Somehow, it isn't twee.
The Sufjan Stevens' effect
Sufjan Stevens speaks universal truths in Fourth of July, and the song's aching, looping refrain is stuck in my head.
What could I have said to raise you from the dead?
Oh could I be the sky on the Fourth of July?
"Make the most of your life, while it is rife, while it is light." Q1 of 2015 has had more good music in it already than I can remember from practically the whole of 2014, and this might be the best song of its best album. <3
Intimate, melancholic, tender, but utterly heartbreaking - my favourite track from one of the best albums I've heard this, or any other year.