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"Cosmic Love"- Florence + the Machine

This is by far my favorite Flo song for the record. It crept up on me and swept me away, so gigantic and epic and over-the-top. It's hard for me to still hear it and not be a little blown away! 


And in the dark, 
I can hear your heartbeat, I try to find the sound, 
But then it stopped, 
And I was in the darkness, 
So darkness I became.



Let's GET IN A TIME MACHINE NOW. And let's step back to a few years ago, when this album came out, when I was falling in love with it/Flo/legs/redheads and falling in love really in general. This song defined that for me, that brief and a little joyous stitch of time. In a way, it was totally innocent. Almost the last of that kind of innocence for me....while I don't claim to be some impure Mae West-esque whore smoking on the side of the road, my mind and heart became clouded in later years. "Cosmic Love" was right at the brink of where this transformation took place.


I remember sitting in poetry class and having this song flow through my body, which is a pun I didn't realize until a second go but whatever, and being like, SHIT, I'M IN LOVE AND I'LL DO ANYTHING. Cosmic, local, otherwise. And at that point Kurt was right across from me in whatever weird poetry circle we had going on and I remember staring at him because I was like HE LIKES FLORENCE and grabbing him after class to be like, as often happens in our relationship, "KURT COSMIC LOVE SO GOOD SO GOOD."

Things always fall apart! Safe to say, I haven't felt a touch of the inebriation of that pure, exalting feeling until recently. It really shifts your stance on life.



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