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Patty Griffin — Rain
Album: A Kiss In Time
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Released: 2003
Length: 4:07
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It's hard to listen to a hard, hard heart
Beating close to mine
Pounding up against the stone and steel
Walls that I won't climb

Sometimes a hurt is so deep, deep, deep
You think that you're going to drown
Sometimes all I can do is weep, weep, weep
With all this rain falling down

Strange how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I'm holding on underneath this shroud
Rain

It's hard to know when to give up the fight
Some things you want will just never be right
It's never rained like it has tonight
Before

Now I don't want to beg you, baby
For something maybe you could never give
I'm not looking for the rest of your life
I just want another chance to live

Strange how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I'm holding on underneath this shroud
Rain

Strange how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I'm holding on underneath this shroud
Rain

Strange how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
Well I'm still alive underneath this shroud
Rain
Rain
Rain
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 sirdroseph wrote:
Patty Griffin is alright, but I really do not like this song, sounds like Taylor Swift or Faith Hill or some other pop-country tart.
 
If you follow her career, this resembles the Flaming Red sound a bit more. Definitely a unique voice.
How can you compare with those women with the trepidation in her tremolo?
Her soul is going along for the ride on this one.
Breathless emotion and finale.
 Randomax wrote:
even if her voice is not your cup of tea (which a def. minority here), how can you NOT hear the words....amazing poet!
 
Yeah, great poet. Writes great songs, she should let others do the performing. Her voice is really one of THE most irritating things I've ever heard.


 sirdroseph wrote:
Patty Griffin is alright, but I really do not like this song, sounds like Taylor Swift or Faith Hill or some other pop-country tart.
 

have you even listened to the words....those people can't write a lick except for sappy pap
even if her voice is not your cup of tea (which a def. minority here), how can you NOT hear the words....amazing poet!
It made me cry.  A perfect 10.
effortless, powerful, gorgeous
less stories and poetry and more melody please!!

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Patty can do no wrong!
 
 fluffybum wrote:
suck barfo with the patty griffin. f#*k!
 
If you don't like it, that's fine. But don't be an immature, crude jerk!{#Taped-shut}

 sirrus wrote:


I uh, think you should revisit your logic.

But my concern is that ANYONE would "never" go to concerts. Why would ANYONE risk missing songs like this?
 

I agree, but want to add this is the best way to keep music you love alive. Seek out bands at smaller venues and you may find it a more pleasing experience. Less pointing the mike out for the audience to sing, less adulation for every gesture, more effort to make it their best performance to date. I have kind of given up on the big venue shows, but still find these newer or smaller shows immensely satisfying.
Patty Griffin is alright, but I really do not like this song, sounds like Taylor Swift or Faith Hill or some other pop-country tart.

Her new CD is released today (1/26/10).  I hope to hear some cuts on RP soon.

The local newspaper (Austin American Statesman) gave it a sort of lukewarm recommendation.  I haven't heard anything from it yet so will hold off before buying - but I probably will eventually.


Beautiful...this is what fine music is all about.

 MsJudi wrote:
An absolutely accurate and heartbreaking account of what it's like to live with someone you love who is plagued by depression.
 
Indeed. As someone who suffers from it, this song speaks to me in painful ways. Still, I love it.

 MJMJ wrote:       i

RP made me a PG fan years ago. I was at the very concert recorded on this CD, in Nashville 2003. Awesome.
 

in my mind you are an incredibly lucky human being
RP made me a PG fan years ago. I was at the very concert recorded on this CD, in Nashville 2003. Awesome.
First time hearing that.  Think I'll hit the rewind button and listen to that one again.  Very nice.  

*edit* never mind.  that was a different song!{#Foot-in-mouth}
An absolutely accurate and heartbreaking account of what it's like to live with someone you love who is plagued by depression.
Very nice...
I needed this. 

{#Notworthy}
 govna wrote:

patty is god. 

   Definitely a Goddess; extremely talented.   I prefer her to neko (lower)case by a 10 to 1 margin . . .

Chills.

Every.

Time.
 fluffybum wrote:
suck barfo with the patty griffin. f#*k!
 
Physics, is that you?

(Patty rocks.  At least a 9 in my book.)


{#Daisy}
 fluffybum wrote:
suck barfo with the patty griffin. f#*k!
 

It's hard to listen to your hard, hard heart.........
suck barfo with the patty griffin. f#*k!

'I can see her lyin back in her satin dress, in a room where ya do what ya dont confess'
sounded a little like Gordon Lightfoot right at the start there.


 asocash wrote:
I RobK wrote:
As much as I love Patty Griffin's music I have to admit Neko Case has been overtaking her lately in the most-impressive-female-musician battle. And that Jesse Sykes is in the running as well.


I really like Neko, but for me it is no contest - Patty is far more talented.

 
There's room in my collection for both, no contemplation needed.

 jjbix wrote:
patty is awesome
 
patty is god.

okobojicat wrote:
So the cute girl who works down the hall just walked down to ask me to grab a beer after work. heard this coming out of my computer and gave me a funny look. Thanks RP.

You two married yet?

I RobK wrote:
As much as I love Patty Griffin's music I have to admit Neko Case has been overtaking her lately in the most-impressive-female-musician battle. And that Jesse Sykes is in the running as well.


I really like Neko, but for me it is no contest - Patty is far more talented.

patty is awesome
So poignant and evocative.
Yes this is very good.
Sublime!
One of my "10's"
Patty, I can feel the vibe. one of my favorite Patty tunes! 'course should never listen while driving :motor:
Patty is a Goddess in my eyes. It's no wonder so many artists have covered her music.
canadianbug wrote:
i just got goosebumps. all over.
Yeh, it's like that.....sensational!
MJMJ wrote:
I was at the concert... ...I never go to concerts because audiences can suck sometimes... ...Great great concert.
I uh, think you should revisit your logic. But my concern is that ANYONE would "never" go to concerts. Why would ANYONE risk missing songs like this? :naughty:
:arrow: 9.
After that big voice, her little-girl 'Thank You' at the end slays me. What a woman. c.
PG is consistently very good, thanks RP!
sfListener wrote:
Blashphemer!!
Not sure about this Sykes person, but he's probably right on the Neko... based on the latest releases from each, the Advantage is definitely on Neko's side.
RobK wrote:
As much as I love Patty Griffin's music I have to admit Neko Case has been overtaking her lately in the most-impressive-female-musician battle. And that Jesse Sykes is in the running as well.
Blashphemer!!
As much as I love Patty Griffin's music I have to admit Neko Case has been overtaking her lately in the most-impressive-female-musician battle. And that Jesse Sykes is in the running as well.
okobojicat wrote:
So the cute girl who works down the hall just walked down to ask me to grab a beer after work. heard this coming out of my computer and gave me a funny look. Thanks RP.
Don't fish off the company pier...
FeydBaron wrote:
Hey, if you know as a fact she was going to ask you to grab a beer and not to borrow your stapler, then she obviously still spoke to you. Anything after that isn't RP's fault.
If a chick doesn't want you for liking RP and PG, you're better off w/o her.
okobojicat wrote:
So the cute girl who works down the hall just walked down to ask me to grab a beer after work. heard this coming out of my computer and gave me a funny look. Thanks RP.
Hey, if you know as a fact she was going to ask you to grab a beer and not to borrow your stapler, then she obviously still spoke to you. Anything after that isn't RP's fault.
I've become a PG fan since listening to RP, and I can't necessarily defend this statement because I don't know why it is so, but I can't stand this song. To manipulative of emotion I guess. I just don't feel it. And don't call me Mr. Spock please. Ed: Nah--I think it's OK. I just had it associated with a really sappy and annoying TV commercial that plays here. It's not the artist it's the ad.
This song gives me chills. This line always stops me in my tracks: "Now I don't wanna beg you baby For something maybe you could never give I'm not looking for the rest of your life I just want another chance to live" Great songwriting AND a great voice. Stellar. c.
saw her play in chapel hill a few years ago and it was incredible. hard to believe that such a powerful voice can come out of such a tiny lady!
soulful, beautiful. good to hear a woman singing her heart out once again...but then, I grew up listening to Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro, so.
Pyro wrote:
A year ago, I had never heard of Patty. Now I can't get enough! Any suggestions for a FIRST CD purchase?
Hard to go wrong with any of them, but 1000 Kisses is my favorite. Try this list--see which has the most songs you like on it and start there!
I was at the concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville that was recorded for this album. I never go to concerts because audiences can suck sometimes, so the drunk/stoned guy sitting next to me who kept singing along with every song and eventually was thrown out kinda ruined much of the enjoyment (I eventually moved to stand in the aisle), but otherwise an amazing show. Emmylou Harris and the Millers participated at various points. Great great concert.
Pyro wrote:
A year ago, I had never heard of Patty. Now I can't get enough! Any suggestions for a FIRST CD purchase?
Her first album is raw and genius.
okobojicat wrote:
So the cute girl who works down the hall just walked down to ask me to grab a beer after work. heard this coming out of my computer and gave me a funny look. Thanks RP.
Avoid office romances with proximal colleagues--if you know what's good for you.
BikeCoachDave wrote:
Flaming Red. hands down.
Ditto
okobojicat wrote:
So the cute girl who works down the hall just walked down to ask me to grab a beer after work. heard this coming out of my computer and gave me a funny look. Thanks RP.
That's the funniest thing I've read this week. :bananasplit:
Pyro wrote:
A year ago, I had never heard of Patty. Now I can't get enough! Any suggestions for a FIRST CD purchase?
Flaming Red. hands down.
She can't seem to put out a bad album. I've seen her twice here in Austin, once at the 2nd Austin City Limits Music Festival and then a few years later at Stubbs in Austin....right up front. I love her voice. So powerful and real.
You know, one of the great things about RP is that its listeners like Patty Griffin. It's nice to know that she has so many fans.
canadianbug wrote:
i just got goosebumps. all over.
:yes:
A year ago, I had never heard of Patty. Now I can't get enough! Any suggestions for a FIRST CD purchase?
Bought this C.D. this weekend. Thanks so much R.P. for turning me on to Patti.
i just got goosebumps. all over.
Thank You Thank You Thank You.
Her voice is excellent live - seen her twice in her home-town state. Thanks RP for turning me on to her. cattgirl813 wrote:
I'd know this beautiful voice anywhere, any time. It's almost impossible for her to make a bad record.
So the cute girl who works down the hall just walked down to ask me to grab a beer after work. heard this coming out of my computer and gave me a funny look. Thanks RP.
First Annie Lennox' version, now Patty's. Thanks, RP!
I'd know this beautiful voice anywhere, any time. It's almost impossible for her to make a bad record.
Heres my girl patty! thanx bill
Lovely :heartkiss:
I think I like this live version even more than the album version.
I love this woman, she totally speaks to me, and has the way with words that leads me to thinking 'how does she know how I feel?'
Just as good live as recorded ... no surprises there ...
Thank you for this! I love love love this song! "Sometimes the hurt is so deep, you think that you're gunna drownd."
... :umbrella: ... ...:meditate:...
suck-o-barfo
There is no way I can possibly do anything but listen with my whole being when this song is playing. This is why I can never play any of Patty's albums during the work day. I'd never get anything done!
To the chorus of praise I shall add. Patty is the real deal.
Sometimes you hear a song at exactly the right time...this is a good song for that. Thanks Bill.
This song put me over the edge and helped me find the courage to divorce out of a really bad situation. I heard this, had to pull over on the side of the road and just weep. Her music is very personal and touching, but this song in particular will always have a special place in my heart. Sing on Patty....
physicsgenius wrote:
Pretentious
Isn't it just like the pot to call the kettle black! Pretentious: Claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit, especially when unjustified.
Incredible song. Incredible album.
VERY VERY GOOD THANX BILL :bananajam:
Will do Mari :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
I hope to see her in April at Lexington KY. Can't wait.
physicsgenius wrote:
Pretentious
Would someone who can find him push this guy off the edge of the world? And if Patty Griffin is ever anywhere nearby I will make it a point to see her live.
< If you haven't seen her live, do so.
See her live, she is even more amazing
Love this song. But why isn't RP playing her "Making Pies," or "Top of the World?"
This is the kind of song that you click on hoping that you hadn't already rated it a '10' but find out that you already have. If you haven't seen her live, do so. Edit: Just got this album as a Christmas present. Truly a phenomenal album from a superb artist.
this song kills me
Patty Griffin is the artist you want to come to your house to sing and play guitar. In my humble opinion, her level of quality and consistency over the last four albums (five if you count the unreleased Silver Bell) make her the best songwriter in America today. "Rain" is just one example of her incredible range that takes her from rock to folk to gospel-like.
I joyfully jump on the train of Patty Griffin fans. This song is amazing and her rendition is not lacking in talent or passion. I wish someone would help me hear this when I'm going from this life.
I think Patty Griffin is amazing, and I love this song. A terrific stylist and an a great writer. Someone called her pretentious. Not sure what's supposed to constitute pretention, but in concert she's extremely gracious and shy, very charming. Bubba likes it.
physicsgenius wrote:
Pretentious
You have never seen her in concert then. Nothing pretentious about this woman or her music. And the feelings she emotes from more intuned people are very real.
physicsgenius wrote:
Pretentious
What, exactly, is the pretense here? Your self-styled level of genius either far outshines my meager intellect, or you're so full of crap you can't manage more than one word at a time.
Every little thing she does is magic
whiny and nasal. blanch. EDIT: Oh lord... I am agreeing with physicsgenius?!? Pardon me while I jump of a bridge.
Beautiful!! I'm going to see her in concert in England!!!! :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump:
physicsgenius wrote:
Pretentious
Your brain is poo.
physicsgenius wrote:
Pretentious
Pretentious = Criticism used when can't think of anything really witty.
Thanks RP. More Patty Please!
physicsgenius wrote:
Pretentious
This is great --- I get to tell you, again, that it's good for you that you're a genius at physics, because you don't know shite about music. Have a pleasant day! :wave:
physicsgenius wrote:
Pretentious
shut the fuck up.
jayladdin wrote:
I just have to comment on this song again, because it affects me so deeply every time I hear it.
I know what you mean, she's realy good at hitting the right spot with her music, and it's not just the slow ones like this and Long ride home, but also the uptempo ones like Tony
lamentably, I quickly tired of this never ending lament
Love, love, love her music. Patty can do no wrong in my book. :notworthy:
Pretentious
I just have to comment on this song again, because it affects me so deeply every time I hear it. Whew.
psycho_therapist wrote:
Hmmm. Interesting to find others who are 'touched' by her music. Simple as it is, there is something deeply moving about it. 'The Long Ride Home' (is that the title?) gets me choked up every single time I hear it. Very few artists/songs can hit me that deeply.
Shew! Im not the only one! Those are my exact sentiments in regards to Patty. I was worried that there was something wrong with me :). I can sit and weep at this whole album, given the chance.
The more I hear of Patty the more I like her.
I don't always like Patty Griffin, but this is on my list of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.
She just leaves me speechless. Like, I hear her voice and I don't know what to say because she gives so much every time a note comes out. This is the first Patty song I ever heard. What a great introduction to her work.
Hmmm. Interesting to find others who are 'touched' by her music. Simple as it is, there is something deeply moving about it. 'The Long Ride Home' (is that the title?) gets me choked up every single time I hear it. Very few artists/songs can hit me that deeply.
rgj13 wrote:
Hey, can I get in on that? :grouphug:
joining in. :grouphug: i love patty griffin with a passion. she makes shivers shoot up my spine and back down again.
Mmmmmm Patty's music speaks to me in ways that other songs can't. Love her new album too!!!