I have been slightly obsessed with Bon Iver’s Skinny Love. I’ve always had an affinity with song lyrics that make no sense and so much sense at the same time. When you read the lyrics for the first time, you get confuse and you don’t really know what you’re reading.
And then, you hear Justin Vernon, the vocalist, singing it and you hear the melody and out of nowhere, you see it, what it means, like a switch has been turn on. And all you want to do is to devour each word and phrase and take it apart, one by one and putting it back together again; and wonder, how the hell did anyone think of such a brilliant way of saying I love you but we need to let go?
Here’s a bonus, Birdy’s version of Skinny Love is hauntingly beautiful.