Stephen A. Douglas was a great debater,
Abraham Lincoln was The Great Emancipatorand instantly asked what the fuck we were listening to. There was no enthusiasm in his voice, just incredulity at having heard the words "Abraham Lincoln was The Great Emancipator" in song. A few short months later, we were sitting next to each other in $50 seats at a Sufjan concert, after the boundless charm of the album and the roughly 50 times I played it beat down the door into his heart.
This one's for you, Lorenzo, wherever you are.