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Patty Griffin — Mad Mission
Album: Living With Ghosts
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Released: 1996
Length: 2:36
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We were drinking like the Irish
But we were drinking scotch
Bartender turns on a movie
Everybody turned to watch
And every single eye was gleaming
When they reached the final scene
Well, at least mine did
Here's looking at you, kid

You know it's a mad mission
Under difficult conditions
Not everybody makes it to the loving cup
It's a mad mission
But I got the ambition
Mad, mad mission, sign me up

I think I've seen the look before
Yes, it's kind of non-committal
It says come hither, baby
But then he's hard wood to whittle
It says it don't mean a thing
But still somehow it does
He'd like you to join the club that likes to say
There's no such thing as love

It's a mad mission
Under difficult conditions
Not everybody makes it to the loving cup
It's a mad mission
But I got the ambition
Mad, mad mission, sign me up

Sometimes you find yourself flying low at night
Flying blind and looking for any sign of light
You're cold and scared and all alone
You'd do anything just to make it home

It's a mad mission
Under difficult conditions
Not everybody makes it to the loving cup
It's a mad mission
But I got the ambition
Mad, mad mission, sign me up
Sign me up
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Apparently, they aren't married after all. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-plant-patty-griffin-not-married-350315

cc_rider wrote:
They have a house here in Austin. Travis Heights neighborhood I think. I know the realtor.
 


 hippiechick wrote:
ANNOUNCEMENT: Patty Griffin is now married to Robert Plant!
  They have a house here in Austin. Travis Heights neighborhood I think. I know the realtor.


What a voice!
ANNOUNCEMENT: Patty Griffin is now married to Robert Plant!
Chills....sign me up.
ditto! casey1024 wrote:
What a voice!
 


What a voice!
 RParadise wrote:
Flaming Red is her best album imo.

Personally, I'm a big fan of Flaming Red.
 


 Pyro wrote:
Thank you RP for introducing me to Ms. Griffin. She's my new favorite artist (along with Porcupine Tree - again, thanks to RP).
 
Ditto to both.  Thanks from me as well.
Start with 'Living with Ghosts'.  Flaming Red is great too, just very different from this one.
 
Mandible wrote:

I give up. Patty Lovers out there...what's her best album? Which do I start with???


 

also wonderful

With songs like this I just can't figure out where some of these folks say she country!  B.S.!!!
Count me in Patty! {#War}
 Mandible wrote:

I give up. Patty Lovers out there...what's her best album? Which do I start with???


 

Personally, I'm a big fan of Flaming Red.
 Mandible wrote:

I give up. Patty Lovers out there...what's her best album? Which do I start with???


 
I started with 1000 Kisses so I'm biased but I think it's a good cross-section. And it's got one of the best songs, by anyone, in the last decade, Long Ride Home.


Saw Patty open for John Prine at the Wang Theatre in Boston last week. She is why I went, and she didn't disappoint. Just fabulous.
 DaveInVA wrote:

My favorite PG album is Silver Bell. Unfortunately it was never released officially..{#Arghhh}
 

It wasn't, but I have a copy online for those interested. Send me a PM for the details.

 Mandible wrote:

I give up. Patty Lovers out there...what's her best album? Which do I start with???


 
My favorite PG album is Silver Bell. Unfortunately it was never released officially..{#Arghhh}

I give up. Patty Lovers out there...what's her best album? Which do I start with???


Ms. Griffin is something else!  Thanks BillG and Rebecca!
Thanks RP...I really needed some hope today and I find it every time I hear this song.
Yes, the terrible set is over and he's starting to play some good ones now. Thank you...thank you. Only 40 mins left at work and I'd love to spend those minutes enjoying the music lol.  Patty is great.   Her voice is superb. {#Daisy}
Love it, love it, love it.... Big Patty fan and don't have this disc — fantastic - thanks!
Her voice!! This song!!! Wow....just outstanding.
All Patty fans must have this album.
I love her voice!
so much character in that voice!
Thank you RP for introducing me to Ms. Griffin. She's my new favorite artist (along with Porcupine Tree - again, thanks to RP).
NYY96 wrote:
Absolutely nothing special
Absolutely entirely special
A good solid 3.
Diatribe wrote:
She's got a GREAT voice. Shawn Colvin meets Sarah McLachlan. More!
See, I was waiting for her to break into "I got twenty dollars in my pocket; What you doin?"
Diatribe wrote:
She's got a GREAT voice. Shawn Colvin meets Sarah McLachlan. More!
See, I was waiting for her to break into "I got twenty dollars in my pocket; What you doin? Come on Cecil, give me a quarter; come on Cecil gimme a ten..."
I love, love, love this entire compilation of tunes...Thank you so much RP for entering my life and introducing me to this phenomenal artist.
So, so, so glad to hear this here.
i'm sure i have heard a billion songs by this time in my life --so it takes a really great song to move me. this song, and in fact, this entire album is absolutely remarkable.
Wow, this hasn't been played since 11/11/02? I'm playing Living With Ghosts right now (problems with the RP 128K stream, otherwise I'd be listening to RP right now). Just wanted to point out that "Mad Mission" is from this album, so Bill can update this listing.
Really, I was thinking mere Michelle Shocked meets Bob Dylan. Whatever. I like it.
She\'s got a GREAT voice. Shawn Colvin meets Sarah McLachlan. More!
Absolutely nothing special
thanks for uploading this kelli, and for playing it bill. patty is a wonderful songstress. so many of her pieces are perfect for RP. we hear so much patty larkin on here, and IMHO, she can\'t hold a candle to patty griffin. such an interesting songwriter, too.