futile devices lyrics – sufjan stevens

“futile devices”

it’s been a long, long time since i’ve memorized your face
it’s been four hours now since i’ve wandered through your place
and when i sleep on your couch i feel very safe
and when you bring the blankets i cover up my face
i do love you
i do love you

and when you play guitar i listen to the strings buzz
the metal vibrates underneath your fingers
and when you crochet i feel mesmerized and proud
and i would say i love you, but saying it out loud is hard
so i won’t say it at all
and i won’t stay very long
but you are the life i needed all along
i think of you as my brother
although that sounds dumb
words are futile devices

/ sufjan stevens lyrics