"You Are the Blood (Castanets cover)" 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 CommentIf there is a meaning behind this non-sequitur epic it will probably lie within the arrangement. IMO, the songs different sections play as the linear mental stages an AIDS victim would go through (not that I know how an AIDS victim feels as this is a total presumption). It's start off scary, angry and intense and at some goes into a brief but effective moment of disjointed and somewhat electronic noises, to give off a feeling of torture or pain. After that, however, the song mellows with the speaker (or victim, if you will) excepting the blood in him ("You are the earth on which I travel") even if it's killing him because it has done him so much good throughout his life.

    The rest of the song is turbulent but with no words because the man has nothing else to say: he has excepted his fate and will fight to the very end.
    WheresPoochieon August 16, 2009   Link

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