“Sky Full of Song” centers on Welch’s robust vocals. She sings almost a capella; when strings and piano enter, it’s with a soft throb so as not to detract from her vocals. Welch’s aggression and complex desires fill a space.

“This was a song that just fell out of the sky fully formed,” Florence Welch said of the track. “Sometimes when you are performing you get so high, it’s hard to know how to come down. There is this feeling of being cracked open, rushing endlessly outwards and upwards, and wanting somebody to hold you still, bring you back to yourself. It’s an incredible, celestial, but somehow lonely feeling.”

In a tweet, Florence Welch notes that the song was released for Record Store Day 2018, which will be celebrated April 21. It has not yet been revealed whether “Sky Full Of Song” is attached to a full-length project.

[Verse 1]
How deeply are you sleeping or are you still awake?
A good friend told me you’ve been staying out so late
Be careful, oh, my darling, oh, be careful what it takes
From what I’ve seen so far, the good ones always seem to break
And I was screaming at my father and you were screaming at me
And I can feel your anger from way across the sea
And I was kissing strangers, I was causing such a scene
Oh, the heart it hides such unimaginable things

[Pre-Chorus]
Grab me by my ankles, I’ve been flying for too long
I couldn’t hide from the thunder in a sky full of song
And I want you so badly, but you could be anyone
I couldn’t hide from the thunder in a sky full of song

[Chorus]
Hold me down, I’m so tired now
Aim your arrow at the sky
Take me down, I’m too tired now
Leave me where I lie

[Verse 2]
And I can tell that I’m in trouble when that music starts to play
In a city without seasons, it keeps raining in LA
I feel like I’m about to fall, the room begins to sway
And I can hear the sirens but I cannot walk away

[Pre-Chorus]
Grab me by my ankles, I’ve been flying for too long
I couldn’t hide from the thunder in a sky full of song
And I want you so badly, but you could be anyone
I couldn’t hide from the thunder in a sky full of song

[Chorus]
Hold me down, I’m so tired now
Aim your arrow at the sky
Take me down, I’m too tired now
Leave me where I lie

[Bridge]
I thought I was flying but maybe I’m dying tonight
I thought I was flying but maybe I’m dying tonight
And I thought I was flying but maybe I’m dying tonight
And I thought I was flying but maybe I’m dying tonight

[Chorus]
Hold me down, I’m so tired now
Aim your arrow at the sky (shoot, shoot, shoot)
Take me down, I’m too tired now
Leave me where I lie (Fire)

Hold me down, I’m too tired now
Aim your arrow at the sky (shoot, shoot, shoot)
And take me down, I’m too tired now
Leave me where I lie (Fire)

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