Song of the Day #3,964: ‘All For Myself’ – Sufjan Stevens

Ah, one of my favorite things, a holiday that falls on a Random Weekend. A chance to spin the wheel and come up with a match that’s surprisingly appropriate, hysterically inappropriate, or somewhere in between.

Before I find out which it is, let me wish a heartfelt Happy Mother’s Day to my own beloved mother, who brightens every day with her warmth, wit and wisdom.

And Happy Mother’s Day to my lovely wife, who deserves at least half of the credit — and probably a lot more — for the two confident, bright young women we’ve watched grow up together.

And Happy Mother’s Day to my dear sister, mother of two remarkable kids, one crushing it in California and one about to enter college. Damn, where did the time go?

And Happy Mother’s Day to all of the other mothers out there. Enjoy today’s random Mother’s Day Song of the Day, which is…

Some weird-ass Sufjan Stevens song from The Age of Adz. That was anticlimactic.

To bear it down to be in flight
To bear it down to be in flight
It wasn’t about me it was only a stone in my shoe
Then worries came to perch on us
Impatience and a painted bust
I kept you close to me close to my ear

We set out once with folded shirts
With hairy chest and well rehearsed
I want it all
I want it all for myself
I’ll set it right between your eyes
Your shoulder blades, your running life
I want it all
I want it all for myself

Improving all the time, I am
Improving as I kiss the hem
I promise I won’t be a trouble at all
For I’m okay, I’m in the red
Impressions of the unmade bed
You cradled close to me, close to my ear

We set out once forget our shirts
With hairy chests and well rehearsed
I want it all
I want it all for myself
Out in the earth I smell of you
Of bathing boy, amazing you
I want it all
I want it all for myself

4 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,964: ‘All For Myself’ – Sufjan Stevens

  1. Peg says:

    The song is weird but your comments are lovely. Thank you xoxoxo
    Mom

  2. Dana Gallup says:

    Sometimes you have to spin the wheel more than once.😀

  3. Amy says:

    I was hoping to put my interpretative powers to use and come up with an analysis that makes this song the perfect choice. Alas, I’m just not that good. (But I do thank you for the lovely wishes 😀❤️)

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