"The First Full Moon" as written by and Sufjan Stevens....
I saw the first full moon
I saw the first part too
I've got a lot to lose
If I'm allowed to choose

Do you mean it?
Do you mean it?

I put away my clothes
I put the best thing on
I've got a lot to lose
If I'm allowed to choose

Do you mean it?
Do you mean it?
Do you mean it?
Do you mean it?

Do you mean it?
Do you mean it?
Do you mean it?
Do you mean it?


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    General CommentPerhaps this is an allusion to creation and the choice man was givin between sin and the inverse. The choice that resulted in his fall and subsequent loss of eternal life.

    Putting away of clothes, going back to the origonal trust in God without our own cover, our shame.

    Do you mean it? Do you, God, mean that we have to die?

    then,

    Do you mean it? HAve you really come to save us?

    The choice between salvation and otherwise.

    This is vague, i feel like I'm groping in the dark.
    zachharrismenton October 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI kinda feel like it's more of an existential song. Is he destined to make every move he makes or is it really his own free will that's guiding him.
    Sadexon August 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsometimes i think sufjan's songs are so obscure there's no point in trying to figure out what he meant. awesome song though. sounds like a b-side to A Sun Came. anyone know for sure?
    lura04on January 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI interpret this from Adam's perspective. He saw the first full moon because he was the first human here.

    He's thinking about his choices that he now has. God has taken them out of the dark. They have free will.
    "Do you mean it, God? We can choose?"

    But, I agree with zachharrisment. It's very vague and mysterious.
    breathewordson June 09, 2009   Link

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