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  • Sufjan Stevens - Mystery of Love

    4:11

    CALL ME BY YOUR NAME is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman, written by Oscar® nominee James Ivory and starring Armie Hammer (The Man from U.N.C.L.E, On the Basis of Sex) and Timothée Chalamet (Lady Bird, Little Women). Its soundtrack is a mix of 80s pop, classical compositions & songs by singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens, including two songs written specifically for the film.

    Listen to the full soundtrack:

    While the soundtrack for CALL ME BY YOUR NAME is a compilation of tracks by numerous musicians, Guadagnino decided he wanted to approach American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens to create a song especially for the film. “An artist for whom I have enormous admiration is Sufjan. His voice is fantastic and angelic, and his lyrics are so sharp and deep and full of sorrow and beauty. The music is so haunting. All these elements were the ones I wanted to envision in the film.”

    While Guadagnino knew that Stevens had never collaborated on a movie before, he reached out. Stevens read the book, they had a long conversation, and the result was that he wrote not one, but two original songs for the film: “Mystery of Love” and “Visions of Gideon”.

    The soundtrack for CALL ME BY YOUR NAME also includes tracks by John Adams and Ryuichi Sakamoto as well as pieces written by Erik Satie, Maurice Ravel and Johann Sebastian Bach. As the film is set in the 1980s, Guadagnino chose period Italian pop music (including Giorgio Moroder & Joe Esposito’s “Lady Lady Lady”) for the radio, but particularly spotlights The Psychedelic Furs’ anthem “Love My Way”. “I love The Psychedelic Furs,” says Guadagnino. “It’s kind of autobiographical, because I remember listening to that song when I was seventeen and being completely affected by it. I wanted to pay homage to myself then.”


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    LYRICS
    Oh, to see without my eyes
    The first time that you kissed me
    Boundless by the time I cried
    I built your walls around me
    White noise, what an awful sound
    Fumbling by Rogue River
    Feel my feet above the ground
    Hand of God, deliver me
    Oh, oh woe-oh-woah is me
    The first time that you touched me
    Oh, will wonders ever cease?
    Blessed be the mystery of love
    Lord, I no longer believe
    Drowned in living waters
    Cursed by the love that I received
    From my brother's daughter
    Like Hephaestion, who died
    Alexander's lover
    Now my riverbed has dried
    Shall I find no other?
    Oh, oh woe-oh-woah is me
    I'm running like a plover
    Now I'm prone to misery
    The birthmark on your shoulder reminds me
    How much sorrow can I take?
    Blackbird on my shoulder
    And what difference does it make
    When this love is over?
    Shall I sleep within your bed
    River of unhappiness
    Hold your hands upon my head
    'Til I breathe my last breath
    Oh, oh woe-oh-woah is me
    The last time that you touched me
    Oh, will wonders ever cease?
    Blessed be the mystery of love

    #MysteryOfLove #CallMeByYourName #SufjanStevens

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  • Sufjan Stevens - Sugar Official Audio

    7:39

    From The Ascension, available digitally September 25, 2020 & on LP/CD/Cassette on October 2, 2020 / / Music video:

    Lyrics:
    Is someone gonna cut me some slack?
    Now that it’s a quarter to ten
    Come on baby gimme some sugar
    You tell me that you wanna fall back
    But I don’t wanna do this again
    Come on baby gimme some sugar

    Stand up straight now stand real tall
    And wipe that writing off the wall
    This is the right time
    Come on baby gimme some sugar
    Now put one foot in front of the other
    Take a breath now breathe, my lover
    Let’s take up this lifeline
    Come on baby gimme some sugar

    Is that the weight of the world on your back?
    Surrender with that colorful flag
    Come on baby gimme some sugar
    Yeah they’ve been selling us this fiction as fact
    But I don’t wanna lose you again
    Come on baby gimme some sugar

    Chorus...
    Don’t make me wait
    Don’t make me wait too long
    Don’t make sing the sad song
    Come on baby gimme some sugar

    All the shit they try to feed us
    Don’t drink the poison or they’ll defeat us
    This is the right time
    Come on baby gimme some sugar
    Don’t break my heart, don’t break my flow now
    And all this rage has got to go now
    Let’s take up this lifeline
    Come on baby gimme some sugar
    Chorus...

    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X, electric guitar, vocals
    Casey Foubert: bass guitar

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  • Sufjan Stevens - Ativan Official Audio

    6:34

    From The Ascension, available now on digital & on LP/CD/Cassette on October 2, 2020 /

    Lyrics:
    I woke up in stereo—I spent the day in vertigo I could not get the spirit off my back
    Put my feelings on the table
    Eat my heart out if you’re able
    Separate the fever from the fact So much for the afterglow
    I feel just like an embryo
    I take it out before you put it back Put my head between my knees I search myself for all disease
    I separate the bottle from the cap
    Chorus...
    Is all for something? Is it all part of a plan? Tranquilize me, sanitize me, Ativan
    (My leading woman)
    Is all for nothing? Is it all part of a plan? Make my wish list, mind my business
    Do the best I can (with what I am)
    Caught up in the baby’s breath
    I shit my pants and wet the bed
    It takes some time to throw the demons off Put the lotion in the basket
    Now jump off the overpass
    It takes some time before the skin comes off Fill me with the blood of Jesus
    Clean my plate ‘til he receives us
    Separate the colors from the black
    Shut the shades to make it prosper
    Cut your face to make it softer
    Tell the shadows near us to come back
    Chorus...
    Is all for nothing? Is it all part of a plan? Tranquilize me and revise me, Ativan (My leading woman)
    Is it all full circle? Is it all part of a plan? Make my death wish, mind my business I’m doing the best I can (with what I am)

    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X, electric guitar, vocals Casey Foubert: electric guitar
    Emil Nikolaisen: black magic

  • Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell indie | folk | singer-songwriter

    43:45

    Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell (2015)
    indie, folk, singer-songwriter, christmas, alternative, fip

    01. death with dignity 00:01
    02. should have known better 03:59
    03. all of me wants all of you 09:05
    04. drawn to the blood 12:45
    05. eugene 16:02
    06. fourth of july 18:26
    07. the only thing 23:05
    08. carrie & lowell 27:46
    09. john my beloved 30:59
    10. no shade in the shadow of the cross 36:05
    11. blue bucket of gold 38:43

    This video uses copyrighted material in a manner that does not require approval of the copyright holder. It is a fair use under copyright law. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976 Allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. The purpose of this upload is for viewer enjoyment and education. Not for monetary gain.

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  • Sufjan Stevens - Video Game Official Music Video - feat. Jalaiah

    4:38

    From The Ascension, available September 25, 2020
    Pre-Order/Pre-Save:

    Credits:
    Director
    Nicole Ginelli

    Starring
    Jalaiah Harmon

    Director of Photography
    Angelica Perez-Castro

    Assistant Camera
    Aimée Schroeppel Casey

    2nd Assistant Camera
    Charlotte Acker

    Gaffer
    Jordan Daniels

    Steadicam Operator
    Angelica Perez-Castro

    Choreography
    Jalaiah Harmon

    Stylist
    Metta Conchetta

    Hair & Makeup
    Stefanie Harmon

    Animation, Editing, VFX, Compositing 
    Nicole Ginelli

    Additional Motion & VFX 
    Will Rahilly 

    Additional Editing 
    Alex Mallis 

    Co Producer
    John Beeler

    Producer
    Nicole Ginelli

    Filmed at
    Studio Space Atlanta

    Special Thanks:
    Steven Ross, Taylor Russo

    Lyrics:
    I don’t wanna be your personal Jesus
    I don’t wanna live inside of that flame In a way
    I wanna be my own believer
    I don’t wanna play your video game

    I don’t wanna be the center of the universe
    I don’t wanna be a part of that shameIn a way
    I wanna be my own redeemer
    I don’t wanna play your video game

    I don’t care if everybody else is into it
    I don’t care if it’s a popular refrain
    I don’t wanna be a puppet in a theater
    I don’t wanna play your video game

    You don’t wanna be the one who has to pay for it
    You don’t wanna be the one who has to change
    All you want is what the resumé tells you
    I don’t wanna play your video game
    Chorus...

    I don’t wanna play, I don’t wanna play (I just wanna go away)
    I don’t wanna play your video game

    I don’t wanna love you if won’t receive it
    I don’t wanna save the world that way
    I don’t wanna be your personal Jesus
    I don’t wanna play your video game

    I don’t wanna put the devil on a pedestal
    I don’t wanna put the saints in chains
    I just wanna make my life a little easier
    I don’t wanna play your video game
    Chorus...

    I don’t wanna be your Julius Caesar
    I don’t want it to go down that way
    But in a way you gotta follow the procedure
    So go ahead and play your video game
    Chorus...

    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, vocals
    Casey Foubert: bass guitar*
    James McAlister: additional drums and percussion*

    © 2020 SUFJAN STEVENS MUSIC/ASCAP
    ©℗ 2020 AKR P.O. BOX 1282 LANDER, WY 82520 USA

  • Sufjan Stevens, Death With Dignity

    4:00

    From the album CARRIE & LOWELL / recently heard in CAPTAIN SPIRIT
    Buy : / Stream:

    Available on Asthmatic Kitty Records

    LYRICS:
    Spirit of my silence I can hear you
    But I’m afraid to be near you
    And I don’t know where to begin
    And I don’t know where to begin

    Somewhere in the desert there’s a forest
    And an acre before us
    But I don’t know where to begin
    But I don’t know where to begin
    Again I’ve lost my strength completely, oh be near me,
    Tired old mare with the wind in your hair

    Amethyst and flowers on the table, is it real or a fable?
    Well I suppose a friend is a friend
    And we all know how this will end

    Chimney swift that finds me, be my keeper
    Silhouette of the cedar
    What is that song you sing for the dead?
    What is that song you sing for the dead?
    I see the signal searchlight strike me in the window of my room
    Well I got nothing to prove
    Well I got nothing to prove

    I forgive you, mother, I can hear you
    And I long to be near you
    But every road leads to an end
    Yes every road leads to an end
    Your apparition passes through me in the willows:
    Five red hens—you’ll never see us again
    You’ll never see us again

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  • Sufjan Stevens, Should Have Known Better

    5:05

    From the album CARRIE & LOWELL
    Buy it:
    Available now Asthmatic Kitty Records

    More info:

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    LYRICS:

    I should have known better
    To see what I could see
    My black shroud
    Holding down my feelings
    A pillar for my enemies

    I should have wrote a letter
    And grieve what I happen to grieve
    My black shroud
    I never trust my feelings
    I waited for the remedy

    When I was three, three maybe four
    She left us at that video store
    Be my rest, be my fantasy

    I’m light as a feather
    I’m bright as the Oregon breeze
    My black shroud
    Frightened by my feelings
    I only want to be a relief

    No, I’m not a go-getter
    The demon had a spell on me
    My black shroud
    Captain of my feelings
    The only thing I want to believe

    When I was three, and free to explore
    I saw her face on the back of the door
    Be my vest, be my fantasy

    I should have known better
    Nothing can be changed
    The past is still the past
    The bridge to nowhere
    I should’ve wrote a letter
    Explaining what I feel, that empty feeling

    Don’t back down, concentrate on seeing
    The breakers in the bar, the neighbor’s greeting
    My brother had a daughter
    The beauty that she brings, illumination

    Don’t back down, there is nothing left
    The breakers in the bar, no reason to live
    I’m a fool in the fetter
    Rose of Aaron’s beard, where you can reach me

    Don’t back down: nothing can be changed
    Cantilever bridge, the drunken sailor
    My brother had a daughter
    The beauty that she brings, illumination

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  • Sufjan Stevens - My Rajneesh Official Audio

    10:30

    Side B from the America 12-inch.
    Stream it here:
    Rajneesh portrait by Stephen Halker

    Lyrics:
    After the storm, we shaved our legs to the skin
    Into the snow, our footprints showed where we'd been
    They gave us names, they said my name means war
    Dwelling in song, the lion and the lamb were restored

    Illumination, accede my need, my Rajneesh
    Hallucination, accede my need, my Rajneesh

    I lit a fire and drank of the breath of his kiss
    My tambourine affirmed by the dance of his wrist
    Mystical star, burn bright like the tail of a dog
    Now we are blessed with the righteousness of the Lord

    Illumination, accede my need, my Rajneesh
    Hallucination, accede my need, my Rajneesh

    I'm on a path of love, I'm on a parrot
    Possess me with prayer on the bluff
    I'm on a task for God
    Entheogen, you lift me within Upanishad

    Bright as a thunderbird singing
    You stare at the sun to see the sublime
    Forgetting the light that makes you go blind

    Osho you ask of us singing
    If courage is love of the unknown
    Consider the powers parading you home

    I'm on a path of love saying
    You stand in the shade to feel it was blessed
    Obscuring from light the seeds you possess

    I'm on a path of trust singing
    Whatever it takes, receive of the light
    The terror will take whatever it likes

    Credits:
    My Rajneesh was performed, recorded, engineered, mixed and produced by Sufjan Stevens with with additional engineering and recording by Chad Copelin at Blackwatch Studios (Norman, OK) and by Brian Joseph at April Base (Eau Claire, WI), with additional contributions performed by Casey Foubert (electric guitar), James McAlister (drums and percussion), Bryce Dessner (electric guitar) and Chad Copelin (synthesizers and effects). Trombones performed by Ben Lanz, Dave Nelson, Alan Ferber and Ryan Keberle. Choir vocals performed by Cat Martino, Vesper Stamper, Kelli Scarr, Jessica Wolfe, Kristin Andreassen, Holly Proctor and Amy Merrill.

  • Sufjan Stevens // Mystery of Love // 90th Academy Awards

    2:21

    Sufjan Stevens is accompanied by St. Vincent, Moses Sumney, Chris Thile, Casey Foubert, and James McAlister to perform the Oscar nominated original song Mystery of Love from the film Call Me By Your Name at the 90th annual Academy Awards. Performed live at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on 03.04.18. Introduced by Daniela Vega.

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  • Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell OFFICIAL FULL ALBUM STREAM

    44:08

    Official full album stream of Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens. Available on Asthmatic Kitty Records:

    00:00 Death With Dignity
    04:00 Should Have Known Better
    09:07 All of Me Wants All Of You
    12:52 Drawn the the Blood
    16:10 Eugene
    18:42 Fourth of July
    23:23 The Only Thing
    28:07 Carrie & Lowell
    31:22 John My Beloved
    36:30 No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
    39:11 Blue Bucket of Gold
    43:57 Album credits

  • Sufjan Stevens - Visions of Gideon

    4:10

    CALL ME BY YOUR NAME is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman, written by Oscar® nominee James Ivory and starring Armie Hammer (The Man from U.N.C.L.E, On the Basis of Sex) and Timothée Chalamet (Lady Bird, Little Women). Its soundtrack is a mix of 80s pop, classical compositions & songs by singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens, including two songs written specifically for the film.

    Listen to the full soundtrack:

    While the soundtrack for CALL ME BY YOUR NAME is a compilation of tracks by numerous musicians, Guadagnino decided he wanted to approach American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens to create a song especially for the film. “An artist for whom I have enormous admiration is Sufjan. His voice is fantastic and angelic, and his lyrics are so sharp and deep and full of sorrow and beauty. The music is so haunting. All these elements were the ones I wanted to envision in the film.”

    While Guadagnino knew that Stevens had never collaborated on a movie before, he reached out. Stevens read the book, they had a long conversation, and the result was that he wrote not one, but two original songs for the film: “Mystery of Love” and “Visions of Gideon”.

    The soundtrack for CALL ME BY YOUR NAME also includes tracks by John Adams and Ryuichi Sakamoto as well as pieces written by Erik Satie, Maurice Ravel and Johann Sebastian Bach. As the film is set in the 1980s, Guadagnino chose period Italian pop music (including Giorgio Moroder & Joe Esposito’s “Lady Lady Lady”) for the radio, but particularly spotlights The Psychedelic Furs’ anthem “Love My Way”. “I love The Psychedelic Furs,” says Guadagnino. “It’s kind of autobiographical, because I remember listening to that song when I was seventeen and being completely affected by it. I wanted to pay homage to myself then.”


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    LYRICS
    I have loved you for the last time
    Is it a video? Is it a video?
    I have touched you for the last time
    Is it a video? Is it a video?
    For the love, for laughter, I flew up to your arms
    Is it a video? Is it a video?
    For the love, for laughter, I flew up to your arms
    Is it a video? Is it a video?
    Is it a video?
    I have loved you for the last time
    Visions of Gideon, visions of Gideon
    And I have kissed you for the last time
    Visions of Gideon, visions of Gideon
    For the love, for laughter, I flew up to your arms
    Is it a video? (Is it a video?) Is it a video? (Is it a video?)
    For the love, for laughter, I flew up to your arms
    Is it a video? (Is it a video?) Is it a video? (Is it a video?)
    For the love, for laughter, I flew up to your arms
    Visions of Gideon (visions of Gideon), visions of Gideon (visions of Gideon)
    For the love, for laughter, I flew up to your arms
    Visions of Gideon (visions of Gideon), visions of Gideon (visions of Gideon), visions of Gideon
    Visions of Gideon, visions of Gideon, visions of Gideon
    Visions of Gideon, visions of Gideon, visions of Gideon
    Visions of Gideon (is it a video?), visions of Gideon (is it a video?), visions of Gideon
    Visions of Gideon (is it a video?), visions of Gideon (is it a video?), visions of Gideon
    (Is it a video?) (is it a video?) (is it a video?)

    #ViseonsOfGideon #CallMeByYourName #SufjanStevens

  • Sufjan Stevens, The Only Thing

    4:42

    From the album CARRIE & LOWELL
    Buy it: / Album stream:
    Available on Asthmatic Kitty Records

    More info:

    LYRICS:
    The only thing that keeps me from driving this car
    Half-light, jack knife into the canyon at night
    Signs and wonders: Perseus aligned with the skull
    Slain Medusa, Pegasus alight from us all

    Do I care if I survive this? Bury the dead where they’re found
    In a veil of great surprises: I wonder did you love me at all?

    The only thing that keeps me from cutting my arm
    Cross hatch, warm bath, Holiday Inn after dark
    Signs and wonders: water stain writing the wall
    Daniel’s message, blood of the moon on us all

    Do I care if I despise this? Nothing else matters, I know
    In a veil of great disguises: How do I live with your ghost?

    Should I tear my eyes out now?
    Everything I see returns to you somehow
    Should I tear my heart out now?
    Everything I feel returns to you somehow
    I want to save you from your sorrow

    The only reason why I continue at all
    Faith in reason, I wasted my life playing dumb
    Signs and wonders: sea lion caves in the dark
    Blind faith, God’s grace, nothing else left to impart

    Do I care if I survive this? Bury the dead where they’re found
    In a veil of great surprises, hold to my head till I drown
    Should I tear my eyes out now, before I see too much?
    Should I tear my arms out now? I want to feel your touch

    Should I tear my eyes out now?
    Everything I see returns to you somehow
    Should I tear my heart out now?
    Everything I feel returns to you somehow

  • Sufjan Stevens - America Official Audio

    12:33

    From The Ascension, available September 25, 2020
    Pre-order / pre-save here:
    Filmed by Sufjan Stevens

    Lyrics:
    Is it love you’re after?
    A sign of the flood or one more disaster
    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you did to America

    I have loved you, I have grieved
    I’m ashamed to admit I no longer believe
    I have loved you, I received
    I have traded my lifeFor a picture of the scenery
    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you did to America

    I give it all up in laughter
    The sign of the cross awaiting disaster
    The dove flew to me like a vision of paranoia
    The dove flew to me like a vision of paranoia

    I have loved you like a dream
    I have kissed your lips like a Judas in heat
    I have worshipped, I believed
    I have broke your bread for a splendor of machinery
    Don’t look at me like I’m acting hysterical
    Don’t look at me like I’m acting hysterical

    I have worshipped, I have cried
    I have put my hands in the wounds on your side
    I have tasted of your blood
    I have choked on the waters, I abated the flood
    I am broken, I am beat
    But I will find my way like a Judas in heat
    I am fortune, I am free
    I’m like a fever of light in the land of opportunity

    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you do to yourself
    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you do to yourself
    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you do to yourself
    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you do to yourself

    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you did to America

    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X, electric guitar, piano, recorders, vocals
    Casey Foubert: lead electric guitar, bass guitar

  • Sufjan Stevens - Lamentations Official Audio

    3:44

    From Sufjan Stevens' The Ascension, available now on digital & on LP/CD/Cassette on October 2, 2020 /

    Lyrics:
    Take me into all of your life
    I am the future, define the future
    I was only thinking of human kindness
    I am the future, define the future
    I have always wanted to be here with you Love me the first time, love me the last time Something that I wanted to see through with you I am the future, define the future
    Is this the way you make me ask for something more?
    Is this the reason why you walk back to the door?
    You wanna rebel but you hold yourself indecision
    And something tells me that you gave it all up over division
    Take me into all of your lifetime
    I am the future, define the future
    Take me into all of your lasting lifetime
    I am the future, define the future
    I was only thinking of human kindness Love me the first time, love me the last time Take me into all of your lamentations
    I am the future, define the future

    Credits:
    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X, vocals Casey Foubert: electric guitar
    James McAlister: additional drums and percussion* and vocal cut-up effects*

  • Casimir Pulaski Day

    5:54

    Provided to YouTube by BWSCD, Inc.

    Casimir Pulaski Day · Sufjan Stevens

    Illinois

    ℗ 2005 Asthmatic Kitty

    Released on: 2005-07-05

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  • America

    12:30

    Provided to YouTube by BWSCD, Inc.

    America · Sufjan Stevens

    America

    ℗ 2020 Asthmatic Kitty Records

    Released on: 2020-07-04

    Mixer: Sufjan Stevens
    Producer: Sufjan Stevens
    Lyricist: Sufjan Stevens
    Music Publisher: Sufjan Stevens Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Sufjan Stevens - Illinois Full Album

    1:14:14

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    1. Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois 0:00
    2. The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, 'I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!' 2:09
    3. Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream) 4:23
    4. John Wayne Gacy, Jr 11:08
    5. Jacksonville 14:28
    6. A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons 19:52
    7. Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Stepmother! 20:40
    8. One Last 'Whoo-Hoo!' for the Pullman 23:44
    9. Chicago 23:50
    10. Casimir Pulaski Day 29:55
    11. To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament 35:48
    12. The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts 37:29
    13. Prairie Fire That Wanders About 43:45
    14. A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze 45:57
    15. The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us! 46:16
    16. They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh! 51:39
    17. Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell 56:49
    18. In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth 57:29
    19. The Seer's Tower 58:04
    20. The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now) 01:01:58
    21. Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few 01:09:01
    22. Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run 01:09:48

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  • Sufjan Stevens Futile Devices Live on Soundcheck

    2:33

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  • Sufjan Stevens - Tonya Harding

    5:06

    Buy/listen here:

    Lyrics:
    Tonya Harding, my star
    Well this world is a cold one
    But it takes one to know one
    And God only knows what you are

    Just some Portland white trash
    You confronted your sorrow
    Like there was no tomorrow
    While the rest of the world only laughed

    Triple axel on high
    A delightful disaster
    You jumped farther and faster
    You were always so full of surprises

    Are your laces untied?
    What’s the frown on your face for?
    And just what are the skates for now?
    Tell me which is your good side?

    Are you lonely at night?
    Do you miss all the glory
    And the mythical story
    Of the Olympian life?

    Yamaguchi in red
    She had high rise and roses
    And red-carpet poses
    And her outfit was splendid

    Nancy Kerrigan’s charm
    Well she took quite a beating
    So you’re not above cheating
    Can you blame her for crying?

    Tonya, you were the brightest
    Yeah you rose from the ashes
    And survived all the crashes
    Wiping the blood from your white tights

    Has the world had its fun?
    Yeah they’ll make such a hassle
    And they’ll build you a castle
    Then destroy it when they’re done

    Tonya Harding, my friend
    Well this world is a bitch, girl
    Don’t end up in a ditch, girl
    I’ll be watching you close to the end

    So fight on as you are
    My American princess
    May God bless you with incense
    You’re my shining American star

  • Sufjan Stevens, Fourth Of July

    4:39

    From the album CARRIE & LOWELL
    Buy it: / Album stream:
    Available on Asthmatic Kitty Records

    More info:

    LYRICS:
    The evil it spread like a fever ahead
    It was night when you died, my firefly
    What could I have said to raise you from the dead?
    Oh could I be the sky on the fourth of July?

    “Well you do enough talk
    My little hawk, why do you cry?
    Tell me what did you learn from the Tillamook burn?
    Or the Fourth of July?
    We’re all gonna die.”

    Sitting at the bed with the halo at your head
    Was it all a disguise, like Junior High
    Where everything was fiction, future, and prediction
    Now where am I? My fading supply

    “Did you get enough love, my little dove
    Why do you cry?
    And I’m sorry I left, but it was for the best
    Though it never felt right
    My little Versailles.”

    The hospital asked should the body be cast
    Before I say goodbye, my star in the sky
    Such a funny thought to wrap you up in cloth
    Do you find it all right, my dragonfly?

    “Shall we look at the moon, my little loon
    Why do you cry?
    Make the most of your life, while it is rife
    While it is light

    Well you do enough talk
    My little hawk, why do you cry?
    Tell me what did you learn from the Tillamook burn?
    Or the Fourth of July?
    We’re all gonna die.”

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  • Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Live

    1:34:54

    Stream/buy: smarturl.it/suf-cl-live
    12 of Blue Bucket / Hotline Bling available in September

    0:00 Redford (For Yia-Yia and Pappou) - Live
    3:30 Death With Dignity - Live
    8:08 Should Have Known Better
    13:40 All of Me Wants All Of You - Live
    20:27 John My Beloved - Live
    27:00 The Only Thing - Live
    32:22 Fourth of July - Live
    38:59 No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross - Live
    42:37 Carrie & Lowell - Live
    46:55 Drawn to the Blood - Live
    51:05 Eugene - Live
    55:36 Vesuvius - Live
    1:02:11 Futile Devices - Live
    1:06:58 Blue Bucket of Gold - Live
    1:11:23 Blue Bucket Outro
    1:23:56 Hotline Bling (encore, featuring Gallant)

    Performed live at:
    The North Charleston Performing Arts Center
    Charleston, South Carolina
    November 9, 2015
    Performed by:
    Casey Foubert
    Dawn Landes
    James McAlister
    Steve Moore
    Sufjan Stevens
    Featuring
    Gallant
    Performing “Hotline Bling”
    Hotline Bling by Aubrey Graham, Timmy Thomas, Paul Jeffries. Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.

    Filmed by
    We Are Films

    Aaron Craig & Alex Craig - Director of Photography

    Camera operators - Keith Bradshaw etc.

    Produced by Sufjan Stevens

    Co-Produced by Lisa Moran, Aaron Craig, and Alex Craig

    Set, Stage, and Lighting Designer - Marc Janowitz

    Lighting & Video Designer - Jason Rothberg

    Video Designer - Josh Higgason

    Sound Engineer - Brenndan McGuire

    Monitor Engineer - Stu Tenold

    Instrument Technician - Mikey Loy

    Video Technician - Dan Gentile

    Merchandise Manager - Max Goldblatt

    Booking Agent - Ali Hedrick / Billions Corporation

    Business Manager - Mark Kaplan / Mejia & Kaplan, LLP

    Tour Manager - Michael Schoenbeck

    Artist Manager - Lisa Moran / The Art Counsel

  • Sufjan Stevens - Chicago

    6:05

    Artist: Sufjan Stevens; Album: Illinois; Song Title: Chicago; Track No: 9; Released Date:July 5, 2005; Label: Asthmatic Kitty

  • Sufjan Stevens - Love Yourself Official Audio

    3:52

    Stream/buy/read more:

    Animated by Brent Clouse: brentclouse.com

    Lyrics:
    Love yourself
    You are the one thing
    I needed

    Share of yourself
    Show me the things that
    You believe in

    [Chorus]
    Love, can you love yourself
    Show me everything
    every reason to believe in yourself

    Make a shelf
    Put all the things on
    that you believe in

    [Chorus]
    Love, can you love yourself
    Show me everything
    every reason to believe in yourself

    Love yourself
    You are the one thing
    I believe in
    Love, can you love yourself
    Show me everything,
    every reason to believe in yourself

    Make a shelf
    Put all the things on
    that you believe in

    Love, can you love yourself
    (you are the one thing)
    Show me everything
    (you are the one thing)
    every reason to believe in yourself
    (you are the one thing)

  • Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell ALBUM REVIEW

    8:07

    Listen:

    Suf(j)an Subaru Stevens comes through with an incredibly sad, personal, and subtle record with Carrie & Lowell.

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    FAV TRACKS: DEATH WITH DIGNITY, SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER, FOURTH OF JULY, THE ONLY TH ING, EUGENE

    LEAST FAV TRACK: BLUE BUCKET OF GOLD

    SUFJAN STEVENS - CARRIE & LOWELL / ASTHMATIC KITTY / 2015 / SINGER-SONGWRITER, CONTEMPORARY FOLK, INDIE FOLK, CHAMBER FOLK

    7/10

    Y'all know this is just my opinion, right? What did you think of this album? Love it? Hate it? Why? What should I review next, eh?

  • Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly: NPR Music Field Recordings

    4:47

    In a Manhattan studio, some of the musicians behind Planetarium play the album's beautiful closing track.

    By Benjamin Naddaff-Hafrey

    Early on a spring morning in Manhattan, Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and Nadia Sirota gathered at Reservoir Studios in Manhattan to play a song first performed five years ago and an ocean away.

    Mercury is the closing track off Planetarium, a song cycle about the planets by Stevens, Dessner, Muhly and James McAlister. The work was originally composed on commission for the Dutch concert hall Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, and first performed there in 2012. Five turns around the sun later, Planetarium will arrive in recorded form on June 9 via 4AD.

    Mercury is one of the most intimate songs on the record, a quality that's emphasized by its spot just after the 15-minute, ambient, electronic epic, Earth. Where the record's other songs foreground synthesizers and spastic electric drum samples reminiscent of 2010's The Age of Adz, Mercury largely rests on Muhly's gentle piano work and Stevens' beautiful vocal. Where once, in the original live performances, the song swelled to a cinematic rush on the order of Illinois, it's now spare and elegant. Its warm intimacy is all the more apparent in the group's live performance, which features Dessner of The National lightly doubling on guitar Stevens' wordless refrain at the song's close.

    Like many of the pieces on the record, its lyrics are a constellation of the cosmic, the personal and the mythological. The song, named for the messenger god, is a perfect musical setting for the feeling of having something dear carried away from you. All that I've known to be of life / and I am gentle, Stevens sings. You ran off with it all.

    Life is so abundant here, and yet we're so obsessed with the exterior of here, Stevens told All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen in a companion interview. That's what's so interesting, there's a sort of beautiful, perfect order to life on earth that's so mysterious and so profound. And yet, as people, we really fuck it up. We're so dysfunctional. And we seek guidance from the exterior world — from the heavens — to help us understand our purpose here, and to sort of create a sense of order.

    Credits:

    Producers: Bob Boilen, Ben Naddaff-Hafrey; Director: Mito Habe-Evans; Editor: Nickolai Hammar; Violist: Nadia Sirota; Audio Engineering: Daniel Availa, Fritz Myers, Josh Rogosin, James Yost; Videographers: Annabel Edwards, Mito Habe-Evans, Nickolai Hammar; Series Producer: Mito Habe-Evans; Executive Producers: Anya Grundmann, Keith Jenkins; Special Thanks: St. Rose Music, Mark and Rachel Dibner of the Argus Fund;

  • Sufjan Stevens - To Be Alone With You HD

    2:49

    no copyright intended!!! enjoy

  • Sufjan Stevens - The Lakes of Canada - A Take Away Show

    4:54

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  • Sufjan Stevens - Lyrics - For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti

    3:58

    Artist: Sufjan Stevens
    Album: Greetings from Michigan: The Great Lake State
    Song: For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti

    Lyrics:
    I've have called you children
    I have called you son
    What is there to answer
    If I'm the only one
    Morning comes in Paradise
    Morning comes in light
    Still I must obey
    Still I must invite

    If there's anything to say
    If there's anything to do
    If there's any other way
    I'll do anything for you

    I was dressed in embarassment
    I was dressed in white
    If you had a part of me
    Will you take your time
    Even if I come back
    Even if I die
    Is there some idea
    To replace my life

    Like a father to impress
    Like a mother's morning dress
    If we ever make a mess
    I'll do anything for you

    I have called you preacher
    I have called you son
    If you have a father
    Or if you haven't one

    I'll do anything for you

    I did everything for you
    _________________________
    All you who are into Sufjan Stevens: check out a Finnish folk band Kaspar, beautiful harmonies and lyrics like Sufjan Stevens has. Cheers!


  • Sufjan Stevens & Julien Baker — A Crisis of Faith

    14:35

    Know my name and all of my hideous mistakes, but I rejoice.

    In 2015, two darling indie folk artists released albums about struggling with their faith and doubting God - Sufjan Stevens with Carrie & Lowell, and Julien Baker with Sprained Ankle. Despite their spiritual lives being almost complete opposites, both of these albums have been vital for me in my own relationship with God.

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    REFERENCES

    “True Myth: A Conversation With Sufjan Stevens”, from Pitchfork


    “Lowell Brams Discusses Sufjan Stevens' Album About His Life”, from Pitchfork


    --

    You can buy Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens on his bandcamp page:

    I have Carrie & Lowell on vinyl and it’s one of my favourite records that I own.

    You can also buy Sprained Ankle on Julien Baker’s bandcamp, including an incredibly pretty limited edition silver vinyl edition.

    I got my copy signed by Julien Baker when she was on tour here for Sprained Ankle here in Australia. It is one of my prized possessions.

    Also on Sufjan Stevens’ bandcamp page, you can purchase his album with his step-father Lowell Brams called Aporia. The vinyl is sold out though. :(



    --

    Songs used in this video, in order of appearance:

    0:00 - Julien Baker - Vessels (Sprained Ankle)
    1:10 - Sufjan Stevens - To Be Alone With You (Seven Swans)
    2:16 - Sufjan Stevens - Should Have Known Better (Carrie & Lowell)
    2:46 - Sufjan Stevens - Eugene
    3:17 - Sufjan Stevens - Blue Bucket of Gold
    3:42 - Sufjan Stevens - Death With Dignity
    4:04 - Sufjan Stevens - Fouth of July
    4:28 - Sufjan Stevens - Drawn to the Blood
    5:42 - Sufjan Stevens - No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
    6:15 - Sufjan Stevens - The Only Thing
    7:00 - Sufjan Stevens - John, My Beloved
    7:42 - Julien Baker - Blacktop
    8:52 - Julien Baker - Sprained Ankle
    9:58 - Julien Baker - Everybody Does
    11:08 - Julien Baker - Rejoice
    12:08 - Julien Baker - Go Home

    --

    Teen Dream is a collection of personal video essays about my favourite albums from 2010-2019.

  • Sufjan Stevens - For The Widows In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti

    3:19

    I found this video on the internet years ago. I didn't make this and don't know who to credit for it. It's probably not even legit to post it, but it's one of my favorite videos of Sufjan.

  • Sufjan Stevens, No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross

    2:40

    From the album CARRIE & LOWELL
    Buy it:
    Available now on Asthmatic Kitty Records

    More info:

    LYRICS:
    Now that I fell into your arms
    My only lover
    Give out to give in
    I search for the capsule I lost

    Drag me to hell
    In the valley of The Dalles
    Like my mother
    Give wings to a stone
    It’s only the shadow of a cross

    I slept on my back
    In the shade of the meadowlark
    Like a champion
    Get drunk to get laid
    I take one more hit when you depart

    I’ll drive that stake through the center of my heart
    Lonely vampire
    Inhaling its fire
    I’m chasing the dragon too far

    There’s blood on that blade
    Fuck me, I’m falling apart
    My assassin
    Like Casper the ghost
    There’s no shade in the shadow of the cross

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    Footage courtesy of Don Whitaker, modified and used under Creative Commons license: Attribution 3.0 United States. Modifications include slowed frame rate and trimming.

  • Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension Official Audio

    5:58

    From The Ascension, available now on digital & on LP/CD/Cassette on October 2, 2020 /

    Lyrics:
    When I am dead and the light leaves my breast
    Nothing to be told, nothing to confess
    Let the record show what I couldn’t quite confess
    For by living for myself I was living for unrest
    Then the evidence came back In a chariot of vindication Something to behold, glorious in its path
    But the prophecy fell back as it gave to me an invitation Show them what is right, show them what is blessed
    Chorus...
    But now it strikes me far too late again
    That I was asking far too much of everyone around me
    And now it strikes me far too late again
    That I should answer for myself as the Ascension falls upon me
    So what should be said of a life that leaves its mess?
    For once your life was sold it could never be possessed
    You were selfishly as a continent, you were finally at your best For you favored for yourself when selfishness was blessed
    Then Cordelia came back in a chariot hallucination
    Something to rejoice, glorious in its wrath
    But the prophecy was a pantomime as came to me in accusation Show them what is right, show them what is best
    Chorus...
    But now it strikes me far too late again
    That I was asking far too much of everyone around me
    And now it strikes me far too late again
    That I should answer for myself as the Ascension falls upon me
    And now it frightens me, the thought against my chest
    To think I was asking for a reason
    Explaining why everything’s a total mess
    And now it frightens me, the dreams dreams that I possess To think I was acting like a believer
    When I was just angry and depressed
    And to everything there is no meaning A season of pain and hopelessness
    I shouldn’t have looked for revelation
    I should have resigned myself to this
    I thought I could change the world around me I thought I could change the world for best
    I thought I was called in convocation
    I thought I was sanctified and blessed
    But now it strengthens me to know the truth at last That everything comes from consummation
    And everything comes with consequence
    And I did it all with exultation
    While you did it all with hopelessness
    Yes I did it all with adoration
    While you killed it off with all of your holy mess
    What now? What now? What now? What now?

    Credits:
    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Prophet 08, Prophet X, piano, vocals

  • Sufjan Stevens - Die Happy Official Audio

    5:49

    From The Ascension, available now on digital & on LP/CD/Cassette on October 2, 2020 /

    Lyrics:
    I wanna die happy
    I wanna die happy
    I wanna die happy
    I wanna die happy
    I wanna die happy
    I wanna die happy
    I wanna die happy
    I wanna die happy etc.

    Credits:
    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, vocals Casey Foubert: electric guitar*
    James McAlister: additional drums and percussion*

  • Sufjan Stevens - Ursa Major Official Audio

    3:44

    From The Ascension, available now on digital & on LP/CD/Cassette on October 2, 2020 /

    Lyrics:
    For the love of God
    In the shade of Ursa Major
    For the life of me
    I can’t account for human nature For your information
    I’m not one for controversy
    So I ask forgiveness now
    Lord, reveal yourself in mercy
    Call off all emergency
    And look at thing things the way I see them For the beauty of the earth
    It shows us wisdom, love and rebirth
    Chorus...
    I wanna love you, I wanna love you Until the earth runs through it
    I wanna love you, I wanna love you And I’m definitely gonna do it
    For the love of mercy
    In the face of all this danger
    For the most of all my life
    I feel as if I were a stranger
    And all the consequences
    From the throes of our persuasion Lord, I ask for patience now
    Call off all of your invasion
    There is beauty where I see it Everywhere that I can feel it
    I am on the verge of sorrow
    Tell me, lord, which road to follow
    Chorus...

    Credits:
    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X, vocals Casey Foubert: bass guitar

  • Sufjan Stevens - America Official Audio

    12:32

    From The Ascension, available now on digital & on LP/CD/Cassette on October 2, 2020 /

    Lyrics:
    Is it love you’re after?
    A sign of the flood or one more disaster
    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you did to America

    I have loved you, I have grieved
    I’m ashamed to admit I no longer believe
    I have loved you, I received
    I have traded my lifeFor a picture of the scenery
    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you did to America

    I give it all up in laughter
    The sign of the cross awaiting disaster
    The dove flew to me like a vision of paranoia
    The dove flew to me like a vision of paranoia

    I have loved you like a dream
    I have kissed your lips like a Judas in heat
    I have worshipped, I believed
    I have broke your bread for a splendor of machinery
    Don’t look at me like I’m acting hysterical
    Don’t look at me like I’m acting hysterical

    I have worshipped, I have cried
    I have put my hands in the wounds on your side
    I have tasted of your blood
    I have choked on the waters, I abated the flood
    I am broken, I am beat
    But I will find my way like a Judas in heat
    I am fortune, I am free
    I’m like a fever of light in the land of opportunity

    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you do to yourself
    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you do to yourself
    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you do to yourself
    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you do to yourself

    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you did to America
    Don’t do to me what you did to America

    Credits:
    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X, electric guitar, piano, recorders, vocals
    Casey Foubert: lead electric guitar, bass guitar

  • Sufjan Stevens - Run Away With Me Official Audio

    4:10

    From Sufjan Stevens' The Ascension, available now on digital & on LP/CD/Cassette on October 2, 2020 /

    Lyrics:
    Chorus...
    And I say love
    Come run away with me Sweet falling remedy Come run away with me And I say love
    Come run away with me Sweet falling fantasy Come run away with me And I say love
    They will terrorize us
    With new confusion
    With the fear of life
    that seeks to bring despair within And they will paralyze us
    With new illusions
    Let the dead revive the beast within Chorus...
    And I will bring you life
    A new communion
    With a paradise that brings the truth of light within
    And I will show you rapture
    A new horizon
    Follow me to life and love within Chorus...
    Come run away with me You’re all I ever need Come run away
    And I say love
    Come run away with me You’re all I ever need Come run away
    And I say love

    Credits:
    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, piano, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, vocals Casey Foubert: electric guitar

  • Sufjan Stevens - Make Me An Offer I Cannot Refuse Official Audio

    5:20

    From Sufjan Stevens' The Ascension, available now on digital & on LP/CD/Cassette on October 2, 2020 /

    Lyrics:
    Move me
    Move like the waters I cannot drink I have lost my patience
    Make me an offer I cannot refuse
    Move through to me
    Show me the face of all of my dreams Was it all for nothing?
    Make me an offer I cannot refuse
    Move through to me
    Move like the ghost of a hazardous demon Was it all forgiven?
    Make me an offer I cannot refuse
    Move like a centipede
    Foolish as I am, follow my lead
    I have lost my preference
    Make me an offer I cannot refuse
    Move through to me
    Show me the face of the radical dream There’s no time for innocence
    Make me an offer I cannot refuse
    Shall you refuse me?
    Show me the face of the radical dream There’s no time for severance
    Make me an offer I cannot refuse
    Shall you abuse me?
    Show me the grace of a natural king Lord, I need deliverance
    Make me an offer I cannot refuse

    Credits:
    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, electric guitar, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X, vocals
    Casey Foubert: bass guitar* and vibraphone*
    Bryce Dessner: electric guitar
    Emil Nikolaisen: black magic

  • Sufjan Stevens - Goodbye to All That Official Audio

    3:50

    From The Ascension, available now on digital & on LP/CD/Cassette on October 2, 2020 /

    Lyrics:
    (I’m your ticket tonight...)
    Here I am alone in my car
    Hopelessness incorporated
    I’m driving to wherever you are
    Now that all of my dreams have been confiscated Circa 1975
    Now that it’s too late to have died a young man Well I’m just glad that I’m still alive
    For what hasn’t killed me will make me stronger
    Chorus...
    Goodbye to that
    Goodbye to all of that artifact Goodbye to that
    Goodbye to all of that artifact
    Tell me what I already know
    Nothing is left of me, all of this is vertigo Turn around and show me your shadow
    Now that
    Chorus... Goodbye Goodbye Goodbye Goodbye Goodbye
    I’ve left you I feel all the afterglow
    to that
    to all of that artifact
    to that
    to all of that artifact
    to everything out of whack
    Here I am alone in my car Hopelessly infatuated
    Now I’m driving to wherever you are Love me and leave me intoxicated
    Chorus...

    Credits:
    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, Prophet 08, vocals Casey Foubert: bass guitar

  • Sufjan Stevens - Death Star Official Audio

    4:05

    From The Ascension, available now on digital & on LP/CD/Cassette on October 2, 2020 /

    Lyrics:
    Death star into space
    Trash talk, violate it
    What you call the human race
    Go on wipe that look off your face Death star into space
    Trash talk, violate it
    Witness me resist the hate
    It’s your own damn head on that plate
    Death star into space
    Vandalize what you create
    Trash talk, violate it
    Go on wipe that look off your face Death star into space
    What you call the human race Expedite the judgment day
    It’s your own damn head on that plate
    Death star into space
    Watch me now and take the bait Battle star, cannot fake it
    Go on let the future deflate
    Death star into space
    What you call the human race Witness me, resist the hate
    It’s your own damn head on that plate
    Death star into space
    Trash talk, violate it
    Vandalize what you create
    It’s your own damn head on that plate Death star into space
    What you call the human race Witness me resist your fate
    It’s your own damn head on that plate

    Credits:
    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X, electric guitar, vocals
    Casey Foubert: electric guitar, bass guitar

  • Sufjan Stevens - Tell Me You Love Me Official Audio

    4:23

    From The Ascension, available now on digital & on LP/CD/Cassette on October 2, 2020 /

    Lyrics:
    My love, I’ve lost my faith in everything Tell me you love me anyway
    Tell me you love me
    My love, I feel myself unraveling
    Tell me you love me anyway
    Tell me you love me
    My love, I feel the darkness on my back Something inside me like a wave
    Tell me you love me
    Right now I could use a change of heart
    Or a kiss before everything falls apart
    Can you tell me this love will last forever?
    And as the world turns making such a mess
    What’s the point of it when everything’s dispossessed?
    Can we carry this love across the desert?
    My love, I wish I was a photograph Perfect and lovely in a frame
    Tell me you love me
    My love, my life could be an epitaph Something to write upon my grave Tell me you love me
    Right now I could use a change of plans
    When it all falls, what’s the use of open hands? Can you tell me this love will last forever?
    And as the world burns breathing in the blight What’s the point of it if morning turns into night? Can we carry this love? It’s now or never
    I’m gonna love you. I’m gonna love you every day.

    Credits:
    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, electric guitar, piano, vocals Casey Foubert: bass guitar
    James McAlister: additional drums and percussion*

  • Sufjan Stevens - Gilgamesh Official Audio

    3:52

    From The Ascension, available now on digital & on LP/CD/Cassette on October 2, 2020 /

    Lyrics:
    Four degrees off the ground I am lost, forgive me
    Four degrees off the ground I am lost, forgive me.
    (Only the lonely)
    Reach out for what remains before you Reach out for what remains at hand For as it was in the beginning
    So shall it cease at my command (Only the lonely)
    Now place your head below your waistline Breathe deeply as the pain subsides
    And with your final breath remember
    The day of rest has now arrived
    (only the lonely)
    Oh my heart will leave you now, surrender Oh my heart receives you now
    With arms full of harvest
    Oh my heart has fallen for its fear of feelings Stay close to me my love
    Theosophy, in elegy love me
    Oh my heart will fantasize of Eden
    My love, my dream, make love to me surrender your spirit, sing my eulogy
    Oh my heart is chained to thee, my angel You haven’t seen the last of me
    My love, I give you everything
    Four degrees off the ground I am lost without you
    (only the lonely)

    Credits:
    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, electric guitar, recorders, vocals
    Casey Foubert: lead electric guitar

  • Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension Official Full Album Stream - Premieres Friday, Sep 25 12AM EST

    1:21:15

    Join us for a global listening party - Friday September 25, 2020 @ 12AM EST

    Track listing:
    00:00 Make Me An Offer I Cannot Refuse
    05:20 Run Away With Me
    09:29 Video Game
    13:45 Lamentations
    17:28 Tell Me You Love Me
    21:52 Die Happy
    27:40 Ativan
    34:13 Ursa Major
    37:56 Landslide
    43:03 Gilgamesh
    46:53 Death Star
    50:59 Goodbye To All That
    54:47 Sugar
    01:02:26 The Ascension
    01:08:22 America

  • Sufjan Stevens - Landslide Official Audio

    5:06

    From The Ascension, available now on digital & on LP/CD/Cassette on October 2, 2020 /

    Lyrics:
    It was something of a second life
    It was something of an anaphylaxis
    I saw the same shit, I saw the light
    You get me out of this and I’ll give you access At the risk of sounding like a Confucian
    I saw your body and I saw what I liked
    Let’s keep it simple, give me absolution Let’s take walk in the circle of light
    It was something of an afterthought
    It was something sort of unprecedented I saw the same shit, like it or not
    I saw the hemisphere, I didn’t invent it
    It was something of a reinvention
    You took my breath away, I took my time
    Let’s keep it simple, give me absolution Let’s take walk in the circle of light
    Chorus:
    We step in the light
    The rise of the tide
    My love is a wave
    You got me caught in a landslide There’s nowhere to run
    There’s nowhere to hide
    My love is a wave
    You got me caught in a landslide
    It was something of a second chance
    It was something of a phantom synapsis Now everything is slipping out of my hands You get me out of this and I’ll give you access At the risk of sounding like a Confucian
    I’m gonna take it one day at a time
    Let’s keep it simple, give me absolution Let’s take walk in the circle of light Chorus...

    Credits:
    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, electric guitar, vocals Casey Foubert: lead electric guitar, bass guitar

  • Sufjan Stevens - Video Game Official Audio

    4:17

    From Sufjan Stevens' The Ascension, available now on digital & on LP/CD/Cassette on October 2, 2020 /

    Lyrics:
    I don’t wanna be your personal Jesus I don’t wanna live inside of that flame In a way I wanna be my own believer I don’t wanna play your video game
    I don’t wanna be the center of the universe I don’t wanna be a part of that shame
    In a way I wanna be my own redeemer
    I don’t wanna play your video game
    I don’t care if everybody else is into it I don’t care if it’s a popular refrain
    I don’t wanna be a puppet in a theater I don’t wanna play your video game
    You don’t wanna be the one who has to pay for it You don’t wanna be the one who has to change All you want is what the resumé tells you
    I don’t wanna play your video game
    Chorus...
    I don’t wanna play, I don’t wanna play (I just wanna go away)
    I don’t wanna play your video game
    I don’t wanna love you if won’t receive it I don’t wanna save the world that way
    I don’t wanna be your personal Jesus
    I don’t wanna play your video game
    I don’t wanna put the devil on a pedestal I don’t wanna put the saints in chains
    I just wanna make my life a little easier
    I don’t wanna play your video game Chorus...
    I don’t wanna be your Julius Caesar
    I don’t want it to go down that way
    But in a way you gotta follow the procedure So go ahead and play your video game
    Chorus...

    Credits:
    Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, vocals Casey Foubert: bass guitar*
    James McAlister: additional drums and percussion*

  • The Ascension

    5:57

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    The Ascension · Sufjan Stevens

    The Ascension

    ℗ 2020 Asthmatic Kitty Records

    Released on: 2020-09-25

    Mixer: Sufjan Stevens
    Producer: Sufjan Stevens
    Lyricist: Sufjan Stevens
    Music Publisher: Sufjan Stevens Music

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  • Romulus

    4:42

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    Romulus · Sufjan Stevens

    Michigan

    ℗ 2003 Asthmatic Kitty

    Released on: 2003-07-01

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  • Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans Album

    46:21

    Track List in Description
    Copyright 2004 New Oferusalem Music
    ASCAP
    Copyright 2004 Sounds Familyre

    1. All the trees of the Field Will
    Clap Their Hands 0:00
    2. The Dress Looks Nice On You 4:14
    3. In The Devil's Territory 6:46
    4. To Be Alone With You 11:44
    5. Abraham 14:32
    6. Sister 17:06
    7. Size Too Small 23:07
    8. We Won't Need Legs to Stand 26:12
    9. A Good Man Is Hard To Find 28:28
    10. He Woke Me Up Again 31:44
    11. Seven Swans 34:27
    12. The Transfiguration 41:01

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    3:24

    Dir: Claire Carré

  • Sufjan Stevens - Chicago

    4:40

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    6:35

    Brooklyn's finest talks to TONY about his Celebrate Brooklyn blowout shows and his muse, Royal Robertson.

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