Album: Bon Iver (2011)
Play Video
  • Don't you cherish me to sleep
    Never keep your eyelids clipped
    Hold me for the pops and clicks
    I was only for the father's crib

    Hair, old, long along
    Your neck onto your shoulder blades
    Always keep that message taped
    Cross your breasts you won't erase
    I was only for your very space

    Hip, under nothing
    Propped up by your other one
    Face 'way from the sun
    Just have to keep a dialogue
    Teach our bodies, haunt the cause
    I was only trying to spell a loss

    Joy, it's all founded
    Pincher with the skin inside
    You pinned me with your black sphere eyes
    You know that all the rope's untied
    I was only for to die beside

    So it's storming on the lake
    Little waves our bodies break
    There's a fire going out
    But there's really nothing to the south
    Swollen orange and light let through
    Your one-piece swimmer stuck to you

    Sold, I'm ever
    Open ears and open eyes
    Wake up to your starboard bride
    Who goes in and then stays inside
    Oh, the demons come, they can subside Writer/s: Justin Deyarmond Edison Vernon, Matthew Boutwell McCaughan
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Songtrust Ave
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • T from Edmonton AbI absolutely love this song, especially the reworked live version. Those "la da da's" get me every time! One thing I will mention though is Calgary is not a capital city, Edmonton is!
  • Marc from Bellmore, NyAn amazing song by an amazing artist.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Def Leppard Quiz

Def Leppard QuizMusic Quiz

Can you name Def Leppard's only #1 hit in America? Get rocked with this adrenalized quiz.

Elton John

Elton JohnFact or Fiction

Does he have beef with Gaga? Is he Sean Lennon's godfather? See if you can tell fact from fiction in the Elton John edition.

Dave Mason

Dave MasonSongwriter Interviews

Dave reveals the inspiration for "Feelin' Alright" and explains how the first song he ever wrote became the biggest hit for his band Traffic.

David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & Tears

David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & TearsSongwriter Interviews

The longtime BS&T frontman tells the "Spinning Wheel" story, including the line he got from Joni Mitchell.

JJ Burnel of The Stranglers

JJ Burnel of The StranglersSongwriter Interviews

JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.


MetallicaFact or Fiction

Beef with Bon Jovi? An unfortunate Spandex period? See if you can spot the true stories in this Metallica version of Fact or Fiction.