Bon Iver: Re: Stacks Meaning
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Re: Stacks Lyrics
Everything that happens is from now on
This is pouring rain
This is paralyzed
I keep throwing it down two hundred at a time
It's hard to find it when you knew it
When your money's gone
And you're drunk as...
anonymous Dec 15th 2019 report
Falling in love is like gambling; there is always a risk of getting a heart break. You can commit to a person, and still not be able to hold onto the relationship.
This person has just lost a lover, and is starting from scratch ("excavation") by starting a new relationship.
You could commit in a relationship thinking that you would be with that person forever, but in the end, you get nothing in return, only hurt feelings and memories. <"All my love was down, In a frozen ground..." >
He/she is still trying to figure out the reason for losing this love .<"whatever could it be that has brought me to this loss">
There's a hint of nostalgia here. The person is holding onto memories while moving on by starting a new relationship after his/her lover has recently left. <"It's the sound of me unlocking and you lift away" >
There is no hatred involved, just sadness, and that this person will always cherish the memories of his/her lover. <"your love will be safe with me">
anonymous Dec 1st 2017 report
I’ve read that this song and most of the album was inspired by the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls. Basically it changed the face of Christianity, agree or disagree with their authenticity/value they totally changed the way people looked at Christianity.
In this instance that’s a HUGE metaphor for loss. The part about drinking is kind of tiny by comparison.
anonymous Jul 27th 2011 report
This song is actually about seeing your soul at a poker table. For Justin Vernon(Bon Iver) it was a dark and humbling experience. This was his description of the song’s intent.
anonymous Jul 25th 2011 report
Personally I think this song is about depression, and how hard life can be sometimes "when your moneys gone and your drunk as hell" and when you put everything out there sometimes but you get let down and hurt so bad. And every little thing you look at could remind you of what you've lost. "whatever could it be that has brought me to this loss" when you think "why me, why now" and at the end of the song he says that even though I'm hurt by you, your love will be safe with me
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