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Casimir Pulaski Day

Lyrics

Goldenrod and the 4H stone,
the things I brought you,
when I found out you had cancer of the bone

Your father cried on the telephone,
full lyrics
Goldenrod and the 4H stone,
the things I brought you,
when I found out you had cancer of the bone

Your father cried on the telephone,
full lyrics

Features of This Track

a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic rhythm piano
major key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
brass instrument solos
electric pianos
acoustic rhythm guitars
classic rhodes sound

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

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LYRICS ARE BACK?!?!?! Thank you, Pandora!!! Now please bring back the song previews :(
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Lyrics? I'm speechless. I'm...
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Tragic, beautiful song. A simple song about a man reminiscing about his first love's tragic and untimely death, while simultaneous l y trying to find peace within himself, understand why she died, and honor her memory.
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Beautiful, honest. We don't always have the answers.
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This. . . THIS. . . Oh my gosh this song is so sad and beautiful.
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This song is so sweet to listen to!
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sAd AiNT baD
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One of Sufjan's best, hands down. Makes you just stop what you're doing every time you hear it.
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clashe
Ah, love this song.
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Such a beautiful song. It's really sad, and reminds me of The Fault in Our Stars.
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This song is so sad...but I can see the meaning behind it...And even though I want to listen to this, I can almost hardly stand too, as it reminds me so much of my mother...
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yeah.....yea h yeah yeah
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k9srockon
;| Sad song...
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First time hearing this artist and I'm blown away. Really ,really moved. And almost in tears
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Very powerful song...
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Made me sad.
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one of my fav Sufjan song!
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wow
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Sufjan hadn't made much of an impression on me until I heard this song....whew ! Poignant, powerful, beautiful.
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beautiful
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hibberd.r
oh man, this song. goosebumps all day.
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Casimir Pulaski Day. Is this a beautiful song or what?
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blakeleyart
a truly wonderful song highlighting the poinate impact youth ended by death has.
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simpson783
Seems to be that a dear friend/lover died.
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sweet song, makes me happy to be
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Electric doesn't necessarily mean distorted. It could be an electric banjo, it could be an A/E guitar... the microphones were probably powered by phantom electricity. But you're right, I don't hear any traditional electric instruments noticeable in the mix.
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"mixed acoustic and electric instrumentat i o n " is not quite right. There is a little bit of old school electric church organ, but other than that it's all acoustic and horns. No electric guitar or bass, or drum machine or noticeable "electric" sound.
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Sounds like dusk.
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mchaparromd
what horrible thing happened to this guy to inspire him to write this song?
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emma703
oh...this is so sweetly sad.
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One of my all time favorite songs.
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kevinsheen79
A beautiful song.
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This is my absolute favorite song by Sufjan!
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i adore this song. sufjan stevens is so very talented and i agree, he does present powerful emotion that not many artists these days can capture.
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themonkeycag e
Sufjan Stevens is so gifted with the ability to present powerful emotion in a simple (and beautiful) way; this song is a testament to his skill as a songwriter. This one's probably hard for a Christian to sing, and to hear; it tells a story that shakes the teller's faith. The simple melody belies the complex emotions at the center.

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