Moment’s Silence (Common Tongue) by Hozier
Released : 2018

When stunted hammers place
With men my mere monstrosity
Alarms are struck I’m sure
I’m sure by sheer atrocity

A cure I know that soothes
The soul, the soul impossibly
A moment’s silence when my
Baby puts her mouth on…

Me and my babe relaxing
Catching manic rhapsody
All reason flown, as God
Looks on in abject apathy

A swollen [?]
Prayer in perfect parody
A moment’s silence when my
Baby puts her mouth on me

When the meaning’s gone
There is clarity
And the reason comes
In the common tongue
Of your lovin’ me

And it’s easy, darling
I need a remedy
And the reason comes
In the common tongue
Of your lovin’ me

What yields the need for
Those who lead us oh so morally
Those that would view the sin
We do through their deformity

Who view the deed as
Power’s creed is pure authority
This moment’s silence when my baby
Puts her mouth on me

Since it’s all been gone
To it’s reckoning
Then the reason comes
In the common tongue
Of your lovin’ me

Be thankful, Son
Now we lovingly
Let the reason come
To the common tongue
Of your lovin’ me

Like a heathen clung
To the harmony
Let the reason come
To the common tongue
Of your lovin’ me

It’s a silent night upon the rosary
Let the reason come
In the common tongue
Of your lovin’ me

Hozier – Nina Cried Power EP

01. Nina Cried Power
02. NFWMB
03. Moment’s Silence (Common Tongue)
04. Shrike

Moment’s Silence is the third track on the Nina Cried Power EP. Here Hozier repeatedly revels in enjoying physical pleasure with the one he loves, and the shrugging off of the conservative powers that would shame and look down on such activities. The song repeatedly evokes religious terms and iconography to further the point that there is a sacred power to this physical love, while creating an interesting parallel to most organized religion’s conservative view on sex.

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