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Patty Griffin — Long Ride Home
Album: 1000 Kisses
Avg rating:
7.7

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Total ratings: 2285









Released: 2002
Length: 3:28
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Long black limousine
Shiniest car I've ever seen
The back seat is nice and clean
She rides as quiet as a dream

Someone dug a hole six long feet in the ground
I said goodbye to you and I threw my roses down
Ain't nothing left at all in the end of being proud
With me riding in this car and you flying through them clouds

I've had some time to think about it
And watch the sun sink like a stone
I've had some time to think about you
On the long ride home

One day I took your tiny hand
Put your finger in the wedding band
Your daddy gave a piece of land
We made ourselves the best of plans

Forty years go by with someone laying in your bed
Forty years of things you say you wish you'd never said
How hard would it have been to say some kinder words instead?
I wonder as I stare up at the sky turning red

I've had some time to think about it
And watch the sun sink like a stone
I've had some time to think about you
On the long ride home

Headlights searching down the driveway
The house is dark as it can be
I go inside and all is silent
And seems as empty as the inside of me

I've had some time to think about it
And watch the sun sink like a stone
I've had some time to think about you
On the long
On the long
Oh the long
On the long ride home
Comments (411)add comment
 radioparadise9 wrote:



AndyJ wrote:
Would like to hear same song by a guy...

I think it would hit harder and at a different spot.

---

Try Jason Isbell – If We Were Vampires

Same spot same impact - there's more than one way to get where you are

YMMV




 
I would definitely agree with the YMMV disclaimer at the end.

Listening to & reading the lyrics makes me think that the song is already written from the viewpoint of a man ("One day I took your tiny hand" ... "Your daddy gave a piece of land" [dowry?]). Getting past that, it seems like the regrets of a man after a far-from-perfect marriage, wondering why he argued with her so much and didn't say more things to show his love or just to bring happiness to her. That his life is incomplete without her, even though he seems to have taken her for granted all these years.

If We Were Vampires is more from the perspective of a couple that is deeply in love with each other and very aware of their eventual mortality, wanting to get the most out of their life & love.

As for the gender flip, you could look at it two ways. If you want to hear the same song, I think Bruce Springsteen could do a kick ass version of it. He has the storyteller chops & the gravitas to pull off the tale, as long as he doesn't overdo it. If you want to hear a guy sing the same type of story from a woman's perspective, I don't know of any off the top of my head. I'm not great with recognizing lyrics and there are sizable gaps in my musical knowledge, but I'm confident someone worthy of such a song has put the idea to paper & music.
Patty has to be one of the most commercially under rated and under appreciated artists. 
 horseplayer wrote:
I am going to go say something nice to my wife right now.  
 

 photolew wrote:
Get goose bumps every time I hear this song
 
Me toi
 AndyJ wrote:
Would like to hear same song by a guy...

I think it would hit harder and at a different spot.


 
Try Jason Isbell – If We Were Vampires

Same spot same impact - there's more than one way to get where you are

YMMV




Great album!  "40 years of things you say you wish you'd never said".  Really makes you think.
Get goose bumps every time I hear this song
Beautiful lyrics. Beautiful song. 
Fitting song today. RIP to those we've lost this week to suicide. "Your job as a support person is not to cheer people up. It’s to acknowledge that it sucks right now, and their pain exists."
I'm not crying, you're crying. 
 misterbearbaby wrote:

Your comment jogged my memory! Thanks-  Patty reminds me of the character "Ernestine" from Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, circa 1969. Ernestine was played by the late Lily Tomlin, a telephone operator who spoke with an hilarious, exaggerated nasal tone... Patty could "sing the phone book" but it would regrettably be entirely through her nose. 

 
I don't think Lily Tomlin has passed and Wiki agrees that she is still alive.
never gets old, a tear (or ten) every time
such a great and heartfelt song. Thank you for playing this today! 
 photolew wrote:
This song is so close to a 10.   Patty could sing the phone book and it would sound amazing.    The lyrics of this song are so sad as well

 
Your comment jogged my memory! Thanks-  Patty reminds me of the character "Ernestine" from Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, circa 1969. Ernestine was played by the late Lily Tomlin, a telephone operator who spoke with an hilarious, exaggerated nasal tone... Patty could "sing the phone book" but it would regrettably be entirely through her nose. 
This song is so close to a 10.   Patty could sing the phone book and it would sound amazing.    The lyrics of this song are so sad as well
This is songwriting of the highest caliber.
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

you're a bit short on the grade there nick..

 
Um, no they're not.
 nickshortie wrote:
a rock solid 3!

 
you're a bit short on the grade there nick..
a rock solid 3!
I am going to go say something nice to my wife right now.  

This song's a 10. Let's just leave it at that. 
 Solanus wrote:

I love this song, but the one that kills me every time is "Making Pies". Damn dust, getting in my eye.

 
Yeah, that one gets me too. A lot of her songs hit me where it hurts.
 photolew wrote:
Said it before....say it again.....one of the best vocalists on this planet we call home

 
Speak for yourself, Kemo Sabe. I'm just visiting...
 Jelani wrote:
How does she do this? I can't even sing along without choking up. {#Cry}

 
I can make it all the way to "I go inside and all is silent and seems as empty as the inside of me" before my allergies act up... {#Cry}

Dangit! 
 MojoJojo wrote:
There are many times I "PSD" away from this song but for a reason that doesn't apply to any other song in the RP catalog. I can't always handle the emotion. It's a 10 for me and I skip it frequently. Pretty strange.

 
Same here.
Check out Blue Skies for rockin' Patty Griffin. She is amazing.
 LindaSimmons wrote:
She never fails to bring me to tears.

 
Truth.
Said it before....say it again.....one of the best vocalists on this planet we call home
 idiot_wind wrote:
I always get Nancy Griffith mixed up with Patty Griffin.

FYI: Patty does one nice version of "Boots of Spanish Leather".

 
Perhaps you are thinking of the version by Bob Baez?
Following Mumford & Sons makes this sound all that much better....
Patty is a spokesperson for the Second Foundation - who will ensure that real music about real life, real emotions and the real world is re introduced to re set us. Or maybe it it is just a nice song about the human condition...
Great story telling. One of the very finest voices. 
 
 Jelani wrote:
How does she do this? I can't even sing along without choking up. {#Cry}

 
I love this song, but the one that kills me every time is "Making Pies". Damn dust, getting in my eye.
 musikluvr wrote:
Such a poignant and simple song, but so powerful. Love it.

  
izycrzy wrote:

Makes me want to be a better man

 
Too right.  We are not here long enough to waste the love we are shown.  Once it's gone, it's gone.
How does she do this? I can't even sing along without choking up. {#Cry}
...and fine back-up from Emmy Lou.

 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
Stunning, truly stunning.

 
As usual.
Stunning, truly stunning.
I always get Nancy Griffith mixed up with Patty Griffin.

FYI: Patty does one nice version of "Boots of Spanish Leather".
this is good and then gets better
The music and melody are par but damn, do those lyrics hurt. Easily a 9
 musikluvr wrote:
Such a poignant and simple song, but so powerful. Love it.

 
Makes me want to be a better man
She never fails to bring me to tears.

If I have my way Patty will be singing in the background as I pass to the next life...


7 -> 8
sounds perfect this morning 
Such a poignant and simple song, but so powerful. Love it.
My all-time favorite Patty song. LOVE. {#Hearteyes} How I look when hearing it: {#Good-vibes} and {#Cry}
 On_The_Beach wrote:
One day I took your tiny hand
Put your finger in the wedding band
Your daddy gave a piece of land
We made ourselves the best of plans
Forty years go by with someone laying in your bed
Forty years of things you say you wish you'd never said
How hard would it have been to say some kinder words instead?
I wonder as I stare up at the sky turning red
I've had some time to think about it
And watch the sun sink like a stone
I've had some time to think about you
On the long ride home

 
The whole song just gives me chills, as do many of her songs.
 lattalo wrote:
Saw her in Boulder Colorado last Saturday night.  Drove 1100 miles and it was so worth it.
No one finer.  She was entertaining and very down to earth.  A national treasure to be sure. 

 
You drove 1100 miles just to see Patty? That's what I call a fan!
Would like to hear same song by a guy...

I think it would hit harder and at a different spot.


This song gives me chills.  LOVE Ms. Griffin's work.
Saw her in Boulder Colorado last Saturday night.  Drove 1100 miles and it was so worth it.
No one finer.  She was entertaining and very down to earth.  A national treasure to be sure. 

Patty Griffin by CaptAbernathy
https://www.flickr.com/photos/captabernathy/

Patty Griffin at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, 5.1.09

© All rights reserved.

 


One day I took your tiny hand
Put your finger in the wedding band
Your daddy gave a piece of land
We made ourselves the best of plans
Forty years go by with someone laying in your bed
Forty years of things you say you wish you'd never said
How hard would it have been to say some kinder words instead?
I wonder as I stare up at the sky turning red
I've had some time to think about it
And watch the sun sink like a stone
I've had some time to think about you
On the long ride home
Don't tear up but it does make me stop and listen and think.
I usually don't like country style singing, but Damn, that's good!
 
 Honeyko wrote:
Patty? I'm sure you're a wonderful person, but your nasal delivery is gauntlets on a chalkboard.

 
I don't know if she's a wonderful person or not, but I absolutely love her singing!
Female singer songwriters don't get any better than Patty.
 kaybee wrote:
I can understand that!  It's a very poignant farewell obituary! 

 On reading the lyrics, it appears to be a song by a man to his late wife and not, as I assumed, a personal experience of Patty's.






 
Yes, I was wondering about the 'tiny hand'. Must be singing as a man
 Honeyko wrote:
Patty? I'm sure you're a wonderful person, but your nasal delivery is gauntlets on a chalkboard.

 
This ^^^^^ Arrrgghhhhhhh! Painful!
 scraig wrote:
This is song writing at its best. Raw, powerful and emotional.
 
Nice! Everything,music, the voice, arrangement, words.Nice
Attended a funeral yesterday.  There was no processional, but I thought of this song anyway.  RIP Uncle Bud.
This is song writing at its best. Raw, powerful and emotional.
 MojoJojo wrote:
There are many times I "PSD" away from this song but for a reason that doesn't apply to any other song in the RP catalog. I can't always handle the emotion. It's a 10 for me and I skip it frequently. Pretty strange.

  I can understand that!  It's a very poignant farewell obituary! 

 On reading the lyrics, it appears to be a song by a man to his late wife and not, as I assumed, a personal experience of Patty's.





Patty? I'm sure you're a wonderful person, but your nasal delivery is gauntlets on a chalkboard.
She never fails to bring me to tears.
This song led me to purchase the CD. No regrets.
 MojoJojo wrote:
There are many times I "PSD" away from this song but for a reason that doesn't apply to any other song in the RP catalog. I can't always handle the emotion. It's a 10 for me and I skip it frequently. Pretty strange.

 
Not at all - I feel the same way about some of the Poe songs that are played on RP. Sometimes a song's emotion is just too intense.
 MojoJojo wrote:
There are many times I "PSD" away from this song but for a reason that doesn't apply to any other song in the RP catalog. I can't always handle the emotion. It's a 10 for me and I skip it frequently. Pretty strange.

 
Me too. Not strange at all.
 PalmerDA wrote:

I agree, It's probably my favorite Patty Griffin tune, whenever it comes on I have to stop whatever I'm doing and listen. By the end of the song the tears are flowing...

 

40 years of an unfulfilled relationship. that would make just about anybody cry.I'm going on year 21.
 MojoJojo wrote:
There are many times I "PSD" away from this song but for a reason that doesn't apply to any other song in the RP catalog. I can't always handle the emotion. It's a 10 for me and I skip it frequently. Pretty strange.

 
I agree, It's probably my favorite Patty Griffin tune, whenever it comes on I have to stop whatever I'm doing and listen. By the end of the song the tears are flowing...
There are many times I "PSD" away from this song but for a reason that doesn't apply to any other song in the RP catalog. I can't always handle the emotion. It's a 10 for me and I skip it frequently. Pretty strange.
cheers to that BBoyes, right on!!!

And thank you calypsus_1 for another fantastic image  (and words of wisdom)!
These lyrics insist that I stop and listen. What is better than killer poetry beautifully sung to awesome instrumentals? The rest of the album is great, too!
 xkolibuul wrote:

Dude, if this doesn't get it for you, I have no idea what ever will.  This entire song, lyrics, music, everything, is PERFECT.

 
If I can EVER listen to this with out tearing up...I will be dead. 
 photolew wrote:
Amen to that.....of all the songs I've heard on here over the last many years I have I htink 5 songs rated as a 10....this is one of them



 
If I can EVER listen to this with out tearing up...I will be dead.  
 xkolibuul wrote:

Dude, if this doesn't get it for you, I have no idea what ever will.  This entire song, lyrics, music, everything, is PERFECT.

  Amen to that.....of all the songs I've heard on here over the last many years I have I htink 5 songs rated as a 10....this is one of them


 fitzworld wrote:
Lyrics are okay but the music just doesn't get it for me.

 
Dude, if this doesn't get it for you, I have no idea what ever will.  This entire song, lyrics, music, everything, is PERFECT.
Lyrics are okay but the music just doesn't get it for me.
 kaviksdad wrote:

Same here. She is a treasure.

 
2nd this. 

or 3rd, actually.   
 meinthecorner wrote:
Before I started listening to RP more frequently I did not know this woman's work. I'm thankfully gaining quite an appreciation for her!
This gets an 8 right off the bat! Yep! That's a baseball reference, and that, too is a good thing!

Thanks, RP! 

 
Same here. She is a treasure.
Loves me somes Patty Griffin. Patty, visit Raleigh!
 casey1024 wrote:
Back to the subject at hand - this song and Ms. Patty Griffin.  Both wonderful, BTW.

 
Thanks Bill & Rebecca, love your work.
 jnesser wrote:
Her lyrics always hit me hard. She has a way with words, that's for sure.
 
DITTO
Her lyrics always hit me hard. She has a way with words, that's for sure.
love patty
Love, love this song!
Back to the subject at hand - this song and Ms. Patty Griffin.  Both wonderful, BTW.
C1: I appreciate your genuine comments, when I can understand them, which is not very often.  I do read them though.  I honestly think I am about the only one who does. We need more people commenting like you.  Believe me, we agree on a lot more than you may realize.   But I don't think this is the place for images like yours, and the lyrics, and the little factoid/announcement/infomercials/links and repostings from journals, which are excessive.  Could you at least not post the credits/copyright memos at the bottom of these?  Any moron with an iPhone can take these pictures you post.  I am all in favor of copyrights for creative content, but the idea that anyone stands to profit from these photos of struggling artists is laughable.  Besides, why exactly do you post the copyright?  Surely you are not protecting the financial interests of the performing artists themselves.  Shouldn’t their images belong to them, and not some parasitic photographer?  Why the hell should I care about the economic interests of some photographer who takes an unauthorized photo at a concert?  No one would pay me one cent for any of these images.

 
And for the people whining about this discussion taking place.  Buzz the fuck off!  I have had it up to here with whiners who hate discussions on a comment board.  Fuck Off.   
 
When i read the long speeches (sometimes not bad)  on this site, i am happy to write only: nice ,or comment, when i really know something about the song. I dont want to discuss. I want to hear the music. Amen!
You do not need to go further ...  I have also already thought so ...
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rockpommel16 wrote:

....you left me at Lefty Frizzell........boring.....words and music....
 

I'm probably the most "anti-advertising", "anti-celebrity", "anti-star", that you may find, when discussing the topic music, and everything that is related to music.
For me, the concept of "artistic merit" and "commercial merit" are perfectly defined and separated, when analyzing an artistic musical work, though compatible and coexist together.
Obviously I understand that this contrasts sharply with and diverge the nature of the business and organization of the music industry, where everything, music / art, and business, with a whole roll, and even if accepted, that is the only way that makes sense . But it is not.

That success is based on artistic merit, based on taste and adherence to this musical work, regardless of the success achieved on  sale.

The merit-based commercial success, is also based on a component like, but it is mandatory condition to be sold on a large scale.


And therein lies the fundamental contradiction: that is to obtain and enforce commercial success, uses mechanisms promotional aggregates industry in order to induce and create advantage in a given musical work in order to obtain the maximum profit. Creating what they calls "music that is trendy."
While it is relegated by default, artists and genres more elaborate, but which are not potentially interesting to come to generate sales.

About my response to Horstman: I just direct "I replied to the letter," but I confess I have not used a lot of patience, and not used the "mass of polish words," obviously we are not here concerned people themselves, but what they say in their quality of this radio commentators. As few as.

About the images, links, drawings, "reviews of background," i put here, there is nothing commercial or promotional, much less advertising, is an inestimable benefit, to create "visual identification ties", biographic, pedagogic character, if desired, with the artists, which in my personal perspective, of recognized merit beyond the average.
You do not think, not even close, not even remotely, that all common people has access to artists, as you have. They have not.
And you do not doubt it, that only listen "airplaylist" couple of hours daily is sufficient. Not at all. Because the dinosaurs of the music business, take a big advantage with the integrated control of their broadcast media - image, video.tv, newspaper-magazine, "corporate rags". So.

I do a drawing for you: if you ask in any street of the western world, to an anonymous, for example, who is Justin Timberlake? Who is Gillian Welch ? Who is Patty Griffin? Who is Neil Young?, you'll be amazed.
Patty who? I know a Patty, but is my neighbor the 4th left.
Neil Young? let me see, what u say? Liliane?
Gillian Welsh? who? Raquel Welch? ...
Justin Timberlake? there will be many more people to hit the target .....
What makes the difference? "Propaganda -phenomenon".

comment "on board": specifically, does not exist. The closest thing is a "chat" giant, with allusions and commentary, instant character as part of a rolling platform, open to the entire community, style similar to "Twitter".

Review: critical analysis or building on a theme based on taste, sensitivity, acceptance or rejection based on facts (quote or external collection of information), which may or may not contain, and be assisted with external links, photos, cartoons, drawings , video, and more.

You focus on a certain point, "if we had five or 10 other people who posted?", "Or about 20 or 30 other?". This is the point. Only a very small number around the RP is "dare" to comment, interact, why? (and many of them are known among themselves)
Therefore should be more members to make it all up, it would be "icing on the cake"
Why are the remaining few thousand, I think, do not feel motivated to do this? This is what should be of concern and a goal. It is to let the opinion of a few prevail by a whole can not be conclusive; which opinion and feedback, of the other thousands of listeners about airplay? It would be interesting to know, and even then more support for RP.



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rdo wrote:


The comment board is for comments, not advertising.  I know many people like your posts.  I ask those people this:  what if we had 5 or 10 other people who posted the same "comments" that you post?  What about 20 or 30 other?  The comment board would no longer be a comment board.  It would become Rolling Stone or Spin, two corporate rags that I avoid on purpose because they're, uh, corporate rags.  I am not denying the quality of your 1000s of bandwidth sucking images or advertisements.  It's the quantity.  As for your pathetic insults, spare me, you are a world class bore and I could not care less.
 

 calypsus_1 wrote:
 
horstman:

It's unbelievable samples of "rare bird" that landed here.
1nd - surely you're knocking on the wrong door, is that I do not write for people of low profile, to me you "come in a kart."
2nd - Your feedback is somewhat obtuse and polluted, and even unfair, about comments i do here, in a passionate way, a logic-free and disinterested (and even no commercial).
3nd - You look like a fool of, sleepwalking, oblivious to reality, envious, who can not discern the principles and values that are contained in what I write. Also I'm not going to demand that you try to do, possibly because time would be lost, but you try to do something positive, instead of you walking here want to bore people.

 

The comment board is for comments, not advertising.  I know many people like your posts.  I ask those people this:  what if we had 5 or 10 other people who posted the same "comments" that you post?  What about 20 or 30 other?  The comment board would no longer be a comment board.  It would become Rolling Stone or Spin, two corporate rags that I avoid on purpose because they're, uh, corporate rags.  I am not denying the quality of your 1000s of bandwidth sucking images or advertisements.  It's the quantity.  As for your pathetic insults, spare me, you are a world class bore and I could not care less.
this would pair nicely with Richard Thompson's Walking the Long Miles Home
 musicology wrote:
hard to believe this excellent song (and album) is already 10 year's old.
 
It's a timeless tune, destined to hold up well over time, if yer askin' me.
 calypsus_1 wrote:


Band of Joy by Concert_Photos_Magazine
https://www.flickr.com/photos/livemusicphotography/

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy Photos from January 18, 2011 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC with Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Darrell Scott, Byron House and Marco Giovino
© 2011 David Oppenheimer - Performance Impressions Concert Photography

Copyright All rights reserved


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A Lefty Frizzell song "I Want To Be With You Always". Thank you Patty Griffin. Lefty Frizzell (March 31, 1928–July 19, 1975), born William Orville Frizzell, was an American country music singer and songwriter of the 1950s, and a proponent of honky tonkmusic. Fellow Texan Roy Orbison was a devout fan of Frizzell's sound, and in 1988, as a part of The Traveling Wilburys
, he chose the name "Lefty Wilbury" to honor his musical hero.

The Country-music style is not obsolete and unused genre
, as some stupid and unconscious comment as seen in many opinion for the Web and mass media. Prejudices and lack of historical knowledge and traditions of genuine American songbook.

A Lefty Frizzell song "I Want To Be With You Always". It is a beautiful interpretation of the great singer Patty Griffin and Buddy Miller. Only genuine and talented artists know how to recognize the merit of other artists of the past, seeking his roots in musical motifs of inspiration and renewal. That is what prevents them from being forgotten and even ignored, and easily exchanged by "artists" recent "trumpery". Thankyou Patty. This is another reason to admire and respect you even more.

I lose my blues
Only when I'm with you
No one else can do
You're in my heart to stay

And when I'm gone
And I'm all alone
I'll still be singing this song
I want to be with you always

I'd be happy dear
If you could only be here
And always be near
Forever and a day

Then we'd travel far
To some big shining star
Just you and my guitar
And stay there sweethearts for always

I hope you feel the same
You really want my name
Well, you'll be the one who's to blame
If it works out wrong that day

'Cause my love is true
My love is only for you
And I would never be blue
If I could be with you always

Then we'd travel far
To some big shining star
Just you and my guitar
And stay there sweethearts for always


calypsus_1

 
THANKS FOR POSTING THIS...AWESOME!
 
horstman:

It's unbelievable samples of "rare bird" that landed here.
1nd - surely you're knocking on the wrong door, is that I do not write for people of low profile, to me you "come in a kart."
2nd - Your feedback is somewhat obtuse and polluted, and even unfair, about comments i do here, in a passionate way, a logic-free and disinterested (and even no commercial).
3nd - You look like a fool of, sleepwalking, oblivious to reality, envious, who can not discern the principles and values that are contained in what I write. Also I'm not going to demand that you try to do, possibly because time would be lost, but you try to do something positive, instead of you walking here want to bore people.




 horstman wrote:


Calypus1 adds a lot of info to the music that we listen to and here hear. Including lyrics, lots of band photos, some art, and other such little niceties. You sir, add nothing but negativity. Go to sleep on your own.
 
Lame comment.

Bedtime, nighty night.   {#Yawn}  I cannot escape C1's utterly lame advertisements for bands.


 rdo wrote:
{#Arrowd}  {#Yawn}
When I have trouble falling asleep, I need look no further than this comment page.  Thanks Calypus1, you have succeeded in hijacking this page.  You are the world's biggest bore.  
 

Calypus1 adds a lot of info to the music that we listen to and here hear. Including lyrics, lots of band photos, some art, and other such little niceties. You sir, add nothing but negativity. Go to sleep on your own.
Dammit.  I always tell myself I'm not going to get emotional when this song comes on. Oh well.  Maybe next time.
Such a great song. I have teh album "Elizabethtown" and there is this song and many other beautiful ones :-)
{#Arrowd}  {#Yawn}
When I have trouble falling asleep, I need look no further than this comment page.  Thanks Calypus1, you have succeeded in hijacking this page.  You are the world's biggest bore.  


Band of Joy by Concert_Photos_Magazine
https://www.flickr.com/photos/livemusicphotography/

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy Photos from January 18, 2011 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC with Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Darrell Scott, Byron House and Marco Giovino
© 2011 David Oppenheimer - Performance Impressions Concert Photography

Copyright All rights reserved


.
———————————————————————————————————————————————

A Lefty Frizzell song "I Want To Be With You Always". Thank you Patty Griffin. Lefty Frizzell (March 31, 1928–July 19, 1975), born William Orville Frizzell, was an American country music singer and songwriter of the 1950s, and a proponent of honky tonkmusic. Fellow Texan Roy Orbison was a devout fan of Frizzell's sound, and in 1988, as a part of The Traveling Wilburys
, he chose the name "Lefty Wilbury" to honor his musical hero.

The Country-music style is not obsolete and unused genre
, as some stupid and unconscious comment as seen in many opinion for the Web and mass media. Prejudices and lack of historical knowledge and traditions of genuine American songbook.

A Lefty Frizzell song "I Want To Be With You Always". It is a beautiful interpretation of the great singer Patty Griffin and Buddy Miller. Only genuine and talented artists know how to recognize the merit of other artists of the past, seeking his roots in musical motifs of inspiration and renewal. That is what prevents them from being forgotten and even ignored, and easily exchanged by "artists" recent "trumpery". Thankyou Patty. This is another reason to admire and respect you even more.

I lose my blues
Only when I'm with you
No one else can do
You're in my heart to stay

And when I'm gone
And I'm all alone
I'll still be singing this song
I want to be with you always

I'd be happy dear
If you could only be here
And always be near
Forever and a day

Then we'd travel far
To some big shining star
Just you and my guitar
And stay there sweethearts for always

I hope you feel the same
You really want my name
Well, you'll be the one who's to blame
If it works out wrong that day

'Cause my love is true
My love is only for you
And I would never be blue
If I could be with you always

Then we'd travel far
To some big shining star
Just you and my guitar
And stay there sweethearts for always


calypsus_1


 rockpommel16 wrote:

....you left me at Lefty Frizzell........boring.....words and music....
 
Rock:  Indeed.  No disrespect to Calypso but that's as disjointed a diatribe as I can imagine. 

I'd rather just sum it by saying those who are not students of History oft'times are Victims of it. 

So it goes.

Now.....back to the music?  Oh....and I give Patty high marks for this one, too.  ;-)

Highlow
American Net'Zen
Sasha2001 wrote:
Oh my god, it's so sad, the limo for the funeral is probably the nicest car she's ever been in. I listen to Griffin's songs and feel an emotional connection to her subjects like none other. She's an American treasure.
  
her vocal style really adds to the sadness.  but actually, I think it's the nicest car HE'S ever been in.  she wrote the song in the perspective of an older man from the midwest that's just lost his wife, feeling empty and wishing he could do so much of it over again... 


dpvest wrote:

 
cohifi wrote:

are we listening to the same tune?  good
 

One day I took your tiny hand
Put your finger in the wedding band
Your daddy gave a piece of land
We laid ourselves the best of plans

 
 
makes sense to me DP.  great song!
 calypsus_1 wrote:


Patty Griffin at ACL

A Lefty Frizzell song "I Want To Be With You Always". Thank you Patty Griffin. Lefty Frizzell (March 31, 1928–July 19, 1975), born William Orville Frizzell, was an American country music singer and songwriter of the 1950s, and a proponent of honky tonkmusic. Fellow Texan Roy Orbison was a devout fan of Frizzell's sound, and in 1988, as a part of The Traveling Wilburys, he chose the name "Lefty Wilbury" to honor his musical hero.

The country-music style is not obsolete and unused genre
, as some stupid and unconscious comment as seen in many opinion for the Web and mass media. Prejudices.

Also there are now many misunderstandings and prejudices about the U.S. protest music of the 60s up to today, as in other parts of the world, and about their authors, with the intention of devaluing and bleaching, to forget the past, the noble struggle, claim of rights, for peace, human rights, discrimination and rights of citizenship. But we must remember that these struggles are of yesterday, today and forever. Today, new generations were born in freedom and enjoy the rights enshrined, in the past did not, and should it to their ancestors who fought for it. Despite advances in human history (formal democracy, contitucionais rights, labor rights), we still see today the situation of degradation and forms of slavery, came to light (The New York Times) as the recent case of Apple sub-contracted production to a company based in China, using hand labor devalued, almost slaves, where workers earn below subsistence level. Would be very conviniente forget it all and start again. But there is something called History. That is to say that we must have historical memory, to do well today.

Returning to the theme, rather, the country is a noble music-roots, is a kind which is based on much of music which has been produced over the last 40 or 50 years.

Obviously there is an "orthodox country", which was later evolving into new approaches (country-rock, country-folk, country-blues, and later Alt-country). Likewise also as "Blues" "Folk" or "jazz" also evolved.

 It was through the country-music that the cultural identity of the U.S. established itself worldwide.

Some of the greatest music creators of the U.S., had the chords of country music to its base. Today.

 Long before smaller genera "indies", "hipeshop" "raps" do look like they were before something new. Just because something new was needed to sell.

 We have come to start accepting nonsense, imagine, the dj's as authors and creators of new musical trends.

 dj's are important as drivers of publishers and music, but they are essentially manipulative of music.

 Some, succeed by talent and training, go up the music, and it has its merits, but can not be considered true creators of music. Creators of songs.

 This is the way to say that the mass media, radio stations. magazines, tv's, should not mislead the younger generation with labels invented, but rather seek to preserve the roots of traditional music, over the baton to new generations, and not "board" in the mercantilist perspective that plagues the world of the music industry, where it seems that anything goes, since it is profitable.

From time to time I visit a "discoteque"-night-club. OMFG!, WTF is that?!! And they call music these sounds of mix-tapes'? I just only put the name of Music to musical works "with father and mother". So, is like that keeps young people distracted and sodomized with these noise-sounds of "loom-automatic-non-stop"? What's worse is that young people consent .....

Because I still remember the time when they we asked a young lady, "the girl wants to dance?"

~calypsus_1
 


 
....you left me at Lefty Frizzell........boring.....words and music....



"Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)" is a folk song written by Patty Griffin. The song touches upon emotions surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous 1968 "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, given the day before his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. Originally recorded by Solomon Burke in 2006 and Griffin herself in 2007.

As noted in Wikipedia: "The song has been variously described as "gospely" or "folkie spiritual". In writing about King, Griffin followed other songwriters, such as U2 with "Pride (In the Name of Love)" and "MLK", James Taylor with "Shed a Little Light", and Stevie Wonder, whose song "Happy Birthday" "

I like particularly this song, is "only" one of the best interpretations of great Patty Griffin. This song, by the dimension and significance of his words, is the size of the World. This song was later included in 2007 by Patty Griffgin on their sixth studio album "Children Running Through".

I went up to the mountain
Because you asked me to
Up over the clouds
To where the sky was blue
I could see all around me
Everywhere
I could see all around me
Everywhere

Sometimes I feel like
I've never been nothing but tired
And I'll be walking
Till the day I expire
Sometimes I lay down
No more can I do
But then I go on again
Because you ask me to

Some days I look down
Afraid I will fall
And though the sun shines
I see nothing at all
Then I hear your sweet voice, oh
Oh, come and then go, come and then go
Telling me softly
You love me so

The peaceful valley
Just over the mountain
The peaceful valley
Few come to know
I may never get there
Ever in this lifetime
But sooner or later
It's there I will go
Sooner or later

~calypsus_1


 calypsus_1 wrote:

I'm not sure what you mean, english or not, spanish or not, despite some grammatical differences (and you can ask me, but only at this point), I'm an open mind, without prejudices and open to suggestions. But anyway, I want to say, to quiet your mind, that the text is original and of my own, exclusively, and when I play here other "writings" always cite the source. Most, if you not liked the contents of the text, sorry, but your problem. I write as my thoughts. Also, never allow my texts, comments, opinions, are "oriented", influenced, manipulated by others.



 
rdo wrote:

Calypsus_1,

If you are interested, I only read original posts, i.e. those written specifically for this board.  I think every once in awhile it's OK to print something interesting you see somewhere, but you make this your regular practice.   Why don't you just write your own material and post it in Spanish? I am sure some of us can step up to help translate.  This nonsense with you cluttering the board needs to stop, with all due respect.

Yours Truly,
rdo     

 

 
OK, I confess for the particular post below, to which I was responding, I only read the first paragraph of your post.  This paragraph appears like the text of hundreds of similar postings from you that look like concert promotional advertisements, or nascent wikipedia articles.  My comment stands.  We do not need to see promotional links or advertisements for bands, etc...  I am no big fan of your images either.  I don't see the point.  This is a comment board.  An image can indeed serve as a form of commentary, but yours never do serve as such.  
      
  
Sooo, back to comments about the song.  It is stunning!  A co-worker of mine recently lost their husband of 30 years and this song is immediately what came to mind.  Patty very gracefully puts you in some crushingly sad shoes to fill.
 rdo wrote:

Calypsus_1,

If you are interested, I only read original posts, i.e. those written specifically for this board.  I think every once in awhile it's OK to print something interesting you see somewhere, but you make this your regular practice.   Why don't you just write your own material and post it in Spanish? I am sure some of us can step up to help translate.  This nonsense with you cluttering the board needs to stop, with all due respect.

Yours Truly,
rdo     

 

I wouldn't call posting relevent artist information clutter or nonsense. A great number of the song comments certainly fall into this category - but not Calypsus' posts.

I'm not sure what you mean, english or not, spanish or not, despite some grammatical differences (and you can ask me, but only at this point), I'm an open mind, without prejudices and open to suggestions. But anyway, I want to say, to quiet your mind, that the text is original and of my own, exclusively, and when I play here other "writings" always cite the source. Most, if you not liked the contents of the text, sorry, but your problem. I write as my thoughts. Also, never allow my texts, comments, opinions, are "oriented", influenced, manipulated by others.



 
rdo wrote:

Calypsus_1,

If you are interested, I only read original posts, i.e. those written specifically for this board.  I think every once in awhile it's OK to print something interesting you see somewhere, but you make this your regular practice.   Why don't you just write your own material and post it in Spanish? I am sure some of us can step up to help translate.  This nonsense with you cluttering the board needs to stop, with all due respect.

Yours Truly,
rdo     

 

Calypsus_1,

If you are interested, I only read original posts, i.e. those written specifically for this board.  I think every once in awhile it's OK to print something interesting you see somewhere, but you make this your regular practice.   Why don't you just write your own material and post it in Spanish? I am sure some of us can step up to help translate.  This nonsense with you cluttering the board needs to stop, with all due respect.

Yours Truly,
rdo     


 scrubbrush wrote:
I like this song more and more every time I hear it. Lovely.
 
Ditto. A friend just lost her husband a few days ago... I'm thinking about her, and wondering if I can (or should) introduce her to this song sometime.
 scrubbrush wrote:
I like this song more and more every time I hear it. Lovely.
 
same.
 calypsus_1 wrote:


Patty Griffin at ACL

A Lefty Frizzell song. Thank you Patty Griffin. Lefty Frizzell (March 31, 1928–July 19, 1975), born William Orville Frizzell, was an American country music singer and songwriter of the 1950s, and a proponent of honky tonkmusic. Fellow Texan Roy Orbison was a devout fan of Frizzell's sound, and in 1988, as a part of The Traveling Wilburys, he chose the name "Lefty Wilbury" to honor his musical hero.

The country-music style is not obsolete and unused genre
, as some stupid and unconscious comment as seen in many opinion for the Web and mass media. Prejudices.

Also there are now many misunderstandings and prejudices about the U.S. protest music of the 60s up to today, as in other parts of the world, and about their authors, with the intention of devaluing and bleaching, to forget the past, the noble struggle, claim of rights, for peace, human rights, discrimination and rights of citizenship. But we must remember that these struggles are of yesterday, today and forever. Today, new generations were born in freedom and enjoy the rights enshrined, in the past did not, and should it to their ancestors who fought for it. Despite advances in human history (formal democracy, contitucionais rights, labor rights), we still see today the situation of degradation and forms of slavery, came to light (The New York Times) as the recent case of Apple sub-contracted production to a company based in China, using hand labor devalued, almost slaves, where workers earn below subsistence level. Would be very conviniente forget it all and start again. But there is something called History. That is to say that we must have historical memory, to do well today.

Returning to the theme, rather, the country is a noble music-roots, is a kind which is based on much of music which has been produced over the last 40 or 50 years.

Obviously there is an "orthodox country", which was later evolving into new approaches (country-rock, country-folk, country-blues, and later Alt-country). Likewise also as "Blues" "Folk" or "jazz" also evolved.

 It was through the country-music that the cultural identity of the U.S. established itself worldwide.

Some of the greatest music creators of the U.S., had the chords of country music to its base. Today.

 Long before smaller genera "indies", "hipeshop" "raps" do look like they were before something new. Just because something new was needed to sell.

 We have come to start accepting nonsense, imagine, the dj's as authors and creators of new musical trends.

 dj's are important as drivers of publishers and music, but they are essentially manipulative of music.

 Some, succeed by talent and training, go up the music, and it has its merits, but can not be considered true creators of music. Creators of songs.

 This is the way to say that the mass media, radio stations. magazines, tv's, should not mislead the younger generation with labels invented, but rather seek to preserve the roots of traditional music, over the baton to new generations, and not "board" in the mercantilist perspective that plagues the world of the music industry, where it seems that anything goes, since it is profitable.

From time to time I visit a "discoteque"-night-club. OMFG!, WTF is that?!! And they call music these sounds of mix-tapes'? I just only put the name of Music to musical works "with father and mother". So, is like that keeps young people distracted and sodomized with these noise-sounds of "loom-automatic-non-stop"? What's worse is that young people consent .....

Because I still remember the time when they we asked a young lady, "the girl wants to dance?"


 


 
Seriously!?  Blah blah blah o_O  What a bore.
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Oh my god, it's so sad, the limo for the funeral is probably the nicest car she's ever been in. I listen to Griffin's songs and feel an emotional connection to her subjects like none other. She's an American treasure.
 
absolutely agree. and i love the other comment that explains the song. thanks, guys!
I like this song more and more every time I hear it. Lovely.


Patty Griffin at ACL

A Lefty Frizzell song "I Want To Be With You Always". Thank you Patty Griffin. Lefty Frizzell (March 31, 1928–July 19, 1975), born William Orville Frizzell, was an American country music singer and songwriter of the 1950s, and a proponent of honky tonkmusic. Fellow Texan Roy Orbison was a devout fan of Frizzell's sound, and in 1988, as a part of The Traveling Wilburys, he chose the name "Lefty Wilbury" to honor his musical hero.

The country-music style is not obsolete and unused genre
, as some stupid and unconscious comment as seen in many opinion for the Web and mass media. Prejudices.

Also there are now many misunderstandings and prejudices about the U.S. protest music of the 60s up to today, as in other parts of the world, and about their authors, with the intention of devaluing and bleaching, to forget the past, the noble struggle, claim of rights, for peace, human rights, discrimination and rights of citizenship. But we must remember that these struggles are of yesterday, today and forever. Today, new generations were born in freedom and enjoy the rights enshrined, in the past did not, and should it to their ancestors who fought for it. Despite advances in human history (formal democracy, contitucionais rights, labor rights), we still see today the situation of degradation and forms of slavery, came to light (The New York Times) as the recent case of Apple sub-contracted production to a company based in China, using hand labor devalued, almost slaves, where workers earn below subsistence level. Would be very conviniente forget it all and start again. But there is something called History. That is to say that we must have historical memory, to do well today.

Returning to the theme, rather, the country is a noble music-roots, is a kind which is based on much of music which has been produced over the last 40 or 50 years.

Obviously there is an "orthodox country", which was later evolving into new approaches (country-rock, country-folk, country-blues, and later Alt-country). Likewise also as "Blues" "Folk" or "jazz" also evolved.

 It was through the country-music that the cultural identity of the U.S. established itself worldwide.

Some of the greatest music creators of the U.S., had the chords of country music to its base. Today.

 Long before smaller genera "indies", "hipeshop" "raps" do look like they were before something new. Just because something new was needed to sell.

 We have come to start accepting nonsense, imagine, the dj's as authors and creators of new musical trends.

 dj's are important as drivers of publishers and music, but they are essentially manipulative of music.

 Some, succeed by talent and training, go up the music, and it has its merits, but can not be considered true creators of music. Creators of songs.

 This is the way to say that the mass media, radio stations. magazines, tv's, should not mislead the younger generation with labels invented, but rather seek to preserve the roots of traditional music, over the baton to new generations, and not "board" in the mercantilist perspective that plagues the world of the music industry, where it seems that anything goes, since it is profitable.

From time to time I visit a "discoteque"-night-club. OMFG!, WTF is that?!! And they call music these sounds of mix-tapes'? I just only put the name of Music to musical works "with father and mother". So, is like that keeps young people distracted and sodomized with these noise-sounds of "loom-automatic-non-stop"? What's worse is that young people consent .....

Because I still remember the time when they we asked a young lady, "the girl wants to dance?"

~calypsus_1