Work Song
Hozier Lyrics


Boys workin' on empty
Is that the kind'a 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'd never want once from the cherry tree
'Cause my baby's sweet as can be
She give me toothaches just from kissin' me

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

Boys 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

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

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

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

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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Written by: Andrew Hozier-Byrne

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Nancy Orozco

LYRICS:
Boys workin' on empty
Is that the kind'a 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'd never want once from the cherry tree
'Cause my baby's sweet as can be
She give me toothaches just from kissin' me

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

Boys 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

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

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

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

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



Toby Hammond

Lyrics
Boys workin' on empty
Is that the kind'a 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'd never want once from the cherry tree
'Cause my baby's sweet as can be
She give me toothaches just from kissin' me
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
Boys 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
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
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
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
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



Royale Royal

Boys workin' on empty
Is that the kind'a 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'd never want once from the cherry tree
'Cause my baby's sweet as can be
She give me toothaches just from kissin' me

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

Boys 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

When my time comes around
Lay me gently in the cold dark earth
No grave can hold my…



Lana León

Boys workin' on empty
Is that the kind'a 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'd never want once from the cherry tree
'Cause my baby's sweet as can be
She give me toothaches just from kissin' me
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
Boys 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
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
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 low lamplight I was free
Heaven and hell were words to me
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
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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filiberto trevino

My wife and i dated when we were in high school we got engaged but were too young and immature; so we ended up not working out then. I moved on with my life not liking to dwell on the past. I told myself I no longer loved her. That year work song came out. And even though her and I no longer communicated and I swore up and down we would never get back together, this song would shake me to my very core and I would always think about her. Four years later we lived very very different lives and in even more different worlds and we both happened to be in our home town at the same time for a couple days and we crossed paths by simple chance. Those hours we spent together before she left the next morning were more meaningful than the four years before that day. It was as if we never spent a day apart. Today is the one year of when we started dating again. And we married February 16. It still shakes me how much i love this girl...
Edit. I never expected to have so much feedback on this comment. But a little more detail for those who care.
After we had our seemingly perfect night together she left town the next day and I tried to think little of it (I told myself we will never be again) but one day whilst playing my ps4 I called her out of the blue and we talked on the phone for about 6 hours that night. We hung up and did the same thing a couple nights in a row. Then one night I FaceTime her and we spent all night FaceTiming. A day or two pass and we started watching movies together and even getting the same dinner in order to be as close as possible without being near one another. One night our movie ends and we are both lying down drifting off to sleep facing the camera she says half asleep "I still love you". with my heart in my stomach i simply say I love you too. It was Thursday night when this happened. She lived about 9 hours away and I told her I'm going to visit her in a couple weeks or a month and she said jokingly/half serious "why not this weekend". "I work a lot and need to make plans' I told her. But something about this girl always made me spontaneous. So I switched shifts the next day with my buddy and with little to no planning I drove out to see her. We had a great weekend together and we talked about taking it slow and seeing where things go. The Sunday before I left she showed me in a little momentos box that she still had her engagement ring and her bands too. This made my heart sing it truly did. We spent a week or so "taking it slow" but we clearly both wanted to be together so we became official. 😇 the next hurdle was me telling my mother (my mom loves loved this girl very much. And my wife has a huge amount of respect for my mother so it was very important to her that she accept her back again) when I initially told my mom about us getting back together she instantly rejected the notion and did not want me to date her again. She said the only way she will accept her again is if she still had her engagement ring. My wife then gf quickly produced a picture with it on her hand. And my mom laughed and was happy for us.
This happened late June early July. By late October I proposed to her and we flew to Canada and eloped in February.
(Reasons as to why we did this is a whole other story thats us in my profile pic) lol

Hannah Spottedeagle

Beautiful story

صبا عماد هاشم عبد ٣ ص

Last night I found this song accidentally and I read this comment u can not imagine how much ur story makes me happy I hope that ur always be together and live a very nice life 💕💕

Mardee Shackleford

This shocked me. Ive never heard this song before but stumbled across it while looking for a song to send to a boy I'm falling back in love with. My high school boyfriend, we separated for 10 years. We had seen each other here and there over the years and talked little, I moved out of state. I happened to move back to my hometown when Covid hit. There was no way he could have known I was in town but he messaged me out of the blue saying he still thought of me. This was around August maybe. We started hanging around as friends and catching up on life. In the last few weeks it has become clear that we both want more, we fit together beautifully. He works all week long out in the city and I get to see him on the weekends. This weekend was my 27th birthday, my 16th birthday was the day he had asked to be my boyfriend. I cant imagine someone that would fit better with me. I used to have dreams about driving in a big truck with him, now he has a big huge truck. There are lots of things about it that just feel...fated to be. I'm excited for the possibility.

OMG OMG

This brought me to tears! If ever there was such a thing as fairy tale stories, this most certainly is it! This is a year later, and I cannot read through the 161 comments so, if I am repeating, I apologize. I so hope you are still as in love as you were back then. The world can use stories like this right about now.

Jonathan Williams

Damn. That's one hell of a heart warming, tear jerking, inspiring take. Gives me hope for humanity.

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M. Daniela Navarrete A.

Hozier doesnt sing about love, he sings about devotion

Saybela aysik

Love without devotion will be so messed up

Faith

that’s so true

Ansley Wiser

To my love.......love u spool damn much

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