Rosyln
Bon Iver Lyrics


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Up with your turret
Are we just terrified?
Shale, screen your worry from what you won't ever find

Don't let it fool you
Don't let it fool you down
Dancing around, folds in her gown
Sea and the rock below
Cocked to the undertow

Bones, blood and teeth erode
With every crashing node

Wings wouldn't help you
Wings wouldn't help you down
Down fills the ground, gravity smiled

You barely are blinking
Wagging your face around
When'd this just become a mortal home?

Won't, won't, won't, won't
Won't let you talk me




Won't let you talk me down
We'll pull it taut, nothing let out

Overall Meaning

The song Roslyn by Bon Iver and St. Vincent can be interpreted in many ways. The lyrics appear to be about two people who are terrified of something and are trying to protect themselves from it. The first line of the song, "up with your turret", suggests that one of the characters may be trying to defend themselves from an attack, while the second line, "aren't we just terrified?" is a question that is likely asked in response to the situation they find themselves in.


The next few lines, "shale, screen your worry from what you won't ever find, don't let it fool you, don't let it fool you down" suggest that the characters are trying to shield themselves from something they fear, even if it may not exist. The line "dancing around, folds in her gown" suggests that one of the characters is trying to distract themselves from their fears.


The second verse of the song, "sea and the rock below, cocked to the undertow, bones blood and teeth erode, they will be crashing low" seems to suggest that the characters may be facing a physical danger, as if they are standing on the edge of a cliff or near the ocean. The line "wings wouldn't help you down, down towards the ground, gravity's proud" suggests that they cannot escape this danger.


The chorus of the song, "you barely are blinking, wagging your face around, when'd this just become a mortal home? won't, won't, won't, won't, won't let you talk me, won't let you talk me down, we'll pull it taut, nothing let out" suggests that the characters are facing mortality and that they will not let their fears consume them. They will face their situation with bravery and strength.


Overall, the lyrics of Roslyn are open to many interpretations, with some suggesting the song is about a romantic relationship, while others suggest it is about two individuals facing an external threat. However, regardless of the interpretation, the song is a powerful ode to facing one's fears head-on and not letting them overpower you.


Line by Line Meaning

Up with your turret
Rise up and defend yourself


Aren't we just terrified?
Aren't we absolutely frightened?


Shale, screen your worry from what you won't ever find
Make sure your concerns do not overshadow your discovery of what you're searching for


Don't let it fool you
Don't be deceived by appearances


Don't let it fool you down
Do not let the deception bring you down


Dancing around, folds in her gown
She is twirling and swirling in her dress


Sea and the rock below
The ocean and the stones beneath


Cocked to the undertow
Being pulled by the waters below the surface level


Bones blood and teeth erode
The physical body is slowly and steadily deteriorating


They will be crashing low
The end is near


Wings wouldn't help you
Wings would be futile in your defeat


Wings wouldn't help you down
The wings would be of no use while you fall


Down towards the ground, gravity's proud.
Falling to the earth, gravity is in control


You barely are blinking
Your eyes aren't opening much


Wagging your face around
Moving your face in all directions


When'd this just become a mortal home?
When did this world become just a temporary home?


Won't, won't, won't, won't
I will not


Won't let you talk me
I will not let you persuade me


Won't let you talk me... down
I won't let you discourage me


We'll pull it taut, nothing let out
We'll tighten it up so that nothing can escape




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Justin Deyarmond Edison Vernon

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