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Hozier – Work Song lyrics

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 never want once from the cherry tree
Cause my baby's sweet as can be
She give me toothaches just from kissin me

[Chorus:]
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

That's 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

[Chorus:]
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


[Chorus:]
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 baby 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 kissing on my baby
And she put her love down soft and sweet
In the lowland plot I was free
Heaven and hell were words to me


[Chorus:]
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

[Chorus:]
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



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    Caio
    This song is about addiction. Try look at it through the addict's point of view.
    This a great song! His a slave to the drug and he loves it. Even the melody reminds us of the slave working songs, right.
    No matter what he does he will always go back to "her". He will crawl back to.
    He tried going cold turkey. The first 3 days are normally the hardest to do. The reference to the fever, the will to die, all that section is about the pain he was going through.
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    Paheckler
    Song is about war in a soldiers eyes, first paragraph is talking about working in the heat which sometimes soldiers have to do and can go without food/water for a couple days, also he's talking about his love (he's love sick/missing her) that he never thought about another women cuz she's all he need. Chorus means if he dies in the line of duty he will come home to her. Sec. paragraph is about he's was drinking his memories of war away and when he woke up he was in a hospital and he's was injury and fighting to live and he dreaming of his love and how she never judge him on what he did at war. (That paragraph is tricky it really have two meaning) last paragraph is about what he did in war his love never judge him on what he had to do in war. If lord doesn't forgive him for what he has done, she still loves him and he loves her cuz when he's with her, she's is all that matters and he forgets everything that going on around him.
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