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According to the My Boy Builds Coffins Songfacts, this song was inspired by an actual incident that happened when Florence Welch was going out with a member of the punk band, The Ludes. She explained: "This was a song we wrote as a band – most of the others were written by me with one other person. It's very literal. My boyfriend at the time, who was in The Ludes, was going to build a coffin for the cover of their… read more

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  • Avatar for maluka_lili
    Amazing song and lyrics!
  • Avatar for Klooher
    I think it's my favourite from Florence, really awesome, wish it was minute or two longer.
  • Avatar for samuelselos_
    this song is so good, it hurts
  • Avatar for Igor_Dave
    Now I blame myself for not having written the song. [4]
  • Avatar for sweetnanda
    i love this song so so much. one of my favourites from florence.
  • Avatar for u_go_na
    ♥♫ ♥ ♫I ALWAYS LOVED THIS FOLK SONG♥♫ ♥ ♫
  • Avatar for Yunie58
    My boy builds coffins for the rich and the poor. Kings and queens have all knocked on his door. Beggars and liars, gypsies and thieves, they all come to him 'cause he's so eager to please.
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    cantwait to see florence at hollywood bowl!
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    she looks like my son's spanish teacher. but they don't sound the same.

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