“Moment’s Silence (Common Tongue)” by Hozier

Hozier’s “Moment’s Silence (Common Tongue)” uses a lot of heavy-handed lyricism. For instance, it invokes hardcore-religious terminology and language that is significantly more poetic than what you would find in your average pop song. But with that established, the easiest way to describe “Moment’s Silence” is as it being a personal ode to a certain kind of tongue-based intimate act. And what is this intimate act? Unfortunately we cannot mention it here. However, if one were to read between the lines, they’d know exactly what is being referred to. Indeed Hozier is an artist who is known for taking risqué sensual dispositions in his songs. 

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Hozier's Moment’s Silence (Common Tongue) at Lyrics.org.

Moreover this track serves the dual purpose of chastising what the singer perceives as society’s disdain towards the aforementioned intimate activity. And this isn’t a case of him promoting such actions outright. Rather he lets it be known, from a personal perspective, that he really enjoys receiving the deed in question from his partner. Indeed the ecstasy which is derived is what the title actually alludes to. And how so? Simply because he is left speechless when the deed is being done. And based on the subtitle of the song, it can also be deduced that this is an act which he enjoys performing on his partner also. 


So again, the lyrics acknowledge the narrator’s affinity for intimacy with his partner.  And there is also an implied subtheme. And this subtheme is that while the mainstream society may be against such acts, what two lovers do in their bedroom is not any business of the outside world.

Lyrics of "Moment's Silence (Common Tongue)"

Writing Credits

“Moment’s Silence (Common Tongue)” was written by the multi-talented Hozier, who also produced the song in conjunction with Markus Dravs.

Release Date of “Moment’s Silence”

This track came out, via Columbia Records, on 9 September 2018.  And it is featured on Hozier’s fourth EP, which is entitled “Nina Cried Power”.

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