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Hozier - Unreal Unearth Album Lyrics



Hozier - Unreal Unearth Lyrics






De Selby (Part 1)

At last
When all of the world is asleep
You take in the blackness of air
The likes of a darkness so deep
That God at the start couldn't bare
And sit unseen
With only the inner upheld
Your reflection can't offer a word
To the bliss of not knowing yourself
With all mirroring gone from the world

But still the mind
Rejecting this new empty space
Fills it with something or someone
No closer could I be to God
Or why he would do what he's done

Bhfuil is soranna sorcha
Ach tagais nós an h-oiche
Trína chéile
Le chéile chlaochaithe
Bhfuil is soranna sorcha
Ach tagais nós an h-oiche
Is chlaochlú an ealaínn
Is ealaìn dubh í

Bhfuil is soranna sorcha
Ach tagais nós an h-oiche
Trína chéile
Le chéile chlaochaithe
Bhfuil is soranna sorcha
Ach tagais nós an h-oiche
Is chlaochlú an ealaínn
Is ealaìn dubh í
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Writer: Andrew Hozier Byrne
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




De Selby (Part 2)

At last
When all of the world is asleep
You take in the blackness of air
The likes of a darkness so deep
That God at the start couldn't bare
And sit unseen
With only the inner upheld
Your reflection can't offer a word
To the bliss of not knowing yourself
With all mirroring gone from the world

But still the mind
Rejecting this new empty space
Fills it with something or someone
No closer could I be to God
Or why he would do what he's done

Bhfuil is soranna sorcha
Ach tagais nós an h-oiche
Trína chéile
Le chéile chlaochaithe
Bhfuil is soranna sorcha
Ach tagais nós an h-oiche
Is chlaochlú an ealaínn
Is ealaìn dubh í

Bhfuil is soranna sorcha
Ach tagais nós an h-oiche
Trína chéile
Le chéile chlaochaithe
Bhfuil is soranna sorcha
Ach tagais nós an h-oiche
Is chlaochlú an ealaínn
Is ealaìn dubh í
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Writer: Andrew Hozier Byrne
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




First Time

Remember once I told you 'bout
How before I heard it from your mouth
My name would always hit my ears
As such an awful sound
And the soul, if that's what you'd call it
Uneasy ally of the body
It felt nameless as a river undiscovered underground

And the first time that you kissed me
I drank dry the River Lethe
The Liffey would have been softer on my stomach all the same
But you spoke some quick new music
That went so far to soothe this soul
As it was and ever shall be
Unearth without a name

Some part of me must have died
The first time that you called me baby
And some part of me came alive
The first time that you called me baby

These days I think I owe my life
To flowers that were left here by my mother
Ain't that like them, gifting life to you again
This life lived mostly underground
Unknowing either sight nor sound
'Til reaching up for sunlight
Just to be ripped out by the stem

Sensing only now it's dying
Drying out then drowning blindly
Blooming forth its every colour
In the moments it has left
To share the space with simple living things
Infinitely suffering
But fighting off like all creation
The absence of itself
Anyway

Some part of me must have died
Each time that you called me baby
But some part of me stayed alive
Each time that you called
Each time that you called

C'mere, ooh-la-la
Ooh-la-la
Whatever keeps you around
It keeps you around
Ooh-la-la
C'mere, ooh-la-la
Whatever keeps you around
It keeps you around

The last time it was heard out loud
The perfect genius of our hands and mouths were shocked
To resignation as the arguing declined
When I was young I used to guess
Are there limits to any emptiness?
When was the last time?
C'mere to me, when was the last time?

Some part of me must have died
The final time you called me baby
But some part of me came alive
The final time you called me baby
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Writer: Andrew Hozier Byrne
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Francesca

Do you think I'd give up
That this might've shook the love from me
Or that I was on the brink?
How could you think, darling, I'd scare so easily?
Now that it's done
There's not one thing that I would change
My life was a storm, since I was born
How could I fear any hurricane?

If someone asked me at the end

I'll tell them put me back in it
Darling, I would do it again, ah, ah
If I could hold you for a minute
Darling, I'd go through it again, ah, ah
I would still be surprised I could find you, darling
In any life
If I could hold you for a minute
Darling, I would do it again, ah, ah

For all that was said
Of where we'd end up at the end of it
When the heart would cease
Ours never knew peace
What good would it be on the far side of things?
It was too soon
When that part of you was ripped away
A grip taking hold
Like a cancer that grows
Each piece of your body that it takes

Though I know my heart would break

I'll tell them put me back in it
Darling, I would do it again, ah, ah
If I could hold you for a minute
Darling, I'd go through it again, ah, ah
I would still be surprised I could find you, darling
In any life
If I could hold you for a minute
Darling, I would do it again, ah, ah

I would not change it each time (I would not change it each time)
Heaven is not fit to house a love (Heaven is not fit to house a love)
Like you and I (like you and I)
I would not change it each time (I would not change it each time)
Heaven is not fit to house a love (Heaven is not fit to house a love)
Like you and I (like you and I)
I would not change it each time (I would not change it each time)
Heaven is not fit to house a love (Heaven is not fit to house a love)
Like you and I (like you and I)
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Writer: Andrew Hozier-Byrne, Jennifer Decilveo
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




I,Carrion (Icarian)

If the wind turns, if I hit a squall
Allow the ground to find its brutal way to me

I feel lighter than I have in so much time
I've crossed the border line of weightless
One deep breath out from the sky
I've reached a rarer height now that I can confirm
All our weight is just a burden offered to us by the world

And though I burn how could I fall?
When I am lifted by every word you say to me

If anything could fall at all, it's the world
That falls away from me

You have me floatin' like a feather on the sea
While you're as heavy as the world
That you hold your hands beneath
Once I had wondered what was holdin' up the ground
But I can see that all along, love, it was you all the way down

Leave it now, I am sky-bound
If you need to, darling, lean your weight to me

We'll float away, but if we fall
I only pray, don't fall away from me

I do not have wings, love, I never will
Soarin' over a world you are carryin'
If these heights should bring my fall
Let me be your own
Icarian carrion
If the wind turns, if I hit a squall
Allow the ground to find its brutal way to me

If I should fall, on that day
I only pray, don't fall away from me
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Copyright: Lyrics © Original Writer and Publisher




Eat Your Young

I'm starving, darling
Let me put my lips to something
Let me wrap my teeth around the world
Start carving, darling
I wanna smell the dinner cooking
I wanna feel the edges start to burn

Honey, I wanna race you to the table
If you hesitate, the getting is gone
I won't lie, if there's something to be gained
There's money to be made, whatever's still to come

Get some
Pull up the ladder when the flood comes
Throw enough rope until the legs have swung
Seven new ways that you can eat your young
Come and get some
Skinning the children for a war drum
Putting food on the table selling bombs and guns
It's quicker and easier to eat your young

You can't buy this fineness
Let me see the heat get to it
Let me watch the dressing start to peel
It's a kindness, Highness
Crumbs enough for everyone
Old and young are welcome to the meal

Honey, I'm making sure the table's made
We can celebrate the good that we've done
I won't lie, if there's something still to take
There is ground to break, whatever's still to come

Get some
Pull up the ladder when the flood comes
Throw enough rope until the legs have swung
Seven new ways that you can eat your young
Come and get some
Skinning the children for a war drum
Putting food on the table selling bombs and guns
It's quicker and easier to eat your young
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Writer: Andrew Hozier Byrne, Craig Balmoris, Daniel Krieger, Daniel Tannenbaum, Marius Feder, Peter Gonzalez, Sergiu Gherman, Stuart Johnson, Tyler Mehlenbacher
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Damage Gets Done

Without shame
Two outfits then to my name
You'd end up in one when you'd stay
We had nowhere to go
And every desire for going there

I heard once
It's the comforts that make us feel numb
We'd go out with no way to get home
And we'd sleep on somebody's floor
And wake up feeling like a millionaire

Wish I'd known it was just our turn (we just got by)
Being blamed for a world we had no power in (but we tried)
You and I had nothing to show (we didn't know)
But the best of the world in the palm of our hands (anything, darling)

And, darling, I haven't felt it since then
I don't know how the feeling ended
But I know being reckless and young
Is not how the damage gets done

One time we would want for nothing (one time we had it all, love)
We knew what our love was worth (when we had nothing)
Now we're always missing something (I miss when)
I miss when we did not need much

Oh, if the car ran, the car was enough
If the sun shone on us, it's a plus
And the tank was always filled up
Only enough for our getting there

That first car was like wings on an angel (and you flew away)
Before the whole wide world got too thin (from me then)
I swear goodwill kept up the engine
You were steering my heart like a wheel in your hands (turn back, darling)

And, darling, I haven't felt it since then
I don't know how the feeling ended
But I know being reckless and young
Is not how the damage gets done

And if we never run
Before our chance was gone
And if we never run
Before our chance was gone

All I needed was someone (and if we never run)
When the whole wide world felt young (before our chance was gone)
All I needed was someone (and if we never run)
When the whole wide world felt young (before our chance was gone)

And if we never run
Before our chance was gone
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Writer: Andrew Hozier Byrne, Brandi Marie Carlile
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Who We Are

You only feel it when it's lost
Getting through still has a cost
Quietly, it slips through your fingers, love
Falling from you drop by drop

What I had left here
I just held it tight
So someone with your eyes
Might come in time
To hold me like water
Or Christ, hold me like a knife

We're born at night
So much of our lives
Is just carving through the dark
To get so far
And the hardest part
Is who we are
It's who we are

You and I burned out our steam
Chasing someone else's dream
How can something be so much heavier
But so much less than what it seems?
Darling, we sacrificed
We gave our time to something undefined
This phantom life
Sharpens like an image
But it sharpens like a knife

We're born at night
So much of our lives
Is just carving through the dark
To get so far
And the hardest part
Is who we are
It's who we are

You only feel it when it's lost
Getting through still has its cost
Quietly, it slips through your fingers, love
Falling from you drop by drop
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Writer: Andrew Hozier Byrne
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Son of Nyx


[Instrumental]
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Copyright: Lyrics © Original Writer and Publisher




All Things End

A two-tonne weight around my chest feels like
It just dropped a twenty-storey height
If there was anyone to ever get through this life
With their heart still intact, they didn't do it right
The last time I felt your weight on my chest, you said
"We didn't get it right but, love, we did our best"

And we will again
Moving on in time and taking more from
Everything that ends

And all things end
All that we intend is scrawled in sand
Or slips right through our hands
And just knowing
That everything will end
Should not change our plans
When we begin again

We begin again, hm-mm

I have never known a silence like the one fallen here
Never watched my future darken in a single tear
I know we want this to go easy by being somebody's fault
But we've gone long enough to know this isn't what we want
And that isn't always bad

When people say that something is forever
Either way, it ends

And all things end
All that we intend is scrawled in sand
Or slips right through our hands
And just knowing
That everything will end
Should not change our plans
When we begin again

We begin again
We begin again, hm-mm
Darling

And all things end
All that we intend is built on sand
Slips right through our hands
And just knowing
That everything will end
Won't change our plans
When we begin again

And all things end (knowing we can always start again)
All that we intend (knowing we have another day)
Is scrawled in sand (knowing we can always start again)
Or slips right through our hands (knowing we have another day)
And just knowing (knowing we can always start again)
That everything will end
Should not change our plans
When we begin again
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Writer: Andrew Hozier-Byrne, Daniel Krieger, Daniel Tannenbaum, Peter Gonzales, Sergiu Gherman, Stuart Johnson
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




To Someone From A Warm Climate (Uiscefhuarithe)

A joy hard learned in winter was the warming of the bed
You'd shake for minutes there and move your legs
Wrap the blanket over you and keep your head within
Let your breath heat the air until you'd feel it getting thin

Uiscefhuaraithe
The feel of coldness only water brings
There are some things that no one teaches you, love
That come natural as a dream you didn't know that you were in

And, darling, all my dreaming
Is only put to shame
And, darling, all my dreaming
Has only been given a name
But it came easy, darling
As natural as another leg around you in the bed frame

In summer's heat, I learned to dread the coming of the night
The awful things we do to make the head go quiet
You'd press your body to the concrete when you were small
The rains of winter seemed to never leave the walls

Uiscefhuaraithe
The feel of coolness only water brings
There are some things that no one teaches you, love
That God in His awful wisdom just programs in

But, darling, all my dreaming
Is only put to shame
And, darling, all my dreaming
Has only been given a name
But it happened easy, darling
As natural as another leg around you in the bed

And I wish I could say
That the river of my arms have found the ocean
I wish I could say the cold lake water of my heart
Christ, it's boiling over

But it happened easy, darling
Natural as another leg around you in the bed frame
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Writer: Andrew Hozier Byrne
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Butchered Tongue

As a child it was the place names
Singing at me as the first thing

How the mouth must be employed
In every corner of itself
To say Apalachicola
Or Hushpuckena like Gweebarra
A promise softly sung of somewhere else
And as a young man blessed to pass so many road signs
And have my foreign ear made fresh again
On each unlikely sound
But feel at home hearing a music
That few still understand
A butchered tongue still singing here above the ground

The ears were chopped from young men
If the pitch cap didn't kill them
They are buried without scalp
In the shattered bedrock of our home
You may never know your fortune
Until the distance has been shown between
What is lost forever
And what can still be known

So far from home
To have a stranger call you darling
And have your guarded heart
Be lifted like a child up by the hand
In some town that just means home to them
With no translator left to sound
A butchered tongue
Still singing here above the ground
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Writer: Andrew Hozier Byrne
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Anything But

C'mere to me, I wish I was a may fly on the River Tay
I'd fit all my joys and my pleasures in one perfect day
I wish I was the sunlight just sitting on The Mississippi
I'd settle for a shopping trolley in The Liffey
In a shot I'd swap my body for a body of water
Worry the cliff side top as a wave crashing over
I'd lower the world in a flood
Or better yet I'd cause a drought
If I was a rip tide, I wouldn't take you out

I don't wanna be anything, yeah
But I would do anything just to run away
I don't wanna be anything like this at all
But I would do anything if you'd hear me say

Go look another way
Look another way

Look, I wanna be loud
So loud, I'm talking seismic
I wanna be soft as a single stone in a rainstick
I wanna be the thunder of a hundred thousand hooves moving quick
If I was a stampede, you wouldn't get a kick

I wanna be the shadow when my bright future's behind me
I wanna be the last thing anybody ever sees
I hear he touches your hand and then you fly away together
If I had his job, you would live forever

I don't wanna be anything, yeah
But I would do anything just to run away
I don't wanna be anything like this at all
I would do anything if you'd hear me say

Go look another way
Look another way

I don't wanna be anything, hey
(I don't wanna be anything)
But I would do anything (go look another way)
I don't wanna be, wanna be, wanna be, wanna be, wanna be
(I don't wanna be, wanna be, wanna be)
Don't wanna be anything, I
Don't wanna be anything

(I don't wanna be anything, hey)
Go look another way
(I don't wanna be anything, I don't wanna be anything, be anything)
Look another way
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Writer: Andrew Hozier Byrne
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Abstract (Psychopomp)

Sometimes it returns
Like rain that you slept through
That washed off the world
The streets looking brand new
I will not be great
But I'm grateful to get through
The feeling came late
I'm still glad I met you

The memory hurts
But does me no harm
Your hand in my pocket
To keep us both warm
The poor thing in the road
Its eye still glistening
The cold wet of your nose
The Earth from a distance

See how it shines
See how it shines
See how it shines
See how it shines

Sometimes there's a thought
Like you choose what you're doing
But it comes to nought
When I look back through it
I remember the view
Streetlights in the dark blue
The moment I knew
I'd no choice but to love you

The speed that you moved
The screech of the cars
The creature still moving
That slowed in your arms
The fear in its eyes
Gone out in an instant
Your tear caught the light
The Earth from a distance

See how it shines
See how it shines
See how it shines
See how it shines

Darling, there's a part of me
I'm afraid will always be
Trapped within an abstract from a moment of my life
The weeds up through the concrete
The traffic picking up speed
All my love and terror
Balanced there between those eyes

See how it shines
See how it shines
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Writer: Andrew Hozier Byrne
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Unknown / Nth

You know the distance never made a difference to me
I swam a lake of fire, I'd have walked across the floor of any sea
Ignored the vastness between all that can be seen
And all that we believe
So I thought you were like an angel to me

Funny how true colours shine in darkness and in secrecy
If there were scarlet flags
They washed out in the mind of me
Where a blinding light shone on you every night
And either side of my sleep
Where you were held frozen like an angel to me

It ain't the being alone
Sha-la-la (sha-la-la-la-la-la)
It ain't the empty home, baby
Sha-la-la (sha-la-la-la-la-la)
You know I'm good on my own
Sha-la-la
Sha-la-la, baby, you know it's more the being unknown
So much of the living, love, is the being unknown

You called me angel for the first time, my heart leapt from me
You smile now, I can see its pieces still stuck in your teeth
And what's left of it, I listen to it tick
Every tedious beat going unknown as any angel to me

Do you know, I could break beneath the weight
Of the goodness, love, I still carry for you?
That I'd walk so far just to take
The injury of finally knowing you

It ain't the being alone
Sha-la-la (sha-la-la-la-la-la)
It ain't the empty home, baby
Sha-la-la (sha-la-la-la-la-la)
You know I'm good on my own
Sha-la-la
Sha-la-la, baby
You know it's more the being unknown
And there are some people, love, who are better unknown
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Writer: Andrew Hozier-Byrne
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




First Light

One bright morning changes all things
Soft and easy as your breathing
You wake
Your eyes open at first a thousand miles away
But turning shoot a silver bullet point-blank range
And I can scarce believe what I'm believing in
Could this be how every day begins?

The sky set to burst
The gold and the rust
The colour erupts
You filling my cup
The sun coming up

Like I lived my whole life
Before the first light
Like I lived my whole life
Before the first light

One bright morning goes so easy
Darkness always
Finds you either way
It creeps into the corners as the moment fades
A voice your body jumps to calling out your name
But after this I'm never gonna be the same
And I am never going back again

The sky set to burst
The gold and the rust
The colour erupts
You filling my cup
The sun coming up

Like I lived my whole life
Before the first light
Like I lived my whole life
Before the first light
Like I lived my whole life
Before the first light
Like I lived my whole life
Before the first light
Like I lived my whole life
Before the first light
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Writer: Andrew Hozier Byrne
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




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Unreal Unearth is the third studio album by Irish musician Hozier, released on 18 August 2023. It contains the singles "Eat Your Young" and "Francesca", along with the song "All Things End".

The album debuted at number one on the Irish and UK charts.
Genre(s): indie rock, alternative rock
Producer(s): Andrew Hozier-Byrne, Jennifer Decilveo, Bekon, Chakra, Craig Balmoris, Jeff "Gitty" Gitelman, Pete G, Sergiu Gherman, Tyler Mehlenbacher
Length: 62:22
Released: August 18th, 2023
Year: 2023

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