Shrike
Hozier Lyrics


I couldn't utter my love when it counted
Ah, but I'm singing like a bird 'bout it now
I couldn't whisper when you needed it shouted
Ah, but I'm singing like a bird, 'bout it now

Words hung above, but never would form
Like a cry at the final breath that is drawn
Remember me love when I'm reborn
As a shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn
Had no idea on what ground I was founded
All of that goodness is gone with you now
Then when I met you my virtues uncounted
All of my goodness is gone with you now

Dragging along, following your form
Hung like the pelt of some prey you had worn
Remember me love, when I'm reborn
As the shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn

I fled to the city with so much discounted
Ah, but I'm flying like a bird to you now
Back to the hedgerows where bodies are mounted
Ah, but I'm flying like a bird to you now

I was housed by your warmth, thus transformed
By your grounded and giving and darkening scorn
Remember me love, when I'm reborn
As the shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn

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Written by: Andrew Hozier-Byrne

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ni ne

I couldn't utter my love when it counted
Ah, but I'm singing like a bird, 'bout it now
I couldn't whisper when you needed it shouted
Ah, but I'm singing like a bird, 'bout it now

Words hung above
But never would form
Like a cry at the final breath that is drawn
Remember me, love when everyone
Is a shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn

And I had no idea on what ground I was founded
All that goodness is gone with you now
There when I met you my virtues uncounted
All of my goodness is gone with you now

Dragging along, following your form
Hung like the pelt of some prey you had worn
Remember me love, when everyone
Is the shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn

I fled to the city with so much discounted
Ah, but I'm flying like a bird to you now
Back to the hedgerows where bodies are mounted
Ah, but I'm flying like a bird to you now

I was housed by your warmth
But I was transformed
By your gounded and giving
And darkening scorn
Remember me, love when I'm reborn
As the shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn



Debanshi Deb

@nerd vana taylor is basically the best lyricist of our generation,
Is it romantic how all my elegies eulogize me?
I'm not cut out for all these cynical clones
These hunters with cell phones

Take me to the lakes where all the poets went to die
I don't belong, and my beloved, neither do you
Those Windermere peaks look like a perfect place to cry
I'm setting off, but not without my muse

What should be over burrowed under my skin
In heart-stopping waves of hurt
I've come too far to watch some namedropping sleaze
Tell me what are my words worth

Take me to the lakes where all the poets went to die
I don't belong, and my beloved, neither do you
Those Windermere peaks look like a perfect place to cry
I'm setting off, but not without my muse

I want auroras and sad prose
I want to watch wisteria grow right over my bare feet

After you finish looking through the dictionary do start appreciating other artists and making your mind more open to other artists. Just because they are mainstream doesnt mean they are bad.



空白

[Verse 1]
I couldn't utter my love when it counted
Ah, but I'm singing like a bird 'bout it now
And I couldn't whisper when you needed it shouted
Ah, but I'm singing like a bird 'bout it now

[Chorus]
Words hung above, but never would form
Like a cry at the final breath that is drawn
Remember me, love, when I'm reborn
As a shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn

[Verse 2]
I'd no idea on what ground I was founded
All of that goodness is going with you now
Then when I met you, my virtues uncounted
All of my goodness is going with you now

[Chorus]
Dragging along, follow in your form
Hung like the pelt of some prey you had worn
Remember me, love, when I'm reborn
As the shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn

[Verse 3]
I fled to the city with so much discounted
Ah, but I'm flying like a bird to you now
Back to the hedgerows where bodies are mounted
Ah, but I'm flying like a bird to you now

[Chorus 3]
I was housed by your warmth, thus transformed
By your grounded and giving and darkening scorn
Remember me, love, when I'm reborn
As the shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn



Ms. Communication

SHRIKE: Shrikes are carnivorous passerine birds of the family Laniidae

I couldn't utter my love when it counted
Ah, but I'm singing like a bird 'bout it now
I couldn't whisper when you needed it shouted
Ah, but I'm singing like a bird, 'bout it now

Words hung above, but never would form
Like a cry at the final breath that is drawn
Remember me love when I'm reborn
As a shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn

Had no idea on what ground I was founded
All of that goodness is gone with you now
Then when I met you my virtues uncounted
All of my goodness is gone with you now

Dragging along, following your form
Hung like the pelt of some prey you had worn
Remember me love, when I'm reborn
As the shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn

I fled to the city with so much discountedAh, but I'm flying like a bird to you nowBack to the hedgerows where bodies are mountedAh, but I'm flying like a bird to you nowI was housed by your warmth, thus transformedBy your grounded and giving and darkening scornRemember me love, when I'm rebornAs the shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn



Suzanne DeMoranville

I couldn't utter my love when it counted
Ah, but I'm singing like a bird 'bout it now
I couldn't whisper when you needed it shouted
Ah, but I'm singing like a bird 'bout it now
The words hung above
But never would form
Like a cry at the final
Breath that is drawn
Remember me, love
When I'm reborn
As the shrike to your sharp
And glorious thorn
And I'd no idea on what ground I was founded
All of that goodness is goin' with you now
Then when I met you, my virtues uncounted
All of my goodness is goin' with you now
Dragging along
Following your form
Hung like the pelt
Of some prey you had worn
Remember me, love
When I'm reborn
As a shrike to your sharp
And glorious thorn
I fled to the city with so much discounted
Ah, but I'm flying like a bird to you now
Back to the hedgerows where bodies are mounted
Ah, but I'm flying like a bird to you now
I was housed by your warmth
Thus transformed
By you're grounded and giving
And darkening scorn
Remember me, love
When I'm reborn
As a shrike to your sharp
And glorious thorn



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Ana Pm

The Irishness of this song is rejuvenating i swear

Cody Carter

Go to bed you funny boy

Jo Jo

@Declan Flynn maybe for non Irish it sounds Irish?

Peter Bennett

Little tastes of seanós in it

JENCELINA

Lol... yes!

Anime Simp

it's so Irish it's ingrained in my DNA

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Ruth Johnson

I am an old woman, a child of the 1960s-70s, in the musical era of Van Morrison and Cat Stevens and Led Zeppelin and The Beatles. Yes, we had amazing music but as I say to nostalgic musical snobs, there really are great artists now. Hozier is one of the best.

Paige

This is refreshing. Thank you

Jo Jo

I'm not far behind you...I am Irish and follow a lot of the Irish music scene as its absolutely brilliant (in my humble opinion)....

Erica Heap

@Glenda Kurkimaki I have great appreciation for people like you who are still able to see the good in the new and unfamiliar. thank you x

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