Mystery Jets - Flakes Lyrics




This song
Is one I never thought that I'd play
But if you want me gone
There are kinder ways to say
So long than spitting in my face

They don't teach these things at school
They just lay down the rules which are there for you to break
Which are there for you to break

If I'm wrong
Then dust me off and put me in my place, but
Drop a bomb
Shall you blow me away without even a trace?
I'll be gone and I won't give chase

'Cause when you're in pieces, you pick up the bits, and nothing fits, and the wind blows
You away
Oh, the wind blows you away
Oh, the wind blows you away
Oh, the wind blows you away

I pray
There will come a time when I think of you and I'll smile
These days
Everything seems to last only a while
Remember the names
For the day when we'd have a child

But the trouble with dreams, they're not what they seem, 'cause when you awake,
They fall through your fingers
In flakes
They fall through your fingers in flakes
They fall through your fingers in flakes
They fall through your fingers in flakes





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Mystery Jets Flakes Comments
  1. Go Homely

    huge overwhelming nostalgia

  2. Loana Báez

    🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼

  3. TeaCakes

    When the song still gets you in the feels 10 years later

  4. Sherly Freire

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. Julie F

    Did they delete the album "21" from their Spotify? It's one of my favorite albums of all time, and I realized today that it was suddenly gone :(

  6. rockosur

    Esta es la Música que MTV debería haber puesto en esos tiempos o ahora, en vez de realities Show basuras o reggaetón.

  7. Neal Puleo

    Does ANYONE KNOW OR HAVE THE FULL STICKS AND STONES SESSH? WHEN THEY ARE COVERIND AZTEC CAMERA IN THE ELAVATOR????? PLEASE help

  8. ericsuniversaltrip

    This song reminds me of Chelsea...thanks for turning me on doll. This song for you.

  9. Zeus Marquez

    WOW!!!!......... 9 years and people still don't know about this song I remember listening to this song in middle school..........

  10. pizenblues

    This song
    Is one I never thought that I'd play
    But if you want me gone
    There are kinder ways to say
    So long than spitting in my face

    They don't teach these things in school
    They just lay down the rules which are there for you to break
    Which are there for you to break

    If I'm wrong
    Then dust me off and put me in my place, but
    Drop a bomb
    Shall you blow me away without even a trace?
    I'll be gone and I won't give chase

    'Cause when you're in pieces, you pick up the bits
    And nothing fits, and the wind blows
    You away
    Oh, the wind blows you away
    Oh, the wind blows you away
    Oh, the wind blows you away

    I pray
    There will come a time when I think of you and I smile
    These days
    Everything seems to last only a while
    Remember the names
    For the day when we'd have a child

    But the trouble with dreams, they're not what they seem
    'Cause when you awake, they fall through your fingers
    In flakes
    They fall through your fingers in flakes
    They fall through your fingers in flakes
    They fall through your fingers in flakes

    Skully Bones.

    pizenblues Thx ✨💖

  11. Mariany Knapik

    faz 8 anos q escutei essa música, e toda vez que ouço ela novamente e como se sentisse o vento do outono em meu rosto! vocês fazem parte da minha vida!! obrigada por essa música.

  12. valentina correa castro

    La weá buena

  13. Wolf Lair

    I'm here because I'm still deciding whether I like them or not and this is the fifth track I've listened to

    Hollie Rickwood

    +Wolf Lair to be fair all 5 of their albums have quite a bit of variation between them, so even if you don't like the 5 songs you've listened to I would still recommend listening around a bit more :)

  14. Carlos Moores

    Great song but they used 'there' instead of 'they're' in the on-screen lyrics and it really bothers me.
    Man, I'm lame...

  15. Charlotte Fewlass

    I cannot wait to see them on Thursday! Eel Pie hero's

  16. Lana Freeman

    I'm here because of the show Casual

  17. Z. Shannon

    who's came here because of cameron's tweet?

    Z. Shannon

    +madrx2 cameron monaghan

    Lah

    casey shannon I came here because of Florence Welch

    Kayleigh the Shameless Bitch

    Hahaha I'm a bit late, found an old interview, and looked up the song. But DAMN, Ginger's got good taste in music

  18. Marie Osman

    brings back so many feelings i had back then

  19. Marie Osman

    reminds me of my preteens

  20. Rhea Allen

    love flo's version as well x

  21. Brittany Wilson

    This song makes me feel like a snowstorm .

  22. Ghettoyaco

    The feels.

  23. chaotic writer

    ............................

  24. carl moore

    I love the song.
    But they used 'there' instead of 'they're'.
    It bothers me.

  25. Aleksandrina Lazarova

    this reminds me of a happier time in my life

    Josh Stewart

    It makes me sad, but maybe because it reminds me of happier times as well.

  26. Nikola993311

    this band is so underrate :) , they are awesome

  27. pesca

    how it hurts

  28. Michael Roger

    i wanna know, tell me :c

  29. Welux

    I could technical explain you "why" - but i think this would kinda destroy this beautiful illusion 4 u

  30. jwul28

    he looks like Edward Sissor-Hands

  31. Muhd Haq

    5 years later and still underrated as fuck! Urgh

    darkasyoursoul

    Muhd Haq It says your comment was posted 5 years ago. It doesn't seem like much has changed in the last 5 years either.

  32. bethawesomeable

    urm she covered this.

  33. Edgar Lopez

    Florence + The Machine Flakes!! Awsome cover people!!

  34. Vineeth B

    thumbs up if it's almost the end of 2012 and you're still hooked to this

    Nimisha Sharma

    Vineeth B when it's mid 2017 and you're still listening to it

  35. Lauren Smith

    Yeah, I do! Just message me your email and I'll send it to you ;D

  36. Fl ac

    do you have the florences version with a nice quality? if you do, send it to me please..

  37. Tamara Vázquez García

    It makes me feel so sad ))':

  38. CoolKidOx

    ridiculous how underated this album is

  39. nathan shawyer

    kai is so dreamy:)

  40. Lauren Smith

    I love this song, but Florence's version . . . I can't decide which one I love more :D

    Ethan Torres

    Lauren Smith I love Florence's version a wee bit more ;)

  41. Lizzie Eve

    can't stop playing this :)

  42. PeepsILoveEllie

    this is SO true! this is amazing! don't know how they do it!

  43. PeepsILoveEllie

    it's SOOOO good!!
    how come the second to last comment is 2 months old :o
    this needs to be heard!! I came here because of Florence + the Machine but what matters is only that I freaking love this song!!

  44. Josue Luna

    The 13 people that disliked this song don't know what real music is (-__-)

  45. Austin

    I drove my car on the 60 Freeway going about 90 mpg drunk as fuck singing along to this song after my girlfriend broke up with me.... now i take the bus.

    Stevie Basila

    Austin do you still ride the bus? It's been five years. I would imagine you got your license back. I'm on restricted get reinstated soon. 2 DUIs

  46. Austin

    @FatherVinyard88 HAHAHAHAHA

  47. Georgie King

    Beautiful band, beautiful song.. I think I'm going to cry here!

  48. Sonnysidee

    i've seen them live, i think i was the only person that knew all the words :L

  49. Sonnysidee

    I saw them live and they're beautiful live <3

  50. Georgia Bennett

    i really dont know how people can dislike this song!

  51. Gabriela L

    @mwillis1000 Oh, shut up

  52. mybikemybike

    Excellent song. My wife introduced me to this.

  53. arctic.ella

    cause when you're in pieces, you pick up the bits, and nothing fits, and the wind blows you awayyy

  54. Theda Costello

    I have decided, this is my favorite song in the world-- No, Universe♥

  55. Mas Rebbew

    brilliant, big love.x

  56. iCorgi

    So I'm kind of sort of in love with this song.
    :)

  57. Maximilian Harder

    @johanningsan original music video?

  58. jagoooh

    such a great band.

  59. Annabel Watts

    @mag1712 suchhh a cute comment >.<

  60. eagletmars

    this song rocks my socks it's mighty it's mighty

  61. Marvel Girl

    wtf is he wearing

  62. Bunny in the Box

    Absolutly adore this track. Im astounded that its not more popular or well known. I have to say that Florence and the machine do it better vocally but its great all the same.

  63. nyreewaters

    it should be 'they're' not 'there' at 2.42 but I love you anyway Mystery jets :)

  64. Eva C

    @mag1712 wat

  65. Jade

    duff video, great song

  66. juaobitor

    @mag1712 i'm sorry. i was jking. :) great song. great band. just messing with u. :-p

  67. juaobitor

    @mag1712 that's really emo... :-s

    but it is a great song. :)

  68. humble grove

    Good song but...
    Playing guitar with gloves?

  69. Sarah Bockmiller

    Can anyone exlain what this song is exactly about?
    I think I know.. but I'm not quite sure.

  70. Green Aventerier

    Florence version sucked balls..you feel more when Mystery Jets play it, everyone basically got the same feeling when they heard this song "shivers down their spine" Truly beautiful! but bad song to listen to when getting over a heartbreak a real tear jerker

  71. Javier Otalora

    @Nikkii2424 that chick ruined it

  72. Tom McMorrow

    @Nikkii2424 Urghhhh.

  73. Philly Doe

    This song makes me feel like everythings going to be alright...or not...at the same time.

  74. Nicole Wilson

    Florence and the machine is better but good job Mysteries

  75. thefabuloussaraface

    I saw them in Dublin last week, can't wait to go and see them again. This song is soooo brilliant.

  76. Peachkind

    If they Christmas caroled at my house I would pass out because it's too perfect to be real. <3

  77. joedo24

    could someone pleas tab this....i love this song and the guitar is amazing

  78. Bowsers FartSack

    This song is soooo beautiful, it brings tears to my eyes...now lets all masturbate together quietly...softly...thats it.....

  79. Jon Hill

    What a song

  80. anitatortita

    Mystery Jets are just so amazing, just utterly amazing ♥

  81. Megan Gregory

    just uberly beautiful and sent me shivers, i adore the mystery jets <3

  82. Alex Montseratee Gopé

    Amo esta cancion

  83. Brooke parkinson-chambers

    this is bloody amazing.

  84. Danny Fairly

    saw them live at tramlines, they are so amazing :'D

  85. bobby064eva

    @mag1712 Groupie...

  86. Stevie

    Anyone got 7 bullets?

  87. skygranada

    @supercabroncio

  88. Florian Gerlach

    @cherrybomb91 yeees you're right, they were really good.

  89. cherrybomb91

    @TreblaErog that gig was great! it was the first time i heard the mystery jets and they were definately better than i had thought.

  90. Levin Fitzgerald

    sounds great but I prefer Florence's version...

  91. Florian Gerlach

    @cherrybomb91
    yes, in düsseldorf

  92. cherrybomb91

    @TreblaErog same here. was it by chance in düsseldorf?

  93. MathildedithM

    Pour les fans français Mystery Jets France a ouvert ses portes, voir mon site web

  94. NouvelleKid

    lovely. just lovely

  95. Kelsay Higton

    your gonna shout at me for this but i think florences versions better.

  96. 420 blaze it up

    pure singing talent

  97. Crystal59367

    Ohh, love this song! - All songs (i know from them by watching them here) are fantastic, but this is my utterly favourite of them. great band!

  98. NoobRider

    @supercabroncio men... doesnt matter how well your english is.... you did very well... and you expressed what you wanted to say!

  99. arcticfairy1

    love. truly, madly, deeply. this song is perfect.