Sufjan Stevens - Tonya Harding (Official Audio)

  • Опубликовано: 6 дек 2017
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    Tonya Harding, my star
    Well this world is a cold one
    But it takes one to know one
    And God only knows what you are

    Just some Portland white trash
    You confronted your sorrow
    Like there was no tomorrow
    While the rest of the world only laughed

    Triple axel on high
    A delightful disaster
    You jumped farther and faster
    You were always so full of surprises

    Are your laces untied?
    What’s the frown on your face for?
    And just what are the skates for now?
    Tell me which is your good side?

    Are you lonely at night?
    Do you miss all the glory
    And the mythical story
    Of the Olympian life?

    Yamaguchi in red
    She had high rise and roses
    And red-carpet poses
    And her outfit was splendid

    Nancy Kerrigan’s charm
    Well she took quite a beating
    So you’re not above cheating
    Can you blame her for crying?

    Tonya, you were the brightest
    Yeah you rose from the ashes
    And survived all the crashes
    Wiping the blood from your white tights

    Has the world had its fun?
    Yeah they’ll make such a hassle
    And they’ll build you a castle
    Then destroy it when they’re done

    Tonya Harding, my friend
    Well this world is a bitch, girl
    Don’t end up in a ditch, girl
    I’ll be watching you close to the end

    So fight on as you are
    My American princess
    May God bless you with incense
    You’re my shining American star
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  • Длительность: 5:06
  • tonya harding  sufjan stevens  sufjan  

Комментарии: 583

  • Bryce LiaBraaten
    Bryce LiaBraaten 3 часа назад

    Haunting and beautiful, He's done it again

  • Simon Beech
    Simon Beech 11 часов назад

    She's fucking amazing

  • tildememorychan
    tildememorychan 12 часов назад

    memories disintegrate.

  • inxy
    inxy 14 часов назад

    Good shit

  • lucaboden
    lucaboden 14 часов назад

    Too bad that Amy Adams didn't make a Tonya Harding movie 10 yrs ago.

  • Adam Butler
    Adam Butler 14 часов назад

    This song is almost as beautiful as Margot Robbie.

  • Graham Exton
    Graham Exton 15 часов назад

    Another impossibly lovely Sufjan song about an unlikely subject. I should be used to it by now.

  • Jacob Bond
    Jacob Bond 15 часов назад

    At it again sufjan. An album so good but so sad you can only listen to it once.

  • Jorge Bonilla
    Jorge Bonilla 17 часов назад

    I like the general atmosphere the song creates, but the lyrics are pretty simplistic and rely on facile rhymes

  • jesús
    jesús 18 часов назад

    _the synchronization of the video and the song between __3:32__ and __3:35__ is beyond perfect._

    • jesús
      jesús 18 часов назад

      i mean, the whole song is synchronised perfectly with the video. i am in tears and i never thought ice skating would make me cry.

  • kortnee
    kortnee 23 часа назад

    my goal is to be such a human disaster that sufjan steven writes a ehtereal whimsy song about me

  • Delstrezi
    Delstrezi 23 часа назад +1

    Easily the best song of the year

  • Louis Knoetze
    Louis Knoetze День назад

    Kills me. Beautiful.

  • nate an
    nate an День назад

    what a lovely song

  • Ari Vishnu
    Ari Vishnu День назад

    I can’t help but wonder, maybe we’ll be getting an Oregon album?

  • Sheany
    Sheany День назад

    Sharing this link with you all, a piece Sufjan wrote about the song and Tonya Harding:

  • David Lee
    David Lee День назад

    Thanks for releasing this on my birthday :)

  • Genni Glassglow
    Genni Glassglow День назад

    God was very Gracious, when He said, deliver them from going down to the pit (eternal hell), I have found a ransom. That ransom was Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ said that I will give eternal life to anyone who believes on me. Anyone!

  • Justin Wingate
    Justin Wingate День назад

    This question may have already been asked and answered, but I really would love to know was this edited to this song on purpose as an official release, or was this something a fan edited to the song? It is absolutely so beautiful, and the timing seems almost too perfect.

    • Justin Wingate
      Justin Wingate День назад

      jesús thanks for the info!

    • jesús
      jesús День назад +1

      this is tonyas official performance. i think sufjan edited all this on purpose.. because i agree, all the timing is perfect ! he said it took to him like *30 years* _(quoting pitchfork: "According to the essay accompanying his new one-off single, Sufjan Stevens has been trying to write “Tonya Harding” for almost 30 years")_ to write this song. maybe he also wanted it to match the video and that's why it looks so perfect? lol. sorry my grammar, don't speak english

  • WeAtG17
    WeAtG17 День назад


  • Tomáš Pechouš
    Tomáš Pechouš День назад

    simply the best! ♥

  • hobo roots
    hobo roots День назад +5

    Sufjan wrote a little something about this song here where he mentioned he had tried to write this song when we has 15 yo

  • Thaïla Khampo
    Thaïla Khampo День назад

    So the Eb major version is not out yet?

  • Thaïla Khampo
    Thaïla Khampo День назад


  • Francisco Themudo de Oliveira
    Francisco Themudo de Oliveira День назад

    Are you lonely at night?//Do you miss all the glory//And the mythical story//Of the Olympian life?.
    wow. pure poetry

  • vorticity4
    vorticity4 День назад

    What a beautiful song. It made me think of the inspiration artists find for their subject. Who would have thought that Tonya Harding would inspire such beauty. It's a piece that much be watched first before only listened to after. So that, instead of seeing the incongruity in the music and the subject, you see the beauty that Tonya once exuded. So much lost that now no one remembers her for the amazing figure skater she was. Sufjan helped me see it again. Wonderful,

  • Moon Light
    Moon Light 2 дня назад +2

    You may came here for Tonya, or You may came for Sufjan,
    but you'll stay for them both.

  • HappyFeetle
    HappyFeetle 2 дня назад +2

    This song, coupled with this amazing skating, is absolutely bewitching. Beautiful.

  • piramis
    piramis 2 дня назад

    Sufjan Stevens what a beautiful VOICE!

  • David Renault
    David Renault 2 дня назад

    "Tonya, you were the brightest
    Yeah you rose from the ashes
    And survived all the crashes..."

  • sitemasu sensei
    sitemasu sensei 2 дня назад +1

    I love this song.

  • voltron6 9
    voltron6 9 2 дня назад

    soooo good and kinda sounds like blue bucket of gold

  • Devon the Songwriter
    Devon the Songwriter 2 дня назад

    I've been thinking of putting my music to ice skating for weeks!!! lol Im still going to do it. Great video!

    TGDRAW 2 дня назад

    This song made me cry before I even grasped what it was about

  • John Ray
    John Ray 2 дня назад

    Just some Portland white trash
    You confronted your sorrow
    Like there was no tomorrow
    While the rest of the world only laughed
    Triple axel on high
    A delightful disaster
    You jumped farther and faster
    You were always so full of surprises

  • kramercapriati
    kramercapriati 2 дня назад

    Very Lovely!!..

  • Justin Tackett
    Justin Tackett 2 дня назад

    "Has the world had its fun?"

  • Bubba Thomas
    Bubba Thomas 3 дня назад

    Holy knee caps.

  • Marion84061
    Marion84061 3 дня назад

    You're the most amazing musician i've ever heard. Whatever my mood is, it always fits. If i wanted to give a soundtrack to my life it will be yours. This song came out on my 25th birthday, and it just moved me so much, i take it as a sign !. Thank you so much.

  • Tidnull
    Tidnull 3 дня назад

    as much as i love this song and view of her, im glad it wasnt in the movie after seeing the trailer.

  • Patty
    Patty 3 дня назад +1

    Of course Sufjan Stevens gets it. This is so perfect. The song, her flawless routine, her life knowing her circumstances. Amazing.

  • Madking 357
    Madking 357 3 дня назад

    "Has the world had its fun?
    Yeah they’ll make such a hassle
    And they’ll build you a castle
    Then destroy it when they’re done"
    Dang Sufjan you always know exactly know what to say. Don't ever change.

  • Matt Paris
    Matt Paris 3 дня назад

    Is this song a part at all of the Margot Robbie film? Was it written for it?

  • Danf9687
    Danf9687 3 дня назад

    This beautiful song accompanied by this video is truly mesmerizing. I can't stop coming back to watch it again.

  • Oliver Kalamata
    Oliver Kalamata 3 дня назад

    Sufjan has never failed me in the past 11 years. 😢

  • DiceRolledan8
    DiceRolledan8 3 дня назад

    Song goes good with breaking someones ankles

  • Seth Boeh
    Seth Boeh 3 дня назад

    As a skater, it makes me so happy Sufjan takes an interest in this. I love his portrait songs so much.

  • M Hyatt
    M Hyatt 4 дня назад

    Love the song!!!

  • doopledenger
    doopledenger 4 дня назад

    is this soundtrack for I,Tonya?

  • MoonyVG
    MoonyVG 4 дня назад +1

    i cant stop listening to this

  • ndg43
    ndg43 4 дня назад +1

    Wow, such a beautiful song. Loved seeing Harding's shining moment in 1991. Can't wait to see the film.

  • s h a d ø w b a n n e d
    s h a d ø w b a n n e d 4 дня назад

    For the movie right?

  • Rebecca Walker
    Rebecca Walker 4 дня назад

    I didn't like it on first listen but on speakers and after like 2 other listens I've found I love this. It's not his best and it also sounds like a lot of other songs he's done. But the little embellishments really set the mood and the scene.

  • Cheesecake Dynasty
    Cheesecake Dynasty 4 дня назад


  • Riley Lawson
    Riley Lawson 4 дня назад

    what the f?

  • Shaz Widhani
    Shaz Widhani 4 дня назад

    Omg friggin Al Michaels is on every sports broadcast wtf

  • Med Sousane
    Med Sousane 4 дня назад

    ✨ beautiful ✨

  • Ced Rolyes
    Ced Rolyes 4 дня назад

    ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
    *Jesus Christ is the Son of God & promises you eternal life if you simply believe Him.*
    *He promised to also heal your body. (Just ask Him)*

  • APlaceForUtubes
    APlaceForUtubes 4 дня назад +2

    So glad we've finally turned our backs on Nancy Kerrigan

  • 3rd Gen V.Gronek
    3rd Gen V.Gronek 4 дня назад

    Tonya Harding the demon that had somebody take a women's leg out when a pork wrapped piece of turd decided to assault her female competition. Coward.

  • Matt Crum
    Matt Crum 4 дня назад

    Nicely done. However, I think the timing is off. The song syncs better if the opening line "Tonya Harding..." plays when the arena announcer says her name. Her first jump (triple axel?) is then lined up with that line in the song and everything else seems to work. Cheers!

  • Angela Sheik
    Angela Sheik 4 дня назад

    Sufjan this is why I love you. This is art. To see a person for more than the joke the world has made them out to be, and help us to see their beauty in its complexity.

  • Stuart B
    Stuart B 4 дня назад

    I take it this will be featured in the film about her yes?

  • Nick Falletta
    Nick Falletta 5 дней назад

    Fire. Very heartfelt track with a dreamy aesthetic. Reminds me of something from his Illinois album. If he can make a compelling song about John Wayne Gacy he can do it with pretty much anybody.

  • the union of the blue shirted ones
    the union of the blue shirted ones 5 дней назад

    Wow amazing

  • oxivod
    oxivod 5 дней назад

    looks like someone saw I, Tonya

    • ZimmerSquash
      ZimmerSquash 4 дня назад

      That someone saw her 16 years ago

  • art garfunkel
    art garfunkel 5 дней назад +4

    My favorite part of this video is 4:30, when it cuts to Kristi Yamaguchi who pretends to be proud of Tonya for all of a second before giving in to a jealous glare. This sport was so. fucking. competitive. These girls lived and breathed skating.

  • Bob Townsend
    Bob Townsend 5 дней назад +1

    This is what happened to the Goth guys that wrote terrible poetry in high school grow up.

    • Rizka Khairunissa
      Rizka Khairunissa 4 дня назад

      Bob Townsend this is what happened when you have nothing to do in life except making irrelevant comments on youtube

  • Katie Parker
    Katie Parker 5 дней назад +2

    I love that she has something so beautiful that will be forever.

  • Robert Davidson
    Robert Davidson 5 дней назад

    Beautiful and very moving

  • amy m
    amy m 5 дней назад

    I'm not sure what to think about this 1. Is this a tribute or a diss? Then I think troll or stalker? But it is a peaceful song. lmao

  • Jaycob Kinder
    Jaycob Kinder 5 дней назад

    can't believe the movie being made turned down the song.

  • David Renault
    David Renault 5 дней назад


  • Stanninghooha
    Stanninghooha 5 дней назад

    I hope they used this in the movie

  • Anya Singh
    Anya Singh 5 дней назад

    I can't stop crying while listening to this song and I didn't even know who Tonya Harding was before this. What a glorious tribute.

  • Kadeem John
    Kadeem John 5 дней назад

    Great song, originally meant to be in the movie (I'm guessing in the end credits), the studio probably didn't like the lines
    "Well she took quite a beating, So you’re not above cheating" (given the explanation about the events in the film) and "Don't end up in a ditch, girl".  Either way, sad and inspirational song.  Glad I discovered it.

  • kristen rose
    kristen rose 6 дней назад

    aw!She was so gorgeous 💔

  • mossland
    mossland 6 дней назад

    Uhhuh... This is what is the word? Inane? #RhymingDictionary

  • Qriminal 1:64
    Qriminal 1:64 6 дней назад

    Tried holding the like button for a heart...

  • Rob Thomas
    Rob Thomas 6 дней назад

    Love this song. And I agree. Tonya Harding is pure Portland white trash. lol :D

  • Guillaume passion
    Guillaume passion 6 дней назад

    This beautiful song is kind of the olympic gold medal Tonya Harding's never won.

  • Torin Galleshaw
    Torin Galleshaw 6 дней назад +1

    I never expected a song about Tanya Harding. I never expected a song about Tanya Harding to be so transformative and moving. 9/11 will investigate again.

  • Unsightly
    Unsightly 6 дней назад +1

    Can someone tell me what this song is about? Thanks.

    • ZimmerSquash
      ZimmerSquash 6 дней назад

      Unsightly You can read about the artist’s short essay on this song.

  • Evan Jenkins
    Evan Jenkins 6 дней назад +1

    I feel like she didn't do it but here is so much evidence...

  • Michael AK
    Michael AK 6 дней назад +3

    Shit, I actaully teared up a bit while watching this. I didn't even know I still had emotions left.

  • Discraced Python
    Discraced Python 6 дней назад +1

    “White trash” Are you fucking kidding me. And they say black people cant be racist.

    • Ramba Ral
      Ramba Ral 6 дней назад +4

      Discraced Python oh fuck off

  • Scruffy McNuggets
    Scruffy McNuggets 7 дней назад +17

    I think every new Sufjan Stevens song is the most beautiful song I've ever heard until I hear the next new Sufjans Steven song

    • Scruffy McNuggets
      Scruffy McNuggets 5 дней назад

      I'd agree, though I'd say he's the best male songwriter whereas Lana Del Rey is best female

    • Legionere
      Legionere 5 дней назад

      Scruffy McNuggets he's the best song writer of the last 20 years in my opinion.

  • Khanh Ho
    Khanh Ho 7 дней назад

    I like the way he's updating the 19th Century Ballad's some good stuff...

  • Ocean
    Ocean 7 дней назад +24

    Breathtaking. ✨

    • Ann Margret
      Ann Margret 3 дня назад

      ok bitch we frens 👯

    • Ocean
      Ocean 3 дня назад +1

      Ann Margret We have the same taste. Let's be friends? 😏

    • Ann Margret
      Ann Margret 3 дня назад +1

      It's starting to upset me I feel like the Matrix is glitching

    • Ann Margret
      Ann Margret 3 дня назад +1


    RETEP 7 дней назад

    1 like = 1 sub
    1 sub = 10 subs
    turn on notifications = good luck on youtube

  • Tiffy Ri
    Tiffy Ri 7 дней назад

    Wow this is actually amazing 💓

  • letrec cadr
    letrec cadr 7 дней назад

    This is some fucking BS! I was hoping it went trap in the first 5s

  • glockenrein
    glockenrein 7 дней назад

    This might be the first time I found something on trending not completely pointless.

  • a m a z o n
    a m a z o n 7 дней назад +15

    damn. sufjan owned 2017. it's been an amazing year for him, musically.

  • s h a d ø w b a n n e d
    s h a d ø w b a n n e d 7 дней назад

    Hey, I remember Sufjan Stevens. And new songs still sound good. Seems rare.

  • Erika T
    Erika T 7 дней назад

    I love the way this song is arranged. It sounds like a doomed march but there are quiet beautiful bits in it. All of it tells her horrible, unfortunate truth.

  • MattTheLegend
    MattTheLegend 7 дней назад

    Isn’t this the girl who cheated because she sucked?

    • MattTheLegend
      MattTheLegend 3 дня назад

      art garfunkel do you know how much I care?

    • art garfunkel
      art garfunkel 3 дня назад +1

      See that triple axel at 0:58? You know how many of her competitors at the time could do that? Zero.

  • Third Tony
    Third Tony 7 дней назад

    Sufjan is one of only a handful that could make a beautiful song about this subject. Very beautiful.

  • Cold Arts
    Cold Arts 7 дней назад

    I mean it’s a good song but it’s weird af lol

  • Lil Honeybun
    Lil Honeybun 7 дней назад