Come on skinny love just last the yearPour a little salt we were never hereMy, my, my, my, my, my, my, myStaring at the sink of blood and crushed veneerI tell my love to wreck it allCut out all the ropes and let me fallMy, my, my, my, my, my, my, myRight in the moment this order's tallAnd I told you to be patientAnd told you to be fineAnd I told you to be balancedAnd I told you to be kindIn the morning I'll be with youBut it will be a different "kind"I'll be holding all the ticketsAnd you'll be owning all the finesCome on skinny love what happened hereSuckle on the hope in lite brassiereMy, my, my, my, my, my, my, mySullen load is full; so slow on the splitAnd I told you to be patientAnd I told you to be fineAnd I told you to be balancedAnd I told you to be kindAnd now all your love is wasted?And then who the hell was I?And now I'm breaking at the britchesAnd at the end of all your linesWho will love you?Who will fight?Who will fall far behind?
“Skinny Love” is a song by American indie folk band Bon Iver. This song was the first single released from Bon Iver's 2007 debut album For Emma, Forever Ago in America. The song was released as a single in the United Kingdom on 28 April 2008. The digital download track "Skinny Love" was selected to be iTunes (UK) single of the week and was available for free during that time, as well as being featured as the track of the day on National Public Radio. Primarily the song explores love that's too skinny to survive. It's not properly fleshed out, and is doomed to failure. Many people think this song is about anorexia or an illness, but I have a different perspective. I think of this song as being about the love between two people and based on shaky foundations. I believe the song is suggesting the partners had unresolved issues from their past relationships and continued into this new one with little meaning or substance, hence the 'skinny', with a pretense of them moving on without...
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