Birdy - Skinny Love
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Skinny Love Lyrics

Come on skinny love, just last the year
Pour a little salt, we were never here
My, my, my, my-my-my, my-my-my-my
Staring at the sink of blood and crushed

I tell my love to wreck it all
Cut out all the ropes and let me fall
My, my, my, my-my-my, my-my-my-my-my
Right at the moment this order's tall

And I told you to be patient
And I told you to be fine
And I told you to be balanced
And I told you to be kind

And in the morning, I'll be with you
But it will be a different kind
'Cause I'll be holding all the tickets
And you'll be owning all the fines

Come on skinny love, what happened here?
Suckle on the hope in light brassiere
My, my, my, my-my-my, my-my-my-my
Sullen load is full, so slow on the split

And I told you to be patient
And I told you to be fine
And I told you to be balanced
And I told you to be kind

And now all your love is wasted
Then who the hell was I?
'Cause now I'm breaking at the britches
And at the end of all your lines

Who will love you?
Who will fight?
And who will fall far behind?

Come on skinny love
My, my, my, my-my-my, my-my-my-my
My, my, my, my-my-my, my-my-my-my

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Songwriter(s): Justin Vernon
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Meaning to "Skinny Love" song text (133 meanings)
brit 12/04/12,16:23

this song was actually not written by the UK singer birdy (jasmine) it was in fact written by Bon Iver for his album, Forever Ago which was released in 2008. It was later covered by several artists including Birdy.
Dan 06/01/12,12:40

I personally think the meanings of this song is not in the title but In the words, I think its abuse in the relationship, and yet the love is still there no matter what but she had to leave sad really
Hennies 06/11/12,14:20

Song: about a couple, with the man who is dead. The blood in the sink could be the woman trying to kill herself to be with him and they'll see each other in the morning, but it would be different kind
bb 04/28/14,23:09

Does not every song get covered at some stage i honestly believe that this is an individual struggling with depression and trying to counsel them self for what it's worth
loggin 11/15/12,16:46

I am offended that whatever idiot uploaded these lyrics had the nerve to say this song was written by that girl from the UK. She's extremely talented but this song was written by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. Its people like this that misinform and confuse the hell out of everyone.
legion 03/31/14,14:22

i don't need these lyrics explained to me i've lived them, she gave me all her love but couldn't help me fend off my demons, they won and the love was lost. there is a fine line between love and hate i've seen that line! x
Shady Kat 12/11/12,21:46

This song is beautiful. Birdy does a nice version, but Bella Ferrarow does a better version in my head. The song to me Is about losing love and life. A sad but powerful song.
alicia 11/09/12,10:50

im only 9 and every night i always sing this song i love you birdy you are the best singer we are ever giner get in 990000 million years
Beckie 02/10/12,10:49

@vdgirl i think the song is about a love thats disappearing, so their love is 'skinny'. So the girl is trying to get the love back on track but it's not working. But a song is what you make of it :)
chloe 12/05/12,00:28

she is so inspiring, she has an amazing voice i hope she continues to sing, cause i will never get sick of her music, she is only 16 but the best strong voice ever she is an inspiriation i love it :)
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