Nick Drake

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Nicholas Rodney Drake (1948-06-191974-11-25) was an English folk singer-songwriter.


  • Saw it written and i saw it say
    Pink moon is on its way
    And none of you stand so tall
    Pink moon's gonna get ye all.
    • Pink Moon
  • Fame is but a fruit tree-
    so very unsound.
    It can never flourish
    'till its stock is in the ground.
    • Fruit Tree
  • Please give me a second grace
    • Fly
  • I just need your star for a day.
    • Fly
  • And I was strong, strong in the sun
    I thought I'd see when day is done.
    Now I'm weaker than the palest blue
    Oh, so weak in the need for you.
    • Place to Be


  • I can't cope, all the defenses are gone. All the nerves are exposed.
  • I can't think of words. I feel no emotion about anything. I don't want to laugh or cry. I'm numb-dead inside.
  • [Public school is a place] where the sensitive experience a horrified dissociation from reality that can sometimes never fade away.
  • You remember me. You remember me how I was. Tell me how I was. I used to have a brain. I used to be somebody. What happened to me? What happened to me?
  • Sheila Wood: If you're so unhappy Nick, why haven't you killed yourself?
    Drake: It's too cowardly, and besides, I don't have the courage.

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