As Wise as a Serpent

Stealers Wheel, Gerry Rafferty

(1 fan)

Gerry Rafferty

Gerald "Gerry" Rafferty (16 April 1947 – 4 January 2011) was a Scottish singer-songwriter best known for his solo hits "Baker Street" and "Right Down the Line", and with the band Stealers Wheel, "Stuck in the Middle with You". Rafferty was born into a working-class family in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. His mother taught him both Irish and Scottish folk songs as a boy; later, he was influenced by the music of The Beatles and Bob Dylan. He joined the folk-pop group The Humblebums in 1969. After they disbanded in 1971, he recorded his first solo album, Can I Have My Money Back? Rafferty and Joe Egan formed the group Stealers Wheel in 1972, producing several hits, most notably "Stuck in the Middle with You". In 1978, he recorded his second solo album, City t… more »


Year:
1999
5:15
#2

 The easy, fast & fun way to learn how to sing: 30DaySinger.com

Well we sit in empty rooms and dream our lives away
While the spirits come and go without a sound
And just like you and me, they're tryin' to find a way
Find a way, find a way home

There's a full moon in the sky, but that don't worry me
I don't ever hang my soul out on the line
When the witchin' hour comes, I always fly away
Fly away, fly away home

There's a light in the city, that comes down from above
Leavin' you as wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove
Don't blow your tomorrows, don't throw away your love
You've got to be as wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove

Now you once asked me why we can't communicate
But it doesn't always pay to tell the truth
If I told you right now, you'd only run away
Run away, run away home

So, we sit in empty rooms and dream our lives away
While the spirits come and go without a sound
Yeah, just like you and me, they're tryin' to find a way
Find a way, find a way home

There's a light in the city, that comes down from above
Leavin' you as wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove
Don't blow your tomorrows, don't throw away your love
You've got to be as wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!

Written by: GERRY RAFFERTY

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the As Wise as a Serpent Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "As Wise as a Serpent Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 26 Sep. 2022. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/25645626/Gerry+Rafferty/As+Wise+as+a+Serpent>.

    Missing lyrics by Gerry Rafferty?

    Know any other songs by Gerry Rafferty? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Browse Lyrics.com

    Quiz

    Are you a music master?

    »
    What is the theme song to the movie: Staying Alive?
    • A. Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes
    • B. Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters
    • C. Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
    • D. Frank Stallone - Far from Over

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Gerry Rafferty tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!