A Song for You Lyrics

Willie Nelson


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Willie Nelson
album: Track 12 in album Shotgun Willie
release date: 1973
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Folk
length: 4:20
composer: Leon Russell
lyricist: Leon Russell

Cover Art

Willie Nelson Shotgun Willie cover art
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I've been so many places in my life and time
I've sung a lot of songs, I've made some bad rhyme
I've acted out my life in stages
With ten thousand people watching
But we're alone now and I'm singin' this song for you

I know your image of me is what I hope to be, baby
I've treated you unkindly but girl can't you see
There's no one more important to me
So darling can't you please see through me
'Cause we're alone now and I'm singin' my song for you

You taught me precious secrets of the truth, withholdin' nothin'
You came out in front and I was hiding
But now I'm so much better so if my words don't come together
Listen to the melody cause my love's in there hiding

I love you in a place where there's no space or time
I love you for my life, 'cause you're a friend of mine
And when my life is over, remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singin' my song for you

I love you in a place where there's no space or time
I've loved you for my life, yes, you're a friend of mine
And when my life is over, remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singin' my song for you, yes
We were alone and I was singin' this song for you, baby
We were alone and I was singin' my song,
Singin' my song, singin' my song, singin' my song
Singin' my song


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Shotgun Willie
  • 2 Whiskey River
  • 3 Sad Songs and Waltzes
  • 4 Local Memory
  • 5 Slow Down Old World
  • 6 Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer)
  • 7 Devil in a Sleepin' Bag
  • 8 She's Not for You
  • 9 Bubbles in My Beer
  • 10 You Look Like the Devil
  • 11 So Much to Do
  • 12 A Song for You