What does Sedated mean?

Hozier: Sedated Meaning

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Sedated Lyrics

Just a little rush babe,
To feel dizzy,
To derail the mind of me.
Just a little hush babe,
My veins are busy,
But my heart's in atrophy,

Anyway to distract and sedate,
Adding shadows to the walls of the cave.

You and I, nursing on


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 16th 2019 !⃝

    The song is very clearly about a couple doing heroin. Although the shadows on the walls of the cave is a clear reference to Plato it is also a brilliant way to describe the shadows cast when melting a spoonful of H.

  2. anonymous
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    May 8th 2020 !⃝

    Not seeing the world the way it actually is.
    Not seeing reality. Numb to reality.
    Living under a veil of blind ignorance, seeing glimpses of the truth, but it’s easier to carry on as you have been.

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2020 !⃝

    The struggle and hope of growing up in this fucked up world, feeling like it all will end in our lifetime. Euphoria, ignorance,youth, terror.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 12th 2019 !⃝

    I think it’s about love.. soulmates. Each of them are married or committed to some other and these two met in a time where they fell in love but can’t be together. Their love is an addiction. They want to save each other but they don’t want to hurt their partners. Catch 22. Want you but can’t have you.

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 17th 2019 !⃝

    I think the song is about love but spoken in the way of relating or characterizing it as a drug.

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 11th 2019 !⃝

    I think this song is about the drug of technology that us younger generations have all grown up with. It is numbing us to the reality of the world and makes us feel like we are looking in on our own lives from the outside, like looking at a social media profile. We should all quit, but we love it too much.

  7. anonymous
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    Mar 15th 2018 !⃝

    "adding shadows to the walls of the cave" refers to the Platonic allegory of the caves. by adding shadows he wants to distract himself from the actual world like drugs sometimes do.

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 31st 2017 !⃝

    It’s about a couple who enable and support each other’s addiction - lyrics seem to describe smoking cocaine. The guy has become more aware of the damage the drug is doing to them than his girl, and he’s trying to help her see the truth of their addiction and pleads with her to stop with him.

  9. anonymous
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    Dec 1st 2017 !⃝

    A song that talks about a drug addict and doesnt want her girl to fall in to the addiction too

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 15th 2017 !⃝

    Taking drugs he doesn't want to take just to change his state of mind as his thoughts have become unbearable and headed in an even worse direction like a downward spiral toward a life of being mentally lost in a fight for yourself and the hallucinations of being on the drugs to slow the mind or unlearn the truths of things you realize you actually don't want to know

  11. anonymous
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    Apr 6th 2017 !⃝

    I think it's about drugs.

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