“You’re a real man, and you do what you can
You only take as much as you can grab with two hands
With your big heart, you praise God above
But how’s it working out for you, honey?
Do you feel loved?”


Florence and the Machine pays tribute to Patty Smith in this tune, introduced by strings, part of her album High as Hope.

She performed this tune in concert in 2018 and inspired an essay, located here. The writer found the experience memorable.

Here’s the song performed live. Florence Welch has a tremendous stage presence. Here, a repeated piano chime introduces the performance.

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