Florence + the Machine - What the Water Gave Me (Demo) Lyrics

Credits
release date: 2011-10-28
genres: Electronic Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Vocal/Experimental/Gospel/Electro/Downtempo/Ballad/Funk
length: 3:54
producer: Eg White
lead vocals: Florence Welch
keyboard: Eg White
Lyrics
Time it took us
To where the water was
That's what the water gave me
And time goes quicker
Between the two of us
Oh, my love, don't forsake me
Take what the water gave me

Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones

Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow

And oh, poor Atlas
The world's a beast of a burden
You've been holding on a long time
And all this longing
And the ships are left to rust
That's what the water gave us

So lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones
Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow

'Cause they took your loved ones
But returned them in exchange for you
But would you have it any other way?
Would you have it any other way?
You could have it any other way

'Cause she's a cruel mistress
And the bargain must be made
But oh, my love, don't forget me
When I let the water take me

So, lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the over flow
Pockets full of stones

Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow

Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones

Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow

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)