"The Palm Sunday Tornado Hits Crystal Lake" as written by and Sufjan Stevens....

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    General CommentI think this is a beautiful song that really examines what it's like to experience sudden chaos in a calm and peaceful world. it is, of course, about the string of 47 tornados that hit the Midwest on Palm Sunday, 4/11/65. One tornado hit Crystal Lake, Illinois. Many people were attending church and were not expecting a tornado on that day.
    kev404on September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI live right by Crystal Lake, and there is a certain pride to have a local city, YOUR city, mentioned on an album. Kudos to Sufjan for writing about cities in Illinois that aren't as well known as Chicago!
    ACatastrophicSmileon June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't know, I think Sufjan shouldve wrote some words to this, cause it doesnt quite succeed as an instrumental, unless the music is supposed to evoke the calm after the tornado.
    thirsty_thursdayon September 11, 2008   Link

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