Sufjan Stevens

September 9th, 2007 — 7:01am

I am currently loving Sufjan Stevens’ song “For the Widows in Paradise; For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti”.

It’s incredibly beautiful — a plaintive banjo, horns, understated harmonies. But it’s all this in combination with his lyrics that really get me, and like any good lyricist, the words are big enough, and vague enough, to mean what you want them to mean.
Here’s a version on Youtube. I tried to ignore the video and just listen to the music:

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