Rake Lyrics With Guitar Chords ( Townes Van Zandt )

Rake is one of the most popular songs of the time. Rake lyrics written by Van Zandt Townes. This song has sung by Townes Van Zandt.

Singer Townes Van Zandt
Released 1970
Album Be Here to Love Me
Tuning E A D G B E

Rake Lyrics

Well, 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

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The sun she 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
Whisperin’ women how sweet did they seem
Kneelin’ for me to command them

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And time was like water but I was the sea
I wouldn’t noticed it passin’
Except for the turnin’ of night into day
And the turnin’ of day into cursin’

Well, you look at me now, don’t think I don’t know
What all your eyes are a-sayin’
Does he want us to believe these ravings and lies
They’re just tricks that his brains been a playin’?

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

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

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I buried my face but it spoke once again
The night to the day we’re a bindin’
And now the dark air is like fire on my skin
And even the moonlight is blinding
Now the dark air is like fire on my skin
And even the moonlight is blinding.

Guitar Chords


Well, 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, she would come

and beat me back down

but every cruel day had its nightfall

I’d welcome the stars

with wine and guitars

full of fire and forgetful

My body was sharp

the dark air clean

and outrage my joyful companion

whisperin’ women

how sweet did they seem

kneelin’ for me to command them

And time was like water

but I was the sea

I wouldn’t have noticed it passing

except for the turnin’

of night into day

and turnin’ of day into cursin’

You look at me now

and don’t think I don’t know

what all of your eyes are a sayin’

Does he want us to believe

these ravings and lies

they’re just tricks that his brain’s been a playin’?

A lover of women

he can’t hardly stand

he trembles he’s bent and he’s broken

I’ve fallen it’s true

but I say unto you

hold your tongues until after I’ve spoken

I was takin’ by pride

in the pleasures I’d known

I laughed and said I’d be forgiven

but my laughter turned ’round

eyes blazin’ and said

my friend, we’re holding a wedding

I buried my face

but it spoke once again

night to the day we’re a bindin’

and now the dark air

is like fire on my skin

and even the moonlight is blinding