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Sufjan Stevens

The Owl and the Tanager (6:38)

A song that Sufjan has been performing live since 2007, often under the working title "Barn Owl, Night Killer". The studio recording appears on the "All Delighted People" EP.

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Sufjan Stevens - The Owl and the Tanager Lyrics


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  • from the series "sufjan plays lana del rey"
  • this song deserves way more love
  • Gorgeous.
  • You touched me inside of my cage / Beneath my shirt your hands embraced me - some of my favorite lyrics ever
  • Blood in the meadowlark
  • That falsetto kills me.
  • WOW
  • I crawl inside of this and get cozy as fuck.
  • This song is a prime example of why Sufjan is in a class by himself...like rajazan said, no artist can even come close to what this guy can do.

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