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Casimir Pulaski Day


by Sufjan Stevens. Buy album CD: Illinois


Golden rod and the 4-H stone
The things I brought you
When I found out you had cancer of the bone

Your father cried on the telephone
And he drove his car to the Navy yard
Just to prove that he was sorry

In the morning through the window shade
When the light pressed up against your shoulder blade
I could see what you were reading

Oh the glory that the lord has made
And the complications you could do without
When I kissed you on the mouth

Tuesday night at the bible study
We lift our hands and pray over your body
But nothing ever happens

I remember at Michael's house
In the living room when you kissed my neck
And I almost touched your blouse

In the morning at the top of the stairs
When your father found out what we did that night
And you told me you were scared

Oh the glory when you ran outside
With your shirt tucked in and your shoes untied
And you told me not to follow you

Sunday night when I cleaned the house
I find the card where you wrote it out
With the pictures of your mother

On the floor at the great divide
With my shirt tucked in and my shoes untied
I am crying in the bathroom

In the morning when you finally go
And the nurse runs in with her head hung low
And the cardinal hits the window

In the morning in the winter shade
On the first of March on the holiday
I thought I saw you breathing

Oh the glory that the lord has made
And the complications when I see his face
In the morning in the window

Oh the glory when he took our place
But he took my shoulders and he shook my face
And he takes and he takes and he takes




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Album: Illinois (2005) Lyrics
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  1. Come On! Feel The Illinoise!
  2. Decatur
  3. They Are Night Zombies
  4. Concerning The Ufo Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
  5. 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 Hav
  6. Come On! Feel The Illinoise!: The World's Columbian Exposition / Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream
  7. John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
  8. Jacksonville
  9. Shirt Reprise For Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, For Very Good Reasons
  10. Decatur, Or, Round Of Applause For Your Stepmother!
  11. One Last Whoo-hoo! For The Pullman
  12. Chicago
  13. Casimir Pulaski Day
  14. To The Workers Of The Rock River Valley Region, I Have An Idea Concerni
  15. Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
  16. Prairie Fire That Wanders About
  17. A Conjunction Of Drones Simulating The Way In Which Sufjan Stevens Has An Existential Crisis In The Great Godfrey Maze
  18. The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us!
  19. They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhhh!
  20. Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All The Way Out In Bushnell
  21. In This Temple, As In The Hearts Of Man, For Whom He Saved The Earth
  22. The Seer's Tower
  23. The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders Part I: The Great Frontier / Part Ii: Come To Me Only With Playthings Now
  24. 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
  25. Out Of Egypt, Into The Great Laugh Of Mankind, And I Shake The Dirt From My Sandals As I Run

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