Song of the Day #2,848: ‘Futile Devices’ – Sufjan Stevens

sufjan_stevens_age_of_adzI generally don’t have much patience for Sufjan Stevens, one of the indie-ist of indie artists. But today’s Random SOTD, the first track from his 2010 album The Age of Adz, is lovely.

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 life I needed all along
I think of you as my brother
Although that sounds dumb

And words are futile devices

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,848: ‘Futile Devices’ – Sufjan Stevens

  1. Dana says:

    This has an Elliot Smith or maybe a Beck vibe, which is a good thing.

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