for the widows in paradise, for the fatherless in ypsilanti lyrics – sufjan stevens

“for the widows in paradise, for the fatherless in ypsilanti”

2, 3, 4

i have called you children, i have called you son
what is there to answer if i’m the only one?
morning comes in paradise, morning comes in light
still i must obey, still i must invite
if there’s anything to say, if there’s anything to do
if there’s any other way, i’ll do anything for you

i was dressed embarr*ssment
i was dressed in wine
if you had a part of me, will you take your time?
even if i come back, even if i die
is there some idea to replace my life?
like a father to impress
like a mother’s mourning dress
if you ever make a mess, i’ll do anything for you

i have called you preacher, i have called you son
if you have a father or if you haven’t one
i’ll do anything for you, i’ll do anything for you
i’ll do anything for you, i’ll do anything for you
i did everything for you, i did everything for you
i did everything for you, i did everything for you
i did everything for you, i did everything for you
i did everything for you, i did everything for you

/ sufjan stevens lyrics