I'll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt
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Townes Van Zandt never was a good fit for this earthly world. After all, the Fort Worth native, a cult figure at best outside the Austin and Nashville music communities during his lifetime, knew his time here would be short. "I don't envision a very long life for myself," a youthful Van Zandt says early in Margaret Brown's 2005 documentary 'Be Here to Love Me.' "Like, I think my life will run out before my work does, you know? I've designed it that way." He lived fast and wrote faster, even as his blueprint devolved into alcoholism and drug addiction. Like his childhood hero, Hank Williams, Van Zandt died on New Year's Day. He rests in Fort Worth's Dido Cemetery.