Sufjan Stevens - Tonya Harding (Official Audio)

2017-12-06 445,573 views 05:06 6,368 247
Published by Asthmatic Kitty Records

Description

Buy/listen here: http://smarturl.it/tonya-harding

Lyrics:
Tonya Harding, my star
Well this world is a cold one
But it takes one to know one
And God only knows what you are

Just some Portland white trash
You confronted your sorrow
Like there was no tomorrow
While the rest of the world only laughed

Triple axel on high
A delightful disaster
You jumped farther and faster
You were always so full of surprises

Are your laces untied?
What’s the frown on your face for?
And just what are the skates for now?
Tell me which is your good side?

Are you lonely at night?
Do you miss all the glory
And the mythical story
Of the Olympian life?

Yamaguchi in red
She had high rise and roses
And red-carpet poses
And her outfit was splendid

Nancy Kerrigan’s charm
Well she took quite a beating
So you’re not above cheating
Can you blame her for crying?

Tonya, you were the brightest
Yeah you rose from the ashes
And survived all the crashes
Wiping the blood from your white tights

Has the world had its fun?
Yeah they’ll make such a hassle
And they’ll build you a castle
Then destroy it when they’re done

Tonya Harding, my friend
Well this world is a bitch, girl
Don’t end up in a ditch, girl
I’ll be watching you close to the end

So fight on as you are
My American princess
May God bless you with incense
You’re my shining American star

Comments

She's fucking amazing
Simon Beech. 1 hour and 24 minutes ago.
memories disintegrate.
tildememorychan. 2 hours and 24 minutes ago.
Good shit
inxy. 4 hours and 47 minutes ago.
Too bad that Amy Adams didn't make a Tonya Harding movie 10 yrs ago.
lucaboden. 4 hours and 53 minutes ago.
This song is almost as beautiful as Margot Robbie.
Adam Butler. 4 hours and 56 minutes ago.
Another impossibly lovely Sufjan song about an unlikely subject. I should be used to it by now.
Graham Exton. 5 hours and 21 minutes ago.
At it again sufjan. An album so good but so sad you can only listen to it once.
Jacob Bond. 5 hours and 37 minutes ago.
I like the general atmosphere the song creates, but the lyrics are pretty simplistic and rely on facile rhymes
Jorge Bonilla. 8 hours and 13 minutes ago.
_the synchronization of the video and the song between __3:32__ and __3:35__ is beyond perfect._
jesús. 9 hours and 17 minutes ago.
my goal is to be such a human disaster that sufjan steven writes a ehtereal whimsy song about me
kortnee. 13 hours and 42 minutes ago.
Easily the best song of the year
Delstrezi. 14 hours and 5 minutes ago.
Kills me. Beautiful.
Louis Knoetze. 14 hours and 47 minutes ago.
what a lovely song
nate an. 15 hours and 55 minutes ago.
I can’t help but wonder, maybe we’ll be getting an Oregon album?
Ari Vishnu. 17 hours and 46 minutes ago.
Sharing this link with you all, a piece Sufjan wrote about the song and Tonya Harding: http://asthmatickitty.com/tonya-harding/
Sheany. 18 hours and 52 minutes ago.
Thanks for releasing this on my birthday :)
David Lee. 22 hours and 24 minutes ago.
God was very Gracious, when He said, deliver them from going down to the pit (eternal hell), I have found a ransom. That ransom was Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ said that I will give eternal life to anyone who believes on me. Anyone!
Genni Glassglow. 1 day and 16 minutes ago.
This question may have already been asked and answered, but I really would love to know was this edited to this song on purpose as an official release, or was this something a fan edited to the song? It is absolutely so beautiful, and the timing seems almost too perfect.
Justin Wingate. 1 day and 2 hours ago.
Gorgeous.
WeAtG17. 1 day and 2 hours ago.
simply the best! ♥
Tomáš Pechouš. 1 day and 4 hours ago.