After months of trying to decipher the words, Bon Iver fans finally can get all the lyrics on "For Emma, Forever Ago" in the liner notes included in the Feb. 19 re-release on Jagjaguwar. Here are some highlights:
"I am my mother's only one/ It's enough/ I wear my garment so it shows/ Now you know/ Only love is all maroon/ Gluey feathers on a flume/ Sky is womb and she's the moon."
"Come on skinny love just last the year/ Pour a little salt, we were never here/ My my my my my my my my/ Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer/ I tell my love to wreck it all/ Cut all the ropes and let me fall."
"The Wolves (Acts I and II)"
"Someday my pain, someday my pain will mark you/ Harness your blame, harness your blame and walk through/ With the wild wolves around/ In the morning, I'll call you."
"This is not the sound of a new man or crispy realization/ It's the sound of the unlocking and the lift away/ Your love will be safe with me."