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by Townes Van Zandt

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

Written by: Townes Van Zandt

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Spi-Phi Quotes

nice comment, good on you, life is barely long enough to get good at one thing

Ann Keating


Brian J. Carnevale

“Better leave this dream alone and find another!”


jhogrute sage advice!


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Andrew Holloway

more soul in 1 second of this song than any other "country" released today

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Red Star

Lincoln Durham is pretty good as far as modern artists go and Steve Earle is still putting some great songs out as well but Townes was something very special

R Smith

Sturgill Simpson?

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