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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 was 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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    UnregisteredJun 7, 2012 at 12:27 am
    Shes obviously head over heels in love, but it would never work out. It wont work out, it only lasted a year, for whatever reason he ended it. Its about loving someone so much then finding out later that they didnt love you that much. You were just another girl to him. Thats what hurts the most
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    UnregisteredFeb 10, 2012 at 2:08 am
    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 doesnt 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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    UnregisteredApr 28, 2012 at 8:45 am
    If you dont like this song by this person then why look at the lyrics which is what you would have done if you posted a message. This is a good song like many, and a great singer like many. If you are here to criticize then sets hear you sing. This is a love song like most songs it is very good and it is very sad i dont have a meaning for the song but i would love to know what the meaning is for writer and singers.
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    UnregisteredMar 14, 2012 at 7:35 pm
    I think she was in a happy relationship but then something went wrong. They both know they should split up but she wants to take it slow otherwise it would be "wasted love" and at the end she is asking him what will he do know that he's lost her?
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    UnregisteredApr 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm
    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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