Towards the end of the song the writer suggests that there was some sort of fight between the two as the writee supposedly said that "all their love was wasted" The surrounding lines also suggest that the writer was still angry and hurt, while also stating that they are "breaking" after all thats happened. Song meanings ©2003-2020 lyricinterpretations.com. "When I'm singing it, I'm not really sure of the actual meaning of the song," she admits. This ends with the final lines asking "who will love you? With that said, this is my interpretation. Fans speculate widely about the meaning of 'Skinny Love' — is it about a relationship petering out? }; And I told you to be patient, The interesting thing is veneer is what you use for fake teeth, but it’s also a term to describe polishing something to make it look better than it really is. And at the end of all your lines. In the morning I’ll be with you, But it will be a different “kind”. Who will fall behind?" The writer suffers from an eating disorder, and she can feel herself getting skinnier, as she fades away, but she's begging for just one more year one more year to stay because, there is people she loves. The opening lyric is "come on skinny love just last the year" I believe "skinny love, refers to the very fragile piece of self love and hope the person was trying to hold onto throughout this song as it was the only thing keeping them alive. -there is no where else to go, it stops here Meaning of skinny love. Just created a new YouTube channel for my travel videos – Girls On Global Adventures , I post new videos weekly. Right in the moment this order's tall. All lyrics provided for educational purposes only. Like maybe they also have depression and the blood is from cutting, the veneer possibly referring to their broken facade of being okay. Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer. It reverts back to the chorus with "now all your love is wasted..lines" i believe this refers to all the self love they attempted to give, but never succeeded in. -Don't throw me off center and make it harder Related post you might wanna read: Love, Feelings, Emotions: A humble Filipina chasing her dream of traveling the world. I told you to be kind var opts = { Cause I'll be holding all the tickets So “crushed veneer” is also another was to say that his view of how good and awesome he may have thought the relationship was, has just been crushed. -Give me time, go slow I’ll be holding all the tickets, And you’ll be owning all the fines. My my my, my my my, my-my my-my... I think it is war with the self. Now all your love is wasted We asked Birdy how she interprets the lyrics — and it's something of a mystery to her too. But it will be a different kind, then who the hell was I? div_id: "cf_async_" + Math.floor((Math.random() * 999999999)) Who will fight? And you'll be owning all the fines Feels like Birdy is trying to get a message across to others about her experience and has a real story line in writing and singing this song. -You will be stuck with the consequences -I will be here in the morning (after sex that we shouldn't have had yet) Its like if you’ve been punched in the mouth, you run to the sink to wash up and you’re spitting out blood and teeth into the sink. I tell my love to wreck it all, Cut out all the ropes and let me fall. Who will fight Parch, the one who wrote his thoughts about this song, thanks I believe your interpretation is far closer than to those I read on the same site. I feel the line of "sink of blood and crushed veneer" can have so many meanings as i think of someone who feels the need to try to wash away their pain as they try to remain strong. --i know these are not the actual ones but this is what i think of while listening to the song-- (when i listen to music, the lyrics play out as a movie in my mind so the lyrics adressed to skinny love are from someone to their hope/self worth) Starring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer And I told you to be fine, Pour a little salt we were never here (function() { Pour a little salt we were never here, All lyrics are property and copyright of their owners. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. . Who will fight? i think the song being a reflection on the relationship and the guy is in despair, he's looking … ( Log Out /  The name “Bon Iver” is taken from the French term “bon hiver” meaning … ( Log Out /  One that is too malnourished to survive. The song was recorded with the band Bon Iver for the album “For Emma, Forever Ago”. Skinny love doesn't have a chance because it's not nourished." The line before "pour a little salt we were never here" Could be suggesting how salt is often used to preserve or purify something that has gone bad. As a result, if her love was just a big waste, what does that make him? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. sullen load is full so slow on the split -Which one of us is gonna try to save this A toxic love. In the song Skinny Love by Birdy/Bon Iver It says : Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer. In the morning I'll be with you My my my, my my my, my-my my-my... I feel, that Birdy is directing this to a particular person that didn't do the right thing or is ignoring Bidy, such as in "Now all your love is wasted" - Could be a possibility of their relationship with each other was all a regret, indicating that it didn't work out. The tags which suggest some relation to mental illness somewhat helped lead me this theory. Check it out!!! -Don't try to force me This infers that either a. The phrase skinny love has two separate meanings, both of which are linked to relationships.Skinny love can refer to two people who have very strong feelings for each other, but are too shy to show it. It can also refer to an existing relationship in which there’s no love or emotional fulfillment, but only a codependent need for affirmation. View all posts by Novaresa. Right in this moment this orders tall Disclaimer : This is not my interpretation, I am merely publishing what I read in the internet while I was searching for the meaning of the song “Skinny Love”, I came a cross to this interpretation. This could also be interpreted as someone who struggles to finally release themselves from their facade of happiness, but at a cost. Lyrics to 'Skinny Love' by Birdy: Come on skinny love, just last the year Pour a little salt, we were never here My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer Come on skinny love, Who will love you? And at the end of all your lines But I believe the proper term should be “anorexic love”, because he is trying to inject all the love he can into the relationship, but it seems as if she keeps rejecting it, and letting the love waste away. Int he chorus, it says "come on Skinny Love, just last a year." Who will fight? And I told you to be kind, -Darn it why did this fall apart ( Log Out /  What does Veneer Mean? Change ). As much as he want’s to cut his emotions, he know’s it’s not a feat he can carry out. Who will love you? Has different meanings to different people. There is no iner peace. And now all your love is wasted? While "breaking at the britches and at the end of all your lines" once again refers to an eating disorder as well as self harm behavior. A humble Filipina chasing her dream of traveling the world. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 'Cause I'll be holding all the tickets, You made some first rate factors there. This is perhaps one of the deepest lines as it is not openly so serious, but in my perspective it is the questions that the person who has struggled this whole song asks themselves as they truely believe that no one cares about them. And I told you to be balanced, I gotta say, I’ve listened to most of the versions of this song, and I have to say that Birdy’s version is technically fine, but it just sounds like a sad girl singing a song. Meaning the relationship was never healthy, thus the love being skinny. -..but tomorrow what we had wont be the same ( Log Out /  There are two ways to define 'Skinny Love', but both talk about romantic relationships. Also it means that she will be kind to him, but not in a loving way, but more of a kindness that comes out of pity, because she is trying to let him down easy. Is it about a real-life skinny lover? suckle on the hope of lite brassiere I no veneer can mean alot of things but what does it mean in the song? "Suckle on the hope from lite brassieres" would be someone longing to be skinnier/having an eating disorder or not accepting themselves as they hold on to the hope that becoming thinner promises them happiness. Love sucks sometimes. But it will be a different kind And I told you to be patient, And told you to be fineAnd I told you to be balanced, And I told you to be kind. He knows it won’t work out because she can’t nurture the love, so he’s just begging that it last long enough so that he can prepare himself for the inevitable breakup. 9 years ago. -I will have all the guilt -I am stopping and holding back not committing When you’re sad, you understand the meaning” For Parch who wrote this interpretation, Thanks! 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My my my, my my my, my-my my-my... The sink full of blood, could be that not only is she suffering from an eating disorder, but she is suicidal as well, and is cutting herself causing the sink to fill with blood. She has opened the door for him many times but he just closes it ( building walls in stead of bridges).She doesnt want to let him go, but she has to to gain self worth and peace. First, I believe skinny love to just mean a relationship where the love has faded and the relationship is weak. ***Just imagine her as a metropolitan bus line and now he’s at the end of any line that bus could take him. ***As someone else said, basically he’s holding all the memories and punishments for the relationship, while she makes out like a bandit with the fine money so to speak. -why do you think so little of me Who will fall far behind song: "Skinny Love", In the chorus saying I told you to be patient,fine, balanced, kind, i feel this almost as an internal battle between one's self as they struggle with feeling worthless or a disappointment. -...if not me Skinny Love “Bon Iver” is an American indie folk band from Wisconsin, founded by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon in 2006. Anyways, this song is very personal to me because I went through pretty much the same emotions as he did about a year ago. He’ll be with her, but it will be a different “kind” of being with her. -If all your love was a waste Appreciate it for sharing the information with us. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. **Sullen means kinda like beat up and moving slow. From "and in the morning...owning all the fines" i feel as though the person has finally given into their self hate as they had tried to stay optimistic, but they failed, now feeling foolish for believing they could be better than worthless. -Right now this is very hard to do -I am depressed as much as I can be so don't end our relationship, I need your help -Who will be stuck here and who will move on. While rereading this song I have seen it in numerous ways but, finally, I've landed on one that sits with me the best as it fits the song better than the rest. ****He knows the break is going to happen so he’s trying tell himself to cut off his emotions and fall out of love so it won’t hurt as bad. And I told you to be kind, **They must have just had a big fight and he’s just asking to pretend it never happened. This also brings back to earlier in the song when they say "let me fall" as they realize no one will care for them and they will be thr one to fall behind. Follow me as I continue my journey. document.write('
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He loved her too much and knows he can’t just fall out of love right on the spot. /* TFP - lyricinterpretations */ Then who the hell was I? I think this song is about a relationship between two very broken people. Come on Skinny Love just last the year Lyrics for Skinny Love, by Justin Vernon. The opening lyric is "come on skinny love just last the year" I believe "skinny love, refers to the very fragile piece of self love and hope the person was trying to hold onto throughout this song as it was the only thing keeping them alive. "- their relationship was terrible and her partner/particular person didn't treat her well, as a fact that the person was purposely doing it to hurt Bidy, such as ignoring Bridy. ***This one’s kinda tough. Who will fall far behind? And then who the hell was I? Right in the moment this order's tall. Follow me as I continue my journey. Then the writer asks three questions which seem sort of like pleas to the person they are writing to. Definition of skinny love in the Definitions.net dictionary. Now I'm breaking at the bridges })(); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This song is very strange to me, in the fact that depending on who reads it or hears it, the meaning could change drastically. He feels like her love was all that ever mattered, and that anything good he felt about himself was because of that great feeling being loved gives you, so he defined himself through her love and the relationship. It doesn't have weight. adunit_id: 100001411, This song was written by Justin Vernon. The relationship is 'skinny' because they have yet to come out and explain their true feelings. Come on skinny love, what happened here? He’s not just sad, but he captures the essence of a failing relationship. -Our fake love has been exposed cover it up and pretend it never happened. Come on skinny love just last the year, Pour a little salt we were never here, My my my, my my my, my-my my-my... Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer. "Sullen...split" refers to how melenchony the person is and how they just want to give up, but how there is still something holding them back. As sad as it is, i feel this song is about that skinny piece of love and self worth slipping away. the song skinny love, by birdy. The first is used to describe a type of relationship between two people that are very in love with each other, or are crushing big time on the other; but are far to embarrassed to express their feelings. -Let all my doubt go away and fall completely in love with this person 5 Answers. Skinny Love Lyrics Übersetzung. She also, refers to a sink full of blood and a crushed veneer. My Interpretation"Skinny Love" is about that time in a relationship that I was going through; you're in a relationship because you need help, but that's not necessarily why you should be in a relationship.And that's skinny. That their relationship (Birdy and someone) was all a joke and it felt all too fake and painful to stay in. Basically, he’s pleading with his love to just stay with him a little longer and just hope she will love him more. And you'll be owning all the fines. I am currently traveling through Southeast Asia. -A fake love very thin protect me for a little bit longer . -Drink from the thin hope of my love Komm schon, dürre Liebe, übersteh' das Jahr. And who will fall far behind? ****He knows when he wakes up the next morning with her, everything will be different. **He may be talking to the figurative relationship, or he may be actually talking to his girl, but I think he’s just begging for the relationship to last a little longer. Sullen load is full; so slow on the split. I looked on the web for the difficulty and located most individuals will go together with together with your website. [I have no real proof that this part is more related to the writer than the writee, it's just a feeling] In the chorus the list of "I told yous" seems to be different things the writer said to the writee in the past, possibly things that they thought would make them better but have failed to do so. To me, this song is about the breaking of a relationship, caused by mental illness. -Tell my heart to break down all my walls Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Relevance. -Starring at the wreckage of breaking through the fake front and getting into the truth ***A tall order is another way of saying you are asking too much out of something. So I think that’s the skinny, malnourished love they had. Tell my love to wreck it all I told you to be balanced 'Cause now I'm breaking at the britches, Information and translations of skinny love in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web. "Just last the year" refers to how the relationship between the two is often tumultuous, and she hopes that their love can last the year. And now all your love is wasted, To me is is based on two people that have a relationship, but is forced. But I believe the proper term should be “anorexic love”, because he is trying to inject all the love he can into the relationship, but it seems as if she keeps rejecting it, and letting the love waste away. In other words, he left feeling shitty about what has happened, while she wont care as much and sees the break as getting her freedom back. ***Now he’s just wondering who will love her and fight for her as hard as he was willing to, and he believes that most of the men she will date will just fall behind in deserving her love. What does skinny love mean?. My my my, my my my, my-my my-my. And I told you to be patient, I think it's about deep inner conflict skinny love being self love, It almost sounds as if her lover has killed a man"staring at the sink of blood and crushed vaneer" like he has ruined there love"ill be holding all the tickets and you'll be owning all the finrs" but hey just am idea. I think he’s just pleading with his love to feed off whatever little hope there is left in the relationship. Skinny Love Lyrics Meaning ? Who will love you Come on skinny love what happened here ****He’s saying that if the breakup happens, any love she managed to have for him is wasted. You can just feel the anger, depression and desperation in his voice when he sings it. Notice in this instance, kind means her just being nice to him, but then. Nooks. First, I believe skinny love to just mean a relationship where the love has faded and the relationship is weak. It makes it seem as though the song is being addressed to a person who is very important to the writer of the song, and that this person may be dealing with an eating disorder, as skinny was the first descriptor they used, or depression, as it is a plea for them to keep going. Answer Save. They aren’t breaking up in some passionate way, it’s just that the love is dying slowly, hence, slow on the split (up). Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Babies suckle, but if it’s a light brassiere then that means there’s not much in that bra to suck on. -Be soft and comforting And in the morning I'll be with you, Suckle on the hope in light brassieres, I believe that the song is about saving a malnourished relationship that may prove to be a difficult task to accomplish successfully if the love was never really there to begin with, “Skinny Love”’ referencing to the hardships of reviving a neglected love/relationship. Sullen load is full, so slow on the split. Another darker interpretation which i feel particularly strongly from the text is someone who struggled with self acceptence and self harm behaviors. I told you to be fine Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. ***These are the things he’s been asking his love to do, and if she would just do them, the relationship would’ve lived and been perfect. In other words, he’ll be physically next to her, but not as a couple. As sad as it is, i feel this song is about that skinny piece of love and self worth slipping away. I told you to be patient Just pour salt to help the wound heal, and pretend they were never they’re fighting. Delicate girl in a hard relationship who is currently dealing with anorexia nervosa. Then he starts surveying that damage done in the relationship. While the lines following "Cut out all the ropes, and let me fall...right in this moment, the order's tall" could suggest the sense of helplessness and as the ropes of life are too hard for the person to navigate. ***Him breaking at the britches just means he’s falling apart now. Favorite Answer. The line "C'mon skinny love just last the year" to me is very powerful as it reveals a lot, if viewed in a certain light. They're line of love, and connection is starting to slim, and its breaking slowly, or b. And I told you to be balanced, They want to be together but always has secound thougouts due to how they act "i told you to be patient and i told you to be kind". artist: "Birdy", The sink being filled with "blood and crushed veneer" leads me to think that possibly the writer is as broken as the person being addressed in the song. “When You’re happy, you enjoy the music. But I believe the proper term should be “anorexic love”, because he is trying to inject all the love he can into the relationship, but it seems as if she keeps rejecting it, and letting the love … Come on skinny love what happened here, Suckle on the hope in lite brassiere. The version of this that Bon Iver sings on Jools is by far the best. Pour a little salt we were never hereStaring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer. Cut all the ropes and let me fall