Skinny Love

From the band Bon Iver comes the song Skinny Love.  Released in 2007 on the album titled For Emma, Forever Ago, the song was the first single to debut from Bon Iver.  It was also featured in Grey's Anatomy as well as the television series Chuck.  The band members include front man Justin Vernon as well as Michael Noyce, Sean Carey and Matthew McCaughan.  The name of the American indie folk band came from Justin's time spent at his father's cabin in Wisconsin during the winter.  The name Bon Iver comes from the French word bon hiver meaning "good winter."  With 2 Grammy Awards already I'm sure there is much more to come from this young band.  You can check out more of Bon Iver's music at the links below.

"Skinny Love"

Come on skinny love just last the year
Pour a little salt, we were never here
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer

Tell my love to wreck it all
Cut out all the ropes and let me fall
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Right in this moment this order's tall

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

In the morning I'll be with you
But it will be a different kind
I'll be holding all the tickets
And you'll be owning all the fines

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 then who the hell was I?
And I'm breaking at the britches
And at the end of all your lines

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