"In the Devil's Territory" as written by and Sufjan Stevens....
Be still and know your sign.
The Beast will arrive in time.
We stayed a long, long time.
We stayed a long, long time.
To see you, to beat you,
To see you at last.

I saw the dragons drying.
I saw the witches whine.
We stayed a long, long time.
But I'm not afraid to die.
To see you, to meet you,
To see you last.

I stole my father's shoes.
I pulled His pockets too.
We stayed a long, long time.
We stayed a long, long time.
To see you, to beat you,
To see you, to meet you.
To see you at last.


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"In the Devil's Territory" as written by Sufjan Stevens

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    General CommentCould this be focussing on the time now known as Lent? When Jesus went into the desert (the Devil's Territory) and was tempted by the Devil? And then he emerged (Palm Sunday), died(Good Friday), and was resurrected (Easter Sunday). There's a big thing about waiting and "I'm not afraid to die." Also, the father which could be God.

    (If I'm inaccurate in the Bible part, feel free to correct.)

    Oh yeah, the instrumentation (banjo, acoustic guitar, piano, etc. rhythm and melody) is fantastically beautiful. But when isn't it with Sufjan?
    musicforlife!on April 15, 2006   Link

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