Tower Song
Townes Van Zandt Lyrics


So close and yet so far away
And all the things I'd hoped to say
Will have to go unsaid today
Perhaps until tomorrow
Your fear has built a wall between
Our lives and all what lovin' means
Will have to go unfelt it seems
And that leaves only sorrow

You built your tower strong and tall
Can't you see it's got to fall some day

You close your eyes and speak to me
Of faith and love and destiny
As distant as eternity,
Truth and understanding
The wind blows cold outside your door
It whispers words I've tried before
But you don't hear me anymore
Your pride's just too demanding

The end is coming soon, it's plain
A warm bed just ain't worth the pain
And I will go and you'll remain
With the bitterness we tasted
A mother's breast, a newborn child
A poet's tear, and drunken smile
Can't help thinkin' all the while
Their meaning won't be wasted

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Written by: TOWNES JOHN VAN ZANDT

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Thomas 80

So close and yet so far away
And all the things I'd hoped to say
Will have to go unsaid today
Perhaps until tomorrow
Your fear has built a wall between
Our lives and all what lovin' means
Will have to go unfelt it seems
And that leaves only sorrow

You built your tower strong and tall
Can't you see it's got to fall some day

You close your eyes and speak to me
Of faith and love and destiny
As distant as eternity,
Truth and understanding
The wind blows cold outside your door
It whispers words I've tried before
But you don't hear me anymore
Your pride's just too demanding

The end is coming soon, it's plain
A warm bed just ain't worth the pain
And I will go and you'll remain
With the bitterness we tasted
A mother's breast, a newborn child
A poet's tear, and drunken smile
Can't help thinkin' all the while
Their meaning won't be wasted



All comments from YouTube:

matt p

I’m not saying Townes is better than Dylan, but I’m not saying Dylan is better than Townes.

Rocky

I'll say it: Townes is better than Dylan

Joel music

I'm 43 years old and I've come to the conclusion that Townes is the greatest, and I'm a big bob Dylan fan

Derrick Scoggins

I'd stand on his coffee table and swear by townes.

Damien Lynch

matt p why do you think one is better.. they’re both great at different times in your life

Leif Vidar Gullstad

one of the best songs ever written..............

Leo M

SImply unbelievable. TVZ is the only songwriter whom when I listen to I just tear up. Dylan is great, possibly even a better songwriter than zandt, but never has Dylan's music emotionally effected me as much as zandt's has.

Againan Again

Townes lived it.

Hot Pants

Townes is able to express deep emotion without pretentiousness. Something the world seems to lack is the ability to express or explain deep concepts without relying on pretension.

Friedrich Schmidt

Bob Dylan is not better; he is overrated. Townes is so much better.

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