Tower Song (4:09)

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  • RAY7654321

    Townes was one of the best Singer/songwriters of his era. Blaze Foley, Phil Ochs and Jackson C Frank were a few of the others. I rate all four slightly better than Dylan's singing and equal skills if not a little better song writing skills. Bob was spitting out songs like a ticker tape machine at the time, he had so much in his head to get out to his fans. Bob also had one of the best managers in Albert Grossman, but totally unethical when it came to his clients money or their lives in the case of Janis Joplin.

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • swollenappetite

    What an incredible voice... I can't quite place this guy, he's not like the typical great singer/songwriters like Cohen and Dylan (more commercial), but neither is he in the gentle Jackson Browne or Eagles camp. Is he country? Whatever, he's extremely original and his lyrics aren't bad at all.

    26 Jan 2014 Reply
  • FinalBloodbath

    One of the most powerful songs I can think of. True beauty and sadness.

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • kvast87

    a warm bed just ain't worth the pain... ;_;

    16 Oct 2012 Reply
  • make_it_funkay

    Must be a beautiful guitar, and bare fingers on the strings.

    14 May 2012 Reply
  • BigChoupique

    I love Townes, but gotta pass on this one : /

    10 Dec 2011 Reply
  • exxon_valdez

    this like totally killed me [2]

    26 Nov 2011 Reply
  • MitschoMitscho

    This is the first time I'm listening to Townes Van Zandt, I'm pleased!

    15 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Roy787

    One of his best,Love it.

    19 Sep 2011 Reply
  • tvzfam

    Townes is famous. Nanci Griffith did a cover of this song on a Townes tribute album

    10 Sep 2011 Reply
  • rororoca

    pure emotion

    4 Jul 2011 Reply
  • derSmirk

    why do i have the feeling, that i heared this song from another performer recently? anyone knows if this has been covered by someone 'famous'?

    19 May 2011 Reply
  • notfadeaway02

    weak

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • pone2none

    very smooth!!

    29 Mar 2010 Reply
  • LydiaGrace

    You built your tower strong and tall can't you see it's got to fall some day..

    30 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Nachtgeist

    Truly a song that speaks to your heart.

    7 Jan 2010 Reply
  • steining

    ... what a great true voice ............................................................ !

    7 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Jlectric

    this like totally killed me

    5 Dec 2009 Reply
  • jeh0753

    This guy is slowly but surely inspiring me to write more music.... What an incredibly powerful song this is.

    10 Nov 2009 Reply
  • ElRet

    OK, let's bring up the shouts count! Once more: One of the greatest songs ever written!

    7 Sep 2009 Reply
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