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Brockley Cemetery inspires Florence And The Machine song

Thanks to Brockley Central for revealing the link between indie rock band Florence And The Machine and Brockley Cemetery.  During the course of a recent gig Camberwell born singer Florence Welch said 'It is such a pleasure to be back at the Rivoli Ballrooms and also just to be back in Brockley. I actually spent quite a large bit of time here at one point, 'cause I was having music lessons here and I used to hang out in the graveyard. And actually, strangely a small bit of inspiration came from that graveyard 'cause I did used to do handstands and hang out there. And if anyone knows the lyrics to Only If For a Night - a small portion of it comes from Brockley Cemetery.'



Here is the lyric in question:


The grass was so green against my new clothes, 
And I did cartwheels in your honor, dancing on tiptoes 
My own secret ceremonials before the service began, 
In the graveyard, doing handstands. 

And here is the whole song: