"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 CommentI'm surprised no one has brought up cancer. I've always seen it as the story of someone who is trying to move on from the death of a loved one. Remission, first of all, is the period a person goes through when their cancer is going away. They're not quite cured-it could still come back-but they don't quite have it. "Without Remission" implies that the person will not be recovering. "When the hairline breaks" always reminded me of chemotherapy and the fact that it is common to lose your hair while going through it.

    This is all speculative, but based on some of Stevens' other work it seems relatively plausible.
    AlvinYakatorion October 17, 2011   Link

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