Friday, February 6, 2009

Comparing Bon Iver to Kanye West: Woods vs. Coldest Winter

A commenter over at this post about Woods told another commenter not to compare Bon Iver to Kanye West. But why not?

They are singing about the same stuff or at least the same feelings. I bet they would even have some things in common to talk about if they met up – Basketball, for instance!

Just check out the thematic similarities between Woods and Coldest Winter. Both are about spending time alone contemplating - working on how and where to go from here:

Bon Iver - Woods - Lyrics:


I'm up in the woods
I'm down on my mind

I'm building a still
to slow down the time
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Kanye West - Coldest Winter - Lyrics:

On lonely nights I start to fade
Her loves a 1000 miles away
Memories made in the coldest winter
Goodbye my friend, will I ever love again?
Memories made in the coldest winter

It's 4 a.m. and I can't sleep
Her love is all that I can see

If spring can take this snow away
Can it melt away all our mistakes?
Memories made in the coldest winter
Goodbye my friend I won't ever love again
Never again

7 comments:

  1. you might be on to something here...

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  2. hahaha check this out..they do play basketball together and apparently kanye loves him.


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  3. GReat work! very inspiring...


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  4. GReat work! very inspiring...


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