Get a little closer, let fold
Cut open my sternum, and pull
My little ribs around you
The rungs of me be under, under you

I’ll cut the soft pockets, let bleed
Over the rocky cliffs that you leave
To peer over and not forget what feet are
Splitting threads of thunder over me

That I might see with my chest and sink
Into the edges 'round you
Into the lakes of quarries that brink
On all the edges 'round you

Get a little closer, let fold
Cut open my sternum, and pull
My little ribs around you
The rungs of me be under, under you

Get a little closer, let fold
Cut open my sternum, and pull
My little ribs around you
The rungs of me be under, under you

I’ll cut the soft pockets, let bleed
Over the rocky cliffs that you leave
To peer over and not forget what feet are
Splitting threads of thunder over me

Listen closely, closely to the floor
Emitting all it’s graces through the pores
You make a fine shrine in me
You build a fine shrine in me

That I might see with my chest and sink
Into the edges 'round you
Into the lakes of quarries that brink
On all the edges 'round you

Get a little closer, let fold
Cut open my sternum, and pull
My little ribs around you
The lungs of me be under, under you

Get a little closer, let fold
Cut open my sternum, and pull
My little ribs around you
The rungs of me be under, under you


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Fineshrine song meanings
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  • +10
    Song Meaning"That's just a love song. It really is."

    "Yeah, 'Belispeak' is more about a forceful relationship, but I think 'Fineshrine' is more like a desirable relationship with someone you love."

    -Megan James

    Source: blogs.citypages.com/gimmenoise/2012/09/…
    Zyzzyxon September 22, 2012   Link
  • +9
    Lyric CorrectionI got the record in the mail a few days early, and the lyrics are printed on the record sleeve, so here are the lyrics as they appear on the album:

    get a little closer, let fold
    cut open my sternum, and pull
    my little ribs around you
    the lungs of me be crowns over you
    get a little closer, let fold
    cut open my sternum, and pull
    my little ribs around you
    the rungs of me be under, under you

    I'll cut the soft pockets, let bleed
    over the rocky cliffs that you leave
    to peer over and not forget what feet are
    splitting threads of lightning over me

    that I might see with my chest and sink
    into the edges round you
    into the lakes of quarry's that brink
    on all the edges round you

    listen closely, closely to the floor
    emitting all it's graces through the pores
    you make a fine shrine in me
    you build a fine shrine in me
    RWLarsenon July 17, 2012   Link
  • +7
    My InterpretationI think the song is about her wanting her man to be closer to her, in her arms isn't enough she wants him in here rib cage close to her heart. At least that's my interpretation.
    ArtemisQon October 03, 2012   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningThis song seems extremely sexual to me. It's an interesting and fresh take on sensuality.

    The opening is about entering both the person and the heart, and then my little ribs around you could be around the heart, or perhaps arms around someone or the feel of a woman around a man's part. Hence through arms, or maybe under, under you.

    Going through it all sounds tiresome, but the whole song fits in this manner. The London Baby is her.
    urukhighon July 06, 2012   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationI believe this song is about loving someone and giving them a permanent place in your heart even though you know there will be pain because they are or will leave. Perhaps the lover is dying, or they know the relationship is temporary.

    -- Love and letting someone into your heart --

    get a little closer, let fold
    cut open my sternum, and pull
    my little ribs around you
    the lungs of me be crowns over you

    -- Pain, because their presence is temporary and knowing they will leave --

    I'll put the South pockets gladly
    Over the rocky cliffs that you leap
    To peer over and not forget what feet are
    Splitting threads of thunder over me

    -- But still giving the lover a permanent place in their heart --

    You make a fine shrine in me
    You build a fine shrine in me

    It is a beautiful, moving song describing quite vicerally how much of a sacrifice it is to love someone.
    happyauraon February 04, 2013   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionI'll put the South pockets gladly
    Over the rocky cliffs that you leap

    It almost sounds like "I'll take the sad/side pockets, let bleed"
    That's a tough line to hear correctly

    My little ribs around you
    Though arms may be under, under you

    I think this line is "My little ribs around you, through arms, or maybe under, under you"
    donyonon June 23, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about willing human sacrifice, literally. It's gruesome. It's a story of obsession towards something or someone divine. She's pretty straightforward with the " Cut open my sternum, and pull" she's giving her organs away...

    Another point to back this up is that the album cover has a goat or a sheep on it, these are animals commonly used in a sacrifice ritual.

    The music video also backs this up.
    She's not singing about her "soul" she means literally her innards to be spilt out into the floor in front of the shrine. This song is about pure devotion, and inflicting self harm to express it. Because blood is the most vital thing you could give away.

    She's so infatuated with this being that she happily sacrifices her body, that's why she sounds so nice when she's singing, she's at peace.

    But this song is so much darker and scary than people take it for.
    TasteTheWakeon June 10, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's "let fold" not "fault"

    also "fine shrine in me" not "to"
    vaultxon June 23, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionWell, I think that it's right the idea of a relation but I think it's more... lovely? when I listen to the song it gives me the feeling of a person who really want the "abuser" to abuse her... But in a good way... somehow seems to me, It's like she is in love with him and she is completely committed to that person. Like if she only wants to be with him and entrust her entire body and soul to the "lucky guy"
    danielrowkgon September 25, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think she is trying to say that the man she loves is killing her. She loves him with everything inside her; she wants to completely drown within him. But he just doesn't feel as strongly for her. She is desperate to prove to him she is worth his love.
    emmerzion October 14, 2012   Link

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