Flannery O'Connor's Stories

Sufjan Stevens

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American folk musician Sufjan Stevens' song "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" appears on the 2004 album Seven Swans. The lyrics of the song, from The Misfit's point of view, are as follows:

Once in the backyard

She was once like me

She was once like me

Twice when I killed them

They were once at peace

They were once like me

Hold to your gun, man

And put off all your peace

Put off all the beast

Paid a full of these, I wait for it

But someone's once like me

She was once like me

I once was better

I put off all my grief

I put off all my grief

So I go to hell, I wait for it

But someone's left me creased

Someone's left me creased