by Bon Iver


Lyrics for Towers by Bon Iver:

Verse 1
For the love, I'd fallen on
In the swampy August dawn
What a mischief you would bring, young darling
When the onus is not all your own
When you're up for it before you've grown
Woah-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

Verse 2
From the faun forever gone
In the towers of your honeycomb
I'd a tore your hair out just to climb back, darling
When you're filling out your only form
Can you tell that it's just ceremon’?
Now you've added up to what you're from
Woah-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

Build your tether rain-out from your fragments
Break the sailor's table on your sacrum
Fuck the fiercest fables, I’m with Hagen

Verse 3
For the love, comes the burning young
From the liver, sweating through your tongue
Well, you're standing on my sternum
Don't you climb down, darling
Oh, the sermons are the first to rest
Smoke on Sundays when you're drunk and dressed
Out the hollows where the swallow nests
Woah-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

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Song Facts

The strumming here recalls Sandy Denny’s autumnal English folk lullaby “By the Time It Gets Dark,” one of the most beautiful, satisfied love songs ever (and Yo La Tengo’s finest cover). Good choice, that’s the tradition Bon Iver work in, and Vernon does it justice with a song that may be about girlfriend-as-tower or his girlfriend climbing a tower or being in a relationship that feels like a tower or him and his girlfriend being distant towers. Look, sorry, he multi-tracks himself like 80 times here and still doesn’t sing into the mic.

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