Friday, March 28, 2008

CAN'T GET THIS ONE OUT OF MY HEAD

Rex's blues
by Townes Van Zandt

Ride the blue wind high and free
She'll lead you down through misery
Leave you low come time to go
Alone and low as low can be

If I had a nickel I'd find a game
If I won a dollar I'd make it rain
If it rained an ocean I'd drink it dry
And lay me down dissatisfied

It's legs to walk and thoughts to fly
Eyes to laugh and lips to cry
A restless tongue to classify
All born to grow and grown to die

Tell my baby I said so long
Tell my mother I did no wrong
Tell my brother to watch his own
Tell my friends to mourn me none

Chained upon the face of time
Feeling full of foolish rhyme
There ain't no dark till something shines
I'm bound to leave this dark behind

Ride the blue wind high and free
She'll lead you down through misery
Leave you low come time to go
Alone and low as low can be

2 comments:

Old Lady said...

I've always liked Funeral for a Friend, the long version as we used to say. Whenever I felt down, or broke up with someone I would put it in and play it LOUD!!!!

steve said...

Yeah, doesn't that lead into "your Love lies Bleedin'"?