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Rake Lyrics

from Townes

"Rake" is track #10 on the album Townes. It was written by Van Zandt.
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I used to wake and run with the moon
I lived like a rake and a young man
I covered my lovers with flowers and wounds
My laughter, the devil would frighten

The sun, it would come and beat me back down
But every cruel day had it's nightfall
I'd welcome the stars with wine and guitars
Full of fire and forgetful

Well, my body was sharp, the dark air clean
And outrage my joyful companion
And whisperin' women, how sweet did they seem
Kneelin' for me to command them

And time was like water but I was the sea
And I'd never noticed it passin'
Except for the turnin' of night into day
And the turnin' of day into cursin'

You look at me now and don't think I don't know
What all of your eyes are sayin'
So he wants us to believe these ravings and lies
Just tricks that his brains been a playin'?

A lover of women, he can't hardly stand
He trembles, he's bent and he's broken
Well, I've fallen, it's true but I say unto you
Hold your tongues until after I've spoken

I was takin' my pride in the pleasures I'd known
I laughed and thought I'd be forgiven
But my laughter turned 'round eyes blazing and said
My friend we're holdin' a wedding

And I buried my face but it spoke once again
It's the night to the day that we're a bindin'
And now the dark air is like fire on my skin
And even the moonlight is blinding

Songwriters
VAN ZANDT

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Lyrics © BUG MUSIC

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