Like Real People…

Hozier writes beautiful lyrics. Real life lyrics. Jackie and Wilson is another great example. He doesn’t sugarcoat his feelings. 

So tired trying to see from behind the red in my eyes,

No better version of me I could pretend to be tonight.

So deep in this swill with the most familiar of swine

For reasons wretched and divine.

She blows outta nowhere, roman candle of the wild

Laughing away through my feeble disguise

No other version of me I would rather be tonight.

And, Lord, she found me just in time

‘Cause with my mid-youth crisis all said and done

I need to be youthfully felt ’cause, God, I never felt young

She’s gonna save me,

Call me “baby”

Run her hands through my hair

She’ll know me crazy,

Soothe me daily

Better yet she wouldn’t care

We’ll steal her Lexus,

Be detectives,

Ride ’round picking up clues

We’ll name our children

Jackie and Wilson,

Raise ’em on rhythm and blues.

Lord, it’d be great to find a place we could escape sometime

Me and my Isis growing black irises in the sunshine

Every version of me dead and buried in the yard outside.

Sit back and watch the world go by.

Happy to lie back watch it burn and rust

We tried the world, good God, it wasn’t for us.

She’s gonna save me,

Call me “baby”

Run her hands through my hair

She’ll know me crazy,

Soothe me daily

Better yet she wouldn’t care

We’ll steal her Lexus,

Be detectives,

Ride ’round picking up clues

We’ll name our children

Jackie and Wilson,

Raise ’em on rhythm and blues.

Cut clean from the dream at night let my mind reset

Looking up from a cigarette, and she’s already left

I start digging up the yard for what’s left of me and our little vignette

For whatever poor soul is coming next

She’s gonna save me,

Call me “baby”

Run her hands through my hair

She’ll know me crazy,

Soothe me daily

Better yet she wouldn’t care

We’ll steal her Lexus,

Be detectives,

Ride ’round picking up clues

We’ll name our children

Jackie and Wilson,

Raise ’em on rhythm and blues.

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