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Hozier — From Eden
Album: Hozier
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 1331









Released: 2014
Length: 4:41
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Babe, there's something tragic about you
Something so magic about you
Don't you agree?

Babe, there's something lonesome about you
Something so wholesome about you
Get closer to me

No tired sighs, no rolling eyes, no irony
No 'who cares', no vacant stares, no time for me

Honey, you're familiar like my mirror years ago
Idealism sits in prison, chivalry fell on it's sword
Innocence died screaming, honey, ask me I should know
I slithered here from Eden just to sit outside your door

Babe, there's something wretched about this
Something so precious about this
Where to begin

To the strand a picnic plan for you and me
A rope in hand for your other man to hang from a tree

Honey, you're familiar like my mirror years ago
Idealism sits in prison, chivalry fell on it's sword
Innocence died screaming, honey, ask me I should know
I slithered here from Eden just to sit outside your door

Honey, you're familiar like my mirror years ago
Idealism sits in prison, chivalry fell on it's sword
Innocence died screaming, honey, ask me I should know
I slithered here from Eden just to hide outside your door
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Wholesome about you? He's been wearing a mask since 2014! Way to go, boyo!
When hozier was 21 he was doing this, he surely knew his stuff:
hozier Time
His painted out face on the album cover looks kind like a beautifully decorated surgical mask. 
 debobasu wrote:
Great range, great singer, great song... Feelin great!
 
And ahead of the times too!  This album was released several years ago and he had the foresight to be wearing a medical mask on the cover!
 bseib wrote:
Dude, lay off the G4! It has a bad resonant frequency in my head. Gives me a headache. Otherwise, nice voice.
 
I've never heard anybody complain about a specific note before, but good music terminology. 
I think the song is OK, with some sweet guitar tone and I'm digging the 5/4 rhythm.
Love his voice, love that he has women musicians on stage with him, that he doesn't ego out in performances, the messages in his lyrics.....
Great range, great singer, great song... Feelin great!
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Somebody said he had a grating voice - they must have a low tolerance level.  He actually has a very good singing voice in the 'normal' male singing range and only occasionally gets temped into singing falsetto.

Unlike most of his contemporaries who all think singing falsetto sounds good.  Nobody, from the Bee Gees and Chris Martin to Sam Smith sounds good singing falsetto - in my opinion.

I am not talking about those lucky men who have a naturally high range e.g. Robert Plant, Neal Young, Rod Stewart, Jon Anderson  et al.

I mean those that sing in their normal voice then switch up into falsetto.

Good on you Hozier, lets hear it for the male voice in its normal range and not the castrated squawking that passes for popular singing these days.
 
And now for something completely different....

The background singer on Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" is a guy. His name is Roy Dodd and he's a background vocalist know for his unique falsetto (per Wikipedia). I'd a never in a thousand years guessed it was a dude.

Just one of those things you stumble across down those rabbit holes.

And now back to Hozier...
Love you, Meg!
this is a good song
There’s something wretched about this....
 Proclivities wrote:

It's not in "common" 4/4 time (much of it is in 5/4) which may make the lines sound "choppy" to some ears.  
 
Personally, I find it refreshing to hear something in a time signature other than 4/4. Love the 5/4 lilt! 
I feel like his churchiness is coming from a "don't throw out the baby with the bathwater" place. It might just be me, because that's how I feel.
Ireland.  So much of this music has this "biblical" quality to it.  "Slithered here from Eden".  "take me to Church" Just an observation.  Love his music
Girl from the Gym song
 constantine.stephanie148 wrote:
There is just something about this song that drives me nuts.. the lines are just so choppy, like the melody of the lyrics don't match the music.  Reminds me of children's music. 
 
It's not in "common" 4/4 time (much of it is in 5/4) which may make the lines sound "choppy" to some ears.   I'm not sure why it reminds you of "children's music" though.
There is just something about this song that drives me nuts.. the lines are just so choppy, like the melody of the lyrics don't match the music.  Reminds me of children's music. 
 Solanus wrote:
Love the use of 5/4 time
 
I agree. Love unusual meter in R&R.
Love the use of 5/4 time
Dude, lay off the G4! It has a bad resonant frequency in my head. Gives me a headache. Otherwise, nice voice.
{#Hearteyes}
I think you are mistaken, I think 99.5% of this is not in falsetto. The, "hoo-hoo," bits are, but not the rest.
 


Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Somebody said he had a grating voice - they must have a low tolerance level.  He actually has a very good singing voice in the 'normal' male singing range and only occasionally gets temped into singing falsetto.

Unlike most of his contemporaries who all think singing falsetto sounds good.  Nobody, from the Bee Gees and Chris Martin to Sam Smith sounds good singing falsetto - in my opinion.

I am not talking about those lucky men who have a naturally high range e.g. Robert Plant, Neal Young, Rod Stewart, Jon Anderson  et al.

I mean those that sing in their normal voice then switch up into falsetto.

Good on you Hozier, lets hear it for the male voice in its normal range and not the castrated squawking that passes for popular singing these days.

 


Very nice song, has a classic feel to it, well sung by Hozier. 
Somebody said he had a grating voice - they must have a low tolerance level.  He actually has a very good singing voice in the 'normal' male singing range and only occasionally gets temped into singing falsetto.

Unlike most of his contemporaries who all think singing falsetto sounds good.  Nobody, from the Bee Gees and Chris Martin to Sam Smith sounds good singing falsetto - in my opinion.

I am not talking about those lucky men who have a naturally high range e.g. Robert Plant, Neal Young, Rod Stewart, Jon Anderson  et al.

I mean those that sing in their normal voice then switch up into falsetto.

Good on you Hozier, lets hear it for the male voice in its normal range and not the castrated squawking that passes for popular singing these days.
 VV wrote:
Overhyped... I guess I'm past the Hozier hoopla.

 
Agreed...
nice tune.
Good lad from Bray.{#Bananajam} 
Cool track from an overall listenable album. Easy 7 from my ears.
Overhyped... I guess I'm past the Hozier hoopla.
I like it.

Might I suggest that that readers/listeners check out Wyvern Lingo, a group of 3 girls who also form Hozier's band.
 
6 -> 7. Probably the best track on the album.
Great tune
 I highly highly recommend giving this album an honest play-through. Enchanting, rocking, Earthly and dark; he has this interesting ability to make even the feel-good tracks feel somewhat desperate and brooding, in a good way.
 mrtuba9 wrote:
Oh yeah, the "Take Me to Church" guy... Refreshing to hear this rather than that one which is overplayed on Top 40 (hey, no haters; I have teenage sons).

 

Thanks. I was trying to remember where I knew the name 'Hozier' from. Not a bad song. Might have to pick up the album.

There's a very pleasant warmth to this song.

 
:-)
Shucks... I've heard this tune enough now that it's kinda irritating to the ears...  :-(
It has run its course. 
Oh yeah, the "Take Me to Church" guy... Refreshing to hear this rather than that one which is overplayed on Top 40 (hey, no haters; I have teenage sons).
 kingart wrote:
Nice tune. Good singer and his melody has a good hook. Starting at a 7. 

 
Ditto. Instant 7 with room for more.
GREAT 
he got me with this song {#Daisy}
 200 wrote:
so glad to finally hear hozier on RP

 
me too.
I had to turn it off  {#Undecided}
 jimmunn wrote:
Grating voice, overplayed on the radio already,  YUCK!!  {#Beat}{#Frustrated}

 
I agree...this does not work for me at all. Very surprised by the high song rating
 rdo wrote:
There is the "hoser" from the old Canadian slang, and of course Indiana hoosier (no one knows what it means), not sure what hozier means.
 
It's his name - Andrew Hozier-Byrne
Grating voice, overplayed on the radio already,  YUCK!!  {#Beat}{#Frustrated}
 rdo wrote:
There is the "hoser" from the old Canadian slang, and of course Indiana hoosier (no one knows what it means), not sure what hozier means.

"One who manufactures socks or hosiery."

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made that up.

Nice song.  That part is true.


Dude can sing.

Liking this vibe 
 rdo wrote:
There is the "hoser" from the old Canadian slang, and of course Indiana hoosier (no one knows what it means), not sure what hozier means.
 
Not a bad song, eh, ya Hozier!
Does he perform with band or only himself?
There is the "hoser" from the old Canadian slang, and of course Indiana hoosier (no one knows what it means), not sure what hozier means.
Not bad! Nice cover btw.
Cool tune with unusual time signature.  Sounds like a 5-count.
Nice!
 
Reminds me of Paolo Nutini!
HEY BILL!
How about some PAOLO NUTINI!!!! 
Nice tune. Good singer and his melody has a good hook. Starting at a 7. 
Saw him in Rotterdam, Holland, Songbirds Festival...last week. So Great! His voice is high and low and live as good or actually better..
Never heard of this fella before . This is a good song .
Oh yes! I second that... loving Hozier
so glad to finally hear hozier on RP