Sam Smith “Unholy” Lyrics Meaning {Fully Explained}
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Sam Smith “Unholy” Lyrics Meaning {Fully Explained}

Sam Smith Unholy Lyrics Meaning

Here is a stanza by stanza analysis of Sam Smith’s Unholy song featuring Kim Petras

Sam Smith Unholy Lyrics meaning infers a marriage that is rocked by unfaithfulness. The man is most likely a closeted gay or just a straight guy who is married and has kids but always goes to the strip club to get his true desires fulfilled.

 

 

According to Sam Smith, Unholy Lyrics Meaning was borne out of an artistic moment. He said:

Unholy” was made in Jamaica and was one of the most glorious creative moments I’ve ever had as an artist.  It was so cathartic and freeing to experiment like this and throw out the rule book. It has also been an honour to work with Kim and get to witness her brilliance. This song is about liberating oneself from the clutches of others’ secrets.

 

Sam Smith Unholy Lyrics Meaning Stanza one

[Verse 1: Sam Smith]
A lucky, lucky girl
She got married to a boy like you
She’d kick you out if she ever, ever knew
‘Bout all the **** you tell me that you do
Dirty, dirty boy
You know everyone is talkin’ on the scene
I hear them whisperin’ ’bout the places that you’ve been
And how you don’t know how to keep your business clean 

In the first stanza, Sam Smith reveals that the woman being referred to in the song got married to “A boy like you”.

It’s impossible to listen to this song and not associate Sam Smith with it. Some Time ago, they announced that they were changing his pronouns to They/Them. They came out as Gay with their Grammy winning Record Stay With Me

A boy like you” here refers to Sam Smith and how they came out as Gay, which infers that the man called Daddy in this song is most likely  closeted gay who frequents the Body shop.

This then brings us to the question:

 

What’s a Body Shop by Sam Smith?

Body shop Meaning Sam Smith

 A body shop is a strip club. And when Sam Smith says “Mummy don’t know Daddy’s getting hot/at the body shop/doing something unholy”. They refer to how the married man who is most likely a closeted gay frequents the strip club without his wife’s knowledge.

 

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Sam Smith Unholy Lyrics Meaning Chorus

Mummy don’t know daddy’s getting hot
At the body shop
Doing something unholy
He’s sat back while she’s dropping it
She be popping it
Yeah, she put it down slowly
Oh-ee-oh-ee-oh, he left his kids at
Ho-ee-oh-ee-ome so he can get that
Mummy don’t know daddy’s getting hot
At the body shop
Doin’ something unholy (Woo)

Sam Smith implies that the sex worker is doing everything for the man in the body shop by “Poppin’ it”.

He says “He’s sat back while she’s dropping it/she be poppin it/yeah she put it down slowly.

The wife’s ignorance is in question here because she doesn’t know her husband’s true nature and she doesn’t know that her man just wants to have sex with someone else.

So the sex worker drops it and “pops” it for him as this is what gets the man’s true desires satisfied at “The body shop” where he does something “unholy

 

Sam Smith Unholy Lyrics Meaning (Stanza 2)

Mm, daddy, daddy, if you want it, drop the addy (Yeah, yeah)
Give me love, give me Fendi, my Balenciaga daddy
You gon’ need to bag it up ’cause I’m spending on Rodeo (Woo)
You can watch me back it up, I’ll be gone in the A.M. (Yeah)
And he, he get me Prada, get me Miu Miu like Rihanna (Ah)
He always call me ’cause I never cause no drama
And when you want it, baby, I know I got you covered
And when you need it, baby, just jump under the covers (Yeah) 

Kim Petras’ verse on Unholy implies that there is a huge chance the man is actually straight, but just decides to go to the body shop like some men would and sleep with strippers.

There is a huge possibility as this can be associated with Kim’s lyrics of how the man “give me love, give me Fendi” and even calls him her “Balenciaga daddy”.

It would seem that the man is unfaithful because she apparently “causes no drama” in comparison to his wife. And anytime he wants it, he can just “jump under the covers” with her.

Not a tangible excuse for cheating, but it is definitely not surprising. Men cheat for far less thinkable reasons.

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Unholy Lyrics Meaning

Sam Smith Unholy Lyrics meaning infers a marriage that is rocked by unfaithfulness. The man is most likely a closeted gay or just a straight guy who is married and has kids but always goes to the strip club to get his true desires fulfilled. 

Go to Home

 

Chorus: Sam Smith & Kim Petras
Mummy don’t know daddy’s getting hot (Hot)
At the body shop (Shop)
Doing something unholy
He’s sat back while she’s dropping it (She)
She be popping it (She)
Yeah, she put it down slowly
Oh-ee-oh-ee-oh, he left his kids at
Ho-ee-oh-ee-ome so he can get that
Mummy don’t know daddy’s getting hot
At the body shop (Ah)
Doing something unholy (Unholy)

Outro: Sam Smith & Kim Petras
Oh-oh, oh-ee-oh-ee, ee-oh (Unholy)
Oh-oh, oh-ee-oh-ee, ee-oh (Unholy)
Oh-oh, oh-ee-oh-ee, ee-oh (Yeah, yeah)
Oh-oh, oh-ee-oh-ee, ee-oh

 

About

Samuel Frederick Smith (born 19 May 1992) is an English singer and songwriter. After rising to prominence in October 2012 by featuring on Disclosure’s breakthrough single “Latch”, which peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart, they were subsequently featured on Naughty Boy’s “La La La”, which became a number one single in May 2013. In December 2013, Smith was nominated for the 2014 Brit Critics’ Choice Award and the BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll, winning both.

Sam smith unholy lyrics meaning

Smith’s debut studio album, In the Lonely Hour, was released in May 2014 on Capitol Records UK.The album’s lead single, “Lay Me Down”, was released prior to “La La La”.

The album’s second single, “Money on My Mind”, became their second number one single in the UK.

 

The third single, “Stay with Me”, was internationally successful, reaching number one in the UK and number two on the US Billboard Hot 100, while subsequent singles “I’m Not the Only One” and “Like I Can” reached the top ten in the UK.

The album won four awards, at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Vocal Album, Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and nominations for Album of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance

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9 thoughts on “Sam Smith “Unholy” Lyrics Meaning {Fully Explained}”

  1. With due respect, I believe you missed past the mark. Body Shop means a strip club. He sat back means the lap dance chair whereas she’s been dropping it means the woman’s been getting down on him and popping it means the same as flashing it to him. Nothing against homos here, but the song is not about that.

    1. Well. It seems the purpose of a lyric-meaning article is to examine all possible meanings of the song

  2. Wait I thought it was about a mechanic working late whose side piece visits him in the garage 🤦🏽‍♀️

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