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Emeli Sandé – Read All About It Part III Lyrics 4 years ago
This song is about everyone and the society we live in where having an opinion that doesn't match up with everyone else's is considered a "social crime" that can ostracize you as a punishment. A society where people will only speak up if someone else does first because we're all scared that if we say something or speak up we'll be next.

You've got the words to change a nation
But you're biting your tongue
You've spent a life time stuck in silence
Afraid you'll say something wrong

We are raised being told that even one voice raised up can make a difference but who can openly admit to voicing your thoughts against injustice? We are taught as children that we should speak up, but as children if we speak up what happens? Nothing. Nine out of ten times nothing happens and in return for speaking up for something right, like say bullying, you will end up getting bullied.

Or say as a child or teenager you tell your peers you think something they said or did is wrong and you are tossed aside and made fun of for having a difference in opinion?

So as kids and teenagers we learn to bite our tongues holding in all our thoughts, staying silent and afraid that we may say something wrong.

Emeli is trying to tell everyone that she knows we are hurting and we are scared but that we don't have to hide our voices, that our hearts are brave and we should stand up and show everyone who we are and what we stand for because if nobody speaks up who will fight the darkness in this world?

She even proclaims i the song that we should not be afraid, we don't have to speak out alone, she will be therebfor you. Or, what I really think shes frying to say, is that out there somewherebyou have people who will back you up. You are not alone.

Also the chorus is one of my favorite parts, right behind,

"You've got a heart as loud as lions
So why let your voice be tamed?" (these two lines are the most powerful out of the song, personal opinion),

Mostly because the chorus is a huge "I dont give a crap anymore", she's pretty much done to the point where people can say whatever they want about her she refuses to remain silent any longer. Even if the world is scandalized and turns against her she has to be true to her heart

Bon Iver – Skinny Love Lyrics 6 years ago
I believe this song is about a relationship where the singer is desperate for a relationship, any kind, even if it doesn't have love. And the other person wants the relationship to be more than that but is just as needy as he is and unable to end the relationship- in the end it's just a "skinny love" destined to end because it's starving for real affection from both of them.

Come on skinny love just last the year (He wants the relationship to last as long as possible)

Pour a little salt we were never here (Sowing salt is a way of making a land unplantable where nothing will/can grow, so hes saying that they're already such a shriveled small thing that it won't even matter, they were never really there to begin with)

Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer (Blood is considered symbolism for pain or experiencing pain and sometimes death while veneer is a covering, like a clear layer over the sink showing that on the outside they look together and happy but deep down the relationship is bringing more pain than happiness and he knows it but he can't stop)

I tell my love to wreck it all
Cut out all the ropes and let me fall
Right in the moment this order's tall (In these three lines he is telling her to end it, to just leave him and let him go because he can't, but he knows it's a hard order to fulfill for whatever reason)

And I told you to be patient
And told you to be fine
And I told you to be balanced
And I told you to be kind (She does want him to love her, she feels she needs that love, and he's asking her to wait, to be patient and just stay okay for a little while and not judge him too harshly, to be fair and kind with him)

In the morning I'll be with you
But it will be a different "kind" (Even though they're together and and in a sexual relationship he won't really be there, it's simply physical not emotional)

I'll be holding all the tickets
And you'll be owning all the fines (She needs him to love her but he just can't so she technically has to pay for his faults and actions. He's getting the tickets and she has to pay for them)

Come on skinny love what happened here (He doesn't know where it all went wrong, because he just wanted to be happy and still hasn't found it. It's just becoming more and more painful and he doesn't know why)

Suckle on the hope in lite brassiere (She keeps hoping that it will turn around, that he'll love her because hes staying with her, that he'll find it in him to invest his love into the relationship)

Sullen load is full; so slow on the split (They both know they're not healthy for each other and they need to end it but both of them can't and it's making them both irritated with each other)

And now all your love is wasted? (She really did love him, and she wanted him to love her but he couldn't and now shes saying that she wasted it on him)

And then who the hell was I? (He knows he was using her but can't admit it, because he still needs to try and feel something, even though the relationship will bear no fruit)

And now I'm breaking at the britches (His pride is starting to shatter and fall apart)
And at the end of all your lines (She confronts him and starts arguing with him and telling him they're over)

Who will love you?
Who will fight? (These three lines are him playing at her insecurities, he need to feel/be loved as a last attempt to get her to stay, because as stated before, he feels this need to be in a relationship even if it's shallow)

Who will fall far behind? (This very last line is him basically saying, ok they're over, but now who will be able to move on first? Which one of them, with their issues, is going to be able to find love and which one will just end up stuck in the same "skinny love" relationship again with someone else.)

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