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Hozier - Shrike.

The words 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 didn't know anything about Shrikes until I heard this song. They're birds who will murder another bird and mount the corpse on a thorn like a trophy.

The song is about completely destroying a beautiful relationship then waxing lyrical about it afterwards, when it's too late. Treating it as a trophy when it's something you killed.

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.
Oh by I'm singing like a bird about it now.

 
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