John My Beloved (track) by Sufjan Stevens

John My Beloved by Sufjan Stevens
Year: 2015
From the album Carrie & Lowell (track #9)
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86/100 (from 341 votes)
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From 10/27/2017 11:22
Perhaps Sufjan's best lyrics. As with so much of this album, this song is truly devastating.

"I love you more than the world can contain
In its lonely and ramshackle head
There’s only a shadow of me; in a manner of speaking I'm dead"
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From 07/13/2016 11:16
My favourite from the album. All of these songs are so beautiful but for some reason this one sticks with me more than the rest
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