I'm up in the woods
I'm down on my mind
I'm building a still
To slow down the time


Lyrics submitted by noahcoburn

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    General CommentWell, a still is used to make homemade alcohol, so it basically means:

    I'm in the woods.
    I'm sad.
    I'm making booze.
    To get drunk.

    But the way Justin writes it, it's a bit more elegant.
    lxsdron October 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a beautiful song....
    kidfortoday70on December 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is Bon Iver's "Woods" with different music behind it. It's a cool new sound but I think I may like the original better.
    kwiscon March 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Unfortunately, the lyrics probably don't mean anything. :P"

    ...how the hell would you know? I'm sure you're a nice person but you come off as a dick saying that.
    predicateon April 25, 2010   Link
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    General Commentits definitely got something to do with him moving into a lodge with his dad and how he was surrounded by woods?
    pommahawk5986on October 11, 2010   Link
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    General Commentits definitely got something to do with him moving into a lodge with his dad and how he was surrounded by woods?
    pommahawk5986on October 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think the "building a still" is in reference to the still feeling of the woods, and the forest. He is creating a still moment, in nature, to slow down the fast pace world that exist outside of that still.
    robotsinrowboatson April 12, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe lyrics to this song are the same as the beginning to Kanye West's "Lost in the World" from the CD that Justin Vernon worked on. Doesn't take away from the song, which is great, just thought it was interesting.
    Fiktionon September 03, 2013   Link
  • -2
    General CommentAgreed. Probably my favorite off of their album, at least for now. Unfortunately, the lyrics probably don't mean anything. :P
    The_Wandereron January 05, 2010   Link

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