Years & Years - Sanctify [Official Music Video & Lyrics]

Release Date: 7 March 2018

Listen to 'Sanctify' on Apple Music.

Years & Years return with the first single from their upcoming second album due later in 2018.

It's been three years since the band released their huge debut album Communion, which went on to sell 1.5 million copies and earned the band a rather impressive 5 BRIT Award nominations.

'Sanctify' is a slightly darker sound than that of previous hit singles 'King', 'Shine' and 'Desire'.

Lead singer Olly Alexander told PopBuzz : "'Sanctify' is basically a song about a guy who's struggling with his sexuality." 

Olly explained: "I've been involved in that experience. I've been on actually both sides of that experience and it inspired the song. And it's got a sort of throwback R'N'B vibe mixed with a bit of...something else."

Years & Years - Sanctify Lyrics:

[Intro]
When I pray
When I-
When I pray

[Verse 1]
In the night, you come to me
'Cause I'm the one who knows who you are
Ooh
Give me your confession, saying
Lately, life's been tearing you apart
Now

[Pre-Chorus]
Walk through the fire with you
'Cause I know how it can hurt
Being cut in two and afraid

[Chorus]
So don't break (break)
Sanctify my body with pain (pain)
Sanctify the love that you crave (crave)
Oh, and I won't, and I won't, and I won't be ashamed
Sanctify my sins when I pray
When I pray

[Verse 2]
You don't have to be straight with me
I see what's underneath your mask
I'm a man like you, I breathe the rituals of the dancer's dance
Oh, oh

[Pre-Chorus]
And there's fire in you
And you know it's gonna hurt
Being cut in two and afraid

[Chorus]
So don't break (break)
Sanctify my body with pain (pain)
Sanctify the love that you crave (crave)
Oh, and I won't, and I won't, and I won't be ashamed
Sanctify my sins when I pray
When I pray

[Bridge]
You'll find redemption when all this is through
Father, forgive me for finding the truth
Love takes its toll on me, I'm just like you
Maybe it's heavenly
Maybe it's heavenly

[Chorus]
So don't break (break)
Sanctify my body with pain (pain)
Sanctify the love that you crave (crave)
Oh, and I won't, and I won't, and I won't be ashamed
Sanctify my sins when I pray

[Chorus]
Sanctify my body with pain (sanctify, sanctify my sins)
Sanctify the love that you crave (sanctify)
Oh, and I won't, and I won't, and I won't be ashamed (sanctify)
Sanctify my sins when I pray
When I pray
When I pray

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