You made a deal, and now it seems you have to offer up
But will it ever be enough?
Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up) by Florence and the Machine

Signing onto a life as a recording artist can feel like making a deal with the devil to Florence. She feels like she is continuously give up certain freedoms — of artistic expression, of image, of sound.

Lawyers…

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How quickly the glamour fades
I start spinning, slipping out of time
Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up) by Florence and the Machine

The new-ness and initial appeal of Hollywood and celebrity-dom quickly fades. It becomes easy to look one’s grip on reality.

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The looking glass, so shiny and new Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up) by Florence and the Machine

Like Alice when she discovered a seemingly magical, brighter world by falling through a mirror (looking glass), Florence is commenting on how things appear to perfect and wonderful from this new perspective — perhaps the perspective of a newly signed artist on the brink of fame.

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[Chorus] Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up) by Florence and the Machine

In Greek mythology, the God Dionysus grants King Midas one wish, for taking care of his father (when he was hung over). Midas short-sightedly asks to be granted the power to turn everything he touches to gold, a wish he later regrets because he is unable to eat or drink and tragically ends up killing his daughter by touching her.

The gift of the “Midas touch” came with a tragic price — who is being sacrificed (like a lamb) and who is sacrificing?

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Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am young again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am fun again
Lovesong by The Cure 6

The transformative powers of love. Beautiful.

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Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am whole again
Lovesong by The Cure 6

You complete me — and here is the obvious and obligatory video clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpWAlvWNZj0

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We are not in love Not In Love by Crystal Castles (Ft. Robert Smith of the Cure)

Interesting plot twist; they are in love.

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Could it be, that time has taken its toll?
Won't take you so far, I am in control
Not In Love by Crystal Castles (Ft. Robert Smith of the Cure)

Affirming that time has not let him forget he is over his ex — or thinks he is. The irony is that in writing this song for her, he is probably not in control and probably in love.

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And we were lovers
Now we can't be friends
Not In Love by Crystal Castles (Ft. Robert Smith of the Cure)

This is basically the recurring plot line of all ten seasons of Friends.

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I'm not in love Not In Love by Crystal Castles (Ft. Robert Smith of the Cure)

In saying this, it’s clear he is (still) in love and is trying to take control of his feelings by telling himself what he wants to feel.

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