Thursday, November 24, 2011

Florence + the Cliches

Here is a list of cliches used unimaginatively in the latest epic ballad "Shake It Out" from the usually cunning Florence + the Machine. Shame on you, Florence. Shame on you, Machine.

It's always darkest before the dawn (4X)
Leave the past behind
Bury a dead horse
It's hard to dance with the devil on your back (4x)
Given half the chance
Damned if I do, damned if I don't
The end of the road
A shot in the dark

Here is a list of cliches used imaginatively in the same song:

Every demon wants his pound of flesh.

Verdict: guilty of doing a half-assed job on the lyrics. Great music, great presence, and steller melody, though.

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