"A Sun Came" as written by and Sufjan Stevens....
Everything You are
Is everything we have,
You're the only good thing
A sun came
Burned our faces round
Burned our faces red
You are still the rage a rock
From the enemy
There is still a house, a cage
For the enemy
When my friends turned out, I found out
There is still a Lord
But I never felt so lonely
A sun came


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"A Sun Came" as written by Sufjan Stevens

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    General CommentHey! you forgot: "I remember when my mother would get sick, she would vomit all over the kitchen, she would vomit on the tables and on the countertops, and in the refrigerator. and uh, oh when we called the dog, the dog would come in and slip on the vomit.
    campfirestringon January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHere are the exact lyrics for this song, transcribed from Sufjan's handwriting in the first pressing of the album. The lyrics are originally written without line breaks.

    A sun came: everything You are is everything we have. You're the only good thing: a sun came and burned our faces brown, burned our faces red. You are still the rage, a run from the enemy. There is still a house, a cage for the enemy. And when my friends turn out I found out there's still the Lord. I never felt so lonely: a sun came.
    Periodixon May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNot that it's incorrect to find literal meaning in the line "a sun came" but it just occured to me that he could be meaning a son came. The rest of the song points to Jesus Christ, the son of God, coming.

    you could even add an extra word in the last three lines:

    There is still a Lord but I never felt so lonely UNTIL a sun (son) came.
    BSCHAAFon September 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a Christian song, yet so beautiful.

    "Everything You are is everything we have"
    I find so much meaning in that line.
    above the seaaaon December 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"After St. Augustine"

    Sunshine let it be or frost,
    Storm or calm, as Thou shalt choose;
    Though Thine every gift were lost,
    Thee Thyself we could not lose.
    -- Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
    Song of Songson March 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCampfirestring, that's the beginning to the song "Satan's Saxophones", not the end to "A Sun Came".
    airwolf queenon February 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song sums up sufjan's music: its a sun coming, a new day
    willlliwon February 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's when you're left alone with God. When you're standing and no one's next to you, he's still there. When your friends turn their backs it's lonely and really sucks, but nothing about God is going to change. He's everything he's always been.
    LovePeaceRachelon July 02, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis song reminds of summer
    potvin709on February 10, 2010   Link

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