Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer

from Bon Iver – Skinny Love Lyrics on Rap Genius


The vivid imagery of blood and crushed veneer in a sink, as if a vase was broken in a fit of rage.

A sink is a place you go to wash and clean yourself. This is likely used as a metaphor for Vernon’s inability to enter his new relationship cleanly, because of his inability to wash and clean the wounds from the bombastic/violent (metaphorically at least) ending of his previous relationship.

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