dying on the vine
Cale John Lyrics


I've been chasing ghosts and I don't like it
I wish someone would show me where to draw the line
I'd lay down my sword if you would take it
And tell everyone back home I'm doing fine

I was with you down in Acapulco
Trading clothing for some wine
Smelling like an old adobe woman
Or a William Burroughs playing for lost time
I was thinking about my mother
I was thinking about what's mine
I was living my life like a Hollywood
But I was dying on the vine

Who could sleep through all that noisy chatter
The troops, the celebrations in the sun
The authorities say my papers are all in order
And if I wasn't such a coward I would run

I'll see you me when all the shooting's over
Meet me on the other side of town
Yes, you can bring all your friends along for protection
It's always nice to have them hanging around

I was thinking about my mother
I was thinking about what's mine
I was living my life like a Hollywood
But I was dying, dying on the vine

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: JOHN DAVIES CALE, LARRY J. SLOMAN

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Manuel Marques

I've been chasing ghosts and I don't like it
I wish someone would show me where to draw the line
I'd lay down my sword if you would take it
And tell everyone back home I'm doing fine

I was with you down in Acapulco
Trading clothing for some wine
Smelling like an old adobe woman
Or a William Burroughs playing for lost time

I was thinking about my mother
I was thinking about what's mine
I was living my life like a Hollywood
But I was dying on the vine

Who could sleep through all that noisy chatter
The troops, the celebrations in the sun
The authorities say my papers are all in order
And if I wasn't such a coward I would run

I'll see you me when all the shooting's over
Meet me on the other side of town
Yes, you can bring all your friends along for protection
It's always nice to have them hanging around

I was thinking about my mother
I was thinking about what's mine
I was living my life like a Hollywood
But I was dying, dying on the vine

Compositores: John Davies Cale / Larry J. Sloman

Letras de Dying on the Vine © Universal Music Publishing Group



All comments from YouTube:

Johnny Trash

I think Mr Cale did not become as famous as his long time partner Lou Reed because John Cale approaches his music from an improvisational angle. John Cale's music is not easy on the common ear, he takes a while to adapt too. His interpretation of music does not underestimate him, it makes him elusive and very interesting to listen too. He is definitely a protean musician. Just my simple insight.

Johnny Trash

@Laura Ha Thank you, what I wrote is what any other improv musician would write. It's not a unique insight...ha ha..Yeah I'm a guitarist from the global school of music

Laura Ha

Thank you that comment is EVERYTHING

Robert Ommundsen

think you are right

Joshua Clifton

This is one of the most beautiful songs iv ever heard, I’m glad it’s not too popular, creates a sense of mystery.

Steen Brølling

This piece just showed us that Cale is a genius.....

Steen Brølling

I've never really heard a bassline like this anywhere else, and I've listened to any kinda weird music for the last 45 years. I dont recall a bassline as complex as this...

Alicja Nienartowicz

In this song, his voice sounds a bit like Nick Cave (or maybe Nick Cave sounds like John Cale).

romeosyne

"I'd lay down my sword if you would take it"

LadyCypher54

This song has, more or less, stayed with me since I first heard it in 1985. My anthem!

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