actually what the FUCK was hozier thinking when he wrote "no grave can hold my body down / i'll crawl home to her" why did he think i could handle whatever this feeling is. i can't give it a name or describe how it settles in my chest but boy!!!!!! love is fucking REAL and it's beautiful!!!!!
rant: it bothers me so much when people think Cherry Wine by hozier is a love song. It’s literally about abuse. It’s very clearly about abuse.
“Hot and fast and angry as she can be, I walk my days on a wire.” Clearly an abusive relationship
“Open hand or closed fist would be fine, The blood is rare and sweet as cherry wine.” Clearly someone trying to rationalize abuse/staying with an abuser
“Her fight and fury is fiery, Oh but she loves like sleep to the freezing. Sweet and right and merciful” saying she’s angry and abusive but when she does love it’s gentle, and it’s a relief, like numb sleep coming over someone who’s freezing to death
ik it’s not that big of a deal but i’ve seen so many people saying they wanted someone to sing that song with them, saying how cute it is, calling it a love song, and it just isn’t. So yeah this isnt like an attack i dont mean to be rude it just bothers me, probably more than it should lmao
also, yes, i know the whole point is that it sounds like a love song at first hearing it bc of how gentle it is. i dont mean ppl who hear it once and assume it’s a love song and move on irk me, i mean like, hozier fans who just never put a moment of thought into it
“i am too pure for you or anyone. your body hurts me as the world hurts god.” — sylvia plath, fever 103,
a playlist with biblical & mythological inspiration. [playlist here]
i. gang of youths - achilles come down // you crave the applause, yet hate the attention, then miss it, your act is a ruse.
ii. florence + the machine - drumming song // louder than sirens, louder than bells. sweeter than heaven and harder than hell.
iii. florence + the machine - are you hurting the one you love? // you say you've found heaven but you can't find god.
iv. florence + the machine - what water gave me // and oh, poor atlas, the world's a beast of a burden you've been holding on a long time.
v. florence + the machine - no light, no light // heaven help me i need to make it right.
vi. florence + the machine - all this and heaven too // all this heaven never could describe such a feeling as i'm healing, words were never so useful.
vii. florence + the machine - sky full of song // grab me by my ankles, i've been flying for too long.
viii. julian moon - pomegranate seeds // you traded daffodils for a kingdom of ash and bone.
ix. peach pit - alrighty aphrodite // little pearl, you think you're in gold but i can see the dirt in your lines.
x. john mark mcmillan - mercury & lightning // i swear i've heard the echoes of a voice like a dream that you feel, but you don't remember.
xi. hozier - talk // i'd be the immediate forgiveness in eurydice, imagine being loved by me.
xii. tamino - persephone // my part in yours may seem important now but with every spring it will seem so small.
xiii. aurora - exist for love // when i take your hand like the world has never held a man.
xiv. darren korb & ashley barrett - in the blood // home is not where you live but who cares when you’re gone.
xv. the lumineers - ophelia // oh, ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love.
xvi. sufjan stevens - mystery of love // shall i sleep within your bed, river of unhappiness.
xvii. taylor swift - gold rush // what must it be like to grow up that beautiful?
xviii. klergy & valerie broussard - start a war // the pen is mightier than the sword, then how did we get here, my god?
xix. lana del rey - religion // when i'm down on my knees, you're how i pray.
xx. kailee morgue - medusa // she says, mortal one you've been chosen, you're beautiful, but you're broken.
xxi. sleeping at last - earth // there were floods, tidal waves over us, so we folded our hands and prayed.
xxii. fleurie - love and war // lover, hunter, friend and enemy; you will always be every one of these.
google dictionary - decay//tumblr post by gayarsonist//abandoned building photographed by thomas windisch//tumblr post by turing-tested//dillon samuelson - vultures//hozier - in a week//hannibal - amuse-bouche//pim stones - we have it all
Some of my art! I posted all of these to my main (@dreamofmysoul-tsc) but I figured they’d fit over here, too. Upper left is a doodle of John Bonham, upper right is a little tribute I did for Chris Cornell, lower left is a little doodle of David Lee Roth, and lower right is a tattoo idea I had. The lyrics around it are from Hozier’s Work Song