"Rosyln" as written by and Justin Deyarmond Edison Vernon....
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'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
We'll pull it taut, nothing let out


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"Rosyln" as written by Justin Deyarmond Edison Vernon

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  • +3
    General CommentReally heart-wrenching. I'm not sure of what exactly it means, but it resonates with helplessness; being pushed around like the rocks by the currents. The whole song is about being pushed around and down (I love how he draws that word out in emphasis). Wing's won't help you up, down fills the gravity, gravity's pound. It could be about trying to pick yourself up from a horrible incident, but it seems like all of these elements drag you back down into your misery.
    KNEEKNEEon December 03, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's as catchy as a pop tune, but as mellow as the Bon Iver I've always loved. So beautiful, everything about the echoing voices flowing together... it makes my heart twinge.
    FrankieLoveon November 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyeah new moon doesn't have the cred to put all these great bands on it's soundtrack, but i guess it's worse that these bands agreed to it. eitherway, this song is great, except for the fact all twihards will probably agree. to me, it sounds like "share, scream your worry" instead of shale. wtf is shale
    epliohunk:::on January 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is a really great song, i makes me want to cry every time i hear it. i wish i wasn't on the new moon soundtrack
    Polkadotifulon December 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm surprised no one has commented....maybe because it's on the new moon soundtrack ha. But I really love this song, that sound just captures some things very well.
    tsukiyumeon November 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is haunting. I find myself humming it during the day. In the beginning of the song you can hear that low whining of the guitar... it always makes me have a sad feeling when i hear it. I enjoy listening to this song very much. It worked well in New Moon.
    lala_zeuson November 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShale is, actually, a word; it's a type of rock. But I believe you are more correct that it is "share, scream your worry for what you won't ever find." I also think it's "Down, sit around, folds in the gown," and at the very end it's "We'll" not "Will"

    This is such an amazing song. It makes me feel sick that many Twilight fans don't appreciate this soundtrack. What beautiful, beautiful music. Justin did it again.
    starrydynamoon February 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that this song is about bullying
    wont let you talk me down"
    yellk81on March 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree this song is beautiful, i love bon iver. and i also love the twilight books. this song actually goes perfectly for new moon. great soundtrack, great movie, amazing song.
    lozim8on March 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I think the idea of people liking this song less just because it's on the New Moon soundtrack is just as bad as people liking this song only because of it being on the soundtrack. I know the Twi-haters would be happier if they had music that was all Jonas Brothers or something...but I respect the fact that they have put thought into the songs they include and actually have quality soundtracks. Some artists I weren't familiar with and I ended up liking them so much I bought and enjoy previous albums. St. Vincent being one example.

    But this song is so beautiful...has a real longing feeling to it. I agree with a previous poster about it being about being pushed around and down. When one feels that way...sometimes its hard to fight back against something stronger because you feel if you muster enought hope/energy to try and still fail you'll just fall further down into sadness. Don't know if that makes sense.

    I wish Bon Iver & St. Vincent would collaborate on and entire album of new music. Their covers on youtube such as Neil Young's Harvest Moon are excellent.
    UNsweetTon April 10, 2010   Link

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