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Lyric anaylsis 2

Lyric analysis, Birdy - skinny love

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Lyric anaylsis 2

  1. 1. Lyric Analysis Birdy – Skinny Love
  2. 2. 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-my... Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer. 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 in 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 brassieres, My 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 my-my.
  3. 3. Come on skinny love just last the year- From the opening line of the song I can infer that the singer’s relationship in which she is involved in, isn’t of good nature and can be deemed as being unhealthy. This is later confirmed by the use of the word ‘skinny’ which represents the unhealthy and undernourished side to the relationship. Contrasting to this, it is apparent that the artist is trying to allow the relationship to survive through the use of the words ‘just last the year’. This alone signifies her underlined plea for the love to maintain.
  4. 4. Pour a little salt we were never here- From this line of the song it can be interpreted as a resemblement of how Birdy is attempting to heal the broken relationship from all of the open scars, as if they were ‘never here’. Salt is commonly known for the purification of open wounds, this can link into the fact that she wants the relationship to become pure and un-broken.
  5. 5. My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer- From these lines I can gather that the artist Birdy is struggling to move forward in this relationship. With a sink usually being linked in with a place of cleanness, however; with the lyrics stating ‘blood and crushed veneer’ is involved, metaphorically showing that before she was innocent and clean but something has drove her to becoming dirty and tainted, the thing, typically being sinister, which relates to the crushed veneer and blood.
  6. 6. I tell my love to wreck it all Cut out all the ropes and let me fall Regards to the first line of these two lyrics it can be interoperated as linking in to how she is wishing that her lover would end the relationship in order to prevent further pain. This then relates to the second line; ‘cut all the ropes and let me fall’. This signifies that all aspects of the relationship need to be dropped and cut in order to create a release for the lovers.
  7. 7. My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my Right in the moment this order’s tall From these lyrics I have inferred that the singer could be implying that her being the one to end the relationship would prove to much of a struggle, however staying within it is causing to much of a demanding pain. This is evident from the lyrics ‘this orders tall’ suggesting that working the relationship out and quitting it is equally as hard and unbearable.
  8. 8. I told you to be patient I told you to be fine I told you to be balanced I told you to be kind From this set of lyrics it is apparent that the singer asked her lover to follow through with these wishes, but from these it is very clear that this did not happen. I can tell through the use of ‘I told you to be’ suggesting that Birdy told him to do something but he refused which led to the orders being too tall.
  9. 9. In the morning I’ll be with you but it will be a different kind To me, these specific lyrics have the meaning that even after another day the relationship that the person is involved in will still remain the same, however, the feelings within it will not. This could be suggesting that Birdy is becoming stronger to pick up the courage to leave the relationship and breaking the orders being too tall. I gathered this information from ‘’I’ll be with you’’ and ‘’it’ll be a different kind.’’ This being the inference that her body is still intact, however her soul is slowly deteriorating.
  10. 10. I’ll be holding all the tickets and you’ll be owning all the fines These lines suggest that Birdy has escaped the relationship with ‘’I’ll be holding all the tickets’’ which can be interpreted as being her one way out of the relationship. Her lover on the other hand, ‘’owning all the fines’’ meaning they will have to pick the pieces up for themselves after she leaves. This alone suggests the heartbreak aspects of the situation, acting as a metaphor for a debt that they owe.
  11. 11. Come on skinny love what happened here This line symbolises the questioning of Birdy and her relationship. She can be seen as wondering how she and her own partner allowed their relationship to progress to such bad state and in a poisonous situation. This is aimed at the ‘what happened here’ verse.
  12. 12. Suckle on the hope in lite brassiere my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my Sullen load is full; so slow on the split ‘’sullen load is full, so slow on the split’’ to me, creates the symbolism of how long the couple took to finally put an end to the poisonous relationship. It has taken them a long journey seeing as Birdy mentioned a break up earlier on within the song
  13. 13. I told you to be patient I told you to be fine I told you to be balanced I told you to be kind Now all your love is wasted? Then who the hell was I? Here, the lyrics state ‘now all your love is wasted, then who the hell was I?’ This meaning that Birdy feels like the love that was given whilst in the relationship wasn’t true and was consequently, a waste of time. She is questioning herself on how and why she would do that to herself.
  14. 14. Now I’m breaking at the britches and at the end of all your lines Here Birdy states how she is breaking all the Britches which refers to her wanting to cut all the ropes earlier in the song. This can be seen as her way of saying goodbye and that she is through with the relationship. This works well as this is how the song is seen to end.
  15. 15. Who will love you? Who will fight? And who will fall far behind? This part in the song where Birdy starts to question herself and her relationship once again. As she has acted as a nurturer towards her lover, she wonders who will take her place. She wonders who will take care of him like she did in the past. It can also be seen as her wondering who will let him fall from the ropes like he did to her.

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    May. 13, 2017

Lyric analysis, Birdy - skinny love

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