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In This Temple, as in the Hearts of Man, for Whom He Saved the Earth song meanings
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    My InterpretationThe title of this hymn-like interlude (track #18) comes from the inscription over the Lincoln Memorial, which states, "In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." Interestingly enough, it could also be interpreted as another nod to Superman, or “The Man of Metropolis,” as Sufjan calls him in the preceding track (#12). In the 2004-2005 Superman comics, Superman’s Fortress of Solitude was destroyed, prompting him to reestablish one in an ancient temple in the Cordillera Del Condor Mountains. The song seems to show him reflecting here, and notes that he is not only in this temple, but in the hearts of the people he just saved. “Man for whom he saved the earth” illustrates Superman’s sacrifice for humanity.
    OliviaIsenharton March 27, 2016   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song
    peepeeheadon April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems such a part of 'They Are Night Zombies!!' that I don't even notice the changeover. Sounds so ancient and mysterious. I love it
    Cherub Rockon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenton the wall of the lincoln memorial, right above lincoln's statue, it says, "in this temple, as in the hearts of the people, for whom he saved the union."

    i like suf's twist. :)
    annieoveron November 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe "ooohs" are amazing
    mega_megaon December 18, 2008   Link

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