamy useless, how is possible all the songs i give one to they keep coming back more and more. It would be nice if you give one to a song to never hear it  again. :D

 
It really touches me this one. To the bone. To the soul.  
In the UK we used to have an entertainment show called "Stars in their eyes" were a wannabe comes on to be a famous singer.

So for all those of you who remember this show....
"And tonight Matthew, we have Florence Welch who is going to be.... Hannah Reid of London Grammar"
Best of the current breed of vocalists, along with Adele. Of course, Flo is far less mainstream and more innovative.
 eliaspace wrote:
ONE - I hate this song, is terribly boring soft creamy useless, how is possible all the songs i give one to they keep coming back more and more. It would be nice if you give one to a song to never hear it  again. :D

 
The average rating for this song - and apparently others - that you "hate" and that get played every now and then anyway is 7.4.  Think about it!
ONE - I hate this song, is terribly boring soft creamy useless, how is possible all the songs i give one to they keep coming back more and more. It would be nice if you give one to a song to never hear it  again. :D
 lizardking wrote:

As a new "fan" of F+TM I've finally found a reason to really like these two - https://www.wimp.com/florence-the-machine-serenades-a-dying-girl/

I don't see the song they sung on this video on the RP playlist, which is OK.  I'm posting to 1) share with others this touching moment and 2) to point out that even in a hospital good old Florence sure does belt it out! 

Long Live RP!



 
Was never a fan of this band, but that video is awesome. Thanks for sharing. 

As a new "fan" of F+TM I've finally found a reason to really like these two - https://www.wimp.com/florence-the-machine-serenades-a-dying-girl/

I don't see the song they sung on this video on the RP playlist, which is OK.  I'm posting to 1) share with others this touching moment and 2) to point out that even in a hospital good old Florence sure does belt it out! 

Long Live RP!


Her voice in this...
I agree with most here that this almost doesn't sound like her, and also that it is really enjoyable.

I do like some of her songs - "What the water gave me" really got to me, but none of her other songs quite did as much for me, and I really wanted to like her...
Still, even if she hadn't done this one, Long & lost, I'd still respect her having created something of her own that is powerful and unique.
A close-up of Welch in front of a microphone
solid 8 florence


Maybe by instinct protection, or good taste exercise from RP radio station, song "Queen of P. & L.Lost" is excluded from alignment of the playlist, and well, that doesn't stop me from saying about song+whole album: a lot of typing and little grape, as if to say: much fuss and hullabaloo, much  Mise-en-scène for nothing. I don't know if I want to throw up or run away. escusme-moi mister.


 gordondickie1416 wrote:
this is her best work to date. it shows she actually has a great voice 

 
Agreed - this is first thing I've actually liked by them. 
this is her best work to date. it shows she actually has a great voice 
This feels like a Daughter song sonically. Likey.
This is Florence maturing and showing that she has a great voice without the earlier, more powerful and perhaps over the top delivery. Hope there is more of her like this.
A future James Bond title song?
 DaidyBoy wrote:
I love this track.  I'm glad to enjoy this because I've not liked much from her and it starts getting to feel personal, if you know what I mean.

 
I didnt like much of her early stuff either but I like this.  Looks like she emotionally shit herself after the first 2 efforts and then went through a self assessment and got a new producer as well
thank you!..
This is an excellent album, and the sequence of videos for it is a must-see.
I love this song 
 fredriley wrote:

This is a nice album from our Flossie, with the volume turned down from the usual 11 (not that that bothers me, mind). Quite subtle and moving.

 

I totally agree, having throttled the volume of her voice down below 100% she allows us to hear that there more to her singing than raw power.


I love this track.  I'm glad to enjoy this because I've not liked much from her and it starts getting to feel personal, if you know what I mean.
Such a cool B&W photo
This is good. I don't like much of her other music.
 easmann wrote:
'an all female horn section'.
 
Insert your own jokes as required here 

.........................................................

Florence is amazing. I actually feel there is a possibility she will become a legend if she keeps this up. Obviously only time will tell, but I look forward to watching her career as it unfolds.
 fredriley wrote:

? Are you perhaps mixing her up with Neko Case, who had an album cover with her standing on the bonnet of a Mustang holding a spear?

This is a nice album from our Flossie, with the volume turned down from the usual 11 (not that that bothers me, mind). Quite subtle and moving.

 
Right on fredriley!   (that's a Mercury Cougar by the way, she's riding a predator : )
Beautiful song.
I love Florence and her Machine.
I've given up on this band......can't get past her yelling that dominates the excellent work underneath her voice.  I see that it breeds empathy for all the Costello and Radiohead "discontents" out there! (with whom I completely disagree) {#Devil_pimp} 
Thought this was something new from London Grammar... Sad that it wasn't but I do like Florence
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
 clwguy wrote:
Wow, she's not screaming. Hard to recognize it as Florence.

Ha! So true. This made me check the site. Very nice, for a change.


 
I was thinking the same thing.  She wasn't shouting at me in this tune, and I think her voice was much more beautiful because of it.  Toward the end she started getting louder, and I was thinking, oh boy here it comes, but restraint can be good sometimes.
 TerryS wrote:
Liking this track. Is this album after  her "chick on the hood of a muscle car" album?

 
? Are you perhaps mixing her up with Neko Case, who had an album cover with her standing on the bonnet of a Mustang holding a spear?

This is a nice album from our Flossie, with the volume turned down from the usual 11 (not that that bothers me, mind). Quite subtle and moving.
Liking this track. Is this album after  her "chick on the hood of a muscle car" album?
10 plays in 30 days {#Eek}, obviously bill likes it a lot
 clwguy wrote:
Wow, she's not screaming. Hard to recognize it as Florence.

Ha! So true. This made me check the site. Very nice, for a change.



Nice.  
subdued Florence.. nice {#Good-vibes}
Tenderness & thrill, spiritual sound & mysteric voice
Wow, I gotta agree, I hear an influence of Hannah Reid in this song.
I'm thinking Florence got some advice about how smooth but strong Hanna's voice of London Grammar is; I like it.
Wow, she's not screaming. Hard to recognize it as Florence
After nearly six decades of listening to music is is always a pleasure to hear something new and fresh, and in this case. . . just lovely.

Well done Flo.  
usually not a big fan of hers, but this is nice.
Thanks Bill.. Like this more each time I hear it..  {#Cheesygrin}
 macedon wrote:
Liked that!  Very different to her previous work.

 
Same here, like it with more restraint and less flourish.  Good sound.
yum yum, powerful babe imo : )   (oh yeah, the song's cool too )
yes, happy new year to RP and listeners....
{#Crown} 
Liked that!  Very different to her previous work.
Happy New Year!