Townes Van Zandt - Be Here To Love Me Lyrics




Your eyes seek conclusion in all this confusion of mine
Though you and I both know it's only the warm glow of wine
That's got you to feeling this way,
but I don't care, I want you to stay
And hold me and tell me you'll be here to love me today

The children are dancin', the gamblers are chancin' their all
The window's accusing the door of abusing the wall

But who cares what the night watchmen say
The stage has been set for the play
So just hold me and tell me you'll be here to love me today

The moon's come and gone but a few stars hang on on to the sky
Well the wind's runnin' free though it ain't up to me ask why
But the poets are demanding their pay
And they've left me with nothin' to say
'cept hold me and tell me you'll be here to love me today
Just hold me and tell me you'll be here to love me today





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  1. Rene En Felicia Vis

    "The window's accusing the door
    Of abusing the wall"

    What a great line!

  2. BlueEyes BlueToo

    Beautiful Townes music ~ you have a great channel !!!

  3. Gideon Rue

    It took me a lifetime to find this man's music, I feel blessed that I did.

  4. Don't knock the rock

    First Aid Kit brought me here.

  5. Scoobs

    Baby Justin is coming

  6. marcelo obrousho

    Townes Van Zandt Lyrics
    "Be Here To Love Me"

    Your eyes seek conclusion in all this confusion of mine
    Though you and I both know it's only the warm glow of wine
    That's got you to feeling this way,
    but I don't care, I want you to stay
    And hold me and tell me you'll be here to love me today

    The children are dancin', the gamblers are chancin' their all
    The window's accusing the door of abusing the wall

    But who cares what the night watchmen say
    The stage has been set for the play
    So just hold me and tell me you'll be here to love me today

    The moon's come and gone but a few stars hang on on to the sky
    Well the wind's runnin' free though it ain't up to me ask why
    But the poets are demanding their pay
    And they've left me with nothin' to say
    'cept hold me and tell me you'll be here to love me today
    Just hold me and tell me you'll be here to love me today

  7. Cpatel217

    Master of None brought me here too. Damn, I didnt know I liked country. Because of episode 6 I found this song and Johnny Cash's There You Go. I must now find more old country songs.

  8. JB Outdoors

    "Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the world, and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that."

  9. Frederick Sheppard

    WHO ON EARTH WOULD DOWNVOTE THIS??? HBD, TVZ

  10. Jim Lahey

    I think if a thousand different singers all covered this song, not one could perform it with the pure and raw emotion that Townes' playing and singing expresses.

    DamGreek

    I couldn't agree more. They say that an artist who writes and sings their own songs, usually does it best, mostly because they write it from the experience they're sharing or conveying in the song, which they've usually had. You can't write about it, if you haven't lived it. TVZ was that kind of singer/songwriter. His songs continually bring up emotions upon repeated listenings. Each time I hear one of his songs, it's like I hear something I've never heard before. Few songwriters can do this.

  11. Hank Morris

    Poor spoiled ass rich kid, fuck townes, he ant no Dylan.... But i like him some times, when i get sick of Dylan.

    Quincey Kendrick

    Hank Morris uncultured swine

    Quincey Kendrick

    You yourself probably have seen no trial or tribulation don't sit here and act like you're the only person whose ever TRIED to be "that guy that really understands bob dylan" lol get the fuck over yourself

    Bjørn Richter

    Dylan has not been good 1965

  12. Ben S Hammonds

    my favorite song

  13. thebuccinator182

    seriously what happened to country music, this makes me feel like im living on the ranch, on a nice sunny day, partly cloudy, sitting on my horse watching the cows graze through the fieids.

  14. Hakim Aissaoui

    Master of none got me here

  15. Jack Chi

    Same here. Master of None, ending song Ep. 6 brought me here too...but I've only known it as a Norah Jones soon until now
    .

  16. Tim Vermillion

    Simply beautiful. I hope my young daughter one day knows of this hidden treasure.

  17. Cohzyyy

    Master of None brought me here

  18. PincheVatoMalo

    The gamblers are chancin their all. Now that's a fuckin song within a song

  19. Anna Makeeva

    timeless

  20. thaddeus1ism

    the windows accusin the door of abusin the wall... ha 

  21. Snake

    so great

  22. mat11trick

    Love Townes music so much I asked my wife if we could name out 2nd son after him. That didn't happen.

    TheOnePrimeTimeChuck

    I named my son Jakob Townes

    After Jakob Dylan (simply because I like the spelling, and he's the one i first saw use it) and Townes, obviously. He's got a big name to live up to. I might have been better off naming him "Sue" lol

  23. Norbit CleaverHook

    This record inspired me to ruin my life.

    marcelo obrousho

    Congratulations !

    Sublime Music Channel

    Enviable.

  24. spalm123

    hehe no countrygal, i think my first comment gives away the answer to that one. reading it back tho the last line does sound kinda nice, townes must bring it out in me.

  25. spalm123

    fair play to you countrygal, norah jones has a great voice but there are very few with a voice as honest as townes and for me, thats where the beauty lies. his voice wavers, my heart pangs.

  26. spalm123

    what the actual fuck mate?

  27. carsonmoe67

    go fuck yourself

  28. Tom Conroy

    90% of what passes for commercial country music cannot hold a candle to the genius of the late, great Townes Van Zandt.His music will love forever.

  29. luketdrifter2100

    @countrygal1674 A small piece of my soul just died.

  30. Azrael the Black

    Okay who has been practicing necromancy around here? =P

    Says he's playing the Tractor Tavern on March 7, 2012 in the descriptor there, that would be one Hell of a feat. And, man, don't I bloody well wish it were so.

  31. GCandD

    nobody touches me like Townes.

  32. thyamelate

    I wish Townes was still around, a duet of this song with Norah Jones would be incredible! and just imagine Steve Earle and Townes Van zandt on tour together today, that would be too perfect

  33. jodysoldman

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    I feel exactly the same way

  34. Asle Anfinnsen

    This record saved my life!

  35. Jonathan Michael

    Thank you for posting this, katamariman.

  36. Helen McLaughlan

    @GeorgieWise makes me sad he went so soon but that is what he wanted. Personally it is tragic that more people don't know how bloody fantastic this guy was. Helen

  37. Jim Bob

    Totally divine!

  38. Charles Thomas Draper

    TVZ....

  39. jynxsxe

    so amazing. this song gives me goosebumps every time i hear it.

  40. Sublime Music Channel

    From Townes' greatest release, Our Mother the Mountain--one of the greatest collections of original songs ever recorded.