Monday, January 3, 2011

The Wolves

And one more, just because it fits with the weather: "The Wolves (Act I & II)" by Bon Iver. Good winter to you.

Haunting song. Here's one listener's interpretation of the line, "Can't you find a clue...when your eyes are all painted Sinatra blue?" from
"I think the last line shows she has a deluded impression of love from today's culture, that she is convinced by what she may have seen in films and heard in songs (such as Sinatra's, which gave an oversimplified, easy view on love). For this reason, she may be unable to accept the reality of how much of a struggle love can be."
That could apply to a lot of people these days, not just Bon Iver's ex, Emma. A lot of us, men and women alike, have adopted this idea of feeling love rather than doing love. Thanks, rom-coms.

No comments: