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Shrike

Hozier

I couldn't utter my love when it counted
Ah, but I'm singing like a bird about it now
I couldn't whisper when you needed it shouted
Ah, but I'm singing like a bird about it now

The bites hung above
But never would form
Like a cry at the final breath that is drawn
Remember me, love, when I'm reborn
As a shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn

I had no idea on what ground I was founded
All of that goodness is going with you now
There when I met you my virtues uncounted
All of my goodness is going with you now

Driving alone, following your form
Hung like the pelt of some prey you had worn
Remember me love, when I'm reborn
As a shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn

I fled to the city with so much discounted
Ah, but I'm flying like a bird to you now
Back to the hedgerows where bodies are mounted
Ah, but I'm flying like a bird to you now

I was housed by your warmth
And I was transformed
But you're grounded and giving
And darkening scorn
Remember me love, when I'm reborn
As a shrike to your sharp and glorious thorn