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rainy day butterfly

rainy day butterfly

all delighted people by sufjan stevens:
tomorrow you'll see it through
the clouded out disguises put you in the room
& though i wandered out alone
a thousand lights abounded on our home
& i remember every sound it made
the clouded out disguises and the grave
so yeah i know i'm still afraid
of letting go of choices i have made
all delighted people raise their hands
& i took you by the sleeve
no other reason than to be your leading man
& you woke up with a fright
our lives depended on the visions through the night
& all we had always
all we had always wanted to before
the hurricane inclined us, grappling on the floor
all delighted people raise their hands
still the force of nature spurned
ideas of strength and style
abated by the burning basement
all delighted people raise their hands
i'm not easily confused
the trouble with the storm inside us grew
but i had so much to give
in spite of all the terror and abuse
& the people bowed and prayed
& what difference does it make for you and me?
all delighted people raise their hands
& the people bowed and prayed
& what difference does it make?
it doesn't matter anyway
the world surrounds us with its hate
hello darkness my old friend it breaks my heart
i've come to strangle you in spite of what you'd like
& don't be a rascal,
don't be a laughing dog in spite of odds
all i'm deciphering
from the spirits in the light within
all delighted people raise their hands
in restless dreams i walked alone i walked alive
the clouded out disguises
left me in a dream of lightness
all delighted people raise their hands
& the people bowed and prayed
to the neon god they made
& what difference does it make?
i love you so much anyway
& on your breast i gently lay
your arms surround me in the lake
i am joined with you forever
& the people bowed and prayed
& what difference does it make for you and me?
all delighted people raise their hands
i'm not easily confused
i feel alive i feel it glowing in the room
all delighted people raise their hands
all delighted people raise their hands
all delighted people
all delighted people raise their hands
& the people bowed and prayed
oh i love you a lot
oh i love you from the top of my heart
& what difference does it make?
i still love you a lot
oh i love you from the top of my heart
& on your breast i gently lay
oh my head in your arms
do you love me from the top of your heart?
i tried my best i tried in vain.
do you love me a lot?
do you love me from the top of your heart?
& the people bowed and prayed
oh i love you a lot
oh i love you from the top of my heart
& you can see through my mistakes
oh i'll tell it to you now
oh i'll tell it from the top of my heart
& what difference does it make
if the world is a mess, if the world is a mess?
& on your breast i gently lay
oh i'll tell it to you now; oh i'll tell it to you now
(when the world's come and gone shall we follow our transgressions, or shall we stand strong?)
i tried to save the things i made
oh but the world is a mess
oh but the world is a mess
& what difference does it make
if the world is a mess?
if the world is a mess
i tried my best i tried in vain
oh but the world is a mess
oh but the world is a mess
(suffer not the child among you
or shall you die young
when the world's come & gone..)

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