I should have known better To see what I could see My black shroud Holding down my feelings A pillar for my enemies. I should have wrote a letter And grieve what I happen to grieve My black shroud I never trust my feelings I waited for the remedy. When I was three, three, maybe four She left us at that video store Oh, be my rest, be my fantasy Oh, be my rest, be my fantasy. I’m light as a feather I’m bright as the Oregon breeze My black shroud Frightened by my feelings I only wanna be a relief. The song features his signature acoustic guitar, gently sung vocals and very personal lyrics. In Should Have Known Better, Sufjan looks back at his initial reactions to his mother Carrie’s death, recognizing that he did not allow himself to properly grieve.
Should Have Known Better" is a song by American singer-songwriter and t Sufjan Stevens. It is the second track and second single from his seventh studio album, Carrie & Lowell, and was released digitally on March 11, 2015 on Asthmatic Kitty.
I should have known better To see what I could see My black shroud Holding down my feelings A pillar for my enemies. When I was three, three maybe four She left us at that video store Be my rest, be my fantasy Be my rest, be my fantasy. I'm light as a feather I'm bright as the Oregon breeze My black shroud Frightened by my feelings I only wanna be a relief. Sufjan didn't write a letter to his mom because he didn't want to burden her. He only wanted to be a relief. Such a sad sentiment repeated in various ways in other places on the album. his mom saying "did you get enough love, my little dove" on Fourth of July.
I should have known better. To see what I could see. My black shroud. Holding down my feelings. A pillar for my enemies. I should have wrote a letter. And grieve what I happen to grieve. I should have known better. Nothing can be changed. The past is still the past. The bridge to nowhere. Explaining what I feel, that empty feeling. Don't back down, concentrate on seeing.
Should Have Known Better". As the snow melts and the season turns, here comes Sufjan Stevens to remind us that everything dies. His new album, Carrie & Lowell, is centered around the death of his mother, Carrie, who was in and out of his life from the start. There's such a discrepancy between my time and relationship with her, and my desire to know her and be with her," he recently told Pitchfork. Should Have Known Better" takes us back to the beginning he remembers, where Carrie leaves him in a video store at the age of "three, maybe four.
Johan from Stockholm, SwedenLennons I Should Have Known Better was a number one hit in Norway 1964, Lennons Do You Want to Know a Secret was number one in US 1981, Lennons If I Fell was number one in Norway 1964, Lennons This Boy was number one in Canada, Lennons Nowhere Man was number one in Australia and Canada. Johan from Stockholm, SwedenIn a voting at Beatlessweden. com, "I Should Have Known Better" considered as the best song i the "A Hard Day´s Night" album. Dryattz from Atlanta, GaHe: "I love yo. G. Em. D. C.
I should have known better with a girl like you That I would love everything that you do And I do, hey, hey, hey, and I do. Whoa, oh, I never realized what a kiss could be This could only happen to me Can’t you see, can’t you see. That when I tell you that I love you, oh You’re gonna say you love me too, oh And when I ask you to be mine You’re gonna say you love me too. So I should have realized a lot of things before If this is love you’ve got to give me more Give me more, hey hey hey, give me more
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|A||I Should Have Known Better
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
|B||Tomorrow Is A New Day
Written-By – Chris Whent, Gunnar Kinch, Rex Peer
- Lacquer Cut At – A/S Radio Industri
- Pressed By – A/S Radio Industri
- Printed By – SIB-Tryck AB
- Distributed By – AB Philips-Sonora
- Layout – Yngve Solberg
NotesDistr.: AB Philips-Sonora
Cover printed by SIB Tryck Tumba with layout by Yngve Solberg
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- Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): 271 240-1 F
- Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): 271 240-2 F
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): 271 240 1F 710
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): 271 240 2F 710
- Rights Society: NCB