Should Have Known Better

Sufjan Stevens

I should have known better
To see what I could see
My black shroud
Holding down my feelings
A pillar for my enemies

I should have wrote a letter
And grieve what I happen to grieve
My black shroud
I never trust my feelings
I waited for the remedy

When I was three
Three, maybe four
She left us at that video store
Oh, be my rest, be my fantasy
Oh, be my rest, be my fantasy

I'm light as a feather
I'm bright as the Oregon breeze
My black shroud
Frightened by my feelings
I only wanna be a relief

No, I'm not a go-getter
The demon had a spell on me
My black shroud
Captain of my feelings
The only thing I wanna believe

When I was three
And free to explore
I saw her face on the back of the door
Oh, be my rest, be my fantasy
Oh, be my rest, be my fantasy

I should have known better
Nothing can be changed
The past is still the past
The bridge to nowhere

I should have wrote a letter
(I should have wrote a letter)
Explaining what I feel
That empty feeling

Don't back down
Concentrate on seeing
The breakers in the bar
The neighbor's greeting

My brother had a daughter (brother had a daughter)
The beauty that she brings
Illumination

Don't back down
There is nothing left
The breakers in the bar
No reason to live

I'm a fool in the fetter (fool in the fetter)
Rose of Aaron's beard
Where you can reach me

Don't back down (don't back down)
Nothing can be changed
Cantilever bridge
The drunken sailor

My brother had a daughter (brother had a daughter)
The beauty that she brings
Illumination (illumination)
Illumination

Written by: Sufjan Stevens
Sent by Jonathan. Subtitled by Alice and Lucas. Revised by Fábio.
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