“The Bones” by Maren Morris & Hozier

“The Bones” highlights two lovers, who are portrayed by Maren Morris and Hozier, that are extremely dedicated to their romantic relationship. In fact “the bones” is actually a metaphor for the emotional foundation of their relationship. And what they are saying is that no matter what obstacles may come to test their union, “the bones” will remain intact. That is a powerful way of proclaiming that their love is indissoluble. 

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Hozier's The Bones at Lyrics.org.

So they are very much aware that “hard times” can and indeed have already materialized. As a matter of fact at times they even “mess it up”, as in do things which are detrimental to their relationship, themselves. And these instances logically wear down on their union. But throughout it all they can rejoice and take comfort in that fact that “the bones”, i.e. core of their romance, cannot be broken.

Lyrics of "The Bones"

Facts about “The Bones”

Maren Morris’ remix of “The Bones” alongside Hozier was released on 4 October 2019. Her original, solo rendition came out earlier in the year.

This marks the first time Maren Morris has dropped a song with Hozier.

Maren wrote “The Bones” in collaboration with two other writers. They are as follows:

  • Jimmy Robbins
  • Laura Veltz

And the track was produced by Greg Kurstin.

FYI, Hozier played no part in the song’s writing – both the original and the remix.

Talking about the original version of this song, you can listen to it below. It came out on February 22, 2019 and features only Maren. It appears on Maren’s second studio album titled “Girl“.

5 Responses

  1. D says:

    Malarchy… When the bones are good means when the boning is good, as in the bedrooom fun!

  2. J says:

    I’m pretty sure “the bones” is not a reference to the foundation (a) because it’s mentioned separately in the lyrics and (b) the “bones” of a house are the lumber that makes up the frame, the support beams, all the stuff you see before walls and flooring go in.

    • V says:

      To your point (b), doesn’t that imply that the bones are also held up by the foundation, which doesn’t have a crack. Another metaphor to their bond being strong?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have always known a home with “good bones” is considered to be a good home with the potential to be a great home. An easy connection to the song would be a good relationship which can become great when you chose to build on it by taking life’s ups and downs together. We celebrate together and we fight issues/problems as us against the issue/problem and not each other!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure she’s talking about boning. So long as the sex is good, nothing else matters. He could be ugly, fat, broke. So long as his bone satisfy her, it’s all good.

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