Romulus (4:42)

Cover of Greetings From Michigan, The Great Lake State

From Greetings From Michigan, The Great Lake State and 8 other releases

Sufjan Stevens on ‘Romulus’ :

Our parents do the best they can, under the circumstances. They do what they can, and it is always the very best. Who’s to say if you were not loved or touched. There was too much to do, there were too many children, too many meals to prepare, too many sheets to fold, too many socks to match, too many floors to sweep. Oh the terrible burden, each of us doing the very best we could. Try to imagine yourself in their shoes. Living their lives, mowing their lawns, hanging their laundry, cleaning their clothes, arguing their arguments. You would do far worse. You would fail completely.

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  • joshsaussey

    I like when he sing the verses "I was ashamed of her" of the last strophe slightly low the part "of her", as if he was a bit ashamed of be ashamed of her, and then after, on a type of crescendo, he affirm it properly sing slightly loud the others verses "I was ashamed" until the end of the song, but "of her" always shy. [2] Came here to say this. This song is so damn beautiful.

    18 Feb 4:01am Reply
  • oceanseacrest

    God I fucking hate this song for breaking my heart every time I hear it.

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • tolvuvit

    I like when he sing the verses "I was ashamed of her" of the last strophe slightly low the part "of her", as if he was a bit ashamed of be ashamed of her, and then after, on a type of crescendo, he affirm it properly sing slightly loud the others verses "I was ashamed" until the end of the song, but "of her" always shy.

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
  • notquitegonzo

    This. Obliterates. Me. (Yet, i always repeat it when it rotates into play).

    30 Jan 2013 Reply
  • CrispyDragons

    So personal it hurts.

    20 Oct 2012 Reply
  • JukeB0xHer0

    Sorely underrated <3

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • houghster27

    sums up everything thats good about Sufjan.

    23 Feb 2012 Reply
  • defyinglove

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • captainyodel

    <3____<3

    2 Jan 2012 Reply
  • scott_sea

    Possibly the most beautiful song i've ever heard (2)

    27 Dec 2011 Reply
  • oford

    perfectly heartbreaking

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
  • aFINEmess18

    I could listen to this all day.

    14 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Plaza_Trinidad

    lt's a dirty lie to tell the people that if you're good, you stay, and if you're bad, you run, because she didn't stay! Fuck it, man, she didn't stay! People don't stay! - Lenny Bruce -

    1 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Apofiz

    Best

    24 Jun 2011 Reply
  • bloc47

    : [

    10 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Degaz1111

    You can't choose your parents.

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
  • likealoosetooth

    LOVE

    9 Feb 2011 Reply
  • thebigcrunch

    This is perfect, it can't get any better.

    2 Jan 2011 Reply
  • optimisticsails

    sooo emotional, a true masterpiece

    5 Dec 2010 Reply
  • smores88

    Don't know why it took so long, but this song just hit me square in the gut.

    15 Nov 2010 Reply
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