Rex's Blues

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Townes Van Zandt

John Townes Van Zandt (March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997), best known as Townes Van Zandt, was an American Texas Country-folk music singer-songwriter, performer, and poet. Many of his songs, including "If I Needed You," "To Live is to Fly," and "No Place to Fall" are considered standards of their g… more »

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 

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

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

I'm chained upon the face of time
Feelin' 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

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Rex's Blues