Too Sweet
Hozier Lyrics


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It can't be said I'm an early bird
It's ten o'clock before I say a word
Baby, I can never tell
How do you sleep so well?

You keep telling me to live right
To go to bed before the daylight
But then you wake up for the sunrise
You know you don't gotta pretend
Baby, now and then

Don't you just wanna wake up
Dark as a lake
Smelling like a bonfire
Lost in a haze?
If you're drunk on life, babe
I think it's great
But while in this world

I think I'll take my whiskey neat
My coffee black and my bed at three
You're too sweet for me
You're too sweet for me
I take my whiskey neat
My coffee black and my bed at three
You're too sweet for me
You're too sweet for me

I aim low
I aim true, and the ground's where I go
I work late where I'm free from the phone
And the job gets done
But you worry some, I know

But who wants to live forever, babe?
You treat your mouth as if it's Heaven's gate
The rest of you like you're the TSA
I wish I could go along
Babe, don't get me wrong

You know you're bright as the morning
As soft as the rain
Pretty as a vine
As sweet as a grape
You can sit in a barrel
Maybe I'll wait
Until that day

I'd rather take my whiskey neat
My coffee black and my bed at three
You're too sweet for me
You're too sweet for me
I take my whiskey neat
My coffee black and my bed at three
You're too sweet for me
You're too sweet for me

I take my whiskey neat
My coffee black and my bed at three




You're too sweet for me
You're too sweet for me

Overall Meaning

In the song "Too Sweet" by Hozier, the singer begins by admitting that they are not an early riser, emphasizing their tendency to stay up late and sleep in until late morning. They express curiosity and wonder at how their partner, who is portrayed as someone who values living a disciplined life, is able to sleep so soundly despite the differences in their lifestyles.


The lyrics then delve into the contrasting lifestyles of the singer and their partner, with the partner encouraging the singer to adhere to a more conventional routine of going to bed early and waking up to see the sunrise. Despite this advice, the singer acknowledges their preference for staying up late, enjoying their vices like whiskey and black coffee, and sleeping in until late in the morning. The partner is depicted as too sweet for the singer, implying that their personalities and habits may not completely align.


The singer continues to reflect on their own choices and preferences, emphasizing their commitment to living life on their own terms. They describe their work ethic and dedication to their job, while acknowledging that their partner may worry about their unconventional lifestyle choices. The recurring theme of contrasting personalities and priorities between the singer and their partner is reinforced, with the partner symbolizing sweetness and light, while the singer embodies a more rugged and independent spirit.


Overall, "Too Sweet" explores themes of individuality, independence, and the tension between embracing a disciplined life versus living freely and authentically. The lyrics capture the complexities of relationships where partners may have differing values and habits, highlighting the beauty in diversity and the challenges that can arise from differing perspectives. Through vivid imagery and introspective reflections, Hozier crafts a nuanced narrative that invites listeners to ponder the intricacies of human connections and the ways in which we navigate the balancing act between conformity and personal autonomy.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Andrew John Hozier-Byrne, Daniel Tannenbaum, Peter Gonzalez, Sergiu Gherman, Stuart Johnson, Tyler Mehlenbacher, Luca Ferraresi

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@heller-noor1310

This is the most beautiful way someone's said "its not you, its me"

@rebecapohlenz117

It's more of "I like you but we are sooo different and that's fine, live your life the way you want it and let me live the way I want it"

@Brandon-yr3nj

@@rebecapohlenz117 nah this is flirty ‘rejection’. “You can sit in a barrel, maybe I’ll wait”.

@Artemis-A24

Mmm no, it's more like "we're just not meant for each other, and that's ok"

@ipromiseimtrying

I love when art makes people debate so many different ideas of what it means to them.

@69marrr

@@ipromiseimtryingsame ♥️

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@loudgrape28

Only Hozier could write such a banger about not being a morning person

@khyatibansal4201

pls that made me giggle😭

@steffi-woo-wah

WOMAN LET ME SLEEP 😂

@carrie5980

True.

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