Only If for A Night

Album: Ceremonials (2011)
  • And I had a dream
    About my old school
    And she was there all pink and gold and glittering
    I threw my arms around her legs
    Came to weeping (came to weeping)
    Came to weeping (came to weeping)

    And I heard your voice
    As clear as day
    And you told me I should concentrate
    It was all so strange
    And so surreal
    That a ghost should be so practical
    Only if for a night

    And the only solution was to stand and fight
    And my body was bruised and I was set alight
    But you came over me like some holy rite
    And although I was burning, you're the only light
    Only if for a night

    And the grass was so green against my new clothes
    And I did cartwheels in your honour
    Dancing on tiptoes
    My own secret ceremonials
    Before the service began
    In the graveyard doing handstands

    And I heard your voice
    As clear as day
    And you told me I should concentrate
    It was all so strange
    And so surreal
    That a ghost should be so practical
    Only if for a night

    And the only solution was to stand and fight
    And my body was bruised and I was set alight
    But you came over me like some holy rite
    And although I was burning, you're the only light
    Only if for a night

    Madam, my dear, my darling
    Tell me what all the sighing's about
    Tell me what all the sighing's about

    And I heard your voice
    As clear as day
    And you told me I should concentrate
    It was all so strange
    And so surreal
    That a ghost should be so practical
    Only if for a night

    Only if for a night Writer/s: PAUL EPWORTH, FLORENCE WELCH
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Philip from Akron, OhIf you're going to bring up Joan of Arc references, Kate Bush's song "Joanni" of the album _Aerial_ is about her.
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