florence & the machine is one of those secular prophets to me. although it is unclear as to whether or not florence is a bonafide christian, i suspect that she may have had an encounter or two with Jesus. regardless of where the lyrics came from, this song has been deliverance to me. and it is one of those marker songs, that mark a changing point. they transformed my struggle. empowered my constitution. changed me. this one is an absolute must on this song journey.
and it's hard to dance with the devil on your back
so shake him off.
Regrets collect like old friends Here to relive your darkest moments I can see no way, I can see no way And all of the ghouls come out to play And every demon wants his pound of flesh But I like to keep some things to myself I like to keep my issues drawn It's always darkest before the dawn
And I've been a fool and I've been blind I can never leave the past behind I can see no way, I can see no way I'm always dragging that horse around And our love is pastured such a mournful sound Tonight I'm gonna bury that horse in the ground So I like to keep my issues drawn But it's always darkest before the dawn
I am done with my graceless heart So tonight I'm gonna cut it out and then restart Cause I like to keep my issues drawn It's always darkest before the dawn
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaaah And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back So shake him off, oh woah