My Boy Builds Coffins - Florence And The Machine

My boy builds coffins with hammers and nails

He doesn't build ships, he has no use for sails

He doesn't make tables, dressers, or chairs

He can't carve a whistle 'cause he just doesn't care

My boy builds coffins for the rich and the poor

Kings and queens them all knocked on his door

Beggars and liars, gypsies and thieves

They all come to him 'cause he's so eager to please

My boy builds coffins he makes them all day

But it's not just for work and it isn't for play

He's made one for himself

One for me too

One of these days he'll make one for you

My boy builds coffins for better or worse

Some say it's a blessing, some say it's a curse

He fits them together in sunshine or rain

Each one is unique, no two are the same

My boy builds coffins and I think it's a shame


That when each one's been made, he can't see it again


He crafts every one with love and with care


Then it's thrown in the ground and it just isn't fair





My boy builds coffins he makes them all day


But it's not just for work and it isn't for play


He's made one for himself


One for me too


One of these days he'll make one for you

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