Townes Van Zandt - The Velvet Voices Lyrics




I'll play upon my violin
Until the mountains ring
Of lonely laughter blindly thrown
Across an endless arc of strings
And the skies are sad
They're dancin' to a silent symphony
And the velvet voices all shall join
The singing

The hall is filled to every corner
By a tinkling hint of chimes
A melody careens and crumbles
Leaving just a trace behind
A rhythm [?] faintly fails
The silver on it's wings
And the velvet voices all shall join
The singing

The cymbals flash, the drums they crash
The trumpets rise to song
The brass baton plucks bits diamonds
From a glittering wall of almost dawn
The crystal chords they slash the wind
In humble majesty
And the velvet voices all shall join
The singing





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Townes Van Zandt The Velvet Voices Comments
  1. BlueEyes BlueToo

    No no no...this music and backgrpundvoices are not for Townes. He was rough and had an edge all his own. He wouldnt like this at all!!!!

  2. patrick rainey

    play at 0.75 speed

  3. yesiah suprees

    Thank you. I needed this song

  4. ツ H m m m m N i c e B i k e ツ

    Hockey.

  5. Exile

    I'll play upon my violin
    Until the mountains ring
    Of lonely laughter blindly thrown
    And cause an endless sark of strings
    The skies are sad
    They're dancin' to a silent symphony
    And the velvet voices all shall join
    The singing

    The hall is filled to every corner
    By a tinkling hint of chimes
    A melody careens and crumbles
    Leaving just a trace behind
    A rhythm [palter and] faintly fails
    The silver on its wings
    And the velvet voices all shall join
    The singing

    The cymbals flash, the drums they crash
    The trumpets rise the song
    The brass beton plucks its diamonds
    From a glittering wall of almost dawn
    The crystal chords they slash the wind
    In humble majesty
    And the velvet voices all shall join
    The singing

    tintanmaster

    Exile We both came from the Andrew Allen vid

    Exile

    tintanmaster yes sir

  6. harry graham

    Wow Townes poetry.

  7. Maxine Corrington

    Nice. Reminds me of Johnny Cash. Townes may be an old soul but he also has an innocent childlike quality.

  8. Chad Allbrett

    I stoped my car on a lonesome highway in eastern New Mexico, turned off everything but this song full blast, and enjoyed this hymn to the sky.

    tripp

    that's what lifes all about dude

  9. Grandma Patty

    I loved the singing, and his voice was strong, but the music seemed like it was trying to move him back to the old cowboy days of the 40's. I love and miss those old cowboy tunes. Some people are born old souls.

  10. wheelmanstan

    wow another song of his I never knew about, this one is very different too, I like it

  11. Jonathan Michael

    Thank you for posting this, oasisforever00.