Florence + the Machine - Only If for a Night Lyrics

Credits
release date: 2011-10-28
genres: Electronic Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Vocal/Experimental/Gospel/Electro/Downtempo/Ballad/Funk
length: 4:59
producer: Paul Epworth
membranophone: Christopher Lloyd Hayden
vocal: Florence Welch
double bass: Lucy Shaw
mixer: Tom Elmhirst
violin: Oli Langford, Rick Koster, Gillon Cameron, Sally Herbert, Warren Zielinski and Richard George
background vocals: Lisa Moorish, Jack PeƱate, Christopher Lloyd Hayden, Jessie Ware and Mark Saunders
guitar: Robert Ackroyd
keyboard: Rusty Bradshaw
viola: Max Baillie
percussion: Mark Saunders
cello: Ian Burdge
mastering: Ted Jensen
harp: Tom Monger
strings arranger: Sally Herbert
membranophone programming: Bullion
assistant mixer: Ben Baptie
Lyrics
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

Track Listing
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Only If for a Night
  • 2 Shake It Out
  • 3 What the Water Gave Me
  • 4 Never Let Me Go
  • 5 Breaking Down
  • 6 Lover to Lover
  • 7 No Light, No Light
  • 8 Seven Devils
  • 9 Heartlines
  • 10 Spectrum
  • 11 All This and Heaven Too
  • 12 Leave My Body
  • 13 Remain Nameless
  • 14 Strangeness and Charm
  • 15 Bedroom Hymns
  • 16 What the Water Gave Me (Demo)
  • 17 Landscape (Demo)
  • 18 Heartlines (Acoustic Version)
  • 19 Shake It Out (Acoustic Version)
  • 20 Breaking Down (Acoustic Version)