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Work Song
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Work Song

Hozier
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Hozier

Meaning of the song Work Song by Hozier and what it is about


The song has hand claps reminiscent of a church and gospel backup voices, bringing the record's themes of love, sin, and religion back.


The song spent twelve weeks on the Billboard Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart, peaking at number 15.


Lyrics of the song Work Song by Hozier


Boys workin' on empty

Is that the kinda way to face the burning heat?

I just think about my baby

I'm so full of love I could barely eat

There's nothing sweeter than my baby

I'd never want once from the cherry tree

Cause my baby's sweet as can be

She'd give me toothaches just from kissin' me

 

When my time comes around

Lay me gently in the cold dark earth

No grave can hold my body down

I'll crawl home to her

 

Boys, when my baby found me

I was three days on a drunken sin

I woke with her walls around me

Nothin' in her room but an empty crib

And I was burnin' up a fever

I didn't care much how long I lived

But I swear I thought I dreamed her

She never asked me once about the wrong I did

 

When my time comes around

Lay me gently in the cold dark earth

No grave can hold my body down

I'll crawl home to her

 

When my time comes around

Lay me gently in the cold dark earth

No grave can hold my body down

I'll crawl home to her

 

My babe would never fret none

About what my hands and my body done

If the Lord don't forgive me

I'd still have my baby and my babe would have me

When I was kissin' on my baby

And she put her love down soft and sweet

In the low lamp light I was free

Heaven and hell were words to me

 

When my time comes around

Lay me gently in the cold dark earth

No grave can hold my body down

I'll crawl home to her

 

When my time comes around

Lay me gently in the cold dark earth

No grave can hold my body down

I'll crawl home to her

Release Date

2015

Songwriter/s

Andrew Hozier-Byrne

Producer/s

Rob Kirwan, Andrew Hozier-Byrne

Label/s

Rubyworks, Island

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