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    ANUSTART Lathan's Avatar
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    Thumbs up Sufjan Stevens

    He makes great albums, puts on a good show, and is a looker too!

    What's up with him? I see here...
    From the 'What are you listening to' thread...

    that something new is coming? Do tell!

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    He's been recording with the National!

    Come ooooon electrofunk album! Though I do hope he goes back and fixes Majesty Snowbird, I wasn't fond of the new version he did during the NYC shows.
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    the right amount of dirty Mr. Fox's Avatar
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    Link!

    I'm hoping for an early 2011 release!

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    Nice!

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    YAY NEW SUFJAN!

    I love him so much. He came out on stage during The National's show with Annie Clark. They were like "sorry they're so plain looking!".

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    Love him, of course! Can't wait to finally get a new album.

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    Sufjan Stevens

    Already said this in another thread, but it bears repeating - I am irrevocably falling in love. Started listening to A Sun Came and I cannot stop!

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    I only know Illinoise but it's great. I can't help but think he's gay, judging from certain lyrics...

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    Just curious, which lyrics?

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    Vilest of the vile Homogenik's Avatar
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    for instance, the song The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us!:

    Thinking outrageously, I write in cursive
    I hide in my bed with the lights on the floor
    Wearing three layers of coats and leg warmers
    I see my own breath on the face of the door

    Oh, I am not quite sleeping
    Oh, I am fast in bed
    There on the wall in the bedroom creeping
    I see a wasp with her wings outstretched

    North of Savanna we swim in the Palisades
    I come out wearing my brother's red hat
    There on his shoulder my best friend is bit seven times
    He runs washing his face in his hands

    Oh, how I meant to tease him
    Oh, how I meant no harm
    Touching his back with my hand, I kiss him
    I see the wasp on the length of my arm

    Oh, how I meant to tease him
    Oh, how I meant no harm
    Touching his back with my hand, I kiss him
    I see the wasp on the length of my arm

    Oh great sights upon this state, hallelu�
    Wonders bright, and rivers, lake, hallelu�
    Trail of Tears and Horseshoe Lake, hallelu�
    Trusting things beyond mistake, hallelu�

    We were in love, we were in love
    Palisades, Palisades
    I can wait, I can wait

    I can't explain the state that I'm in
    The state of my heart, he was my best friend
    Into the car, from the backseat
    Oh, admiration in falling asleep
    All of my powers, day after day
    I can tell you, we swaggered and swayed
    Deep in the tower, the prairies below
    I can tell you, the telling gets old
    Terrible sting and terrible storm
    I can tell you the day we were born
    My friend is gone, he ran away
    I can tell you, I love him each day
    Though we have sparred, wrestled and raged
    I can tell you, I love him each day
    Terrible sting and terrible storm
    I can tell you


    And in To Be Alone With You:

    "You gave up your wife and family ... to be alone with me ... I've never met a man who loved me."
    Last edited by Homogenik; 07-07-2010 at 01:06 AM.

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    He's gay for Jesus.

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    To Be Alone With You is about Jesus.

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    I prefer my phrasing.

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    it's a long long climb Kari's Avatar
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    I do too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homogenik View Post
    I only know Illinoise but it's great. I can't help but think he's gay, judging from certain lyrics...
    He may be, but I don't think it's safe to assume that about Sufjan Stevens from the lyrics on Illinoise. He's frequently telling other peoples' stories. Stuart Murdoch, of Belle and Sebastian, often writes in a similar way, telling the stories of girls and gay characters in the first person.
    When they're calling
    From the edge

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