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    Side A: "America," from the forthcoming album The Ascension due in September 2020
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“AMERICA”
© 2020 Sufjan Stevens Music/ASCAP

Is it love you’re after?
A sign of the flood or one more disaster Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you did to America

I have loved you, I have grieved
I’m ashamed to admit I no longer believe I have loved you, I received
I have traded my life
For a picture of the scenery
Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you did to America

I give it all up in laughter
The sign of the cross awaiting disaster
The dove flew to me like a vision of paranoia The dove flew to me like a vision of paranoia

I have loved you like a dream
I have kissed your lips like a Judas in heat
I have worshipped, I believed
I have broke your bread for a splendor of machinery Don’t look at me like I’m acting hysterical
Don’t look at me like I’m acting hysterical

I have worshipped, I have cried
I have put my hands in the wounds on your side I have tasted of your blood
I have choked on the waters, I abated the flood I am broken, I am beat
But I will find my way like a Judas in heat
I am fortune, I am free
I’m like a fever of light in the land of opportunity

Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you do to yourself Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you do to yourself Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you do to yourself Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you do to yourself

Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you did to America

Sufjan Stevens: drums and percussion, Tempest, Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X, electric guitar, piano, recorders, vocals
Casey Foubert: lead electric guitar, bass guitar

CREDITS:
All songs performed, recorded, engineered, arranged, mixed and produced by Sufjan Stevens, with additional contributions (*) recorded and engineered by James McAlister and Casey Foubert at their respective home studios. Contributions by Emil Nikolaisen were recorded at Malabar in Oslo, Norway, engineered by himself. Mastered by TW Walsh. All original album art, layout, design and typography by Sufjan Stevens. © 2020 AKR PO Box 1282, Lander, WY 82520 USA.

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from America, track released July 3, 2020

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