"Lover to Lover" as written by Florence Leontine Mary Welch and Francis Eg White....
I've been losin' sleep
I've been keepin' myself awake
I've been wandering the streets
For days and days and days

Oh if I'm room to room
Back to back, lover to lover
And black to red, but I believe
I believe

There's no salvation for me now
No space among the clouds
And I've seen I'm heading down
That's alright, that's alright
That's alright, that's alright

And I've been taking chances
I've been setting myself up for the fall
And I've been keeping secrets
From my heart and from my soul

Going from row to row
Back to back
Lover to lover
Black to red

But I believe, I believe
There's no salvation for me now
No space among the clouds
And I've feel that I'm heading down
But that's alright

That's alright
That's alright
That's alright

Row to row, bed to bed
And lover to lover
And black to red
And row to row, back to back
And lover to lover

No space among the clouds
And I feel I'm heading down
But that's alright

That's alright
That's alright
That's alright
That's alright
That's alright

Row to row, back to back
And lover to lover
And black to red
And row to row, back to back

Lover to lover, to lover to lover
To lover to lover, to lover to lover
To lover to lover, to lover to lover

No salvation for me now
No salvation for me now
No salvation for me now
No salvation for me now


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"Lover to Lover" as written by Florence Welch Francis Eg White

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  • +7
    General Commentgo ahead florence, get your aretha on!
    alison8711on November 02, 2011   Link
  • +7
    General CommentI don't think it necessarily implies cheating...just perhaps casual sex without emotional attachment.
    It reminds me of of a woman moving from lover to lover after getting out a long relationship, wounded and unwilling to open her heart again, exemplified in the line: "keeping secrets from my heart and from my soul."
    valleycaton December 06, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI'm not going to heaven either, but that's alright. I have Florence + the Machine.
    llscienceon October 20, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is talking about going from guy to guy-with no emotional attachment- and although this may be wrong, she feels there's nothing she can do about it or just doesn't care. She knows she's "heading down" but "that's alright"...
    ucs806on January 29, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My Opinioni think i's not about going cheating or having sex with random people. think it's more like searching for something, or someone, or even a place under the sun, but she has pushed herself to the limits of this search and as she tries harder the goal gets more distant. she realizes that she is lost, eventually, but accepts that and carries on as she likes.
    Zmajaon February 04, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThese lines sum it all up pretty well

    "And I've been taking chances
    I've been setting myself up for the fall
    And I've been keeping secrets
    From my heart and from my soul"

    It sounds to me it's about a woman who's been making mistakes, taking different lovers and sabotaging her chances of happiness because she didn't think she deserved it.
    "keeping secrets from my heart and from my soul" part makes me think that she was in love with someone but didn't want to admit it even to herself. She was afraid to love this person so she sabotaged the relationship.
    spid3rpigon April 22, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFeeling as though you can't ever be forgiven for you sins. You are so bad deep into your sins that there is no forgiveness. "But that's alright"

    Good song.
    Peas4Lunchon November 03, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh and it's 'going from road to road, bed to bed'
    MsUnsolvedMysteryon June 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI believe this song is about a woman who is cheating on her significant other. The guilt of it is eating away at her. She's losing sleep, she can't focus. Her worries are keeping her up at night. The lines "I've been wandering streets/for days and days and days" leads me to believe that the other man might be some distance away, or perhaps she sees him so frequently that she feels like she's been "wandering" back and forth between the two. She knows that there's not going to be pretty; leaving her boyfriend/husband is going to be the most difficult thing she's ever had to do. "Heading down" might allude to her ever-growing sense of dread for the final confrontation, but in the end, it's all going to be alright.
    Sparklyghoston November 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds like a woman who is so indecisive she cant choose what she wants, keeps going back and forth and nothing gives her satisfaction and by not being able to choose she just goes with the flow and she feels like a slut and that god wont forgive her for her sins.
    bchelzon November 13, 2011   Link

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