“That’s the first seriously topical song that I’ve written. It’s about the homeless.”Townes Van Zandt (462)

Snow Don’t Fall

“It’s a little short, simple song I wrote about a girl who got killed.”Townes Van Zandt (463)

Waitin’ Around To Die

“I talked to this old man for a while and he kinda put out these vibrations. I was sitting at the bar of the Jester Lounge one afternoon drinking beer, thinking about him, and just wrote it down. “Sometimes I don’t know where this dirty road is taking me/Sometimes I can’t see the reason why/But I guess I’ll keep rambling/Lots of booze and lots of gambling/well, it’s easier than waitin’ around to die.””Townes Van Zandt (885)

Delta Momma Blues

“It was about the time I was playing in Oklahoma City I met these two guys that was in the army, stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Every time they got out on leave at the weekend they armed themselves with a jug of Robitussin Cough Syrup. Some kind of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide drug store high, you know what I mean? Anyhow, they called it delta mama, and I wrote ‘Delta Momma Blues’.”Townes Van Zandt (885)

Pancho And Lefty

“I’m not sure how ‘Pancho and Lefty’ came about, but all of a sudden it was there and I was beginning to write it down. I remember thinking at the time I was writing it that it wasn’t Pancho Villa. It was the first song I’d ever written with any reference to Mexico because I haven’t spent a lot of time there. A lot of people from Texas are real close to it and associated with it, while I’ve lived in Colorado and the mountains.”Townes Van Zandt (885)