Saturday, July 31, 2010

And I said I know it well.

Good morning!!  This song, to me is like a glittering white Christmas in late July. It's relatable and brutally honest.  It aches.  It's filled with hope.  It also sparkles, shines, and lights up my world, as I know it. When I heard this live, it was probably literally one of the most gorgeous things my ears had ever come across in my long history of seeing live music. Have I mentioned that I'd like to  marry Bon Iver for writing and singing the way he does? I think I may have.  ;) Enjoy.

"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 know 
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
Because 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, "Ain't 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."

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