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A Thousand Leaves is the 10th studio album by the American experimental rock band Sonic Youth, released on May 12, 1998, by DGC Records. It was the first Sonic Youth album recorded at the band's own studio in Lower Manhattan, which was built with the money they had made at the 1995 Lollapalooza music festival. Since the band had an unlimited amount of time to work in their studio, the album features numerous lengthy and improvisional tracks that were developed unevenly. Three highly experimental extended plays, Anagrama, Slaapkamers met slagroom, and Invito al ĉielo, were recorded simultaneously with the album.Upon release, A Thousand Leaves reached No. 85 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart and No. 38 on the UK Albums Chart. The song "Sunday" was released as a single and as a music video directed by Harmony Korine and starring American actor Macaulay Culkin. The album received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who praised the lengthy and quiet guitar interplay between band members Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo. However, some critics criticized the forced vocal delivery of band member Kim Gordon and found several tracks to be unnecessarily long and poorly constructed.
Sunday comes alone againA perfect day for a quiet friendAnd you - you will set it freeI see new morning round your faceEverybody says its another phaseAnd now - now its come to meSee the magic in your eyesI see it come as no surpriseAnd you - you turn your eyes awayYeah you - you turn it all awayI guess its true its never too lateStill I don't know what to do todayOh why - can't I set you freeWill you - do the same for meSunday comes and Sunday goesSunday always seems to move so slowTo me - here she comes againA perfect ending to a perfect dayA perfect ending what can I sayTo you - lonely Sunday friendWith you - Sunday never ends