“River” from Patty Griffin’s self-titled album released via PGM / Thirty Tigers.
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Patty Griffin – “River”

“River” from Patty Griffin’s self-titled album released via PGM / Thirty Tigers. 

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River
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Patty Griffin's self-titled 10th album comes out March 8 via Thirty Tigers.

Patty Griffin – Top of The World (Live)

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Patty Griffin – Top Of The World

 

I wished I was smarter I wished I was stronger I wished I loved Jesus the way the my wife does I wished it had been easier Instead of any longer I wished I could have stood where you would have been proud But that won’t happen now, that won’t happen now There’s a whole lot of singing that’s never gonna be heard Disappearing every day without so much as a word somehow I think I broke the wings off that little songbird She’s never gonna fly to the top of the world now To the top of the world I don’t have to answer any of these questions Don’t have no god to teach me no lessons I’d come home in the evening Sit in my chair One night they called me for supper But I never got up I stayed right there In my chair There’s a whole lot of singing that’s never gonna be heard Disappearing every day without so much as a word somehow I think I broke the wings off that little songbird She’s never gonna fly to the top of the world now To the top of the world I wish I’d have known you I wish I’d have shown you All of the things I was on the inside But I’d pretend to be sleeping When you’d come in in the morning To whisper goodbye and Go to work in the rain Now I don’t know why I don’t know why Cause everyone’s singing, we just wanna be heard Disappearing every day without so much as a word somehow I wanna grab a hold of that little songbird Take her for a ride to the top of the world right now To the top of the world To the top of the world…..

 

 

 

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Patty Griffin – ‘If I Had My Way’ (with Regina & Ann McCrary

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This song Mrs. Coates wrote from the bible story of the Samarian woman who met Jesus at the well. Mrs. Coates is playing the piano and her daughter Carletta Coates-Criss is playing the tambourines. This song has been requested and I thought it would be a great tribute to Mrs. Coates and to honor the requests of those who love this song. Strange Man Music in this video Song Strange Man Artist Dorothy Love Coates & The Gospel Harmonettes Licensed to YouTube by SME (on behalf of Legacy Recordings); Harry Fox Agency (Publishing), PEDL, CMRRA, BMI – Broadcast Music Inc.
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This new track by Patty griffin, River is worthy of your attention. I listened to this track via Amazon music yesterday four times in a row. The repetition was necessary as the lyric is enigmatic and deep. River is a song that captures the full primal intensity of an individual in my life. This person may read this article and see themselves in the song. More likely many of you will listen to this track and see yourself in this song.

“River” from Patty Griffin’s forthcoming self-titled album to be released March 8th via PGM / Thirty Tigers.

 

Living with Ghosts

Rifling through a box of old photos and books I came across an original copy of Patty Griffin ‘s Living with Ghosts.  This recording is such an outstanding assemblage  of emotive narratives of loss, romance, breakups, emanating from this beautiful petite woman with a superhuman vocal eminence.  Watch these videos to bring you alive and in the moment.  Her voice is incomparable.

Catch her live sometime and listen to her gospel songs. Each song on this release is gospel to honest ears.

I updated this Patty Griffin post after listening to “You’re Not Alone” on a rainy night drive home to Durham. Listen to these beautiful lyrics and tell me with a straight face that this is not one of the most emotively beautiful songs you have ever heard?

Stream Patty Griffin at home or in your car!