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Lungs
Townes Van Zandt Lyrics


Won't you lend your lungs to me?
Mine are collapsing
Plant my feet and bitterly
Breathe up the time that's passing.
Breath I'll take and breath I'll give
Pray the day's not poison
Stand among the ones that live
In lonely indecision.

Fingers walk the darkness down
Mind is on the midnight
Gather up the gold you've found
You fool, it's only moonlight.
And if you stop to take it home
Your hands will turn to butter
Better leave this dream alone
Try to find another.

Salvation sat and crossed herself
And called the devil partner
Wisdom burned upon a shelf
Who'll kill the raging cancer
Seal the river at its mouth
Take the water prisoner
Fill the sky with screams and cries
Bathe in fiery answers

Jesus was an only son
And love his only concept
But strangers cry in foreign tongues
And dirty up the doorstep
And I for one, and you for two
Ain't got the time for outside
Keep your injured looks to you
We'll tell the world that we tried

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Written by: Townes Van Zandt

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Adrian 365

Well, won't you lend your lungs to me?
Mine are collapsing
Plant my feet and bitterly breathe
Up the time that's passing.
Breath I'll take and breath I'll give
Pray the day ain't poison
Stand among the ones that live
In lonely indecision.

Fingers walk the darkness down
Mind is on the midnight
Gather up the gold you've found
You fool, it's only moonlight.
If you try to take it home
Your hands will turn to butter
You better leave this dream alone
Try to find another.

Salvation sat and crossed herself
Called the devil partner
Wisdom burned upon a shelf
Who'll kill the raging cancer
Seal the river at its mouth
Take the water prisoner
Fill the sky with screams and cries
Bathe in fiery answers

Jesus was an only son
And love his only concept
Strangers cry in foreign tongues
And dirty up the doorstep
And I for one, and you for two
Ai'nt got the time for outside
Just keep your injured looks to you
We'll tell the world we tried



remy A

Won't you lend your lungs to me?
Mine are collapsing
Plant my feet and bitterly
Breathe up the time that's passing.
Breath I'll take and breath I'll give
Pray the day's not poison
Stand among the ones that live
In lonely indecision.

Fingers walk the darkness down
Mind is on the midnight
Gather up the gold you've found
You fool, it's only moonlight.
And if you stop to take it home
Your hands will turn to butter
Better leave this dream alone
Try to find another.

Salvation sat and crossed herself
And called the devil partner
Wisdom burned upon a shelf
Who'll kill the raging cancer
Seal the river at its mouth
Take the water prisoner
Fill the sky with screams and cries
Bathe in fiery answers

Jesus was an only son
And love his only concept
But strangers cry in foreign tongues
And dirty up the doorstep
And I for one, and you for two
Ain't got the time for outside
Keep your injured looks to you
We'll tell the world that we tried



fafafagat

Won't you lend your lungs to me?
Mine are collapsing
Plant my feet and bitterly
Breathe up the time that's passing.
Breath I'll take and breath I'll give
Pray the day's not poison
Stand among the ones that live
In lonely indecision.

Fingers walk the darkness down
Mind is on the midnight
Gather up the gold you've found
You fool, it's only moonlight.
And if you stop to take it home
Your hands will turn to butter
Better leave this dream alone
Try to find another.

Salvation sat and crossed herself
And called the devil partner
Wisdom burned upon a shelf
Who'll kill the raging cancer
Seal the river at its mouth
Take the water prisoner
Fill the sky with screams and cries
Bathe in fiery answers

Jesus was an only son
And love his only concept
But strangers cry in foreign tongues
And dirty up the doorstep
And I for one, and you for two
Ain't got the time for outside
Keep your injured looks to you



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Lyrics:
Townes van Zandt - Lungs:

Won't you lend your lungs to me
mine are collapsing.
Plant my feet and bitterly breathe up
the time that's passing
Breath I'll take and breath I'll give
Pray the day is not poison
Stand among the one's that live in lonely indecision

Fingers walk the darkness down
Mind is on the midnight
Gather up the gold you found
you fool, it's only moonlight
And if you start to take it home
your hands'll turn to butter
Better leave this dream alone
try to find another

Salvation sat and crossed herself
and called the devil partner
Wisdom burned upon a shelf
who'll kill the raging cancer
Seal the river at it's mouth
take the water prisoner
Fill the sky with screams and cries
bathe in fiery answers

Jesus was an only son
and love his only concept
But strangers cry in foreign tongues
and dirty up the doorstep

And I for one
and you for two
Ain't got the time for outside
Keep your injured looks to you
we'll tell the world that we tried



All comments from YouTube:

Max

Not only that true detective gave me 10 hours of emotions and entertainment, no they also introduced me to obviously one of the most talented musicians ever.

Ben Jamin

@Michael Ricardo Ditto! ✌️

Temporarily Vanishing

True Detective has this? Personally I couldn't finish it because the dialogue between the detectives while in the car was so weird and cliche, but damn it's rare to see shows use artists like Zandt.

Paulson

Yep same here

ni n ho oh n in

Glad you found him.

Michael Ricardo

Same here dude! When they played this song at the end of that episode I knew I had to look into this guy. He has not disappointed me...legendary!

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Cameron M

He wrote this song while he was bed ridden in a NY apartment sick with pneumonia. Lyrics are more literal than people think, that being said what makes a great song writer is having people interpret your lyrics in many different ways. Rest Easy Old Boy

Luc Boyce

He never tries to sell you anything. That's why it's so good.

Brett A. Stelzer

@Mr swishaDank man literally the exact same lol id always been in to 60s and 70s rock and some rap but then i heard the devil makes three and dead south then led me to colter finding townes and so much more great artists

Mr swishaDank

@Michael Lochlann I grew up hating country just because all I heard was pop country from dumb Mfs around me. Once I found people like Townes and colter i realized how awesome true country music is. I’m a city boy born n raised on hiphop but true country and bluegrass is some of the most beautiful music I ever heard

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