You're smart - thank you! Pure poetry Flag rainbow on June 04, I'm actually skeptical of some of my own fine details at this point. The overarcing theme and traditional analysis of the symbolism I have more faith in than previously, but the specific application feels less necessary.
Haven't connected all the details as well as I want to though. Again, I do appreciate knowing that people read my interpretations and don't think I'm completely bonkers.
I suppose the beginning doesn't necessarily have to be about drug-withdrawal although I agree it does have that feel to it and the whole thing could be about any type of addiction, really.
I too agree with your analysis of the symbolism. Truth be told, there may be other interpretations to some of the lyrics not that I can think of , but you argued your own stance extremely well, providing evidence and totally sold it to me.
There's no right or wrong, but your response was so good it reminded me of an English literature paper haha , I'm into that though Flag rainbow on June 05, Particularly with moons being changeable and running towards a woman's voice not the one he prays to. He could be clutching his life freedom from committment, independence as he runs scared in the woods and gets lost.
The fleeing something he's too afraid to look at, that is capable of rendering a faerie-tale fox into genuine lameness nags at me though. Escapism and the damage it causes is such a persistent trope in Hozier's work. Along with a handful of other things. I read Pinocchio for the first time after I wrote this interp, and at one point in it immediately after a debate concerning whether Pinocchio was alive or dead, entertainingly he's sick on a bed, unwilling to take medication from his female benefactor, because he's more afraid of the cure than his own mortal illness.
I feel like there's something of that in here, too. My brain's a spiderweb, and not a prettily structured one. Flag teaspill on June 05, Love hearing your insights : It probably could be interpreted to be about infidelity but I like your former interpretation better. I only just yesterday discovered Hozier's songs, but from what I've heard I would agree that escapism is a common theme. I definitely get that Pinocchio vibe you're talking about: basically, being afraid to get better or the 'cure' as you say.
The sentiment has been reiterated in other songs in which people feel a comfort in staying depressed, or staging where they are even if it's not good for them, because people fear the unknown , they fear change. While some of his songs are more specific I like that this one is more mysterious and symbolic. People can choose to apply it to whatever they relate to. Why is the fox part nagging at you?
Surely the fox represents the negativity that's sprouted from the underlying source of the problem, like the addiction as you were saying. I love that, and the fact that there's something else lurking behind it that's unidentified - e. Flag rainbow on June 05, I think it's because he finally sees his vice represented by the fox for what it really is and hence is made less powerful.
They say acknowledgement of your problem is half the battle and so the fox is weak, easier to kill Maybe you're not confused about that at all, I don't know.
I like that it's as if he's just about to have the power to end his addiction "end his pain", but then the thing that caused it in the first place rears it's ugly head and means he is unable to. Quite relatable to many situations. It's just gnaws at me because it's a really unique situation to find a fox in, given the very traditional, literary setting, which means it has to be important. And it makes it harder to get other solutions to the puzzle to work, and I reeeally want something else to work.
I'm not sure why you want there to be another meaning "something else to work", but that's just your feelings I guess. Even with Hozier, which is saying something. You made me a bit more comfortable with my own thoughts though. Thank you for that. Flag teaspill on June 06, My Interpretation First off, I would suggest that the line is, "the night so black, that the darkness hung.
I was part of a creative writing class that would publish the students' works without names and then we would talk about them. Afterwards, the writer could choose to identify themselves if they wished. We found that most of the time, the people would read way more into the works than the writers intended. This is a feature of true art, but can also sometimes be finding hidden meanings for their own sakes. Why the fox screaming? Their screams can sound like women - plain and simple.
No other reason. I tend to think this song is about the writer wishing for death joining you to either be with his dead love in the afterlife, or simply be dead to end his own pain. When he heard the scream, he reacted from a normal human place, rather than the fatalistic, self-absorbed place he was in before. Retrieved 31 December Retrieved 9 December Retrieved 13 January Retrieved 11 January Retrieved 10 July Archived from the original on 10 August Retrieved 5 October IFPI Austria.
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