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Lungs

by Nick Delffs

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Written by Townes Van Zandt
Arranged & Performed by Nick Delffs
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Z.V. House in Boise, Idaho at Rabbitbrush Audio
Cover Illustration by Reid Lee Urban
Design by Eric Loeffler and Vincent Bancheri

Nick Delffs - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Kick Drum

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Won't you lend your lungs to me?
Mine are collapsing
Plant my feet and bitterly breathe
Up the time that's passing
Breath I'll take and breath I'll give
Pray the day's not poison
Stand among the ones that live
In lonely indecision

Fingers walk the darkness down
Mind is on the midnight
Gather up the gold you've found
You fool, it's only moonlight
And if you stop to take it home
Your hands will turn to butter
Better leave this dream alone
Try to find another

Won't you lend me your lungs?
Won't you lend me your lungs?

Salvation sat and crossed herself
Called the Devil partner
Wisdom burned upon a shelf
Who'll kill the raging cancer
Seal the river at its mouth
Take the water prisoner
Fill the sky with screams and cries
Bathe in fiery answers

Won't you lend me your lungs?
Won't you lend me your lungs?

Jesus was an only son
And love his only concept
Strangers cry in foreign tongues
And dirty up the doorstep
And I, for one, and you for two
Ain't got the time for outside
Keep your injured looks to you
We'll tell the world that we tried

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released August 23, 2022
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