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Average Rake

by John Rose

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Average Rake 03:48
I won’t ever tell you how to feel, no no, and sometimes it’s good to cry. Something means something when you got a lotta nothing, and you wanna get a little high. Please don’t forget my face, take me with you into the night. Seems so cold to break that lonely little heart so light. Taking it for granted, no I wanna lend a hand, you know I’m not to proud to try. Working for a living and they only wanna give ya a thousand ways to die. Please don’t leave me along, but don’t you smother me like a child. Seems so cold to take that lonely little song so light. Picking it up and pushing back, and not gonna take it lying down, and not gonna become torn apart, cause you wanna make me broken hearted. Hard to keep yourself together when there’s nothing in the cupboard, and you wanna find yourself a lover who'll protect you under covers. When you catch yourself believing what your neighbours are deceiving, everybody wants another piece of pie for extra eating. I’m not parting no seas or lakes, I’m no Moses, I’m your average rake I’m just looking for a good move to make, and how much oxygen we can take. Oh, no


Average Rake is a folk-pop song about navigating the precarity of work and love.


released April 22, 2019

Song and lyrics by John Rose.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Terry Benn Music

Drums and additional percussion by Trevor Johns.

All songs © 2019 John Rose (SOCAN)


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John Rose Kingston, Ontario

John is a singer, songwriter, and composer from Ontario, Canada.

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