"The Avalanche" as written by and Sufjan Stevens....
I call you cabin neighbors
I call you once my friends
But I trust when you labor
And put my head to rest

But I was on the hatch
I was on the avalanche
And I had found my match
I was on the floor

I took a train from Virginia
To Illinois, my home
He said â??I knew you had it in you
A mind to make its ownâ??

But I was on the hatch
Riding on the avalanche
I tried to take it back
I was on the floor

Come on stone
Come on star
Come on snow
Come on car
Come on hands
Come on feet
Come on face
Come on street
Come on state
Come on song
Move it fast
Move it along

Come on life
Come on Lord
Make it right
Make it yours


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"The Avalanche" as written by Sufjan Stevens

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    General CommentBut I was on the hatch
    I was on the avalanche
    And I had found my match
    I was on the floor

    But I was on the hatch
    Riding on the avalanche
    I tried to take it back
    I was on the floor

    I think those 2 verses are about him losing his virginity in the back of an Avalanche. The "Come on!" lines could be referring to a vehicle that takes on all the elements. Which could relate to youself taking on whatever life has in store. You're missing the best line "Be a man now" Also personally, I ran to this song once and it was right by the ocean and it was a huge storm and these waves thrashed like 10 feet over me. It was epic. Come on!
    abottleofsomethingon June 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti thought it was, "come on, stone/ come on, star," then "come on snow," not "come on snow" three times.
    whatischrison May 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLovley song.
    typo: "Come on, Song!" not Dong
    margaux121589on August 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOops. The "S" is in proximity to the "D." How sangerous. I mean dangerous.
    musicforlife!on August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDriven to act by an outside force... yes, it must be!

    However, I think the line "Come on, Lord!" is actually "Come on, noise!" but I'm not positive. It just sounds that way....
    xtaylieron August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it sounds like Come on, Noise to me too...

    Another excellent song by Mr. Stevens.
    xLeavingThePastxon August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe CD jacket says "Lord" although it does sound like "noise." But Lord is very Sufjany.
    musicforlife!on August 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorites off the new album.
    GoodOmenson September 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, but what does it all MEAN?
    rachrollon September 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI dont know, but the "ride the hatch" t shirts are sweet
    SufjanMyHeroon October 01, 2006   Link

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