"For the Sake of the Song" as written by and Townes Van Zandt....
So I'm waiting for this test to end
So these lighter days can soon begin
I'll be alone by maybe more carefree
Like a kite that floats so effortlessly
I was afraid to be alone
Now I'm scared that's how I'd like to be
All the faces none the same
How can there be so many personalities
So many lifeless empty hands
So many hearts in great demand
And now my sorrow seems to far away
Until I'm taken by these bolts of pain
But I turn them off and tuck them away
Till these rainy days that make them stay
And then I'll cry so hard to these sad songs
And the words still ring, once here now gone
And they echo through my head everyday
And I don't think they'll ever go away
Just like tihnking of your childhood home
But we can't go back were on our own
Oh,
Why does she sing these sad songs for me,
I'm not the one
To tenderly bring her soft sympathy I've just begun
To see my way clear it's plain, if I stop I will fall
I can lay down a tear for her pain,
A tear and that's all.

What does she want me to do?
She says that she that knows moments are rare
I suppose that it's true
And on she goes to say I don't care
When she knows that I do.

Well, maybe she just has to sing,
For the sake of the song
And who do I think that I am
To decide that she's wrong.

She'd like to think I was cruel,
She knows that's a lie for I would be
No more than a tool
If I allowed her to cry all over me.

Oh my sorrow is real even though
I can't change my plans
If she could see how I feel then
I know she'd understand

Does she actually think I'm to blame?
Does she really believe that some word of mine
Could relieve all her pain?
Can't she see that she grieves just because
She's been blindly deceived
By her shame?

Well, maybe she just has to sing,
For the sake of the song
And who do I think that I am
To decide that she's wrong.

I know nothings what it seems,
Maybe one day she'll start to realize
That if she abandons her dreams
Then all the words she can say are only lies
When will she see that the gain is only to lose?
All that she offers me are her chains,
And I got to refuse.

But it's only to herself that she's lied
She likes to pretend it's something
That she should defend, with her pride
And I don't intend to stand here and be
The friend from whom she must hide.

Well, maybe she just has to sing,
For the sake of the song
And who do I think that I am to decide
That she's wrong.
Well, maybe she just has to sing,
For the sake of the song


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"For the Sake of the Song" as written by Townes Van Zandt

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    General CommentActually, this is a song by the great Townes Van Zandt, do check him out!
    p52on April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just love this song soo much; I think its about this girls friend, who had gone threw a bad moment in her life ( or clearly a bad break-up) And is showing off all her sadness to someone who really just doesn't care.
    lomographeron May 02, 2007   Link

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