I’m not Magnificent, but I want to be.

This is a song I adore but loved even more after seeing the official video… please enjoy the beauty…

“Holocene” Bon Iver

“Someway, baby, it’s part of me, apart from me.”
You’re laying waste to Halloween
You fucked it friend,
It’s on it’s head,
It struck the street
You’re in Milwaukee, off your feet

… and at once I knew I was not magnificent
Strayed above the highway aisle
(Jagged vacance, thick with ice)
I could see for miles, miles, miles

3rd and Lake it burnt away, the hallway
Was where we learned to celebrate
Automatic bought the years you’d talk for me
That night you played me ‘Lip Parade’
Not the needle, nor the thread, the lost decree
Saying nothing, that’s enough for me

… and at once I knew I was not magnificent
Hulled far from the highway aisle
(Jagged, vacance, thick with ice)
I could see for miles, miles, miles

Christmas night,
It clutched the light,
The hallow bright
Above my brother,
I and tangled spines
We smoked the screen to make
It what it was to be
Now to know it in my memory:

… and at once I knew I was not magnificent
High above the highway aisle
(Jagged vacance, thick with ice)
I could see for miles, miles, miles

Advertisements

6 comments on “I’m not Magnificent, but I want to be.

  1. eriklehman says:

    Oh, I so LOVE this. It was me as a boy. I’m choked up a bit. Thank you for this post. I must reblog. Love.

  2. eriklehman says:

    Reblogged this on Erik S. Lehman and commented:
    So wonderful … so many memories of me as a boy. Love this.

  3. lora4260 says:

    Breathtakingly beautiful! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful video. Tears falling captured my spirit. All is so lovely. 🙂

  4. lora4260 says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Sharing this on Lenting 20. 🙂

Share with me...

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s