Sufjan Stevens - John My Beloved iPhone Demo (Official Audio)
Sufjan Stevens - John My Beloved iPhone Demo (Official Audio)
Sufjan Stevens - John My Beloved iPhone Demo (Official Audio)
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Born in 1999, Asthmatic Kitty Records was originally conceived as a platform for musical projects by a community of artists from Holland, Michigan, a small city on the shore of Lake Michigan. Some were Holland natives, and others had come to attend local colleges and universities. While the original Holland nucleus has now dispersed to various parts of the country, the fellowship is still growing, with new friends and shared projects with other independent labels. Asthmatic Kitty is now based in Lander, Wyoming, Indianapolis, Indiana and New York City. Asthmatic Kitty was named after Sara, a voluptuous orange and white longhair who wandered out of the woods in 1995, pregnant, starving, and afflicted with various parasites and ailments, including feline asthma. Although she still wheezes a bit, especially when being chased by her sister Tabby, Sara today enjoys a healthy and happy life of luxury. Cast-off animals make the best pets!

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Lyrics:
Are we to speak, first day of the week
Stumbling words at the bar
Beauty blue eyes, my order of fries
Long island kindness and wine
Beloved of John, I get it all wrong
I read you for some kind of poem
Covered in lines, the fossils I find
Have they no life of their own?

So can we pretend sweetly
Before the mystery ends?
I am a man with a heart that offends
With its lonely and greedy demands
There’s only a shadow of me; in a manner of speaking I'm dead

Such a waste, your beautiful face
Stumbling carpet arise
But you and your ring, your life giving string
Come to me now as a friend
If history speaks, the kiss on my cheek
I’m painting the hills blue and red
They said beware, Lord hear my prayer
Anointing my love on your head

So can we be friends sweetly
Before the mystery ends?
I love you more than the world can contain
In its loneliest ramshackle head
There’s only a shadow of me; in a manner of speaking I'm dead

I’m holding my breath
My signature death
What can be said of my heart?
If history speaks, the kiss on my cheek
Where there remains but a mark
Beloved my John, so I’ll carry on
Counting my cards down to one
And when I am dead, come visit my bed
My fossil is bright in the sun

Sufjan Stevens, "John My Beloved" (Official Audio)

From the album CARRIE & LOWELL Buy it: http://akrec.co/akr099-buy / Album stream: http://akrec.co/1xuiuN0 Available on Asthmatic Kitty Records More info: http://carrieandlowell.com LYRICS: Are we to speak, first day of the week Stumbling words at the bar Beauty blue eyes, my order of fries Long Island kindness and wine Beloved of John, I get it all wrong I read you for some kind of poem Covered in lines, the fossils I find Have they no life of their own? So can we pretend sweetly Before the mystery ends? I am a man with a heart that offends with its lonely and greedy demands There’s only a shadow of me; in a manner of speaking I’m dead Such...

Sufjan Stevens - Wallowa Lake Monster (Official Audio)

Order it here: http://smarturl.it/greatest-gift Lyrics: As if you know the story of Wallowa Lake: Leviathan first hid in the deep where her children sleep She kept them hidden from the plague But have you heard the story of my mother’s fate? She left us in Detroit in the rain with a pillow case Fortune for the paper weight We followed her to Joseph, near the Indian raid She wept among the weeds, hide and seek, for the fallen chief Spathiphyllum on his grave And like the cedar wax wing, she was drunk all day We put her in the sheet, little wreath, candles on the crate As the monster showed its face As she...

Sufjan Stevens - Tonya Harding (Official Audio)

Buy/listen here: http://smarturl.it/tonya-harding 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...

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Live (Official Film)

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:...

Sufjan Stevens, "The Only Thing" (Official Audio)

From the album CARRIE & LOWELL Buy it: http://akrec.co/akr099-buy / Album stream: http://akrec.co/1xuiuN0 Available on Asthmatic Kitty Records More info: http://carrieandlowell.com 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...

Sufjan Stevens, "Should Have Known Better" (Official Audio)

From the album CARRIE & LOWELL Buy it: http://akrec.co/1y05i0M Available now Asthmatic Kitty Records More info: http://carrieandlowell.com Video by http://www.wearefilmsny.com 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...

Sufjan Stevens, "Fourth Of July" (Official Audio)

From the album CARRIE & LOWELL Buy it: http://akrec.co/akr099-buy / Album stream: http://akrec.co/1xuiuN0 Available on Asthmatic Kitty Records More info: http://carrieandlowell.com 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,...

How to write a Sufjan Stevens song

A comprehensive guide for all you Sufjan Stevens impersonation needs (Note: NOT an actual guide. This is HIGHLY exaggerated and not representative of the artist, so if you're expecting a point-by-point analysis, it's not here) My favorite Sufjan Stevens song is "The predatory wasps of the palisades is out to get us" Songs Featured "The Perpetual Self, or, What would Saul Alinksy Do?" (The Avalanche) "Chicago" (Illinois) "The Predatory Wasps of the Palisades are out to get us!" (Illinois) "Casimir Pulaski Day" (Illinois) "Concerning the UFO sightings near Highland, Illinois" (Illinois) "Jacksonville" (Illinois) "Futile Devices" (The Age of Adz) "Eugene" (Carrie and Lowell) "Come on! Feel the Illinoise! Part 1: The World's...

Sufjan Stevens, "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross" (Official Audio)

From the album CARRIE & LOWELL Buy it: http://akrec.co/1y05i0M Available now on Asthmatic Kitty Records More info: http://carrieandlowell.com 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...

Sufjan Stevens - The Greatest Gift (Official Video)

Order it here: http://smarturl.it/greatest-gift Animated by Sufjan Stevens Lyrics: Praise the mountain and the rain All the gifts that still remain But the greatest gift of all And the law above all laws Is to love your friends and lovers And lay down your life for your brothers As you abide in peace So will your delight increase As the mystery of the cross Asa Lovejoy lost the toss And the fountain in the rain Where my sorrow still remains So I run to my friends and lovers I lay down my life for my brothers As I abide in peace So will my delight increase

How Sufjan Stevens Writes a Song

Examining the two components that make up all of Sufjan Stevens' music -- Complexity & Honesty. SQUARESPACE: Get 10% off any purchase here - www.squarespace.com/theelk PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/entertaintheelk INSTAGRAM - @adamtinius TWITTER - @EntertainTheElk WEBSITE - www.entertaintheelk.com MISC. FOOTAGE IN THIS VIDEO: "Colorful Bokeh Lights" "Music Notes Floating From The Side (White Background)" "Sufjan Stevens - Death With Dignity (Live in Bristol)" "Sufjan Stevens - No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross (Live in Edinburgh)" "Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans, Eindhoven 21-05-2011" MUSIC IN THIS VIDEO: "Black Heat" by Ross Bugden - Music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhqnK65AZmM "Casimir Pulaski Day" by Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens - The Hidden River of My Life (Official Audio)

Get it here: http://smarturl.it/greatest-gift Lyrics: Suppose the world was not informed by real estate or power lines The hidden river of my life, pursued by love The whispering stone, the valley ford, the candy corn, the spirit finds Abuse has left me on on my side, a single stone I’m a walker, I’m a dreamer, tree house greeter, pentacostal preacher I’m a rocker, yeah I’m a schemer, compost preacher, pioneer believer A small betrayal, a simple thought, to shrug it off, unoccupied The precious lake, the river bed, the rising tide The sad surprise, the day of flags, the flooding fox, the clever chime Awake my soul, awake my heart,...

The Staves - Chicago (Sufjan Stevens)

The Staves playing a cover of 'Chicago' by Sufjan Stevens for Onder Invloed (The Influences). Watch their full session here: http://onderinvloed.com/home/2015/03/the-staves/ Filmed & edited by Matthijs van der Ven. Audio by Matthijs van der Ven. onderinvloed.com theinfluences.com facebook.com/onderinvloed twitter.com/theinfluences

Sufjan Stevens "Futile Devices" Live on Soundcheck

HEAR THE FULL INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE: http://wny.cc/nmATYT Sufjan Stevens has made music about historical events, roadways -- even serial killers. But his latest project, electro-pop album "The Age of Adz" (pronounced "odds"), is an inward-focused project dealing with the primal side of themes like love and death. Plus, there's a whole cosmic thing going on too. Before back-to-back concerts in Prospect Park next month, he joins us to perform live in the studio. Subscribe for more WNYC videos here: http://bit.ly/13xNzwW Watch more live music performances here: http://bit.ly/19TRpmn

Sufjan Stevens, "Death With Dignity" (Official Audio)

From the album CARRIE & LOWELL Buy it: http://akrec.co/akr099-buy / Album stream: http://akrec.co/1xuiuN0 Available on Asthmatic Kitty Records More info: http://carrieandlowell.com 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...