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All Delighted People
Sufjan Stevens Lyrics


Tomorrow you'll see it through
The clouded out disguises put you in the room
And though I wandered out alone
A thousand lights abounded on our home
And I remember every sound it made
The clouded out disguises and the grave
So yeah I know I'm still afraid
Of letting go of choices I have made
All delighted people raise their hands

And I took you by the sleeve
No other reason than to be your leading man
And you woke up with a fright
Our lives depended on the visions through the night
And all we had always, all we had always wanted to before
The hurricane inclined us, grappling on the floor
All delighted people raise their hands

Still the force of nature spurned
Ideas of strength and style abated by the burning basement
All delighted people raise their hands

I'm not easily confused
The trouble with the storm inside us grew
But I had so much to give
In spite of all the terror and abuse

And the people bowed and prayed
And what difference does it make for you and me?
All delighted people raise their hands

And the people bowed and prayed
And what difference does it make?
It doesn't matter anyway
The world surrounds us with its hate

Hello darkness my old friend it breaks my heart
I've come to strangle you in spite of what you'd like
And don't be a rascal, don't be a laughing dog in spite of odds
All I'm deciphering from the spirits in the light within
All delighted people raise their hands

In restless dreams I walked alone I walked alive
The clouded out disguises left me in a dream of lightness
All delighted people raise their hands

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And what difference does it make?
I love you so much anyway
And on your breast I gently laid
Your arms surround me in the lake
I am joined with you forever

And the people bowed and prayed
And what difference does it make for you and me?
All delighted people raise their hands

I'm not easily confused
I feel alive I feel it glowing in the room
All delighted people raise their hands
All delighted people raise their hands
All delighted people
All delighted people raise their hands

And the people bowed and prayed
Oh I love you a lot
Oh! I love you from the top of my heart
And what difference does it make?
I still love you a lot
Oh! I love you from the top of my heart
And on your breast I gently laid all my head in your arms
Do you love me from the top of your heart?
I tried my best I tried in vain. Do you love me a lot?
Do you love me from the top of your heart?

And the people bowed and prayed
Oh! I love you a lot
Oh! I love you from the top of my heart
And you can see through my mistakes
Oh! I'll tell it to you now
Oh! I'll tell it from the top of my heart

And what difference does it make
If the world is a mess, if the world is a mess?
And on your breast I gently laid
Oh! I'll tell it to you now; Oh! I'll tell it to you now

(When the world's come and gone shall we follow our transgressions
Or shall we stand strong?)

I tried to save the things I made
Oh! But the world is a mess
Oh! But the world is a mess
And what difference does it make if the world is a mess?
If the world is a mess!
I tried my best I tried in vain
Oh! But the world is a mess! Oh! But the world is a mess!

(Suffer not the child among you or shall you die young
When the world's come and gone)

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: PAUL SIMON, SUFJAN STEVENS

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Lyrics:

Tomorrow you'll see it through
The clouded out disguises put you in the room
And though I wandered out alone
A thousand lights abounded on our home
And I remember every sound it made
The clouded out disguises and the grave
So yeah I know I'm still afraid
Of letting go of choices I have made
All delighted people raise their hands
And I took you by the sleeve
No other reason than to be your leading man
And you woke up with a fright
Our lives depended on the visions through the night
And all we had always, all we had always wanted to before
The hurricane inclined us, grappling on the floor
All delighted people raise their hands
Still the force of nature spurned
Ideas of strength and style abated by the burning basement
All delighted people raise their hands
I'm not easily confused
The trouble with the storm inside us grew
But I had so much to give
In spite of all the terror and abuse
All delighted people raise their hands
And the people bowed and prayed
And what difference does it make?
It doesn't matter anyway
The world surrounds us with its hate
Hello darkness my old friend
I've come to strangle you in spite of what you'd like
And don't be a rascal, don't be a laughing dog in spite of odds
All I'm deciphering from the spirits in the light within
All delighted people raise their hands
In restless dreams I walked alone
The clouded out disguises left me in a dream of lightness
All delighted people raise their hands
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And what difference does it make?
I love you so much anyway
And on your breast I gently laid
Your arms surround me in the lake
I am joined with you forever
All delighted people raise their hands
I'm not easily confused
I feel alive I feel it glowing in the room
All delighted people raise their hands
All delighted people raise their hands
All delighted people raise their hands
All delighted people raise their hands
All delighted people raise their hands
All delighted people raise their hands
All delighted people raise their hands
All delighted people raise their hands
All delighted people raise their hands



All comments from YouTube:

Jacob Swenson

I would play this song really really loud, and fall into it.

Inseto Batista

this song is like a apocalyptic choral. Remembers me of a poem by Wallace Stevens, Sunday Morning. The entirely creation and recreation of the world through sounds!

Ali Umbriel

+Jacob Swenson Yes bro!

Adam Khan

This song is basically The Sound of Silence meets Eleanor Rigby.

Adrian Castro

meets God

Justin Simmons

"And what difference does it make? I love you so much anyway..."

Dave Graham

Thanks Sufjan for unleashing your ridiculous songwriting/arranging chops...again. Endlessly inspirational... no 2 verses the same...counter-melodies being passed around everywhere, beautiful string writing, time sig changes aplenty, dropped and added beats..inspired madness!

axb

this song is full of emotions, it genuinely gives a feeling that cannot be described, simply beautiful 🥺

Rebecca Mahoney

i was coming down from a bad acid trip my 1st year of college when i heard this song for the first time- right as the sun was rising- and to this day that was the closest ive ever come to a true religious experience. i cant put it into words- just fucking magical. thank you for everything sufjan<3

SubparPanda

7:00 on is my favorite part. the whole songs amazing but something about the ending just hits me. probably my favorite opening to an album ever.

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