"They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black (For the Homeless in Muskegon)" as written by and Sufjan Stevens....
If you happen to be educated
Time it marches on,
Oh time it marches on.
In the end there is a sacred show
Delivers every song,
Delivers every song.

Mourning steps and
Mourning gallivants
And mourning never shows,
No mourning never slows.
If the avatar reminds that it
Will never stand at all,
Will never stand as tall.

Since the water made it,
Most to sail it,
Made it most to song,
It made it most to song.
For the politics are not political
For what they stand,
For not what they demand.
Every senator and diplomat
Combines her certain part,
A matter for the heart.
Save yourself from recognition.
Selfless and quite song
To better get along.

(We love you. We Chose to.
We made to. We love you.)

If we concentrate and pull
Resources to the highest poll,
To beat the highest pull, too.
Ever will we conquer grief
And find it faster to resolve
The dead, to be absolved
And fed, to restore.
If the advantageous
Reprimand misgivings,
We won't grow.
We will not ever know.
We will not!
(Lift my life in healthy places!)


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"They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black (For the Homeless in Muskegon)" as written by Sufjan Stevens

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    General CommentIt's sad, but Muskegon is really going down hill. The town has so much potential. Yet, everything is being wasted. (By the way, I live 10 minutes away from downtown Muskegon.) For being a relatively small town, homelessness is definitely a problem. It's a shame. Hopefully things will improve.
    thescreamcomethon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe city's getting better. It's not the greatest place to live, but it was a lot worse before.

    Then again, it is losing everything that made it great. Downtown is terrible, now. It's just... ugly.
    Maycombon May 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm from muskegon and it's pretty much dead.
    acityofwebson June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlets save it.
    zachharrismenton October 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentzach harris? do you go to tosa east? if so, i think i saw you at the sufjan concert!
    fursoftasfuron December 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've lived in Muskegon my whole life, I've never seen any place more beautiful. You just need to get out of your car and take a bike ride down town, its gorgeous in it's own ways, stop being so close minded.
    ohspeakeasyon July 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti don't live in muskegon but this is an amazing song
    willlliwon November 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of Muskegon, and Michigan in general. Beautiful, and hopeful, even with a tanking economy and growing poverty.
    Fedallahon February 03, 2008   Link
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    Lyric Correction"Selfless and quite song"

    Should be "Selflessness and quiet song"
    Ryuhzaon September 23, 2012   Link

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