Tears Of Rage

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We carried you in our arms
On Independence Day
And now you'd throw us all aside
And put us on our way
Oh what dear daughter 'neath the sun
Would treat a father so
To wait upon him hand and foot
And always tell him, "No?"
Tears of rage, tears of grief
Why must I always be the thief?
Come to me now, you know
We're so alone
And life is brief

We pointed out the way to go
And scratched your name in sand
Though you just thought it was nothing more
Than a place for you to stand
Now, I want you to know that while we watched
You discover there was no one true
Most ev'rybody really thought
It was a childish thing to do
Tears of rage, tears of grief
Must I always be the thief?
Come to me now, you know
We're so low
And life is brief

It was all very painless
When you went out to receive
All that false instruction
Which we never could believe
And now the heart is filled with gold
As if it was a purse
But, oh, what kind of love is this
Which goes from bad to worse?
Tears of rage, tears of grief
Must I always be the thief?
Come to me now, you know
We're so low
And life is brief

Tears Of Rage (unreleased cover)
Written byBob Dylan and Richard Manuel
Performed byElvis Costello & Bob Dylan (2007}
Elvis Costello with the Levon Helm Band (2010}
Elvis Costello & The Imposters (2012}

First known performance:
October 22, 2007, St. Louis, MO
Last known performance:
June 30, 2012, Charlbury, England
     (5 known performances)


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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
The Band  1968 Music From Big Pink AllmusicWikipedia
Joan Baez  1968 Any Day Now AllmusicWikipedia
Gene Clark  1971 White Light AllmusicWikipedia
Bob Dylan & The Band  1975 The Basement Tapes  (recorded 1967) AllmusicWikipedia
Jerry Garcia Band  1997 How Sweet It Is AllmusicWikipedia

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