By Sam Hodgkins-Sumner
This song is a gem. It is the epitome of tragic beauty. Who the hell know what words are being sung, but it doesn’t matter. Justin Vernon’s mournful falsetto and the quiet acoustic guitar paint a perfect blue mood on this track. The lyrics are ambiguous but portray romantically bleak images. It is a perfect listen post-breakup, on a gloomy winter day, or simply to set a chill mood. On ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’, Vernon conveys some genius meditations on love and loss. Although there are more popular songs on the album, and more energetic ones, this is my favorite.
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Peep the lyrics here: http://rock.rapgenius.com/Bon-iver-re-stacks-lyrics