September 27, 2009

From the Top of My Heart

© Denny Renshaw

Scott, Bill and I were lucky enough to score tickets to Sufjan Stevens concert at a teeny, tiny venue (Johnny Brenda's) last week. He played a bunch of new music, and I've been itching to hear it again but haven't been able to find it. Finally someone from a later concert posted this — Impossible Souls:

I loved three of the new songs, including these (though they do drag on a bit—would like to hear tighter versions). I'm still in search of my favorite, though, which had the lovely lyric, "I love you from the top of my heart." What a great line. Let me know if you know where to find that song! Or if you even know the title.

And a little bit more — There's Too Much Love:


Alicia said...

Hi, sorry, this is probably weird, but I was just Googling "I love you from the top of my heart" (because I love that line as well!) and this was the first result.

Anyway, you don't know me, but I can answer your question! I saw Sufjan last night in Minneapolis and he played that song as the encore -- it's called "All Delighted People". (At my show he lost the lyric sheet and apparently made up half the words, but I presume that that bit is the same.) I hope it makes an album! I thought it was gorgeous.

Sarah Erin said...

Hey Alicia!

Not weird at all. Glad I'm not the only one who loved that song. The more of us that like it, the higher the chances he'll keep it around!

I have checked out "All Delighted People," which he also played at our concert. Unfortunately I don't think that's the one I'm talking about. I listened to it again and looked up the lyrics, and it doesn't contain the part "I love you from the top of my heart." Hmph.

The search continues!

Thanks for your comment : )

I am a said...

Hey - I agree with Alicia. The song you want is "All Delighted People." The lyrics available online are NOT the lyrics it sounds like he's using at all his shows.

Simon said...

I also got here by googling 'I love you from the top of my heart'. People are predictable, huh? Anyway, the classic version of All delighted people on the All Delighted People EP definitely has that line in it.