Tower Song chords - Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt Lyrics


            Tower Song
Townes Van Zandt

Capo on 4


C  Em               Dm     F G7
so close and yet so far away
G7                     F       C
and all the things I'd hope to say
F               Em     Am
will have to go unsaid today
F               G7
perhaps until tomorrow
C    Em                 Dm        F  G7
your fears have built a wall between
G7                     F      C
our lives and all that loving means
F                 Em      Am
will have to go unfelt it seems
F            G
leaving only sorrow

Chorus:
F                    G          Em
You built your tower strong and tall F G C Can't you see it's got to fall someday you close your eyes and speak to me of faith and love and destiny as distant as eternity the wind blows cold outside your door it whispers words I've tried before but you don't hear me anymore you're pride's just too demanding Repeat Chorus 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 bitterness we've tasted a mother's breast a new born child a poet's tears a drunken smile i can't help thinking all the while their meaning won't be wasted Repeat Chorus