Listen to New Sufjan Stevens Song “No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross”

Feb 16th, 2015 in Music


As mentioned previously, Sufjan Stevens will release in March his new album entitled Carrie & Lowell.  Today Stevens released a harrowing vignette from the impending album. Check out new track No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross.  Many will welcome the return of “the old Sufjan sound.”  Hopefully they’ll embrace again a questioning, mournful soul who’s not afraid to drop an f-bomb when faced with the loss of a parent (in this case, Stevens’ mother).  We love everything about the song.  The song’s lyrics follow at bottom.

“Now that I fell into your arms
My only lover
Give out to give in
I search for the capsule I lost

Drag me to hell
In the valley of The Dalles
Like my mother
Give wings to a stone
It’s only the shadow of a cross

I slept on my back
In the shade of the meadowlark
Like a champion
Get drunk to get laid
I take one more hit when you depart

I’ll drive that stake through the center of my heart
Lonely vampire
Inhaling its fire
I’m chasing the dragon too far

There’s blood on that blade
Fuck me, I’m falling apart
My assassin
Like Casper the ghost
There’s no shade in the shadow of the cross”

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