Sufjan Stevens – Eugene (Weekly Highlight!)
Had to do it! He must be my favorite artist, but writing songs about Oregon was freaking cool. This is Eugene. It’s about his mother and life in Eugene when he was growing up. On top of that, it’s a remarkable song. The entire album is about Oregon. He mentions the Sea Lion Caves, Spencer’s Butte, Tillimook burn, Eugene, Emerald Park, Painted Hills, The Dalles, Cottage Grove, and more. Oregonians should buy the album.
From the album Carrie and Lowell (2015)
Oh, listen to this too!