"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 Commentthats all good feedback to sufjans song..does anyone know what he means by rake?..i know you could say someones a rock and that could be understood relativly easily but a rake??..just wondering.i dont see the metaphor....any feedback is much appreciated
    robg60on October 20, 2008   Link

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