"Sedated" as written by and Andrew Hozier Byrne....
Just a little rush, babe
To feel dizzy, to derail the mind of me
Just a little hush, babe
Our veins are busy but my heart's in atrophy
Any way to distract and sedate
Adding shadows to the walls of the cave

You and I nursing on a poison that never stung
Our teeth and lungs are lined with the scum of it
Somewhere for this, death and guns
We are deaf, we are numb
Free and young and we can feel none of it

Something isn't right, babe
I keep catching little words but the meaning's thin
I'm somewhere outside my life, babe
I keep scratching but somehow I can't get in
So we're slaves to any semblance of touch
Lord we should quit but we love it too much

Sedated we're nursing on a poison that never stung
Our teeth and lungs are lined with the scum of it
Somewhere for this, death and guns
We are deaf, we are numb
Free and young and we can feel none of it

Darlin', don't you, stand there watching, won't you
Come and save me from it
Darlin', don't you, join in, you're supposed to
Drag me away from it

Any way to distract and sedate
Adding shadows to the walls of the cave

You and I nursing on a poison that never stung
Our teeth and lungs are lined with the scum of it
Somewhere for this, death and guns
We are deaf, we are numb
Free and young and we can feel none of it

Sedated we're nursing on a poison that never stung
Our teeth and lungs are lined with the scum of it
Somewhere for this, death and guns
We are deaf, we are numb
Free and young and we can feel none of it


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"Sedated" as written by Andrew Hozier Byrne

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    General CommentSong is definitely about drug addiction, the line "veins are busy but my heart is in atrophy" refers to shooting up. "Poison that never stung" refers to the fact that it feels good but it is killing you.

    Being a former opiate addict myself really hit home for me, it made me cry. How someone who never experienced it for themselves could so accurately sum it up is crazy, makes me wonder what Hozier's experience with addiction is. The one line

    "Darlin', don't you, stand there watching, won't you
    Come and save me from it
    Darlin', don't you, join in, you're supposed to
    Drag me away from it"

    brought me to tears because it is exactly what happened in my experience. And "free and young and we can feel none of it", I lost 10 years of my life to this drug, I'm 30 and I just finally got my life together. Damn you Hozier for making me cry :' )
    jacob16675on November 23, 2014   Link

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