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Bon Iver – Blood Bank lyrics

Well I met you at the blood bank
We were looking at the bags
Wondering if any of the colors
Matched any of the names we knew on the tags

You said "see look that's yours!
Stacked on top with your brother's
See how the resemble one another
Even in their plastic little covers"

And I said I know it well

That secret that you knew
But don't know how to tell
It fucks with your honor
And it teases your head
But you know that it's good girl
Cos it's running you with red

Then the snow started falling
We were stuck out in your car
You were rubbing both of my hands
Chewing on a candy bar

You said "'aint this just like the present
To be showing up like this"
As a moon waned to crescent
We started to kiss

And I said I know it well

That secret that we know
That we don't know how to tell
I'm in love with your honor
I'm in love with your cheeks
What's that noise up the stairs babe?
Is that Christmas morning creaks?

And I said I know it well
I know it well...

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    He is in love with his married woman friend. The blood bank symbolizes their likeness. And all of our likeness. Because we are all brothers. Sometimes we are all cold. And sometimes all stuck in the snow. They get lucky because in their attempts to hang out they get stranded together. Since the waning moon symbolizes the end. It is a metaphor for the end of their platonic relationship. They kiss. In a moment without thought. Like living in the present. The christmas morning creaks is a metaphor for knowing that this is an illusion. Something to be excited for. But a one time occurance. With an underlying thought it could be real.
    Oh. And blood runs through her because he gave her life.
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