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Birdy – Skinny Love lyrics

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

I 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 the moment this order's tall

I told you to be patient
I told you to be fine
I told you to be balanced
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
Suckle on the hope in lite brassiere
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Sullen load is full; so slow on the split

I told you to be patient
I told you to be fine
I told you to be balanced
I told you to be kind
Now all your love is wasted?
Then who the hell is I?
Now 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?



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    They both loved eachother, but never admitted it. Even though they show how much they loved eachother. The girl never admitted how much she loved the boy, and the boy wanted to hear her say it. She never did say it so, the boy is fading away from loving the girl, thinking that the girl doesn't love him anymore. The girl was telling him to be patient, wise, balanced kind. Basically wait for her to tell him that she loved him. But, he left her because it was to late. She now wonders who will be there for him like she was.
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    I believe the song is about a couple that got into a fight. The girl is saying "just last the year" because she wants their love to last longer, then the "pour a little salt we were never here" is her trying to explain to the guy that they should ignore the fight but the guy is "staring into the sink of blood and crushed veneer" being the fight. The girl feels guilty about the fight and tells the guy that she's the only one to be blamed, "cut out all the ropes and let me fall" but the guy believes that to be unfair "right in the moment this order's tall". The girl tries to explain to the guy that it will all be better soon "I told you to be patient... I told you to be kind", then she says that you can go to bed now but I'll still be here in the morning "in the morning I'll be with you but it will be a different kind" and that it's her fault that she got the "tickets" and that he has to pay the "fines". She asks him what happen that lead them into the fight in the first place "come on skinny love what happened here?" but to hold onto hope and that it will all be over soon "suckle on the hope in lite brassiere" though right now the burden is heavy "sullen load is full". Again, she tells him to be "patient" and "kind", but if she wasted her last chance of his love the she can only blame herself more "now all your love is wasted? Then who the hell was I?". Now she feels as though he has had the last of her and is getting ready to leave "now I'm breaking at the bridges and at the end of all your lines" then she asks if you leave who will be there for you? "Who will love you? Who will fight? Who will fall far behind?". That's my interpretation about it anyway.
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    Are you all kidding. Birdy has done a cover of this song, I hope you all know that. Bon iver/justin vernon wrote the song (and personally) I think he holds emotion and integrity while birdy simply sings the lyrics. Nothing is changed. So how could her cover have any meaning wht so ever? You all say 'she broke up' or 'she had and eating disorder'. But don't joke around, she just sang lyrics. Therefore, although I'm not denying she's a talented young girl, she does not deserve her own seperate lyrics page and most definitely does not deserve to be contributed as the writer. All ya'll, go find bon iver's version first. Wake up and smell the freaking flowers, aand learn what real music is like. Sung by an expert and emotional juno-winner, and not some 15 year old pre-pubecent child looking for her 'justin beiber' or 'selena gomez' fame. Goddd dammmittt!
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