"Hurricane Drunk" as written by Florence Leontine Mary Welch and Francis Eg White....
No walls can keep me protected
No sleep
Nothing in between me and the rain
And you can't save me now
I'm in the grip of a hurricane
I'm gonna blow myself away

I'm going out
I'm gonna drink myself to death
And in the crowd
I see you with someone else
I brace myself
'Cause I know it's going to hurt
But I like to think at least things can't get any worse

No hope
Don't want shelter
No calm
Nothing to keep me from the storm
And you can't hold me down
'Cause I belong to the hurricane
It's going to blow this all away

I'm going out
I'm gonna drink myself to death
And in the crowd
I see you with someone else
I brace myself
'Cause I know it's going to hurt
But I like to think at least things can't get any worse

I hope that you see me
'Cause I'm staring at you
But when you look over
You look right through
Then you lean and kiss her on the head
And I never felt so alive
And so dead

I'm going out
I'm going out
I'm gonna drink myself to death
And in the crowd
I see you with someone else
I brace myself
'Cause I know it's going to hurt

I'm going out

I'm going out
I'm gonna drink myself to death
And in the crowd
I see you with someone else
I brace myself
'Cause I know it's going to hurt

I'm going out
I'm going out
I'm going out
I'm going out
I'm going out
I'm going out


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"Hurricane Drunk" as written by Francis Eg White, Florence Welch

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  • +7
    General Commenti saw her on may 27 at the bloomsbury ballroom, and she said that this song was "about breaking up with somebody, and then getting so depressed that you're at the point of just not caring about it, and going out and getting really drunk, and then seeing them with somebody else so it's kind of a sad song but then it's kind of a happy song because you're like 'ok well it can't get worse than this let's just get drunk' so let's just get drunk" :)
    lisax7878on June 21, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think this song is pretty much about self harm/self destruction by means of drinking after a bad relationship.
    she's baisically saying she is going to drink away her problems, and she doesnt want or need help because she's 'in the grip of a hurricane'.

    x
    florencefanon May 18, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI LOVE this song!!! who hasn't experienced this?
    rabbitheartedgirlon July 09, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's not

    "No home,
    I don't want shelter,
    No calm,
    Nothing to keep me from the storm,
    And you can't save me now,
    I'm in the grip of a hurricane,
    It's gonna blow us all away."

    It is

    "No home,
    I don't want shelter.
    No calm,
    Nothing to keep me from the storm,
    and you can't HOLD ME DOWN.
    'Cause I belong to the hurricane,
    It's gonna blow this all away."
    VeranditheNomadon July 21, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is amazing, Florence is brilliant.
    spiderdomon August 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    MemoryI just love the concept of being 'hurricane drunk' - there are plenty of times when life has become pretty unbearable for whatever reason and you just want to forget your troubles for one night, the hurricane takes you and you blast off into oblivion.
    katykayon September 10, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think it's about feeling reckless. I think she's likes someone, or even loves him, and then she see's him with someone else.

    "And in the crowd
    I see you with someone else
    I brace myself
    'Cause I know it's going to hurt"

    And I think he's never really noticed her and has no idea of the pain she's in.

    "I hope that you see me
    'Cause I'm staring at you
    But when you look over
    You look right through
    Then you lean and kiss her on the head
    And I never felt so alive
    And so dead"

    And in an interview she said it's about that reckless feeling you get when you think
    "At least things can't get any worse" and then you go around doing whatever you want, because nothing else can hurt as bad as that.
    julia454on August 30, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song, one of my favourites on the album...
    missmeon July 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin the second verse, you've put

    "And you can't save me now,
    I'm in the grip of a hurricane,
    It's gonna blow us all away."

    but it's actually
    "and you can't hold me down,
    i belong to the hurricane,
    it's gonna blow us all away."


    i love this song. my favourite on the album.
    missileon July 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite!
    Bamboobieon November 08, 2009   Link

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