"Waiting Around to Die" as written by and Townes Van Zandt....
Sometimes I don't know where
This dirty road is taking me
Sometimes I can't even see the reason why
I guess I keep a-gamblin'
Lots of booze and lots of ramblin'
It's easier than just waitin' around to die

One time, friends, I had a ma
I even had a pa
He beat her with a belt once 'cause she cried
She told him to take care of me
Headed down to Tennessee
It's easier than just waitin' around to die

I came of age and I found a girl
In a Tuscaloosa bar
She cleaned me out and hit in on the sly
I tried to kill the pain, bought some wine
And hopped a train
Seemed easier than just waitin' around to die

A friend said he knew
Where some easy money was
We robbed a man, and brother did we fly
The posse caught up with me
And drug me back to Muskogee
It's two long years I've been waitin' around to die

Now I'm out of prison
I got me a friend at last
He don't drink or steal or cheat or lie
His name's Codine
He's the nicest thing I've seen
Together we're gonna wait around and die
Together we're gonna wait around and die


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"Waitin’ Around To Die" as written by Townes Van Zandt

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    General CommentHis name is codine, he's the nicest thing I'v seen
    Together we're gonna wait around and die

    Means a lot to me
    flightfromlucidityon May 26, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Commenthe wrote this song when he was only about 21! he had just gotten married...if you are a townes fan check out the documentary "be here to love me"...amazing!
    honeybee83on September 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite song
    Magell28on January 26, 2008   Link

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