Song of the Day #3,746: ‘Now That I’m Older’ – Sufjan Stevens

I don’t have much patience for songs like this one from Sufjan Stevens’ 2010 album The Age of Adz.

This reminds me of Radiohead post-OK Computer. Many critics would call that a great thing, but I think Radiohead was just swell right through OK Computer and then turned into total garbage.

I don’t know enough of Sufjan Stevens’ work to make an overall determination, but I know I don’t like this.

It’s different now I think
I wasn’t older yet
I wasn’t wise, I guess

Somewhere I lost whatever else I had
I wasn’t over you
I see it run inside itself

And then I called you out
I’m not such older than I was
I’m feeling it’s so much right and wrong

And then I woke myself, confused
Your dress comes down to you
Don’t get it wrong, don’t get excited

I wanted so much to be at rest
Now that I’m older
So be it so of love

The silent man comes down
All dressed in radiant colors
You see it for yourself

To demonstrate my love for you
You I thought I was so in love
Some say it wasn’t true

Now that I’m older
Now that I’m older
Now that I’m older
Now that I’m older

There’s so much travel yet
And now that I’m older
Someone else can see it for myself

There’s so much travel yet
Now that I’m older

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,746: ‘Now That I’m Older’ – Sufjan Stevens

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I don’t mind this. Sounds to me like Rufus Wainwright with more orchestration and a less annoying voice.😁

  2. Amy says:

    I know him from soundtrack songs, such as the one for which he was nominated for Camm Me By Your Name. I agree with Dana’s observation of a Wainwright similarity, and you might recall how much I like that artist.

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