Learn the full song lyrics at MetroLyrics. Ah, but I'm flying like a bird to you now The song’s refrain “Remember me love when I am reborn/ As the shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn” Offers further clues, the singer has gone through a transformation and become something he once was not, and now he is like the vindictive carnivorous bird that will impale his love, kill her either physically or metaphorically, and leave her hanging to remember who it was that did this to her. Hozier lyrics - 46 song lyrics sorted by album, including "Take Me To Church", "Cherry Wine", "Work Song". ._3-SW6hQX6gXK9G4FM74obr{display:inline-block;vertical-align:text-bottom;width:16px;height:16px;font-size:16px;line-height:16px} I would love for him to actually explain what this song is about because I feel like I’m on to something, but at the same time I could be totally wrong here. And you love them for it.”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDbma9rhCjc&feature=youtu.be&t=123, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. If anyone else has a better interpretation of this, let me know, I’d love to hear! I had nearly the same interpretation as you, that 'your thorn' meant that "you" are the thorn, not the "you" are being thrust upon it. This can be taken both as a statement of Hozier’s decision to cry power himself, and an implication that the listener can “cry power” too. 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Remember me love, when I'm reborn The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. He’s identified the thorn bush as the object of his affection, not the bodies of rodents/insects. Still, the message comes through quite, dare I say, powerfully. The Lyrics for Shrike by Hozier have been translated into 9 languages I couldn't utter my love when it counted Ah, but I'm singing like a bird 'bout it now I … In NFWMB, I think the Bethlehem line is a reference to The Second Coming by Yeats, specifically the line "And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?. Twitter. I cant wait to see him live in October. With his new EP, I find myself beginning the process again and wanted to offer my insight as well as get the community involved this time. I cried like a baby the first time I heard Shrike. ._2cHgYGbfV9EZMSThqLt2tx{margin-bottom:16px;border-radius:4px}._3Q7WCNdCi77r0_CKPoDSFY{width:75%;height:24px}._2wgLWvNKnhoJX3DUVT_3F-,._3Q7WCNdCi77r0_CKPoDSFY{background:var(--newCommunityTheme-field);background-size:200%;margin-bottom:16px;border-radius:4px}._2wgLWvNKnhoJX3DUVT_3F-{width:100%;height:46px} Shrike – Hozier Lyrics, Letra: (Instrumental} 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. As the shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn, And I had no idea on what ground I was found in And now we get to what I feel is the masterpiece of the EP. By. Thanks for the suggestion, “NFWMB” has me pretty darn stumped. EDIT: Ahh, he’s a poet, this is pretty neat! Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. He praises Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield, Patti LaBelle, John Lennon, Joni Mitchell, Billie Holliday, B.B. ._1PeZajQI0Wm8P3B45yshR{fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon)}._1PeZajQI0Wm8P3B45yshR._3axV0unm-cpsxoKWYwKh2x{fill:#ea0027} And now we get to what I feel is the masterpiece of the EP. Like he is the shrike that is continually being drawn to his loves thorn. Ah, but I'm singing like a bird, 'bout it now Can you add more? I can’t wajt for his album. Follow. Each power roll call begins with “And I could cry power” and then goes on to list a number of others who have made waves with their message before. I might be way off base here because, as I said, this is the piece I’m most unsure of, but this is what the intro at least speaks to me about. When reviewing the track, Irish central referred to it as a “love song about the end of the world” and it does open with the line “When I first saw you, the end was soon,” but I don’t really get an end of the world vibe from the rest of the track. I couldn't utter my love when it counted Ah, but I'm singing like a bird, bird at night I couldn't whisper when you needed it shouted Ah, but I'm singing like a bird, bird at night. I got a totally different impression from the lyrics. But you're grounded and giving The shrikes don't usually need to impale insects on thorns, but larger prey (e.g., snakes), which they couldn't otherwise overpower. This EP is lifechanging music. He just keeps going back for more. And darkening scorn King, James Brown, Pete Seegar, Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and Mavis Staples for their influence in the field of these genres’ history and as a result, the influence they’ve had on history as a whole. Lyrics “Shrike” – Hozier. And because of this strong desire or pull to be back with her, he keeps referencing the bird returning to the sharp thorn for familiarity and comfort, and maybe as a way to stifle his guilt and regret from their relationship. Maybe he is saying that now he is reborn he will use her cruel ways against other lovers/people in general? Mix that with his level of soul, emotion, and raw talent, and I am obsessively impressed. Shrikes eat insects and impale their bodies on thorns, leaving them to die as they hang. But I don’t know to me it just seems almost like an addiction and something that he does that is just engrained in his nature because of his strong love. 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 The words hung above But never would form Like a cry at the final breath that is drawn That being said, I think this song can be like “Take Me to Church” for those who might criticize the former by showing a tendency to turn the other cheek in defiance of shallow viewpoints rather than pushing it further. So there is a dependence relationship, that the shrike needs such thorns to survive and feed themselves, especially in seasons when insects are less prevalent. Check out Shrike by Hozier on Amazon Music. I will be your downfall, and it will be from your doing." ._3Im6OD67aKo33nql4FpSp_{border:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-widgetColors-sidebarWidgetBorderColor);border-radius:5px 5px 4px 4px;overflow:visible;word-wrap:break-word;background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-body);padding:12px}.lnK0-OzG7nLFydTWuXGcY{font-size:10px;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;line-height:12px;text-transform:uppercase;padding-bottom:4px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-navIcon)} To me it's not referring to him killing his love, but that his love produced/provided the thorn in which their love died upon because he changed (which I think makes more sense in the context of the whole song). Find more of Hozier lyrics. Hozier Lyrics, Songs, Albums And More at SongMeanings! I took it as the lover's sharp thorns, being a metaphor for harsh opinions ("darkening scorn") about him, that he didn't appreciate at the time, but now he will use those to survive like the shrike uses them to kill prey. 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