Bon Iver – “Heavenly Father”

Chris DeVille | June 30, 2014 - 12:44 pm

We recently heard the new Shins song recorded for Zach Braff’s Garden State follow-up Wish I Was Here. Now comes Justin Vernon’s contribution, which arrives in the increasingly rare form of a new Bon Iver song. It’s called “Heavenly Father,” and it finds Vernon in his lower-register mode getting fiery over eerie looped synth notes that sound like a robot gospel choir. This song very much makes me desire a third Bon Iver album. Hear it below.


(via NPR)

Here are the lyrics:

ever since i heard the howling wind
i didn’t need to go where a bible went
but then you know your gifts seemed heaven sent
just lead me to a choler, dad, thats the thing

i don’t know how you house the sin
but you’re free now
i was never sure how much of you i could let in
am i free now
won’t you settle down baby here your love has been
heavenly father
it’s defiantly lava
why you don’t carry other names

heard about a day where it dropped the Know
to go another day as we learn to close

cause I’m a known coward in a coward wind
but you’re free now
you turn around now and you count to 10
to see you go now
well i know now honey that i can’t pretend
heavenly father
is whose brought to his autumn
and love is left in end

i just been up here for god damn years
can you see now?
filling up hulls with god damn fears
i am free now
i know about it darling i been standing here
heavenly father
is all that he offers
a safety in the end

The Wish I Was Here soundtrack is out 7/15 via Columbia. See the full tracklist here.