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Up with your turret
Aren't we just terrified?

Shale, screen your worry
From what you won't ever find

Don't let it fool you
Don't let it fool you down

Dancing around
Folds in her gown

Sea and the rock below
Cocked to the undertow

Bones, blood and teeth erode
They will be crashing low

Wings wouldn't help you
Wings wouldn't help you down

Down towards the ground
Gravity smiled

You barely are blinking
Wagging your face around

When'd this just become a mortal home?

Won't, won't, won't, won't, won't let you talk me . . .
Won't let you talk me down

We'll pull it taut
Nothing let out



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  • +5
    My Interpretation:I think it's about a scared girl commiting suicide by jumping off a cliff into the sea.

    'sea and the rock below' that's a give a way that she's standing on top of a cliff.

    'bones, blood and teeth erode' Eroding basially means breaking down so I'm guessing this is her falling and on the way down, knocking onto the side of the cliff

    'down towards the ground gravity smiled' Gravity is winning because she falls

    'Won't let you talk me down' She's probably planned this suicide and knows that she definately wants to die.

    Plus, everytime 'down' is sung, it's emphasizing the fall.

    That's what I thought when I looked up the lyrics for the first time but that's just my opinion :)







    hellomynameisfayon May 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion:this song is absolutely beautiful.
    piratekittenon October 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:wow really wow. i think Bon Iver and Iron+Wine are abit above the likes of teen vampire romances but havent they just done fucking incredible jobs
    Godzukion October 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:pretty sure this song is called rosyln.

    its my favorite off the new moon soundtrack.
    god its so gorgeous.
    canvaswingson March 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:Hes talking about his physical body and his SOUL
    Your not just your physical self dont let it fool you
    Physical and spiritual fighting dance
    DominqueChristelon May 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Roslyn seems like it is about the reality of the how we perceive love in a isolated and terrified way and saying there is other ways to look at love in a beautiful way, but only one will know when they realize that love is stronger than most of our emotions which is why we are terrified of it. I mean look at our society and how people deal with the hurt that love brings through sucicide, isolation, and physical pain.
    freakintheearon December 13, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:named for Roslyn, Washington, where Northern Exposure was shot, I'm assuming. Lovely song.
    YouKnowStuffon October 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:pretty song.
    circa_survive_greenon October 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:why do i hear them saying 'death' over and over
    this could be comforting but right now it's really depressing
    leninon October 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Up with your turret
    Aren't we just terrified?
    Shale, screen your worry from what you won't ever find

    Don't let it fool you
    Don't let it fool you...down
    Down's sitting round, folds in the gown

    Sea and the rock below
    Cocked to the undertow
    Bones blood and teeth erode, with every crashing node

    Wings wouldn't help you
    Wings wouldn't help you...down
    Down fills the ground, gravity's proud

    You barely are blinking
    Wagging your face around
    When'd this just become a mortal home?

    Won't, won't, won't, won't

    Won't let you talk me
    Won't let you talk me…down
    Will pull it taut, nothing let out
    mrvidalon October 19, 2009   Link

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