Tower Song Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Townes Van Zandt
Original Band
Townes Van Zandt

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Sellersville Theater Sellersville Pennsylvania US March 03, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US June 20, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock The Varsity Theatre Minneapolis Minnesota US September 08, 2013

Lyrics

So close and yet so far away
And all the things I'd hoped to say
Will have to go unsaid today
Perhaps until tomorrow

Fears have built a wall between
Our lives and all that lovin' means
Will have to go unfelt it seems
That leaves only sorrow

You built your tower strong and tall
Can't you see it's got to fall
Some day

Close your eyes and speak to me
Of faith and love and destiny
As distant as eternity
From truth and understanding

The wind blows cold outside your door
It whispers words I've tried before
But you don't hear me anymore
Your pride's just too demanding

You built your tower strong and tall
Can't you see it's got to fall
Some day

The end is coming soon, it's plain
A warm bed just ain't worth the pain
And I will go and you'll remain
With the bitterness we tasted

A mother's breast
A newborn child
A poet's tear as an drunken smile
I can't help feelin' all but while
Their meaning won't be wasted

You built your tower strong and tall
Can't you see it's got to fall
Some day