"All I Need" lyrics - TOWNES VAN ZANDT

"All I Need"

Tried everything to set me free
But my chains keep playing tricks on me
And all I need is a place to lay 'em down

My friends, they speak and [their words ain't lies?]
Like clouds of fish, they fly
And all I need is a boat to take 'em home

And girls I see, and they see me
Then we say goodbye
All I need is a bed to call my own

Ah, my baby's eyes, see how they shine
Will his life be like mine?
All I need is a way to take his load

Ah, but when good times come falling over me
Breath turns to melody
All I need gonna fall away like dreams