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…

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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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[G] Won’t say [D] I love you babe

[G] Won’t say [D] I need you babe

[D] But I’m going [A] to get you babe

[G] and I will not [D] do you wrong

[G] Living’s [D] mostly wasting time

[G] and I waste [D] my share of mine

[D] but it never [A] feels too good

[G] so let’s not take [D] too long

[G] You’re [D] soft as glass, [G] and I’m [A] a gentle man

[D] we got the sky [A] to talk about

[G] and the [D] world to lie upon

[G] Days up [D] and down they come

[G] like rain [D] on a conga drum

[D] forget [A] most, remember some

[G] but don’t [D] turn none away.

[G] Everything [D] is not enough

[G] nothing is [D] too much to bear

[D] where you [A] been is good and gone

[G] all you keep’s [D] the getting there.

[G] To live is [D] to fly, [G] low [A] and high

[D] so shake the [A] dust off of your wings

[G] and the sleep [D] out of your eyes.

[G] It’s goodbye [D] to all my friends

[G] It’s time [D] to go again

[D] Think of all [A] the poetry

[G] and the [D] pickin’ down the line.

[G] I’ll miss [D] the system here

[G] the bottom’s low [D] and the treble’s clear

[D] but it don’t pay [A] to think too much

[G] on the things [D] you leave behind.

[G] I may [D] be gone [G] but I [A] won’t be long

[D] I’ll be bringing back [A] the melody

[G] and the [D] rhythm that I find.

[G] We all [D] got holes to fill

[G] and them [D] holes are all that’s real

[D] some fall on [A] you like a storm

[G] sometimes [D] you dig your own

[G] But the choice [D] is yours to make

[G] And the [D] time is yours to take

[D] some dive [A] into the sea

[G] some toil [D] upon the stone.

[G] To live is [D] to fly, [G] low [A] and high

[D] so shake the [A] dust off of your wings

[G] and the sleep [D] out of your eyes

[D] so shake the [A] dust off of your wings

[G] and the tears [D] out of your eyes

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