Hozier – Cherry Wine (Unplugged) | Mahogany Session

By Brian Lemay 100 comments


Her eyes and words are so icy Oh but she burns Like rum on a fire Hot and fast and angry As she can be I walk my days on a wire It looks ugly but it’s clean Oh mamma, don’t fuss over me The way she tells me I’m hers and she is mine Open hand or closed fist would be fine The blood is rare and sweet as cherry wine Calls of guilty thrown at me All while she stains The sheets of some other Thrown at me so powerfully Just like she throws, with the arm of her brother But I want it It’s a crime That she’s not around most of the time The way she shows me I’m hers and she is mine Open hand or closed fist would be fine The blood is rare and sweet as cherry wine Her fight and fury is fiery Oh but she loves Like sleep to the freezing Sweet and right and merciful I’m all but washed In the tide of her breathing And it’s worth it It’s divine And I have this some of the time The way she shows me I’m hers and she is mine Open hand or closed fist would be fine The blood is rare and sweet as cherry wine

100 Comments

jay schimpky

Mar 3, 2019, 12:31 pm Reply

i listen to this at least once a day

livy little

Mar 3, 2019, 3:58 pm Reply

One of the few people that doesn't need autotune😍😍

Mojalefa Moloi

Mar 3, 2019, 8:35 pm Reply

this song is so beautiful it remind me of a place i've never been

Wilson Simmons

Mar 3, 2019, 3:55 am Reply

My ex would play this record on repeat throughout her apartment while bathing. I can't listen to this anymore because of how badly I miss it. Beautiful music for a beautiful time.

smottie sugar

Mar 3, 2019, 12:30 am Reply

Her eyes and words are so icy
Oh but she burns
Like rum on a fire
Hot and fast and angry
As she can be
I walk my days on a wire

It looks ugly, but it's clean
Oh mamma, don't fuss over me

[Chorus:]
The way she tells me I'm hers and she is mine
Open hand or closed fist would be fine
The blood is rare and sweet as cherry wine

Calls of guilty thrown at me
All while she stains
The sheets of some other
Thrown at me so powerfully
Just like she throws with the arm of her brother

But I want it, it's a crime
That she's not around most of the time

[Chorus:]
Way she shows me I'm hers and she is mine
Open hand or closed fist would be fine
The blood is rare and sweet as cherry wine

Her fight and fury is fiery
Oh but she loves
Like sleep to the freezing
Sweet and right and merciful
I'm all but washed
In the tide of her breathing

And it's worth it, it's divine
I have this some of the time

[Chorus:]
Way she shows me I'm hers and she is mine
Open hand or closed fist would be fine
The blood is rare and sweet as cherry wine

Jai W

Mar 3, 2019, 1:43 pm Reply

Matt Corby should do a tiny desk

Ross McGregor

Mar 3, 2019, 4:46 am Reply

this has become one of my favorite songs.

stephanie rose

Mar 3, 2019, 12:02 am Reply

I love this video so much, the candles, the low light, Hozier in a flannel with glasses and a man bun, its so aesthetically pleasing.

Gürcan Gök Demir

Mar 3, 2019, 6:34 pm Reply

what brand is this guitar

Tiana German

Mar 3, 2019, 12:24 am Reply

Every time I hear this I picture a cold & windy Autumn night in front of the fire place all cuddle up💖

Jaclyn Oliver

Mar 3, 2019, 6:26 pm Reply

why is there 1.1k dislike… how. It’s so beautiful.

Anca

Mar 3, 2019, 9:34 pm Reply

SONDS 👏🏻 EXACTLY 👏🏻 LIKE 👏🏻 THE 👏🏻 ORIGINAL 👏🏻 MAAANNN HOOOW

Rana Zheyran Gulam

Mar 3, 2019, 1:45 pm Reply

Can we all appreciate his guitar skills

Pretty_Ugly

Mar 3, 2019, 2:39 pm Reply

im in heaven right now.

Nicole Consulta

Mar 3, 2019, 11:59 am Reply

THIS IS LIFE THIS IS WHAT IVE SIGNED FOR

Herald K

Mar 3, 2019, 1:03 pm Reply

Special recording. Special atmosphere. Special phrasing. Special voice. Special guitar. Special song…

Kristy Hernandez

Mar 3, 2019, 5:19 am Reply

i’ve watched this 5 times in a row now and i’ve cried every time. words can even describe Hozier..

Raven Pittman

Mar 3, 2019, 3:37 am Reply

So I just saw him at his first show in florida, went with my sister to st Pete and we sat dead center locked on every word and this is of course my favorite my sisters is work song. I heard the first 2 cords and I broke. I stood in a silent sea of people all swaying and listening and it was one of the most beautiful moments. He sounds so much better live which is hard to say because… well listen to that man, he sounds like hot tea on a cold day makes you feel. It was so beautiful. I'm so glad I got to be a part.

Katie Phelps

Mar 3, 2019, 8:45 pm Reply

just glorious 😍

alejandro gerald

Mar 3, 2019, 3:45 am Reply

ooohhh my God..

brzinger6

Mar 3, 2019, 2:46 pm Reply

"Oh mama, dont fuss over me" is an interesting line, the moment after abuse thats full of apologies and care for the abused. This push pull. Its really sad.

mac jamx

Mar 3, 2019, 4:15 pm Reply

what love sounds like…

Cassy Edwards

Mar 3, 2019, 3:36 am Reply

There definitely needs to be more comments about the acoustics in that room, cause they're killing me

Song Kyeoul

Mar 3, 2019, 3:49 am Reply

That hi i’s hozier is 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Song Kyeoul

Mar 3, 2019, 3:49 am Reply

That hi i’s hozier is 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Abigail Lennon

Mar 3, 2019, 3:57 am Reply

This is so soothing

Sabrina Parker

Mar 3, 2019, 5:32 am Reply

Makes me sad, but I Love this song so much.

ArabellaInsterstella

Mar 3, 2019, 6:48 pm Reply

His words are poetry
His voice is caramel
His talent is powerful
I love him
Hozier is truly the under appreciated artist of the century, he’s basically music’s Shakespeare; such a master of the craft and effortlessly moving and thoughtful.

Truer JETS

Mar 3, 2019, 11:24 am Reply

🌴⚡🍃

sun gay

Mar 3, 2019, 4:57 pm Reply

I put like before the video started, thats the power of hozier

Nyneva Kyte

Apr 4, 2019, 2:49 am Reply

Is it seriously not obviously to ANYONE, particularly the director of the video, that this song is about a woman abusing a man ? Or a woman abusing another woman ? Or a mother abusing her child ? You know, it's actually still sexist to assume woman are not capable of cruelty. I can only come to the conclusion that the record company sat Hozier down and said, "Look, this way will sell better." Yet another case of a video ruining a song.

hannah arthur

Apr 4, 2019, 3:53 pm Reply

Hozier ruined all other musicians for me and this song made me realize that

atlanta r

Apr 4, 2019, 10:33 pm Reply

this is so pleasing in every way

Jesse Feller

Apr 4, 2019, 4:34 am Reply

For many years I believe your music to be the Holy ghost speaking to me.
T.y. for all the tears you have made me leak.

Jane Nicole

Apr 4, 2019, 12:12 pm Reply

Ugh!!

Lorena Acosta

Apr 4, 2019, 2:47 am Reply

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT

Meisye Marsayonita

Apr 4, 2019, 5:27 pm Reply

Irish Jesus >////<

Kassie Morrow

Apr 4, 2019, 7:45 pm Reply

the way in which this song is constructed is magnificent. The melody and the flow of his voice makes the entire thing so beautiful- so fragile, while the lyrics- the message, is so brutal in honesty and and delivery. This song is such a gem. We don't deserve Hozier

Hannah Kinton

Apr 4, 2019, 10:20 am Reply

Too hungover and emotionally vulnerable for this shit

Pal C

Apr 4, 2019, 6:06 pm Reply

How can anyone be so perfect?

movementislife

Apr 4, 2019, 3:21 am Reply

Gosh, he has such a beautiful voice

Tear me from your heart

Apr 4, 2019, 4:45 am Reply

feels like grief and torment but it's ok i'll live with it cause i like where it's coming from

No one really matters

Apr 4, 2019, 8:04 pm Reply

Love from U.K.

LEE

Apr 4, 2019, 9:06 am Reply

The blood is rare and sweet as cherry wine.

Arife Goma

Apr 4, 2019, 4:53 am Reply

the only regret is that i can only give one like

Gorga fence

Apr 4, 2019, 5:52 am Reply

He’s fucking perfect I’m going to cry
😻😻😻😍😍🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰😍😍😍🥳🥳🥳😤😤🥰🥰

Gorga fence

Apr 4, 2019, 5:53 am Reply

Whoever disliked this are a little silly but not in a good way 😑😛

Ginger Countryman

Apr 4, 2019, 10:59 pm Reply

Hozier, oh how I adore you! You're so incredible. I saw you live on March 29 in Dallas and we all sang this to you, sometimes your voice was drown out by the crowds singing. I'd prefer yours, but you moved the whole crowd. Not once did anyone sit while you performed. You are a Human Masterpiece!!!! Perfect!!!

jimena x

Apr 4, 2019, 2:34 am Reply

i like to come back to this video from time to time

Dale Thompson

Apr 4, 2019, 8:38 pm Reply

The bit at 2:30 gives me starry starry nights vibes for sure

Patrick Hoppers

Apr 4, 2019, 1:56 am Reply

this is heartwrenchingly beautiful

Simply Dee

May 5, 2019, 1:28 am Reply

I got chills

casperquinn

May 5, 2019, 3:23 am Reply

this is ethereal

Connor X

May 5, 2019, 7:16 am Reply

Hi i made video chrry wine with adding rainy vibe. check this out
https://youtu.be/w2Hpkbw4dVc

Rebecca Gist

May 5, 2019, 6:55 pm Reply

This song is so Beautiful..Love it.

Holla Hernandez

May 5, 2019, 6:47 am Reply

Was filling in at a different location than usual for work; was listening to Lana of course! As I was leaving Jessie someone I don’t really know said listen to this one . . . With tears rolling I could feel my soul begin to heal!

Ethan Schoonveld

May 5, 2019, 4:02 pm Reply

You nee dnew STRINGS! they're looking quite worn out

Pumpkin pie, motherfucker!

May 5, 2019, 4:25 am Reply

i can´t stop imagining what if he sings this from personal experience and i cry even harder

Kyleigh Breanne

May 5, 2019, 8:04 am Reply

Okay I was COMPLETELY blown away by his speaking voice. Not AT ALL what I expected.

Pedro Santos

May 5, 2019, 10:04 pm Reply

I want to point out that the Hozier's soft singing followed by the sudden crescendos in his voice really captures the way a discussion sounds. It's also a perfect analogy for a troubled relationship with its peaceful and loving moments intertwined with sudden outbursts of violence and anger. Really great work!

Michelle

May 5, 2019, 11:42 pm Reply

He should do an ASMR video 😍

deva sai

May 5, 2019, 6:55 pm Reply

How long does it take to get this good on a guitar?

Gabe Kelley

May 5, 2019, 6:58 pm Reply

Truly one of the greatest songs ever written. Excellent selection to show off through Mahogany Sessions. The best part is that the song is already unplugged originally, so nothing had to be altered or made acoustic for this session, as it already existed that way. I could listen for hours.

Kayla Tahoe

May 5, 2019, 5:34 am Reply

asmr

Karen Huntington

May 5, 2019, 3:01 pm Reply

Ugh I love his music. I could listen all day 🙌🏼 there’s another song I just heard that reminds me of this style. If anyone happens to read this, I just listened to this song and it seriously deserves more views. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J5XxwWjiYu8&feature=youtu.be

Caitlin Kelly

May 5, 2019, 1:20 am Reply

this is the most relaxing song

Squawb

May 5, 2019, 3:05 am Reply

I love this song so much. I was introduced to it by a girl named Alexa. She didn’t tell me why it meant so much to her but after listening and learning the words it was clear to me that she had been through something unimaginable. I learned the song on piano and played it for her and she cried which broke my heart because it was such a simple gesture that brought her to tears. Things are different between her and I now and we don’t speak much anymore. But I still play this song and sing it most of not everyday. I love her and I can’t tell her. They say if you love something let it go and if it comes back it’s truly yours, well I’m still waiting. And I always will wait. Alexa if you read this, I’m straight up not having a good time right now.

Bryan Stahl

May 5, 2019, 7:14 pm Reply

Fantastic 👏👏👏

Caydn

May 5, 2019, 4:36 pm Reply

I‘m absolutely in love with this acoustic version…❤️

Grace Brunson

May 5, 2019, 7:43 am Reply

I just curled into a ball of overflowing emotion. (It's 4 a.m. I apologize)

mina whittaker

May 5, 2019, 9:47 pm Reply

He’s so hot I can’t breathe

Lauren Somerfield

Jun 6, 2019, 5:46 pm Reply

My favourite of his songs!

loveyoselfbetta

Jun 6, 2019, 6:37 pm Reply

Hozier isn’t appreciated nearly enough

thais helena

Jun 6, 2019, 11:12 pm Reply

Acho que não é tão estranho desejar fazer amor com essa criatura

Nyneva Kyte

Jun 6, 2019, 3:04 am Reply

I'm really glad I can watch and listen to this masterpiece without someone's visual interpretation that obviously included a conversation about "But women's issues get more publicity." Can we call a spade a spade, please, without calling it snow shovel just because it will sell more shovels? Men have problems also.

ɢɪᴢɪʙᴇTM

Jun 6, 2019, 2:45 pm Reply

Im straight but i am so gay for this man

Candela Monzón

Jun 6, 2019, 11:21 pm Reply

anyways girls remember if you slap your boyfriend it's abuse so don't do it

Quan Duong

Jun 6, 2019, 4:12 am Reply

He sings the beautiful song beautifully

Megan Holt

Jun 6, 2019, 10:21 pm Reply

I M M A C R Y

Megan Holt

Jun 6, 2019, 10:22 pm Reply

How could anyone dislike this

Maddie Lex

Jun 6, 2019, 9:03 pm Reply

when i listen to hozier i feel like i’m floating, like i’m not on earth anymore. i feel the emotions i want to feel when i listen to him

adreain sykes

Jun 6, 2019, 8:01 am Reply

god he’s beautiful.

Cleveland Carr

Jun 6, 2019, 1:43 am Reply

Thank you to whoever introduced him to Nick Drake.

Sarah Szuba

Jun 6, 2019, 5:58 pm Reply

How does someone not like this?? Perfection

Dee Bharath

Jun 6, 2019, 3:24 pm Reply

He is such a gem

Maiden Chem

Jul 7, 2019, 6:40 am Reply

Scarlet notes

Hannah Christine

Jul 7, 2019, 12:21 pm Reply

I used to listen to this song and cry because I was in a horrible physically abusive relationship. This song woke me up. Years later, when I saw Hozier perform live just last year and he played this song it meant so much more to me, because I wouldn’t cry. I’m healed now, and because of this song calming me from then until today, I just want to say thank you.

Soso

Jul 7, 2019, 11:27 am Reply

I feel you Hozier. Thank you so much, for putting something in words, that lot of people feel but no one can explain.

bell bre

Jul 7, 2019, 9:12 pm Reply

Dou

Emily Mcgee

Jul 7, 2019, 3:22 am Reply

Try and find one video of Hozier that has a negative comments section i'll wait.

Daniel Smith

Jul 7, 2019, 7:12 pm Reply

Almost forgot to watch this today 😩 his precision on the guitar is unreal

Kaeson Griffin

Jul 7, 2019, 5:11 am Reply

this song makes me feel the true feeling of beauty

Andrew Campbell

Jul 7, 2019, 5:07 am Reply

Oh look it’s the take me to church guy.

Morgan Kaplan

Jul 7, 2019, 7:44 am Reply

i don’t know why i keep watching this thinking my eyes will stay dry. they never do.

i will cry any day for this man

Will Russell

Jul 7, 2019, 10:47 pm Reply

Hey guys please check out my cover of this song let me know what you think: https://youtu.be/Pwl9tRU6imY

Under World

Jul 7, 2019, 7:49 pm Reply

1000 unlike!! WTF!!!!?

Therese Javellana

Aug 8, 2019, 1:28 pm Reply

Wow, God is real and he's got a beautiful voice and a beautiful face, with the correct amount of facial hair 😳😍

Alex Holt

Aug 8, 2019, 10:35 pm Reply

ASMR in music form.

galectic _

Aug 8, 2019, 6:13 pm Reply

is this what heaven feels like?

AnimeAmimatorMizore

Aug 8, 2019, 5:44 pm Reply

His cute little messy updo. Bless.

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