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You Are Not Needed Now  Townes Van Zandt

High, Low and In Between/The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
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[D]Well the birds were talkiní all at [A]once
And the old man [G]mowiní down his lawn
[A]He didnít look like much too bad a [D]guy
And I was thinkiní ďHang on, man, somethinís wrong
Your blues they do seem to be gone,Ē
Heaven ainít bad but you donít get nothiní done
[F#]Lay down your head awhil[G]e
[D]You are not [A]needed now
You are not needed now[D]
Well Allison laid an egg on me
And every time I turn around
Itís swimminí through the air above my bed
And I told Miss Hicks and she said fine
Long as youíre back in your room on time
Iíll keep you clean the girls will keep you fed
Lay down your head with mine
You are not needed now
And we got things to do
Well between the blankets made of wool
The trains go by every half an hour
And a body canít get no restiní done itís true
So I spend my time as best I can
Thinkiní big and makiní plans
And wonderiní where them trains are rolliní to
Lay down your head poor boy
Feel how the ground does move
And hear how them drivers sing
Well goodbye friends itís time to close
Everybody knows thatís the way it goes
Where was it you lived in case Iím ever there?
Well three doors down and two behind
And it gets a little bit out of hand sometimes
Donít let it fool you into thinkiní you donít care
Lay down your head and fly
And Iíll quietly pass you by
You wonít even see me go
Well if I thought about it long enough
I just might make some kind of move
Watchful eyes are too hard on the soul
With the smokehouse just across the way
And this fog upon the light of day
Iíd be hard pressed cominí up with where to go
Lay down your head poor boy
Feel how the ground does move
And hear how them drivers sing
And what now my darling one?
Weíll go find a little fun
You are not needed now.

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