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LinThizzy
(midwest)
Posted: May 26, 2018 10:46
 

 westslope wrote:
So what are lyrics about?

The song came a little too early to be an ode to Barack Obama. 

 
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westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Mar 30, 2018 11:31
 

So what are lyrics about?

The song came a little too early to be an ode to Barack Obama. 
sfyi2001
(Seattle)
Posted: Dec 05, 2017 22:21
 


Ahnyer_Keester
(Lancaster, CA)
Posted: Nov 05, 2017 20:47
 

 kylieh wrote:
Love this whole album...
 
Me too. Very me too.
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Oct 06, 2017 11:16
 

 {#Yes}luismond wrote:
nice {#Neutral}

 


luismond
Posted: Oct 02, 2017 13:04
 

nice {#Neutral}
ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Aug 02, 2017 8:07
 

Bill says the last song, Hozier — Like Real People Do, appears to be about zombies and he follows up with a Sufjan song that isn't They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhh!? Missed opportunity! ;P
kylieh
(Gibsons, BC, Canada)
Posted: Jul 02, 2017 14:47
 

Love this whole album...
rascal
(Toronto)
Posted: Mar 06, 2017 10:42
 

 Agreed...really good

WonderLizard wrote:
Gotye - Somebody That I Used to Know
Xavier Rudd - Mana
Alison Brown Quartet - Mambo Banjo
Sufjan Stevens - Chicago

Brilliant set. One of the many, many reasons I listen to RP.

 

mread
(Sun Diego)
Posted: Feb 03, 2017 16:20
 

Turn it up!  Quintessential RP track.

What a character:
Sufjan Stevens performing, July 2016
Hey_Porter
Posted: Sep 29, 2016 5:52
 

 Steely_D wrote:
I have no idea why this song triggers a visceral sadness, but I just accept it...

You know St. Vincent played guitar with this guy? 

 
Most songs on Illinois elicit a visceral sadness.  It might be that Sufjan admits to crying in almost every song (or, in this song, suggests that he might be crying)
randyblew
(Raleigh, NC)
Posted: Aug 16, 2016 20:53
 

Some Sufjan! Nicely done Bill. Keep on surprising me, I'll always listen. I've turned on so many of my friends to this.
bb_matt
(Oxford, England)
Posted: May 30, 2016 9:52
 

Reminds me of Elbow
Skid_Mark
(Grand Haven, MI)
Posted: May 25, 2016 9:32
 

 copymonkey wrote:

No offense, but I think you've got bad read on this. Consider words like irony and nuance. An artist should always be searching. If you listen to Sufjan's latest, you'll see he's still looking for answers, and expressing that in a very powerful way.

 

Thanks.  No offense taken, my comment was intentionally over the top.

It's not the lyrics as much as his "sound" that bothers me about this tune, and almost everything else I've heard from him.  

I have no doubt that he's talented, there's just something that really bugs me about his music.  Maybe I'll "get it" sometime in the future, but for now, I'll pass.

 
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: May 13, 2016 8:10
 

Dear Sufjan,

Stay away from the South & West Sides if you're going to Chicago...It's a friggin' WAR ZONE THESE DAYS! 
jhorton
(Trailer Park on Cape Cod)
Posted: Feb 19, 2016 18:17
 

" If I could get my shit together,
I could write commercial jingles." 
jhorton
(Trailer Park on Cape Cod)
Posted: Feb 19, 2016 18:16
 

 chyk5 wrote:

Well said! This kid is immensely talented.

  In my mind, in my mind...

He's gonna' be YUGE!

chyk5
(Florida)
Posted: Jan 07, 2016 8:31
 

 copymonkey wrote:

No offense, but I think you've got bad read on this. Consider words like irony and nuance. An artist should always be searching. If you listen to Sufjan's latest, you'll see he's still looking for answers, and expressing that in a very powerful way.

 
Well said! This kid is immensely talented.
copymonkey
(in the northeast, but not near anywhere cool)
Posted: Dec 18, 2015 20:40
 

 Skid_Mark wrote:
This song makes me think of megachurches, insipid lyrics on gigantic screens, and people with arms raised, giving it up for Jesus.

No offense intended if that's anyone's thing, but everything I've heard from this guy sounds a little too much like watered down wussy "contemporary" Christian music to me.
 

 
No offense, but I think you've got bad read on this. Consider words like irony and nuance. An artist should always be searching. If you listen to Sufjan's latest, you'll see he's still looking for answers, and expressing that in a very powerful way.
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Dec 18, 2015 20:38
 

I suppose he's abandoned his "fifty states" project, which I once calculated, at his rate of production, would have taken us to some time after 2090. Still, it was a pretty good idea.