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Townes Van Zandt — Flyin' Shoes
Album: Flyin' Shoes
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6.8

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Released: 1978
Length: 4:22
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Days full of rain, skys comin' down again
I get so tired of these same old blues, same old song
Baby, it won't be long 'fore I be tyin' on

My flyin' shoes, flyin' shoes
Till I be tyin' on my flyin' shoes

Spring only sighed, summer had to be satisfied
Fall is a feelin' that I just can't lose
I'd like to stay, maybe watch a winter day
Turn the green water to white and blue

Flyin' shoes, flyin' shoes
Till I be tyin' on my flyin' shoes

The mountain moon forever sets too soon
Bein' alone is all the hills can do
Alone and then her silver sails again
And they will follow

In their flyin' shoes, flyin' shoes
They will follow in their flyin' shoes

Days full of rain, skys comin' down again
I get so tired of the same old blues, same old song
Baby, it won't be long

Till I be tyin' on my flyin' shoes, flyin' shoes
Till I be tyin' on my flyin' shoes
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What a fantastic songwriter he was.A legend whose work carries on today...played by musicians all over the world.Talk about an influence.....here's the artist!!....Nobody like him!!....What a gift to music lovers everywhere!!
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 yofitofu wrote:
An almost forgotten artist whose short, troubled life was full of brilliant music. Great new addition. Thank you!
 
Yeah, maybe in some circles, but around Austin his music gets a lot of play. And he's been covered by everybody and their dog.

Now you talk about almost forgotten, Blaze Foley was another incredible talent with a penchant for self-destruction. Even Townes would tell Blaze 'Man, you have got to slow down'. Ethan Hawke recently made a biopic about him.

A column from a few years back about Blaze:  https://www.austinchronicle.com/columns/2016-10-14/page-two-bfi-blaze-foley-inside/

Regardless, glad you're diggin' it!
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Outstanding! Thanks RP.  9
Thanks for playing this. Although I knew it was written by Townes Van Zandt, I had only heard Lyle Lovett's version. The man sure knew how to write a sad song.
 TerryS wrote:
The roman God Mercury had Flying shoes.....look where they got him.

 
He had a cool hat too.
This is about as honest and vulnerable of a recording as you can get.
Very nice.
 TerryS wrote:
The roman God Mercury had Flying shoes.....look where they got him.

 

Well, he flitted around from place to place, but I can't think of anything bad happening to him.  You're not referring to Icarus, are you?
TVZ's voice is awesome with this sweet heart-breaker of a tune 
Song & lyrics way past ten; like an earlier listener, I find it hard to forget Lyle Lovett's delivery. Works out to 9 for me tonight. pxd
The roman God Mercury had Flying shoes.....look where they got him.
 JHZ wrote:

Punctuation is overrated.
 
Indeed.
{#Cheers} 
 Proclivities wrote:

You keep Bill's coffee table in your boots - and you're able to stand on it as well?!!
{#Think}

 
Punctuation is overrated.
 JHZ wrote:
More Townes please. And I will stand on Bill g's coffee table in my boots to make it happen! 
 
You keep Bill's coffee table in your boots - and you're able to stand on it as well?!!
{#Think}
Funny, I was just thinkin about Townes and wished they played him more out here
More Townes please. And I will stand on Bill g's coffee table in my boots to make it happen!
 
7>10 {#Sunny}
What a simple, elegant, deeply felt tune. Very moving.
Hard to get away from Lyle's version when I listen to this.
An almost forgotten artist whose short, troubled life was full of brilliant music. Great new addition. Thank you!