Vito’s Ordination Song


By Sufjan Stevens

I always knew
You
In your mother’s arms
I have called your name
I’ve an Idea
Placed in your mind
To be a better man

I’ve made a crown
For you
Put it in your room
And when the bridegroom comes
There will be noise
There we’ll be glad
And the perfect band

And when you write a poem
I know the words
I know the sounds
Before you write it down

When you wear your clothes
I wear them too
I wear your shoes
And your jacket too

I always knew
You
In your mother’s arms
I have called you son
I’ve made amends
Between father and son

Or, if you haven’t one
Rest in my arms
Sleep in my bed
There’s a design
To what I did and said

Rest in my arms
Sleep in my bed
There’s a design
To what I
Did
And
Said

Rest in my arms
Sleep in my bed
There’s a design

To what I
Did
And
Said

Rest in my arms
Sleep in my bed
There’s a design

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