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Patty Griffin — Where I Come From
Album: Patty Griffin
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Released: 2019
Length: 4:39
Plays (last 30 days): 6
Where I come from is a land of many islands
Two rivers run to the east and to the west
I wanted to run far away as I could as fast as I could get
But no matter where I've been I can't escape who I am or forget

Where I come from paint is peeling all the time
The winter's long gets into your boots
The river runs high and wild, high and wild in the springtime
The tourists come through our fading little town when the sun shines

The veterans, the veterans of all the past wars
Sit outside on a Sunday afternoon
The mills closed down long ago and so we're way past unemployment
Like a bad joke somebody told on our town for their enjoyment

September sun colors boldly flying
In pretty reds, orange, gold and brown
Most beautiful as the light is dying
Most beautiful as the day goes down
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marvellous 
Ummm, you guys know she got cancer right?  The treatments she underwent to save her life made her lose her voice completely at one point and most certainly has affected it once it was restored.  She is a warrior and marvelous singer/song writer.  We should all be so beautiful and brave.
 sine-quinn-non wrote:
I used to bask in a lot of sad girl folk and still enjoy it on occasion but I had to leave her show early.  The other thing is that she has written more upbeat tunes but she sure did not play any when I saw her.

Well...you didn't stay, so....

 theirongiant wrote:
Great song ... but her voice is consistently just a hair flat. Ruins it for me.
 
So happy that I don't have the musical training to hear tiny flaws that would "ruin" a fabulous musician and songwriter such as Patty. I truly feel bad for you.
Petty Gryphin?
If you can't say something positive and all that .. I know, I know ..
I used to love Patti Griffin and still admire her and like a lot of her old stuff.  This comment is more about how my tastes have changed.  
A friend suggested going to see her recently and I agreed.  I have enjoyed seeing her live a few times in recent (sort of) years.
Her sad girl music was like nails on a chalkboard to me.  I have been enjoying more pop/punk/garage-y music as I stare down turning 50 next year. I used to bask in a lot of sad girl folk and still enjoy it on occasion but I had to leave her show early.  The other thing is that she has written more upbeat tunes but she sure did not play any when I saw her.
There is no reason anyone on this site needs to care about my evolution but I just felt like sharing.  thanks!
I just can't believe some people like Tore Me Anus
I'm reluctant to give Patty Griffin anything other than a high score; so, I won't grade this at all.
Nice tune and lyrics... but Good Grief, who's killing the cat? {#Stupid}
 gusthemonkey wrote:
Yeah.........   
You know that  sittin' round the campfire game.. you know... the one where you have to pick the 10 CD's  you would have if you were  stranded on a desert island...     

For me.... At least 3 of them would be Patty's  

(-: 
 
Me too. Love, love, love Patty.
 elainejhime wrote:
My favorite artist - great songwriting, lyricist and talented musician. Her songs are the songs of so many peoples' lives, even Christine Onassis . My favorite line of her is
"It's a wondrous world of ridiculous things
With nothing so rare as the love that it brings
In the silence of a smile that understands"

I understand the comments on particulars of her voice but a lot of great artist do not have a perfect pitch voice, ie Mick Jagger.  It's having a distinctive voice that translate the artist's soul that gets my ear.  Plus her lyrics go to my core.
 

Absolutely - her voice and lyrics hit me. I feel the emotion she put into writing it. She translates it so well. Love her.  
Awe, it is about time I am hearing this on RP.  A fine new record by Patty.  Thank you for introducing me to her music.  I have seen her live 7 times over the years, there is not a better song writer out there.  If you haven't discovered Patty Griffin yet you are truly missing out on one of the greatest artists of our time.
 memoryboxer wrote:
Patty Griffin is another "new to me; thanks RP" artist who I'm slowly coming to appreciate. Little God was my intro and I'm enjoying each new track. Like several others I'm having to work past her voice to get to the beauty of the lyrics and music but she's just one of many that happens with and it's often worth it. Victoria Williams comes immediately to mind and then there's Joni, Ol' Neil, Jon Anderson (to name a few). Love their music but occasionally find myself tolerating certain songs at best. But wouldn't change them for anything. Thanks yet again Bill & Rebecca for keeping it interesting and helping expand my horizons.
 
MB between this station and WFMU I have been turned on to some really great music, it has gotten to the point with me where I don’t really listen to commercial music anymore 
Amazing new album. Certainly one of her best, and she has made some great albums. Obviously Bill likes her too!
Patty Griffin is another "new to me; thanks RP" artist who I'm slowly coming to appreciate. Little God was my intro and I'm enjoying each new track. Like several others I'm having to work past her voice to get to the beauty of the lyrics and music but she's just one of many that happens with and it's often worth it. Victoria Williams comes immediately to mind and then there's Joni, Ol' Neil, Jon Anderson (to name a few). Love their music but occasionally find myself tolerating certain songs at best. But wouldn't change them for anything. Thanks yet again Bill & Rebecca for keeping it interesting and helping expand my horizons.
Yeah.........   
You know that  sittin' round the campfire game.. you know... the one where you have to pick the 10 CD's  you would have if you were  stranded on a desert island...     

For me.... At least 3 of them would be Patty's  

(-: 
Good songs, but that voice just doesn't do it for me ...
Given the lack of comments, I presume everyone has already hit the PSD button.......uurghhhh!!
 elainejhime wrote:
My favorite artist - great songwriting, lyricist and talented musician. Her songs are the songs of so many peoples' lives, even Christine Onassis . My favorite line of her is
"It's a wondrous world of ridiculous things
With nothing so rare as the love that it brings
In the silence of a smile that understands"

I understand the comments on particulars of her voice but a lot of great artist do not have a perfect pitch voice, ie Mick Jagger.  It's having a distinctive voice that translate the artist's soul that gets my ear.  Plus her lyrics go to my core.
 
Well said and I agree 100%. I think Patty has an extraordinary voice, power and nuance, plus she is one of the finest songwriters ever IMHO. My favorite song from the new album is River - hoping it gets onto the playlist here....
My favorite artist - great songwriting, lyricist and talented musician. Her songs are the songs of so many peoples' lives, even Christine Onassis . My favorite line of her is
"It's a wondrous world of ridiculous things
With nothing so rare as the love that it brings
In the silence of a smile that understands"

I understand the comments on particulars of her voice but a lot of great artist do not have a perfect pitch voice, ie Mick Jagger.  It's having a distinctive voice that translate the artist's soul that gets my ear.  Plus her lyrics go to my core.
 theirongiant wrote:
Great song ... but her voice is consistently just a hair flat. Ruins it for me.
 
i am a huge fan of hers and was surprised to hear the same thing you did. Bummed me out a bit
Great song ... but her voice is consistently just a hair flat. Ruins it for me.
A go to artist for me