If it's true what they say
If my love is gone for good
You can take this heart away
And can take this flesh and blood

Take my mouth that kissed a mouth
Take my tongue that sung a phrase
Take my arms that used to reach out
In the dark where she lay

If it's true what they say
I'll be on my way

If it's true what they say
If there's nothing to be done
If there's no part to be played
If there's no song to be sung

Take this voice, take these hands-
I can't use them anyway
Take this music and the memory of the muse from which it came

If it's true what they say
I'll be on my way
We can all be on our way
If it's true what they say

But the ones who tell the lies
Are the solemnest to swear
And the ones who load the dice
Always say the toss is fair

And the ones who deal the cards
Are the ones who take the tricks
with their hands over their hearts
while we play the game they fix

And the ones who speak the word
Always say it is the last
And no answer will be heard
To the question no one asked

So i ask you as a brother
And i ask you as a friend
And i ask you as a lover
And i ask you once again
Is it true what they say?


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  • +1
    General CommentSo beautiful. Justin Vernon is a musical genius. There is no other explanation for this kind of brilliant sound.
    boniver115on July 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThis song is by Anais Mitchell, off of Hadestown... Not a Bon Iver song.
    JiveTurkey45on February 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionSecond paragraph needs correcting... it should be:

    Take my mouth that kissed her mouth
    Take my tongue that sung her praise
    Thermionicon February 23, 2012   Link

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