Owen, you're home
The sun set it on to the sky
With a long catapult
And the salt that he put to the side
And the tones he would push and the songs he would push to the side
When it all went a fuck in the snow that gets pushed to the side
Well your heart is a bush and it's talking, too, with some size
When you already put all of the soot inside

They were already smushed with a calm steady push to the side
All that your heart finds
On with your own wife
Sign
Up
All
Your
Relatives
Only a harbor mind
In turpentine

I'm the reaper bahn
Calm the arrival
Tear it to the night

Heart is said, you boy
Come and serve it with an omelette
And you're on it
With the carpet
You solved it
Said you're corporate
Set your orbit
Set your coffin
Said its often
That your old fits
Are your old tits
On your hard drive


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    General CommentLyrics posted on the official Volcano Choir website:

    owen, you’re home
    the sun set it on to the sky
    with a long catapult
    and the salt that he put to the side
    and the tones he would push and the songs he would push to the side
    when it all went a fuck in the snow that gets pushed to the side
    well your heart is a bush and it’s talking too, with some size
    when you already put all of the soot inside

    they were already smushed with a calm steady push to the side
    all that your heart finds
    on with your own wife
    sign
    up
    all
    your
    relatives
    only a harbor mind
    in turpentine

    im the reaper bahn
    calm the arrival
    tear it to the night

    heart is said, you boy
    come and serve it with an omelette
    and you’re on it
    with the carpet
    you solved it
    said you’re corporate
    set your orbit
    set your coffin
    said its often
    that your old fits
    are your old tits
    on
    your
    hard drive
    blackriverkilleron November 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI won't speculate on the meaning (at least not yet), but here's what I heard/think I heard for some of the missing spots:

    1) I think it's "Well your heart is a bush and it's talking to --with some size-- or --with some side--. I'm pretty positive it's "with some", but can't quite make out the last word.

    2) Instead of "I'll let your heart find", I think the line is "all that your heart finds"

    3) I think it might be "the reaper of bonds"

    4) It is "tear into the night".

    5) Finally, I think it says, "And you solved it, said you called it".

    Let me know what you think. Hope this helps! I love this song and can't wait for the rest of the album. I'm a HUGE Bon Iver fan.

    carpeomniachicaon August 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think a lot, if not all, of the lyrics on this album are purely there for their aesthetic value. He just sang a load of sounds and then changed them into words afterwards.
    leahperon August 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'd agree with leahper, but I read somewhere that these lyrics ended up being a very meaningful stream-of-consciousness type thing.

    Also, I'll make all those changes, carpe, as I can't decipher them any better.
    ahab3on September 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh who cares...awesome song song song. :D
    ExoM7on September 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEven though it seems very different to the other tracks on the album, it feels like Vernon's voice is just another instrument. It's amazing. ^_^

    This song feels almost like a bursting through/casting away of all mundanities. Being the "reaper of bonds" you're gathering what you have. Tear into the night. Moving up and out of everything, kind of state.

    I'm not sure if i make too much sense or if i'm explaining what i'm thinking correctly:

    but this song makes me feel like i'm rising and squishy. kind of like a light dough.

    thenope2on October 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    MemoryIt reminds me of winter when you're alone yet you feel life all around you. And you see the fresh fallen snow drape the trees. It's an intoxicating song. :)
    zebikeron November 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is my favorite of '09...
    kidfortoday70on December 18, 2009   Link

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