"My Best Dress" as written by and Hailee Steinfeld Colson Baker....
When your life is over I won’t be sad or bluer
I’ll put on my fancy hat, lie down next to you
I’ll kiss you once for life; I’ll kiss you twice for death
Hold you close for comfort, wearing my best dress

You look so angry when you sleep, your face a troubled frown
So I will smooth your furrowed brow as I lay in the ground
I’ll kiss you once for life; I’ll kiss you twice for death
I’ll hold you close for comfort, wearing my best dress

And as the mourners pass me, I will smile and wave
Thank them for their sympathy and tell them I’ll be brave
But once the wake is over, and I’m drunk and feeling fine
I’ll go out there and find me another boy to pass the time

As we’re dancing cheek to cheek and the lights are laid low
I’ll request this song for you, saying into the ground below
Once the song is over, I decide to go to bed
I’ll leave him on the dance floor and return to you instead

I’ll kiss you once for life; I’ll kiss you twice for death
I’ll hold you close for comfort, wearing my best dress


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    General Commentone of her best songs :')
    i miss this being preformed live, shame its not on the album :(
    jo_taylor_joeon June 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's not on the official album
    start looking for "Demos Etc" ;)
    greeqon May 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:(
    leftrighton October 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favourite Florence songs, which is a shame, since it's never played live any more it seems, and was never released, and isn't likely to be. It's really quite creepy, but it's awesome! I think it's somehow about a girl whose lover died, and she hasn't quite let it go, even when she's with someone else, all she can think about is him.
    neondemonon July 14, 2012   Link

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