"A Loverless Bed (Without Remission)" as written by and Sufjan Stevens....
Such a shame that I can't get over this;
Put the axle on and roll again.

Such a Saturn eye will close again;
Watching every ring turning again.

And I close my eyes
To everything you've rearranged.
And I close my mind
To everything you've kept the same.
Put the axle on and roll again.

Cannot keep you in my bed again;
Wake up every time, leave your space again.

When the hairline breaks and leands you in
To the woman you've turned red again.


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"A Loverless Bed (Without Remission)" as written by Sufjan Stevens

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    General Commentaustere, your thinking of the eye on Jupiter probably. Saturn does not have any large eye. What Sufjan may be saying here is if Saturn had such an eye as human beings it would close it in order to not see the rings turning around it. It's environment changing. he uses "again" to imphasize the fact that it is not the first time, maybe it won't be the last that this has happened.

    It is interesting that he says he can't get over this, but he then states that he will put the axle on and roll again meaning he will move beyond it. Again he uses "again" to say he has experience with doing this.

    Finally, the narrator of this song may not be a male. The song is sung in falsetto which is not necessarily a given that it is a woman speaking, but it does make sense given the context of the song. The narrator is a woman who cannot keep the man she loves in her bed as he wants to sleep with other women. The last two lines are obviously a reference to sexual intercourse. The hairline is the vaginal pubic hairling which would split as the man she loves inters another woman.

    It does not make sense for the song to be from the point of view of Sufjan Stevens who is lamenting a woman leaving him. The last line would either have to be referring to a man or a lesbian or bi-sexual. So, the "you" throughout the entire song must be one of these three types of people.

    As a footnote, Sufjan is singing A Winner Needs a Wand from a woman's point of view.
    texas007on December 02, 2006   Link

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