As It Was
Hozier Lyrics


There is a roadway, muddy and foxgloved
Never I'd had life enough
My heart is screaming out
And in a few days I would be there, love
Ever here that's lived in me is yours just as it was

Just as it was, baby
Before the otherness came
And I knew its name
The love, the dark, the light, the flame

The eyes at the heights of my baby
Let's hope at the fight of my baby
The lights were as bright as my baby
But your love was unmoved

And tell me if somehow some of it remained
How long you would wait for me?
How long I've been away?
The shape that I'm in now is shaping the doorway
Make your good love known to me
Just tell me about your day

Just as it was, baby
Before the otherness came
And I knew its name
The drugs, the dark, the light, the shame

Eyes at the hights of my baby
And this hope at the fight of my baby
And the lights were as bright as my baby
But your love was unmoved

And the sights were as stark as my baby
And the cold was as sharp as my baby
And the nights were as dark as my baby
Half as beautiful too

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Written by: Andrew Hozier Byrne

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The_wise crack

[Verse 1]
There is a roadway, muddy and foxgloved
Whenever I'd have life enough, my heart is screamin' of
And in a few days I would be there, love
Whatever here that's left of me is yours just as it was

[Chorus]
Just as it was, baby
Before the otherness came
And I knew its name
The drug, the dark, the light, the flame

[Verse 2]
The highs hit the heights of my baby
And its hold had the fight of my baby
And the lights were as bright as my baby
But your love was unmoved

[Bridge]
Tell me if somehow, some of it remains
How long you would wait for me?
And how long I've been away
The shape that I'm in now, your shape in the doorway
Make your good love known to me
Or just tell me 'bout your day

[Chorus]
Just as it was, baby
Before the otherness came
And I knew its name
The drug, the dark, the light, the shame

[Outro]
The highs hit the heights of my baby
And its hold had the fight of my baby
And the lights were as bright as my baby
But your love was unmoved
And the sights were as stark as my baby
And the cold cut as sharp as my baby
And the nights were as dark as my baby
And half as beautiful too


Edited the lyrics based on recommendations. Thank you all!!



Elena Dandi

There is a roadway, muddy and foxgloved
Whenever I'd have life enough, my heart is screamin' of
And in a few days I would be there, love
Whatever here that's left of me is yours just as it was

Just as it was, baby
Before the otherness came
And I knew its name
The drug, the dark, the light, the flame

The highs hit the heights of my baby
And its hold had the fight of my baby
And the lights were as bright as my baby
But your love was unmoved

Tell me if somehow, some of it remains
How long you would wait for me?
And how long I've been away
The shape that I'm in now, your shape in the doorway
Make your good love known to me
Or just tell me 'bout your day

Just as it was, baby
Before the otherness came
And I knew its name
The drug, the dark, the light, the shame

The highs hit the heights of my baby
And its hold had the fight of my baby
And the lights were as bright as my baby
But your love was unmoved
And the sights were as stark as my baby
And the cold cut as sharp as my baby
And the nights were as dark as my baby
And half as beautiful too



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Cyka Kto

Man plays that guitar like a broken heart making it's voice known.

Maria Ascolese

It’s poetry 🥰 I love him 😍

Frank Zax Gaillard

Like The old Devendra Banhart

Dieu Nishimwe

Alexander Xavier oh my gawd yes🤤🤤

Lily Raimey

With all the fancy shit YouTube has evolved to do, a loop button still hasn’t be incorporated.

laurdes z

I just put the song I want to listen to on a playlist by itself and loop the playlist

Elizabeth Radford

@billiey giles you just made my life much better. thanks!!

pebble pebbles

Add a song you want to a playlist with only one other video (there’s one second videos just search up shortest video) and click on on of the videos from the playlist and you should see two arrows looping click that and it will repeat

Merideth Johnson

Wish they had it for your phone though...

billiey giles

But there is! Just right click on the video and you should see it.

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