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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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James Row

understanding that we are suffering is the first step in Buddhism and Vedic wisdom.
Chapter 8: Attaining the Supreme
TEXT 15
mam upetya punar janma
duhkhalayam asasvatam
napnuvanti mahatmanah
samsiddhim paramam gatah
SYNONYMS
mam—unto Me; upetya—achieving; punah—again; janma—birth; duhkha-alayam—place of miseries; asasvatam—temporary; na—never; apnuvanti—attain; mahatmanah—the great souls; samsiddhim—perfection; paramam—ultimate; gatah—achieved.
TRANSLATION
After attaining Me, the great souls, who are yogis in devotion, never return to this temporary world, which is full of miseries, because they have attained the highest perfection.



Adrian N

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



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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



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Luc Boyce

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

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

Siddharth fgjhfh

@Michael Lochlann there is a suburb form of music, pop punk. I will defend it to my death.

Tracy McCloud

It's his SOUL that's expressing through his songs, his words. He shared his suffering thru his songs...so we all can try to understand that we're not alone in our suffering. Unfortunately, Townes never really "found that light" he sought...consciously or unconsciously. I hope he's found that peace and light that eluded him in this life.

Michael Lochlann

not even his own image of how country he is, which is all I hear when I turn on 50% of country music. I don't feel the need to write about how middle-class city I am, but there is no "Suburb" genre of music to sell to I guess. Put on some Johnny Cash, he was just being honest.

johnnyboy562

"My family's been here a long, long time."

EMRAH KESER

I watch over and over again bro

Santoryu Shinigami

This made my day.

Mack Trainor

Won't u tell me about grampa in eroll childress voice

Steve Berry

That's where I discovered this song? 👍

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