"The Earth" as written by and Nico Muhly Sufjan Stevens....
Innocence was never lost
Though it may have been insulted
Even if the Earth forgot
Her inheritance resulted
In contradiction, ceremony
Benediction, hallelujah

There are no more accidents
Living things refuse to offer
Explanations of their worth
We in turn avenge the Author
With paranoia and prediction
Exploration, competition
Ceremony, inner anguish
Lord I pray for us, hallelujah

Oh, hallelujah
Oh, hallelujah
Oh, hallelujah
Oh, hallelujah

Run, mission, run
Before we arrive
Run, mission, run
Before we arrive
Run, mission, run
Before we arrive
Run, mission, run
Before we arrive
Run, mission, run
Before we arrive
Run, mission, run
Before we arrive
Run, mission, run
Before we arrive
Run, mission, run
Before we arrive
Run, mission, run
Before we arrive
Run, mission, run
Before we arrive
Run, mission, run
Before we arrive
Run, mission, run
Before we arrive
Run, mission, run
Before we arrive
Run, mission, run
Before we arrive
Run, mission, run
Before we arrive
Run, mission, run
Before we arrive

I see it
The beauty of the earth
On my death bed
But it's too late
I'm such an idiot

I see it
The beauty of the earth
On my death bed
But it's too late
I'm such an idiot

I see it
The beauty of the earth
On my death bed
I'm such an idiot


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"Earth" as written by Nico Muhly Sufjan Stevens

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  • +1
    General CommentCorrection: "Though it may have been in solitude" should be "Though it may have been insulted."
    koolzieson August 21, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThank you for posting these! I've been trying to figure out what they were for a good week now. Ugh what a good song.
    perpetualwolfeon April 21, 2012   Link

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