The reading list of Florence Welch, the vocalist and main person of Florence and the Machine, is evidently extensive and morbid. This song, which started off being originally about a werewolf before developing into a ditty about extremely passionate love, was clearly influenced by the gothic horror stories she read as a child. Welch told The Scotsman January 25, 2009: "When I was a kid, I was physically afraid of monsters and ghosts, vampires and werewolves. .

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