What does Work Song mean?

Search Login

Hozier: Work Song Meaning

Tagged:

No tags, suggest one.

Song Released: 2014


Get "Work Song" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon
Get MP3 from iTunes

Work Song Lyrics

Play "Work Song"
on Amazon Music

Boys workin on empty
Is that the kinda way to face the burning heat?
I just think about my baby
I'm so full of love I could barely eat
There's nothing sweeter than my baby
I never want once from the cherry tree
Cause my baby's sweet as can...

  1.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Dec 4th, 12:00pm report


    This is a love song about a man who works a physically hard job but knows that someone loves him and waits for him. After his death, he visualizes himself still returning to her.



  2.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 6th, 11:04pm report


    He killed the baby



  3.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Oct 31st, 10:31pm report


    This song is 100% about heroin if u have ever done it. U would understand. It makes u sick with a fever & feel like death if u don’t have it. U will wish u were dead that’s how bad it makes u feel. BUT NO MATTER HOW CLOSE TO DEATH YOU FEEL u will get up & go get it as soon as u find it. Hence the name “work song” bc he is working to find his one true love his everything at that moment & unfortunately it is a drug. Boys working on empty meaning he has no heroin to put the lighter to the spoon. I swear it’s a double meaning song u could think it’s truly ab real love but it’s about loving the drug.



  4.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 30th, 2018 7:21am report


    He is a hard labourer who just thinking about his wife back home.



  5.  

    GOMEOWNASAI
    click a star to vote
    Jan 14th, 2018 1:28am report


    A man made a "drunken sin" and woke up to a broken woman "with her walls all around" and "nothing in her room but an empty crib" and despite "what (his) hands and (his) body done" to her, she "...fret none".

    Despite inflicting pain to her (perhaps sexual abuse, physical harm, or the sort), she remains faithful and loving. The man recognizes this and begins to see her as a symbol of redemption and hope. Death won't stop him and he doesn't need religion to save him. She is all he needs.




More Hozier song meanings »


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da anonymous
Jumped Out the Whip Smilielol
Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart anonymous
Netflix Trip anonymous
Autumn Leaves anonymous
Spectre anonymous
You Got the Right One, Baby! (Uh-Huh!) anonymous
Tied My Hands anonymous
At Seventeen anonymous
Lost Boy anonymous
That Smell anonymous
Janie's Got a Gun anonymous
Edge of Seventeen anonymous
Lily anonymous
Do It Again anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Big Plans
Why Don't We
God And Country Music
George Strait
Rainbow
Kacey Musgraves
You Are
Aaron Goodvin
Kuch Kuch
Tony Kakkar
Are You Bored Yet?
Wallows
Rednecker
HARDY
still feel.
half alive