Futile Devices Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

Am chord Am7 chord C chord D7 chord G/B chord D7sus4 chord
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How To Play

Capo: Fret 9 for Studio recording
(Note: Sufjan usually performs this live with Capo on 1st Fret)
 
 
INTRO
   Am7                                 D7sus4           D7           Am
e|-3-----------3---|-3-----------3---|-3-----------3---|-2-----------0---|
B|---1-----------1-|---1-----------1-|---1-----------1-|---1-----------1-|
G|-----2---2---2---|-----2---2---2---|-----2---2---2---|-----2---2---2---|
D|-2-----2---2-----|-2-----2---2-----|-0-----0---0-----|-0-----0---0-----|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 
VERSE 1
 
Am7
It's been a long, long time
            D7sus4         D7   Am
Since I've memorized your face
Am7
It's been four hours now
            D7sus4                D7   Am
Since I've wandered through your place
Am7
And when I sleep on your couch
D7sus4       D7   Am
I feel very safe
Am7
And when you bring the blankets
  D7sus4       D7
I cover up my face
 
CHORUS
 
  Am       Am7
  I        do
D7sus4    D7   Am
 Love     you
 Am7
  I       do
D7sus4    D7   Am
 Love     you
 
INTERLUDE
 
| Am7 | D7sus4 | D7 Am |
| Am7 | D7sus4 | D7 Am |
 
VERSE 2
Am7
And when you play guitar
  D7sus4          D7         Am
I listen to the strings buzz
Am7                    D7sus4        D7     Am
The metal vibrates underneath your fingers
Am7
And when you crochet
       D7sus4          D7    Am
I feel mesmerized and proud
 
OUTRO
 
Am7
And I would say I love you
    D7sus4         D7 Am    C
But saying it out loud  is hard
     G/B             Am7
So I won't say it at all
 C    G/B             Am7
And I won't stay very long
     C      G/B      Am7
But you are life I needed all along
            C         G/B
I think of you as my brother
 Am7
Although that sounds dumb
 
     C         G/B    Am7
And words are futile devices
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