I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bon Iver
I’ll close my eyes, then I won’t see
The love you don’t feel when you’re holding me
Morning will come and I’ll do what’s right
Just give me till then to give up this fight
And I will give up this fight
‘Towers’ is the name of the dormitory that I lived in in college; it’s made up of these two towers – North and South – my girlfriend lived in one and I lived in the other. It’s about falling in love, but also about what happens when you’ve long fallen out of love and those reminders are still there. You drive by them, these two buildings, and you look, and you realise that we really built that up. That we really built that love into these things, and for a long time afterward looking at them really made me feel sad; to see these empty buildings that I don’t go in to anymore. But then, as time goes on, they start to become kind of joyous in their own way: you can look at them and think ‘that love was great and these buildings still stand tall’. But there’s also an element of the fact that they’re just buildings – they’re gonna fall down one day, and they’re not that important because there’s new love in your life and you’ve got to break things down that get built up.
-Justin Vernon (via theresafiregoingout)
When I went to Bon Iver Justin Vernon said: “This song is about being 14 and 19 all at once” and now that makes sense :)
everything is ok.
until my husband puts Bon Iver on.
And at once I knew. I was not magnificent.
I saw Bon Iver on Tuesday night. I can probably just die now.
This is not the sound of a new man or crispy realization
It’s the sound of the unlocking and the lift away
Your love will be
Safe with me
We dated and she’s an incredibly important person that I lived with for a long time, but it’s about that time in a relationship that I was going through; you’re in a relationship because you need help, but that’s not necessarily why you should be in a relationship. And that’s Skinny. It doesn’t have weight. Skinny love doesn’t have a chance because it’s not nourished.
when I die, the last song I want to hear is Skinny Love.
forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever…
and that’s a pretty big call
The direct French translation of “good winter” is “Bonne Hiver”.
So why did “Bon Iver” (as in the music group) drop an N, E and H?