And it's not enough
To tell me that you care
When we both know the words are empty air
You give me nothing
Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris (Ft. Florence)

Talk is cheap.

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Emptied out by a single word
There is a hollow in me now
Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris (Ft. Florence)

She felt like he could make her feel overcome with love with even a word — leaving her heart feeling empty, and her chest hollow.

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March 14th, 2013

Assuming the word he says is “goodbye” that would have the power to leave her feeling empty inside.

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And every whisper, it's the worst Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris (Ft. Florence)

A careless whisper was enough:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izGwDsrQ1eQ

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You took my heart, and you held it in your mouth
And with a word all my love came rushing out
Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris (Ft. Florence)

He was able to manipulate her affection/love with his words

His words are his teeth, her love is her blood — artful metaphor for the edible nature of love (phage)

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I want to get more from this
I want to get more from this
I want to get more from this, than you
On Dancefloors by Metronomy

He wants more — and she doesn’t.

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But I can't even dance the way I might
Were it just me and you tonight
On Dancefloors by Metronomy

This is similar to the dilemma faced by Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice — when Keira Knightley’s characters comments that she prefers private balls.

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Is getting me down to the disco floor On Dancefloors by Metronomy

But, in fact, the music makes him want to dance!

Using the word “disco” is right out of the hipster style guide (Metronomy are hipsters — no surprise there). It’s also a good way to appeal to their French fan base.

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Hearing
Is getting me down
On Dancefloors by Metronomy

When you initially hear this line, you might think, he’s feeling sad.

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Take a deep breath, suck the water in my chest
Take a deep breath, suck the water in my chest
Swimming by Florence and the Machine

She is literally willing herself to drown in order to run away.

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Kara
October 8th, 2013

I was under the impression that this song was about her not wanting to be with someone anymore. She used to love them, but can’t any more (“Your songs remind me of swimming, but I can’t swim any more”). And when she dives straight back into the ocean after seeing their face it’s like she’d rather die than try to be in love with that person again. “Cross my fingers, and hope for the best” is like here saying that she hopes this person won’t be able to try and save her again.

Lucas
August 23rd, 2013

I believe in this part she wants to be save, to not be drowning. So she asks someone to suck the water from the lungs so she can live….

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Pull me out the water, cold and blue
I open my eyes and see that it's you
So I'll dive straight back in the ocean
Yes I'll dive straight back in the ocean
Swimming by Florence and the Machine

She is struck with the immediate reality of being confronted with the person she is running from when she “surfaces.” So she dives back — runs away again.

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