This gloomy but romantic song finds Hozier singing about two lovers who lie down in the Wicklow hills (the rural area of Ireland where he was raised) with the intention of passing on together.
They'll find us in a week When the cattle show fear After the insects have made their claim After the foxes have known our taste I'd be home with you
Hozier recalled of his hometown in the countryside during a gig at Boston's Café 939: "Anytime you hear Wicklow Hills, it's usually before or after the words 'a body was found.'"
Asked by The Sun if the romantic tunes on his debut album are inspired by anyone in particular, Hozier replied: "The songs are often framed between two people. The time some of them were written I was coming away from my first relationship. I'd never experienced being in love and being loved before. I would have been processing that."
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.
Angus Young created the distinctive opening guitar part for "Thuderstruck" by playing with all the strings taped up, except the B. He learned the studio trick from his older brother George Young, who was the rhythm guitarist for The Easybeats.