Вот две песни, от которых я вообще не могу оторваться. Первая, диалог Суфьяна и его мамы перед её смертью. Когда она его нызывает орлёнком и говорит ему "Не плачь", невозможно без слёз слушать. Но как красиво!
И вот эта - такая красивая! У Суфьяна были сложные отношения с мамой, т.к. она почти всё его детство отсутствовала (была алкоголиком, страдала от шизофрении и депрессии). Но он всё равно трудно переживал её смерть и страдал и всё это смог передать в песне.
We did not plan to go to Sufjan Stevens' concert, but our friends had extra tickets and we went with them. I haven't been following his music lately, so 90% of songs at the concert were new to me. I've noticed him singing about his mother and death a lot. After the concert, I read some interviews and learned that his Mom died in 2012 from cancer and his last album is very autobiographical - him dealing with her death. Over the weekend I listened to those songs online and felt like I need to get an album which I did and I do not regret it. It is sad but so beautiful - it lifts you up.
The entire album is great, but the two songs above are my favorite. The first one is Sufjan's dialogue with his mom on her deathbed. When she call him "my little hawk" and tells him not to cry, it is impossible not to start crying.
Sufjan had a difficult relationship with his mother - she was absent for most of his childhood and suffered from depression, schizophrenia and alcoholism. Nevertheless, her passing was very difficult for him to deal with. The second song talks of hurt and love and forgiveness and sadness.