Gallant has always had a tendency to pull on our heartstrings, but teaming up with Sufjan Stevens and Rebecca Sugar is just unfair. Fans will recognize Stevens from songs like “Should Have Known Better” and “John Wayne Gacy, Jr.,” but Sugar might be a tad less recognizable; she is responsible for her work on the animated series ‘Adventure Time’ and ‘Steven Universe,’ as well as contributing a couple songs to the former.


The three now team up for “TOOGOODTOBETRUE,” a song about lofty aspirations and waning motivation. It’s usually the case that in order to achieve your goals, it’s necessary to go out and seize opportunities; too often, people end up staying in and letting those opportunities pass by, whether that’s due to anxiety, depression, low self-confidence, or anything else.

The song is a brilliant collaboration between each artist, letting each of their unique characteristics shine through. Check it out below.

Gallant ft. Sufjan Stevens, Rebecca Sugar – TOOGOODTOBETRUE [Lyrics]

[Chorus: Gallant]
Take a little piece of this and tell them where to start
Make a little circle right before you fall apart
I’ll lay down the cards just like the way you fold your arms
Take a little piece of this before you fall apart

[Verse 1: Gallant]
You’ve been wrestling something, reckless assumptions
Lately you’ve been skipping the parties, loving nobody
You say you’re not destined for nothing, just wanna feel something
But the solar system would love it if you were proper

[Chorus: Gallant]
Is it true? Take a little piece of this and tell them where to start
Is it true? Make a little circle right before you fall apart
Too good to be true
I’ll lay down the cards just like the way you fold your arms
Too good to be true
Take a little piece of this before you fall apart

[Verse 2: Sufjan Stevens]
And now you’re shaken from something
Here come the assumptions
You say you’ve got skin on the table
But you’re not afraid of
Friends that you no longer reply to
You keep in a vacuum
Then lay down in deep isolation
Hope you can make it

[Chorus: Gallant]
Too good to be true
Take a little piece of this and tell them where to start
Is it true?
Make a little circle right before you fall apart
Too good to be true
I’ll lay down the cards just like the way you fold your arms
Too good to be true
Take a little piece of this before you fall apart

[Outro: Rebecca Sugar]
Oh-oh-oh-ooh, oh-oh-oh-ooh
Oh-oh-oh-ooh, oh-oh-oh-ooh
Oh-oh-oh-ooh, oh-oh-oh-ooh
Oh-oh-oh-ooh, oh-oh-oh-ooh
Oh-oh-oh-ooh, oh-oh-oh-ooh

 

Photo via Collin Taylor for Okeechobee