David Crosby - Vagrants Of Venice Lyrics




Book born vagrants fishing
Endless, aimless in the
Flooded palace where the
King of Venice used to lie

Lonely woman plants a
Roof top garden from the
Soil that's blown in and the
Seeds that washed up on the tides

Two young orphans burning
Ancient paintings and
Victorian tables just to
Keep from freezing in the night

They were born here knowing
Nothing other than the
Tales of mad men swearing
And before them used to lie

All very peaceful now
They have forgotten how
Greed used to drive us to fight
And to climb

Wild people
Nearly feral
Living on what they can find
Just the fish and the fisherman
Mankind, and time

Fearful vagrants fashion
Tools to save them from the
Greed-born slavers that come
Swift on dark sails in the night

Sometimes tyrants passing
Hungry silence are there
No more orphans in their
Flooded world stripped bone dry

Perched like monkeys in the
Triple canopy of a
Crumbling jungle watching
Remnants of another world sail by

All very quiet now
They have forgotten how
Music used to live here
To dance in the minds

Wild people
Nearly feral
Living on what they can find
Just the fish and the fisherman
Mankind, and time





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  1. Don Rice

    Great music never dies

  2. ike kissel

    Silly People. I Love you

  3. Edgley Vasconcelos

    Desde os anos 60 cantando em alto nível, com harmonias vocais incomparáveis e belas, a musica desse jovem senhor net encanta até os dias de hoje.

  4. Aubrey O' Wakefield

    this is a very good song. All the musicians on this ought to be chuffed about it.

  5. severalseasons

    We're blessed!

  6. Roy Posner

    vision of croz, 100 years from now in Venice; underwater to a degree; Becka writes song out of it.

    VAGRANTS OF VENICE lyrics

    Book born vagrants fishing

    Endless, aimless in the

    Flooded palace where the

    King of Venice used to lie



    Lonely woman plants a

    Roof top garden from the

    Soil that's blown in and the

    Seeds that washed up on the tides



    Two young orphans burning

    Ancient paintings and

    Victorian tables just to

    Keep from freezing in the night



    They were born here knowing

    Nothing other than the

    Tales of mad men swearing

    And before them used to lie



    All very peaceful now

    They have forgotten how

    Greed used to drive us to fight

    And to climb



    Wild people

    Nearly feral

    Living on what they can find

    Just the fish and the fisherman

    Mankind, and time



    Fearful vagrants fashion

    Tools to save them from the

    Greed-born slavers that come

    Swift on dark sails in the night



    Sometimes tyrants passing

    Hungry silence are there

    No more orphans in their

    Flooded world stripped bone dry



    Perched like monkeys in the

    Triple canopy of a

    Crumbling jungle watching

    Remnants of another world sail by



    All very quiet now

    They have forgotten how

    Music used to live here

    To dance in the minds



    Wild people

    Nearly feral

    Living on what they can find

    Just the fish and the fisherman

    Mankind, and time

  7. von A nach B

    Wunderbar.

  8. Carlos Eduardo Gomfer

    Simplesmente perfeito.

  9. Francesca Galanti

    Heard this on the radio yesterday, its so good!!!

  10. Socratestwo Post Athenian

    God, it's as if CSN&Y never left! Glad you made this album, guys. Love "Vagrants of Venice." It's so...1969. Be well.

  11. zecalm22

    Good times are back...

  12. Aubrey O' Wakefield

    Really cool! Will get the vinyl

  13. Voxx Voltair

    Just when I thought music was dying... here David Crosby and Lighthouse breathe it back to life. I bet this will get Graham Nash to make up with David. Just incredible. This sounds like what Crosby, Stills, and Nash would have sounded like with Joni Mitchell and Jaco Pastorious in the band! ~V~

    oona q

    Exactly!

  14. Ron Garton

    This song from David Crosby and the Lighthouse Band is simply stunning .... just listen to the lyrics ... ask yourself ... 'can I visualize those orphans in Venice?' .... that's how you know a world class song from just an average one ... it 'takes you on an emotional journey' .... how about that ... travelling through time and space - without having to be an astronaut - Best Song of the Year - by far

  15. JR McCormick

    Thank you SO MUCH for uploading this. I’ve been searching for this endlessly since his BBC live session the other week on 6 Music. Absolutely beautiful piece of music that fills me with a very odd sense of nostalgia.

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  16. Ron Garton

    Croz has said that these new musicians he's working with are just stunning. After listening to this - who would argue? He's making some of the best music of his life. Don't miss him and The Lighthouse Band this Fall - if you're anywhere near one of the venues they'll be playing at. Go to https://davidcrosby.com for dates.

  17. day tripper

    I am gonna pick this up.

  18. Timo Standing Buffalo Cano

    A masterpiece!!!!!...I love this!!!!!.....I have to buy this album!!!!!!