Heartwarming: Sufjan Stevens
- The climax of "The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us!"
- The trumpets in the chorus of "Chicago."
- As well as the trumpets throughout "The Transfiguration."
- "To Be Alone with You" is simultaneously an innocent love song and a message to Jesus.
- "The Dress Looks Nice on You" is an adorable song featuring the heartwarming lyrics, "I see a lot of life in you... I see a lot of light in you."
- All of "Futile Devices."
- "Djohariah," written for Sufjan's sister.
- After ruminating over the inevitability of death and coming to terms with his mother's decisions, "Death With Dignity" ends with the song's narrator forgiving the absent mother the album of Carrie and Lowell was inspired by.