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Hozier – In A Week lyrics

I have never known peace like the damp grass that yields to me
I have never known hunger like these insects that feast on me

A thousand teeth and yours among them, I know
Our hungers appeased, our heart beats becoming slow


We'll lay here for years or for hours
Thrown here or found, to freeze or to thaw
So long, we'd become the flowers
Two corpses we were, two corpses I saw


And they'd find us in a week
When the weather gets hot
After the insects have made their claim
I'll be home with you, I'll be home with you


I have never known sleep like this slumber that creeps to me
I have never known colors like this morning reveals to me
And you haven't moved an inch such that I would not know
If you sleep always like this, flesh calmly going cold


We'll lay here for years or for hours
Your hand in my hand, so still and discreet
So long, we'd become the flowers
We'd feed well the land and worry the sheep


And they'd find us in a week
When the cattle'd show fear
After the insects have made their claim
After the foxes have known our taste
I'll be home with you, I'll be home with you


And they'd find us in a week
When the buzzards get loud
After the insects have made their claim
After the foxes have known our taste
After the raven has had his say

I'll be home with you, I'll be home with you
I'll be home with you, I'll be home with you
I'll be home with you, I'll be home with you



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    This whole song is, well first of all really beautiful in my opinion, but it's all really morbid too.

    "The lyrics "Two corpses we were, two corpses I saw/ They'd find us in a week" of "In a Week" revolve around an upland area known as the Wicklow Mountains or Wicklow Hills near Hozier's hometown of Bray. "Anytime you hear 'Wicklow Hills', it's usually before or after the words 'a body was found'," said Hozier."

    The song can be interpreted differently by different people, it could be said that these two lovers went to this beautiful place to get away from other people and that they both committed suicide there (very Romeo&Juliet). Or it could even be interpreted that this beautiful place is where these two lovers where senselessly murdered and their bodies were just left there to rot. Either way - this song is definitely about death and dying, something that seems to pop up in lots of Hozier's song. It's really a beautiful song, and I think the message can be different between people, but ultimately I think it wonderfully compares death to love, and vice versa.
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