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Bon Iver – Perth lyrics

Iʼm tearing up, across your face
Move dust through the light
To find your name
It's something faint
This is not a place
Not yet awake, I'm raised of wake

Still alive who you love
Still alive who you love
Still alive who you love

In a mother, out a moth
Furling forests for the soft
Gotta know been lead aloft
So I'm riddling all your stories
What I know, what it is, is pouring – wire it up!

You're breaking your ground



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    Justin Vernon wrote this song after director, Matt Amato, learnt of the death of his best friend, actor Heath Ledger, while he was shooting a video at Vernon's parents' house. Vernon told Rolling Stone: "So I've got this guy [Matt Amato] in my house whose best friend [Heath Ledger] just passed away. He's sobbing in my arms. He can't go back to L.A. because the house is under siege. Michelle Williams is calling my parents' phone. All this stuff." Vernon added to Clash Music: "And his best friend was from Perth. It just sort of became the beginning of the record. And Perth has such a feeling of isolation, and also it rhymes with birth, and every song I ended up making after that just sort of drifted towards that theme, tying themselves to places and trying to explain what places are and what places aren't."
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    Heath ledger was born in perth, australia. He's talking about how (perth) "this is not a place" to be focused on, but rather a simple setting for heath to live and be remembered "still alive who you love". Also, "you're breaking your ground" refers to how he's broked free of his simple birth place and has achieved so much.
    The title, "perth" is not mentioned in the lyrics to show that it's not the focus of heath's life, but rather another aspect of it.
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