There’s a fire going out
But there’s really nothing to the south
I loved hearing about this song on CBC’s Q. Justin Vernon said, “When I wrote this song, I’d never been to Calgary, still haven’t been. (…) It always seemed like a place that I felt connected to. I don’t know if that should be true or not, but the song sort of became about an envisionment about a place. You know when you think there’s someone out there that you could be in love with, but you haven’t met yet? It sort of became a metaphor for places you haven’t been, but you think that you know. You can sort of have that feeling for someone you haven’t met, but you think that you’re supposed to be with.” A pretty nice thing to say, right?