Townes Van Zandt - She Came And She Touched Me Lyrics




She came and she touched me
With hands made of heaven
Reflections sent spinnin'
Through a face laced in mist
Now I stand where she left me
Buried deep 'neath her shadow
And the mirror pleads sadly
Has it all come to this?
And I wonder, will she call my name?

Well the wind careens madly
Through wide windows paneless
Fragrancies mingle
In a room full of shade
The peons pick partners
And waltz 'cross the ceilings
But the violins whisper
That I've been betrayed
Tryin' not to look ashamed

Well the drunkards drink deeply
From cups full of nothingness
Ghost lovers laugh
At the games that they play
While the moments do somersaults
Into eternity
Cling to their coattails
And beg them to stay
Saying I got nothing to hide

Well Illusions projected
On walls made of Tiffany
Mad minuets to
A sad satin song
A harlequin mandolins
Harmonize helplessly
Hoping that endlessly
Won't last for long
Praying that their God ain't dying

Then I turn and I see her
In a dress made of moonlight
Teardrops like diamonds
Run slow down her face
And her arms surround me
Like chains made of velvet
And the demons fall faithfully
Into their place
And the river runs with jewels

Now the morning lies open
The night went quite quickly
Memory harmlessly
Fractures and fades
All the poets do push-ups
On carpets of rubber foam
Loudly they laugh
At some joke that's been made
And the wise men speak like fools





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Townes Van Zandt She Came And She Touched Me Comments
  1. ʟᴏᴀɴꜱᴏᴍᴇ ʜᴀᴛᴇ

    Then I turned and I seen her, a dress made of moonlight
    Teardrops like diamonds, roll slow down her face

  2. Asa Tyrannus

    "But the violins whisper that I've been betrayed"

  3. holly gillard

    Ughhh so good

  4. antokent

    Wow

    She came and she touched me
    With hands made of heaven
    Reflections sent spinnin'
    Through a face laced in mist
    Now I stand where she left me
    Buried deep 'neath her shadow
    And the mirror pleads sadly
    Has it all come to this?
    And I wonder, will she call my name?

    Well the wind careens madly
    Through wide windows painless
    Fragrances mingle
    In a room full of shade
    The peons pick partners
    And waltz 'cross the ceilings
    But the violins whisper
    That I've been betrayed
    Tryin' not to look ashamed

    Well the drunkards drink deeply
    From cups full of nothingness
    Ghost lovers laugh
    At the games that they play
    While the moments do somersaults
    Into eternity
    Cling to their coattails
    And beg them to stay
    Saying I got nothing to hide

    Well Illusions projected
    On walls made of Tiffany
    Mad minuets to
    A sad satin song
    A harlequin mandolins
    Harmonize helplessly
    Hoping that endlessly
    Won't last for long
    Praying that their God ain't dying

    Then I turn and I see her
    In a dress made of moonlight
    Teardrops like diamonds
    Run slow down her face
    And her arms surround me
    Like chains made of velvet
    And the demons fall faithfully
    Into their place
    And the river runs with jewels

    Now the morning lies open
    The night went quite quickly
    Memory harmlessly
    Fractures and fades
    All the poets do push-ups
    On carpets of rubber foam
    Loudly they laugh
    At some joke that's been made
    And the wise men speak like fools

    Cosmolore

    Thank for lyrics !!(From France ) .

    Donald Bradley

    it's "and Harlequin mandolins
    harmonize helplessly"

    div ine

    wow is right....more like "fuck..."
    best lyrics ever

  5. Jeremy Walker

    I feel like I'm so close and yet so far away from understanding the meaning behind these words

    Shane McNealy

    Jeremy Walker that’s what makes this so beautiful. One of my all time favorite songs.

    Jeremy Walker

    One of mine too. I hope I never find out what the words are "supposed" to mean :p

    JBeasy 56

    Nice Tower Song reference ;)

    Hot Shit

    JBeasy 56 baha I didn’t catch it

    JBeasy 56

    Hot Shit I'm not sure he even caught it, but that was the first thing I noticed. He must have been on a Townes binge before he posted that.

  6. Barbara Gerwer

    Ilike this song i like this Moment

  7. Judson Clayto

    if Salvador Dali and MC Escher made a folk love child... this would be its song...

  8. Brenda Luna

    one of my favorite songs

  9. Idle Edsel

    comparing idle edsel to townes vanzant is funny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imkSEln4DYU

  10. Louda Salama

    share this video on your facebook or twitter! http://youtu.be/Pi6PYMQbABQ

  11. clu norwood

    the mirror pleads sadly has it all come this

  12. Kenny Young

    who's the best is TV talk/ everybody has favs. I like blue more than green

  13. bigfatchodez

    this sounds like a bob dylan joint

    John Starr

    No it doesn't! Townes Van Zandt > Bob Dylan

    Tens Flavo

    Why even compare? Townes was a legend in his own rights. Bob Dylan on the other hand was also a legend.

    Edit: Not like I disagree with that statement though ;p

    Christopher Carr

    You're thinking of Visions of Johanna. It also has alliteration.

    div ine

    bob dylan wishes

  14. Sylvain Thuret

    Bought Our mother the mountain in a Montreal vynil shop october 2010. Blown away by it. It's immaculate from start to finish.

  15. venisfurs

    beautiful!

  16. nosy42

    The truth.

  17. Jonathan Michael

    Thank you for posting this, thamuddler.

  18. Charles Thomas Draper

    One of the greatest live albums....

  19. spyderbytedave

    FYI on the lyrics it's "mad minuets to a sad sudden song" all the lyrics sites get this wrong. Thnaks for putting this up, incredible song!

  20. Abby Powell

    Hands down my favorite of his songs. "Hoping that endlessly won't be for long...."

  21. flatonia

    Townes was never better than that night in Houston at the Old Quarter.

    Brilliant!!

  22. CHELLE ROSE

    @dantean thank you!

  23. jeast3d

    Amazing!!

  24. bigchiefadopethiefa

    I heard this song one day at work, with my head phones in, I must of listened to it 5 times in a row at least

  25. Sublime Music Channel

    @bth2458 I'll happily talk about it. There are few better songs ever written by anyone anywhere at any time. Furthermore, the album from which the original recording of this song is derived, Our Mother the Mountain, is a better collection of songs than any ever recorded by ANYBODY. Dylan's greaest hits make up more than a few albums of incredibly great songs, but even ol' Bob himself never put together one album like Our Mother. How's that?

  26. DrZazzoo

    what a perfect song

  27. stuwad1

    On a planet by himself and nobody is close to him , pure gold flawless perfection

  28. Brian Houlehan

    This is one of his songs that I never hear anybody talk about. One of his best. It's about nothing and everything, flawlessly delivered, hypnotically transcendent.

  29. faticehippo

    What a song - what a songwriter - what a man!