Various Storms & Saints

Album: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2015)
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  • And the air was full
    Of various storms and saints
    Parading in the streets
    As the banks began to break
    And I'm in the throes of it
    Somewhere in the belly of the beast
    But you took your toll on me
    So I gave myself over willingly
    Oh, you got a hold on me
    I don't know how I don't just stand outside and scream
    I am teaching myself how to be free

    The monument of a memory
    You tear it down in your head
    Don't make the mountain your enemy
    Get out, get up there instead
    You saw the stars out in front of you
    Too tempting not to touch
    But even though it shocked you
    Something's electric in your blood

    Can people just untie themselves?
    Uncurling like flowers
    If you could just forgive yourself

    But still you stumble, your feet give way
    Outside the world seems a violent place
    But you had to have him, and so you did
    Some things you let go in order to live
    While all around you the buildings sway
    Sing it out loud "Who made us this way?"
    I know you're bleeding, but you'll be okay
    Hold on to your heart, you'll keep it safe
    Hold on to your heart, don't give it away

    Now find a rooftop to sing from
    Now find a hallway to dance
    You don't need no edge to cling from
    Your heart is there, it's in your hands
    I know it seems like forever
    I know it seems like an age
    But one day this will be over
    I swear it's not so far away

    Can people just untie themselves?
    Uncurling like flowers
    If you could just forgive yourself

    But still you stumble, your feet give way
    Outside the world seems a violent place
    But you had to have him, and so you did
    Some things you let go in order to live
    While all around you the buildings sway
    Sing it out loud "Who made us this way?"
    I know you're bleeding, but you'll be okay
    Hold on to your heart, you'll keep it safe
    Hold on to your heart Writer/s: Florence Leontine Mary Welch, Markus Dravs
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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