“The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us!” by Sufjan Stevens

“The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us!” by Sufjan Stevens

January 19, 2018 0 By CPE

“My friend is gone; he ran away. I can tell you, I love him each day.”

Wearing three layers of coats and leg warmers

North of Sylvanna we swim in the Palisades
I come out wearing my brothers 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 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
Palisades, Palisades
I can wait I can wait

Palisades, Palisades
I can wait I can wait

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

Into the car, from the back seat 
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, terrible storm 
I can tell you

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