Sufjan Stevens – Wallowa Lake Monster

And like the cedar waxwing, she was drunk all day
She kept them hidden from the plague
She left us in Detroit in the rain with a pillowcase
[Verse 3]
Demogorgon or demigod the ghost parade
As the monster showed its face
Spathiphyllum on his grave
No oblation will bring her back to our place
Leviathan first hid in the deep where her children sleep
She gave us one last feature, the fullness of her face
Charybdis in its shallow grave

We put her in the sheet, little wreath, candles on the crate
The undertow refrained with the flame of a feathered snake
She wept among the weeds, hide and seek, for the fallen chief
As she waits for her children in the shade

[Verse 2]

We followed her to Joseph, near the Indian raid
In the shade of "Hin-mah-too-yah…" (Red Napoleon)
When the dragon submerged we knew she had died
Her remarkable stoicism and her pride
As the demon took her place
Fortune for the paperweight
She stayed within the deep end of Wallowa Lake
[Verse 1]

[Chorus 2]
But have you heard the story of my mother’s fate?
As we wait for the waters to reside
[Chorus 1]
As if you know the story of Wallowa Lake