Seven Devils

Album: Ceremonials (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Florence Welch singing: "Seven devils in your house/ See I was dead when I woke up this morning/ And I'll be dead before the day is done/ Before the day is done/And now all your love will be exorcised." She told Q magazine that the description of 'an ecstatic exorcism' is "a perfect way to describe" Ceremonials. "What's been exorcised?" the "Dog Days Are Over" singer continued: "Self-doubt. Guilt. Pain. And constant questioning of who I am and where my morals lie. What's my attitude to love and am I happy, am I sad and oh God, Jesus Christ help me! It's a lot to do with being away so much and the difference between being a performer and trying to be in a relationship. It's a constant battle between good and bad, chaos and control."

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