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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.



Acoustic Guitar: Gerry Rafferty
Synthesizers: Kenny Craddock
Banjo (on fade): Kenny Craddock
Bass: Mo Foster
Percussion: Maurice Pert
Electric Guitar: Hugh Burns
Lead Vocals: Gerry Rafferty
Backing Vocals: Gerry Rafferty / Christopher Neil



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/g/gerry_rafferty/as_wise_as_a_serpent.html

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