"You Are the Rake" as written by and Sufjan Stevens....
We are a servant,
We have a song,
The side of a beehive,
A tabernacle choir.

We are the sound
Working in wars,
The bishop is gone
To the acolyte shores.

We save our bibles,
We pull our sleeves.
The word is a guard
And the guard is a cleave.

We are the right,
We are the stay,
The accolade's gone,
We are what you say.

We have no language,
We have no chore,
The side of a beehive,
The bride is a whore.

We are a spite,
We are at bay,
The spirit is life,
We are what you say.

We have a sermon,
We have a song,
The bishop is easy,
The bishop is wrong.

The spirit is right,
The spirit will say:
We are a light,
We are what you say.


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"We Are What You Say" as written by Sufjan Stevens

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    General Commentto me, he's saying that he feels really comfortable and safe with her... she's his "rock" (foundation), what makes him happy, the one he depends on, and the one who keeps him going day after day. she also makes him watch himself and try to be a better person for her.

    it's beautiful...i'm not sure what 'the significance of 'rake' is in this song though. unless she sort of rakes out the ugly things from his life and makes him a better person all-around. ...?
    angelacherixoxoon August 27, 2008   Link

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