Howl Lyrics - Florence + The Machine

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If you could only see the beast you've made of me
I held it in but now it seems you've set it running free
Screaming in the dark, I howl when we're apart
drag my teeth across your chest to taste your beating heart

My fingers claw your skin, try to tear my way in
You are the moon that breaks the night for which I have to howl
My fingers claw your skin, try to tear my way in
You are the moon that breaks the night for which I have to

Howl, howl
Howl, howl

Now there's no holding back, I'm making to attack
My blood is singing with your voice, I want to pour it out
The saints can't help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloody feet across the hallow'd ground

like some child possessed, the beast howls in my veins
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I want to find you tear out all your tenderness

And howl, howl
Howl, howl

Be careful of the curse that falls on young lovers
Starts so soft and sweet and turns them to hunters
Hunters, hunters, hunters
Hunters, hunters, hunters

The fabric of your flesh, pure as a wedding dress
Until I wrap myself inside your arms I cannot rest
The saints can't help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloodied feet across the hallow'd ground

And howl

Be careful of the curse that falls on young lovers
Starts so soft and sweet and turns them to hunters
A man who's pure of heart and says his prayers by night
May still become a wolf when the autumn moon is bright

If you could only see the beast you've made of me
I held it in but now it seems you've set it running free
The saints can't help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloody feet across the hallow'd ground






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Inner Animal | Reviewer: Listener | 11/9/12

This is clearly a love song, but it also addresses the carnal nature of every person's inner animal when they've felt love or lust.
"The Curse" refers to the notion that everything is new to young people, and to experience something as powerful as love or lust (or both) can drive one to obsession.
There's all kinds of religious imagery, and the fact that she is singing as a beast on the hunt "[trying] to tear [her] way in... the fabric of your flesh, pure as a wedding dress..." demonstrates that the lovers want to be completely encompassed in each other, regardless of (I assume imposed) sacred requirement of marriage.
Speaking of "A man who's pure of heart and says his prayers by night may still become a wolf when the autumn moon is bright" illustrates that even the most seemingly devout person has this innate aspect and need.
The final lyrics, "the saints can't help me now... I hunt for you with bloody feet across the hallow'd ground" says that she has accepted her inner beast, perhaps even embraced it, and would vulnerably tread before the powers condemning her to find her lover. The last lyric also brings the image of blood and dirt--but it's "hallow'd ground", so the soil is sacred and mixes with the lifeblood of human and beast alike.
Very cool.

HOOOOOOWWWWL | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/29/10

this song is REALLY GOOD. to me its about a love shared between two young lovers that turns sour and makes her a beast. though she hungers for his love, she seems also wants vengeance for how he makes her feel. and thought this may end up as water under the bridge the memory will always remain bitter.



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