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Townes VanZandt
« on: April 17, 2015, 10:55:47 AM »
Sometimes the word "Genius" is pitched around a bit much.
But in the case of TVZ I'd say it's deserved.
Yeah he's the guy singing Dead Flowers at the end of The Big L movie.

On his influence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3O2NbsCJsk

Rake by TVZ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx4PsxUvMqY

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I used to wake and run with the moon
I lived like a rake and a young man
I covered my lovers with flowers and wounds
My laughter, the Devil would frighten

The sun, she would come and beat me back down
But every cruel day had its nightfall
I'd welcome the stars with wine and guitars
Full of fire and forgetful

My body was sharp, the dark air clean
And outrage my joyful companion
Whisperin' women, how sweet did they seem
Kneelin' for me to command them

And time was like water but I was the sea
I'd have never noticed it passin'
Except for the turnin' of night into day
And the turnin' of day into cursin'

You look at me now and don't think I don't know
What all your eyes are a sayin'
Does he want us to believe these ravings and lies
They're just tricks that his brains been a playin'?

A lover of women, he can't hardly stand
He trembles, he's bent and he's broken
I've fallen it's true but I say unto you
Hold your tongues until after I've spoken

I was takin' my pride in the pleasures I'd known
I laughed and thought I'd be forgiven
But my laughter turned 'round eyes blazing and
Said my friend, we're holdin' a wedding

I buried my face but it spoke once again
The night to the day we're a bindin'
And now the dark air is like fire on my skin
And even the moonlight is blinding
« Last Edit: April 17, 2015, 11:02:15 AM by BikerDude »

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Re: Townes VanZandt
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2015, 10:42:34 PM »
Fuckin love this dude man. Him and Gram Parsons are my two favorites as far as the country genre.


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Re: Townes VanZandt
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 02:32:32 PM »
Fuckin love this dude man. Him and Gram Parsons are my two favorites as far as the country genre.

Yeah. He was really something.
I don't know if you've seen the documentary or not but I highly recommend it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydd2zoP1Tz0

And also the great Heartworn Highways.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjnXkhwubzQ&list=PLZUuCn-FhuuNCX_3Eo3_1sTYKDAfcgoVW

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Re: Townes VanZandt
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 09:02:11 PM »
I will check those out as soon as I can.

I was tickled to learn that Crazy Heart (which may be my second favorite Jeff Bridges movie) was partially based on TVZ.

 

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