"Arnika" as written by and Sufjan Stevens....
Arnica might take out the throes that I threw in my head
Bruno, your wife shakes the bedclothes as she makes up your bed

I'm tired of life, I'm tired of waiting for someone
I'm tired of prices, I'm tired of waiting for something

I have a right to know what's in store, to know what should be said
Could I have it all, could I have you for a night in the warmth of your bed?

I'm tired of life, I'm tired of waiting for someone
I'm tired of prices, I'm tired of waiting for something
I'm tired of life, I'm tired of life
I'm tired of life, I'm tired of life
I'm tired of life, I'm tired of life

Oh be patient with me, for the night weighs on my chest with a terrible storm
Though we may disagree on how things should be done, on how crisis is born
Don't consider it done, wait until Leviathan lovingly creeps in your sill
For he waits in the dark, brooding magically, mustering paperback feelings

No I'm not afraid of death or strife or injury, accidents, they are my friends


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"Arnika" as written by Sufjan Stevens

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    General CommentThis might be my favourite song on the EP. So melancholy. But with a sense of release.

    I hear the creaking and yeah, it may well be a rope, or a rocking chair - I just love that it keeps 'creaking' as the last parts are repeated with the repetitious chorus of 'I'm goin.....I'm goin.....I'm goin........'

    It's kinda almost like he's just sick of it all and he's really ready to 'go', whether that means to die or whatever...... I have days like that sometimes. Not to the point of wanting to die!! Thank goodness... but just like 'I am so over this life and all of its problems and pains - Lord I just wana come home.'

    Bitchin song.
    peanutisminton February 10, 2011   Link

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