Tears of Rage

 

written by Bob Dylan

 

G                      
We carried you in our arms
        C       Am
On Independence Day
F                       C
And now you throw us all aside
      G
And put us on our way
     					Em
Oh, what daughter beneath the sun
	 C		    	 Am
Would treat her father so
     F     		  C   		
To wait upon him hand and foot
	G
And always answer "no"?

B7
Tears of rage
Em
Tears of grief
C		Am7    G
Why am I always the one who must be the thief?
B7					Em
Come to me now you know we're so alone
C      Am7    G
And life is brief

G				Em
We pointed you the way to go
        C			Am
And scratched your name in sand
F						C
Though you thought it was nothing more
       			G
Than a place for you to stand
			  			Em
Now I want you to know that while we watched you
C				Am
Discover there was no one true
    F				C
I remember thinking to myself
       				G
I thought it was a childish thing to do.

B7
Tears of rage

Em
Tears of grief
C			Am7    	G
Why must  I always be the thief?
B7					Em
Come to me now you know we're so alone
C		Am7    G
And life is brief

G				Em
It all seemed so very painless
   C         		Am
When you went out to receive
F      			C
All that false instruction
  G
Which we never could believe
					Em
And now the heart is filled with gold
     C			Am
As if it were a curse
   F                           C
But oh what kind of love is this
     G  
That goes from bad to worse?

B7
Tears of rage
Em
Tears of grief
C				Am7    G
Why must  I always be the thief?
B7					Em
Come to me now you know we're so alone
C     Am7     G
And life is brief

From the album commonly known as White Light