Hozier – First Time Lyrics

Hozier First Time Lyrics

Remember once I told you about
How before I heard it from your mouth
My name would always hit my ears
As such an awful sound
And the soul, if that’s what you’d call it
Uneasy ally of the body
It felt nameless as a river undiscovered underground

And the first time that you kissed me
I drank dry the river Lethe
The Liffey would have been softer on my stomach all the same
But you spoke some quick new music
That went so far to soothe this soul
As it was And ever shall be
And ever shall be
Unearth without a name

Some part of me must have died
The first time that you called me ‘baby’
And some part of me came alive
The first time that you called me ‘baby’

These days I think I owe my life to flowers
To flowers that were left here by my mother
Ain’t that like them… gifting life to you (again)
This life lived mostly underground
Unknowing either sight nor sound
‘Til reaching up for sunlight
Just to be ripped out by the stem

Sensing only now it’s dying
Drying out, then drowning blindly
Blooming forth its every colour
In the moments it has left
To share the space with simple living things
Infinitely suffering, but fighting off
Like all creation,
The absence of itself
Anyway

Some part of me must have died
Each time that you called me ‘baby’
And some part of me stayed alive
Each time that you called

Each time that you called…
C’mere
Ooh la la, Ooh la la
What ever keeps you around, it keeps you around
Ooh la la, Ooh la la
What ever keeps you around, it keeps you around

The last time it was heard out loud,
The perfect genius of our hands and mouths were shocked
To resignation as the arguing declined
When I was young I used to guess
Are there limits to any emptiness
When was the last time?
C’mere to me, when was the last time?

Some part of me must have died
The final time you called me ‘baby’
And some part of me came alive
The final time you called me ‘baby’