You Are Not Needed Now chords - Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt Lyrics


            You Are Not Needed Now
Townes Van Zandt
High, Low and In Between/The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
Standard Tuning


D                                  A
Well the birds were talkin’ all at once
                G
And the old man mowin’ down his lawn
A                                  D
He didn’t look like much too bad a guy

And I was thinkin’ “Hang on, man, somethin’s wrong
Your blues they do seem to be gone,”
Heaven ain’t bad but you don’t get nothin’ done

F#                      G
Lay down your head awhile
D           A
You are not needed now
                      D
You are not needed now

Well Allison laid an egg on me
And every time I turn around It’s swimmin’ through the air above my bed And I told Miss Hicks and she said fine Long as you’re back in your room on time I’ll 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 can’t get no restin’ done it’s true So I spend my time as best I can Thinkin’ big and makin’ plans And wonderin’ where them trains are rollin’ to Lay down your head poor boy Feel how the ground does move And hear how them drivers sing Well goodbye friends it’s time to close Everybody knows that’s the way it goes Where was it you lived in case I’m ever there? Well three doors down and two behind And it gets a little bit out of hand sometimes Don’t let it fool you into thinkin’ you don’t care Lay down your head and fly And I’ll quietly pass you by You won’t 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 I’d be hard pressed comin’ 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? We’ll go find a little fun You are not needed now.