Bon Iver // Valentine’s Day Lyrics

by WildChild

Since I have been quite literally obsessed with Bon Iver since he made his mountain music years ago, I have decided to focus on the passionate lyrics from Justin Vernon on Valentine’s day.  Why he won “Best New Artist” at the 2012 Grammy’s I have no idea since his lyrics and ethereal voice have filled my ears since 2008.  Heartache, heart-break and passion are what consumes this bands every word, breath, and facial expression.  Here are some favorite lines and  a beautiful video.

For Emma

Go find another lover;
To bring a- to string along!”

With all your lies,
You’re still very lovable.

I toured a light
So many foreign roads
For Emma, forever ago.

Skinny Love

Come on skinny love what happened here
We suckled on the hope in lite brassieres
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Sullen load is full, so slow on the split

And I told you to be patient
And I told you to be fine
And I told you to be balanced
And I told you to be kind

And now all your love is wasted
And who the hell was I?
I’m breaking at the bridges
And at the end of all your lines

Who will love you?
Who will fight?
Who will fall far behind?
Ooh, ooh


There’s a pull to the flow
My feet melt the snow
For the irony I’d rather know

‘Cause blindsided
I was blindsided


Don’t you cherish me to sleep
Never keep your eyelids clipped
Hold me for the pops and clicks
I was only for the father’s crib

Hair, old, long along
Your neck onto your shoulder blades
Always keep that message taped
Cross your breasts you won’t erase
I was only for your very space

Hip, under nothing
Propped up by your other one, face ‘way from the sun
Just have to keep a dialogue
Teach our bodies: haunt the cause
I was only trying to spell a loss

Joy, it’s all founded
Pincher with the skin inside
You pinned me with your black sphere eyes
You know that all the rope’s untied
I was only for to die beside

So itʼs storming on the lake
Little waves our bodies break

There’s a fire going out,
But there’s really nothing to the south

Swollen orange and light let through
Your one piece swimmer stuck to you

Sold, I’m Ever
Open ears and open eyes
Wake up to your starboard bride
Who goes in and then stays inside
Oh the demons come, they can subside