To Live Is To Fly by Townes Van Zandt Lyrics and Chords

To Live Is To Fly is one of the most popular songs of the time. To Live Is To Fly lyrics written by Townes Van Zandt. This song has sung by Townes Van Zandt

SingerTownes Van Zandt
AlbumBe Here to Love Me
Released1971
TuningE A D G B E

To Live Is To Fly

Won’t say I love you, babe
Won’t say I need you, babe
But I’m gonna get you, babe
And I will not do you wrong
Living’s mostly wasting time
And I’ll waste my share of mine
But it never feels too good
So let’s don’t take too long
You’re soft as glass
And I’m a gentleman
We got the sky to talk about
And the earth to lie upon…

*****

Days, up and down they come
Like rain on a congadrum
Forget most, remember some
But don’t turn none away
Everything is not enough
And nothin’ is too much to bear
Where you been is good and gone
All you keep is the getting thereTo live is to fly
Low and high
So shake the dust off of your wings
And the sleep out of your eyes…

*****

We all got holes to fill
Them holes are all that’s real
Some fall on you like a storm
Sometimes you dig your own
The choice is yours to make
Time is yours to take
Some sail upon/dive into the sea
Some toil upon the stone

To live is to fly
Low and high
So shake the dust off of your wings
And the sleep out of your eyes

Shake the dust off of your wings
And the tears out of your eyes…

*****

Goodbye to all my friends
It’s time to go again
Think of all the poetry
And the pickin’ down the line
I’ll miss the system here
The bottom’s low
And the treble’s clear
But it don’t pay to think too much
On things, you leave behind
I will be gone
But it won’t belong
I will be a’bringin’ back the melodies
And rhythm that I find…

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Won’t say I love you babe

Won’t say I need you babe

But I’m going to get you babe

and I will not do you wrong

Living’s mostly wasting time

and I waste my share of mine

but it never feels too good

so let’s not take too long

You’re soft as glass, and I’m a gentle man

we got the sky to talk about

and the world to lie upon

Days up and down they come

like rain on a conga drum

forget most, remember some

but don’t turn none away.

Everything is not enough

nothing is too much to bear

where you been is good and gone

all you keep’s the getting there.

To live is to fly, low and high

so shake the dust off of your wings

and the sleep out of your eyes.

It’s goodbye to all my friends

It’s time to go again

Think of all the poetry

and the pickin’ down the line.

I’ll miss the system here

the bottom’s low and the treble’s clear

but it don’t pay to think too much

on the things you leave behind.

I may be gone but I won’t be long

I’ll be bringing back the melody

and the rhythm that I find.

We all got holes to fill

and them holes are all that’s real

some fall on you like a storm

sometimes you dig your own

But the choice is yours to make

And the time is yours to take

some dive into the sea

some toil upon the stone.

To live is to fly, low and high

so shake the dust off of your wings

and the sleep out of your eyes

so shake the dust off of your wings

and the tears out of your eyes

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