Townes Van Zandt: Waitin' Around To Die [Early] | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Waitin' Around To Die [Early]» von Townes Van Zandt.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1968 05 (Single), 1968 08 (Album)
Label: Poppy 506, Poppy PYS 40001
Songwriter Townes Van Zandt
Produktion: Jack Clement & Jim Malloy
Genre: Rock - Folkrock

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Dies ist die frühe Aufnahme des Songs. Eine andere Version ist auf dem Album Townes Van Zandt von 1969 zu finden. Jene Version ist purer Singer_Songwriter-Folk, während hier Novelty-Effekte dem Song eine Prise Pop-Glam verleihen.

Personen und Querverweise


Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt
Jack Clement
Jim Malloy

Lyrics

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 a-gamblin' Lots of booze and lots of ramblin' It's easier than just waitin' around to die One time, friends, I had a ma I even had a pa He beat her with a belt once 'cause she cried She told him to take care of me Headed down to Tennessee It's easier than just waitin' around to die I came of age and I found a girl In a Tuscaloosa bar She cleaned me out and hit in on the sly I tried to kill the pain, bought some wine And hopped a train Seemed easier than just waitin' around to die A friend said he knew Where some easy money was We robbed a man, and brother did we fly The posse caught up with me And drug me back to Muskogee It's two long years I've been waitin' around to die Now I'm out of prison I got me a friend at last He don't drink or steal or cheat or lie His name's Codine He's the nicest thing I've seen Together we're gonna wait around and die Together we're gonna wait around and die