Sufjan Stevens – City of Roses Lyrics

[Verse 1] A break in the clouds is a break in my day
Face the sun of my salvation
As Hathaway Jones would have made it his own feet
Fly by the wings of your creation

[Chorus 1] On the top of your head, there is a poem
The thought in my head, oh God only knows
As everything else will disappoint you
I used to be young and bold, but now I’m afraid, I’m getting so old
I followed the light to the City of Roses

[Verse 2] It’s a little-known fact that I can’t cope
I’m the champion of repression
I’ve had it enough with the east coast
I’ll die by the wings of my ambition

[Chorus 2] The city I left, the city of throes
The one that I loved, the city of hope
As everything else will disappoint you
I used to be young and bold, but now I’m of age, I’m getting so old
I followed the light to the City of Roses

A break in the clouds is a break in my day