Sufjan Stevens – Casimir Pulaski Day

If you haven’t already discovered Sufjan Stevens, I couldn’t recommend him any higher. Casimir Pulaski Day from his 2005 Illinois album – On loss, grief and a God who takes and takes…


Picture courtesy of WikipediaGoldenrod 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

Sufjan’s full Illinoise album is available here.


  1. Hello, I would like to subscribe for this web site
    to get latest updates, therefore where can i do it please help out.

  2. The best in class, Depoxito offer you high-end experience that focus on the look and air of genuine VIP standarts, we have enough money you the best fascinating to high-level experience of VIPs expect in any summit stop
    casino, grand enliven casino royale pay for you the additional studio design element including the grand blackjack, offering our VIP Customer the best experience of a Salon privee table.

    New style table next feature across the room taking into
    account grand roulette upgraded on our provider playtechs mini prestige roulette which delivering more engaging and richer
    playing experience. The additional experience contains a total
    of seven tables including five blackjack tables, one roulette table and one baccarat table.
    Grand living casino royale has been tall hand-engineered to fit the needs of our customer
    to using it, and contains unique elements that is specially
    designed to maximize the impact value we got from our customers and diversify it to
    the existing network.
    Soon, Depoxito will build an augmented authenticity technology on liven up casino for our VIP member,
    these most forward looking technology ever seen in bring
    to life casino including this improved reality.
    Which permit players to experience products on an entire other level which is never seen back
    literally leaping out of the game and taking the blackjack, baccarat, roulette and supplementary game into the combination entire level.

    Depoxito VIP Baccarat, we present you the completely
    exclusive alive VIP Baccarat that is played considering occurring to 7 players at the thesame table and our highly trained pretty stir baccarat dealer.
    And of course our VIP devotee will setting as if they were in fact sitting at one of the top casino baccarat table.
    This immersive gaming experience creates a hugely looking for excitement appearance that our VIP players will locate difficult to surpass.

    Here is the list of liven up casino game that depoxito provide, we allow the widest range of
    alive casino games on the present including
    : blackjack unlimited, blackjack prestige, roulette, baccarat, poker,
    hi-lo, sic bo, and grand alive casino royale such as Grand Baccarat,
    Grand Blackjack and Grand Roulette for our VIP member.
    And of course as a believer of Depoxito you can enjoy every the games that we meet the expense of to you, every you
    need to complete is just visit our site depoxito and register it solitary takes going on to 3 minutes and after that
    youre customary to acquit yourself any game that you want.

    Be our VIP, visceral our VIP devotee of course fixed you the best help
    you can get from us every you need to be a VIP aficionado is no question easy.
    every you infatuation is just keep playing upon our site, accumulation and perform similar to a VIP considering the amount that our company had
    written, keep playing and our customer serve will get
    into you that you are promoted to become a VIP supporter on our site.

  3. It’s awesome to pay a quick visit this website and reading the views of all mates on the
    topic of this article, while I am also zealous of getting experience.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *