Van Zandt, Townes - Lost Highway Lyrics

I'm a rollin' stone all alone and lost
For a life of sin I have paid the cost
When I pass by all the people say
Just another guy on the lost highway

Just a deck of cards and a jug of wine
And a womans lies makes a life like mine
Oh the day we met, I went astray
I started rolling down that lost highway

I was just a lad, nearly 22
Neither good nor bad, just a kid like you
And now I'm lost, too late to pray
Lord I take a cost, oh the lost highway

Now boys don't start to ramblin' round
On this road of sin are you sorrow bound
Take my advice or you'll curse the day
You started rollin' down that lost highway

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Van Zandt, Townes Lost Highway Comments
  1. sh m

    I wish I could whoop the 2 ass holes that voted thumbs down.

  2. Lone Wilf79

    This guy was good with words but couldn't sing for shit. It reminds me of listening to an old hound dog howling around.


    Full of s..t doesn't begin to describe you or your musical sensibilities

    TS Currency

    Lone Wilf79 he had a very good voice but alcohol and drugs etc took effect on his voice and withered it down but still a great dude

  3. Gerd Hynk

    A legend and one of his best performances. Listen firtst to Hank Williams original, very nice also Marty Robbins, but Townes gives me goosbumps. Unforgettable...

  4. Alex VanDyke

    Don't get me wrong I love Townes especially as a fellow Dutchman but this just ain't his type of song

  5. Bjørn Richter

    He is the only one that comes close to Hanks version

  6. txdrifter38

    this song could be a townes autobiography.

  7. andreas deutinger

    best version of this song-ever.

    david entendu

    andreas deutinger I like Hank Williams version best. Check it out!(:

    andreas deutinger

    +david entendu thanks. i know hank williamses original version, but i think van zandt really made it shine with his voice and the guitarwork. it is sad and totally in sync with the vibe of the lyrics.

    Scott Semple

    Leon Payne did the original and wrote it.

    spy n the house of love

    Leon payne was the original everyone also needs to check Tom Petty version of this song

  8. Dave Rees

    Definitive version. I know of no greater blues song. Thanks Townes, you mirror my soul and lift me. You lift me.

  9. John Haberstroh

    Fantastic. Just discovering Townes now ... Youtube is so awesome.

    Paolo Antonioni

    Love to read that!

  10. luketdrifter2100

    Sweet Jesus I didn't know this existed. Thank you.

  11. Brian Palmer

    Thanks...Helluva tune

  12. Brian Palmer

    What album can I find this killer tune?!?!?! I've been looking for this version for 2 months HELP

  13. Robert Quan

    Nice version of a traditional song. This son g will always be pertinant.

  14. Rossm3838

    written by one of Hank's favorites, Leon Payne.

  15. arthuropentower

    Love this song. Love Townes. Didn't know this cover existed! THANK YOU

  16. musicchick85

    @bluemonday09 I'm finding that the best songwriters are dead. It's tragic, but their music is immortal. :)

    Patrick McGlynn

    musicchick85 most all of them not everyone for sure...but it is true to an extent

  17. bluemonday09

    I never knew TVZ did a cover of this. He never ceases to amaze. Its tragic that he never made it into the spotlight.

  18. lonestar1123

    i want this on my itunes


    lonestar1123 by Android and just download it
    I doubt that 6 years later it's available on itunes

    John Rowan

    I want this on my tombstone.