Townes Van Zandt – Just waiting around to die – lyrics of despair and recociliation

Townes is brilliant.

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In some ways we’re all just waiting around to die. The seconds tick away. But it is what you do in those seconds that is important. We have to fill them with love, communication, fun, investigation, energy, passion, exploration and wonder. If we don’t we waste them.

Some people find the energy and resolve to rise above their misfortunes nd some don’t manage it. Codeine is no answer. All opiates are poison. They shut down the brain.

I prefer life.

Townes was a brilliant singer/songwriter and this sad elegy is one of him best – if a little on the dark side.

He came to play in Hull and I did not know he was on. I kick myself.

Just Waiting Around to Die
Sometimes I don’t know where this dirty road is taking me
Sometimes I can’t even see the reason why
I guess I keep on gamblin’, lots…

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One thought on “Townes Van Zandt – Just waiting around to die – lyrics of despair and recociliation

  1. There’s no ‘Just’ in the song’s title.
    The song was about himself, a long-term hard drug addict and chronic alcoholic.

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