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Rex's Blues

This song is by Jay Farrar and Kelly Willis and appears on the compilation Red Hot + Bothered: The Indie Rock Guide to Dating (1995).

This song is a cover of "Rex's Blues" by Townes Van Zandt.
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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

Well, 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

So tell me baby, I said so loing
Tell my mother, I did no wrong
Tell my brother to watch his own
And tell my friend 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 the dark behind

Well, 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 love as can be
Alone and low, as love as can be

Written by:

Townes Van Zandt

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