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Justice Delivers Its Death

from by Sufjan Stevens

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lyrics

Silver and gold, silver and gold
Everyone wishes for it
How do you measure its worth?
Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth.

Oh I’m getting old. Oh I’m getting old.
Everyone wishes for youth.
How have I wasted my life?
Trusting the pleasure it gives here on earth.


Silver and gold, silver and gold
Everyone wishes for it
How do you measure its worth?
Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth.

Oh I’m getting old. Oh I’m getting old.
Everyone wishes for youth.
How have I wasted my life?
Trusting the pleasure it gives here on earth.

credits

from Silver & Gold, released November 13, 2012
var. & arrangement by Sufjan Stevens
based on the original “Silver and Gold” by J. Marks
(©St. Nicholas Music Inc./ASCAP)

Original tracks were recorded by Sufjan at his
office in Brooklyn, NY, December 2010, with Vesper Stamper (vocal gymnastics class) and Alex Sopp (Flute-a-thon Fantasy Weekend Getaway). Not much was altered or amended since then except for the additional Drummers World at the end of “Christmas Unicorn,” and additional piano on “Justice Delivers
Its Death,” both recorded by Devin Greenwood
at Honey Jar in Brooklyn, February 2012.

Alex Sopp: flutes, bells and whistles, vocals
Vesper Stamper: many voices/many rooms,
many hats, multiple tasks, great strength
Brian Wolfe: drum warfare on “Christmas Unicorn”
Sufjan Stevens: everything else
UNICORN CHOIR: Sonya Hofer, Cat Martino,
Rosie Thomas, & Vesper Stamper

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Sufjan Stevens Brooklyn, New York

Sufjan Stevens mixes autobiography, religious fantasy, and regional history to create folk songs of grand proportions. More recently, Sufjan released two albums in 2010: a generous EP (All Delighted People) and the full length The Age of Adz, a collection of songs partly inspired by the outsider artist Royal Robertson.

Sufjan currently lives in New York City.
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