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Patty Larkin — The Cranes
Album: Red = Luck
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 575









Released: 2003
Length: 2:45
Plays (last 30 days): 1
On their wings they are returning
On their wings they fly
Shadows fade the sun is burning high

Everyday the light stays longer
Everyday you sigh
Shadows fade you start to wave goodbye

If you're thinking of leaving
You're leaving at a very bad time
If you're thinking of leaving
You're leaving at a very bad time

Gray on gray the sky is changing
Gray on gray sunrise
Morning breaks the crimson waits behind

Only love can end the yearning
And only love knows why
Only love the color of your eyes

If you're thinking of leaving
You're leaving at a very bad time
If you're thinking of leaving
You're leaving at a very bad time

On their wings they are returning
On their wings they fly
Winter fades the sun is burning high
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Beautiful Singer (Red Talent)
really some good picking there.
 DaidyBoy wrote:

This is a wonderful piece of work to my ears.  Need to hear more from her.

p.s. sadly, where I come from, redheads got their heads rubbed by other people's feet.
 
Oh dear...thought things had got better in the UK post-Ed Sheeran. Never heard Patty Larkin before - gorgeous voice
 AvoidingWork wrote:
I find it interesting that Patty put the kanji on her album and she is such a startling red head.  I spent a few years in Japan as a kid and I had red hair. I was always getting my head rubbed for good luck by locals who talked to my Mom or Dad. Or they might give me a little gift. I wonder if she experienced that or if that custom is still alive.  Brings back memories.


 
This is a wonderful piece of work to my ears.  Need to hear more from her.

p.s. sadly, where I come from, redheads got their heads rubbed by other people's feet.
I like her more than I like this particular tune...particularly disappointing...harmless I suppose. But I like a more present PL.
 d-don wrote:
I don't hear Patty on here much. She is an accomplished and underrated guitarist. Hearing more of her here would be a good thing.

 
Agreed.
 jhorton wrote:
Oooh, very nice!

 
Funny, I posted this in 2009, then last year I tripped over three of her guitars at my luthier's house. Would've loved to take a peak in them, but I managed to resist. One was a coffin case.
I don't hear Patty on here much. She is an accomplished and underrated guitarist. Hearing more of her here would be a good thing.
 AvoidingWork wrote:
I find it interesting that Patty put the kanji on her album and she is such a startling red head.  I spent a few years in Japan as a kid and I had red hair. I was always getting my head rubbed for good luck by locals who talked to my Mom or Dad. Or they might give me a little gift. I wonder if she experienced that or if that custom is still alive.  Brings back memories.

 
I grew up next to a family that had a daughter who had bright red hair.  They took a vacation\business trip to China and she so frequently had her hair rubbed and head touched, that her hair would be greasy and hang in a matted mess by the end of the day.  Poor girl was such a good sport about it too, surprising considering that she wasn't even a teenager then. 

I wonder what ever happened to them? 
 tryallmusic wrote:
Cool. New artist to me .Is the rest of her stuff this good?
 
Yes, IMHO. :)
I only recently heard of her. I got this album, and very good it is too.
Great voice and a simple well engineered sound also.
 AvoidingWork wrote:
... I was always getting my head rubbed for good luck by locals who talked to my Mom or Dad. Or they might give me a little gift...
 Sweet! Can I rub your head?

 zipper wrote:
Beautiful.
 



 AvoidingWork wrote:
I find it interesting that Patty put the kanji on her album and she is such a startling red head.  I spent a few years in Japan as a kid and I had red hair. I was always getting my head rubbed for good luck by locals who talked to my Mom or Dad. Or they might give me a little gift. I wonder if she experienced that or if that custom is still alive.  Brings back memories.

  Cute.

 versalog wrote:

WTF, like a Tyrannosaurus rex?  Nasal passages are not "controlled" by voluntary muscle groups at all.
 
Maybe she uses her fingers? :)
Wow! What an excellent song. Will check out her other work.
I find it interesting that Patty put the kanji on her album and she is such a startling red head.  I spent a few years in Japan as a kid and I had red hair. I was always getting my head rubbed for good luck by locals who talked to my Mom or Dad. Or they might give me a little gift. I wonder if she experienced that or if that custom is still alive.  Brings back memories.

Cool. New artist to me .Is the rest of her stuff this good?
 zipper wrote:
Beautiful.
 
Yes.
Beautiful.
 versalog wrote:

WTF, like a Tyrannosaurus rex?  Nasal passages are not "controlled" by voluntary muscle groups at all.

 

Sure they are.  You can't flare your nostrils?
Oooh, very nice!
Alafia wrote:
Way cool. A solid 8.

I agree.


Way cool.  A solid 8.

 bokey wrote:

... She knows how to open her nasal passages for resonance...
 
WTF, like a Tyrannosaurus rex?  Nasal passages are not "controlled" by voluntary muscle groups at all.

Art_Carnage wrote:
I have to thank Patty for turning me on to Dar Williams. First time I saw Patty Larkin, Dar was her opening act.
That sounds like a terrific night of music. I really enjoy them both. My late husband was madly in love with Dar. :sunny:
Cool. She knows how to open her nasal passages for resonance without sounding nasal. They don't teach that in school.
cherylg4 wrote:
She just keeps getting better. When I first got this CD, I thought, "Hmm, it's not as good as {previous album title}," but the more I listen to it the more it becomes its own entity, not better than the others, but different. Different and good.
Well, I generally like PL, especially live, but heard this and thought she's sampling her own past..."Kinda like a Tango"...
Excellent birds!
love that voice! love the entire song...:music:
I have to thank Patty for turning me on to Dar Williams. First time I saw Patty Larkin, Dar was her opening act.
meloman wrote:
One of my favorite artists. Have every one of her CDs. She's one of the best in the "singer/songwriter" genre. A great guitar player as well.
You might like to try listening to Tina Dico too.
One of my favorite artists. Have every one of her CDs. She's one of the best in the "singer/songwriter" genre. A great guitar player as well.
I didn't think I needed to take a nap until I heard this song.
First time I've heard this. Exceptionally cool and beautiful.
Nice to hear Patti Larkin, I really like her stuff, though I don't think this song shows off her guitar playing or lyrics very well, both of which can be awesome.
Dug it from the first cord.
mellow and sexy...that's a good thing! but just didn't grab me and I really tried to like it. :?
Patty can do no wrong. And she used to do a great Garbo impersonation in her live show.
I can't say I listen to much music close to this style, but I'm liking this. I guess it just sounds honestly heartfelt to me.
Uncanny how this song starts out with instrumentation I'd have sworn was that of Hooverphonic on a song from the album The Magnificent Tree!
She just keeps getting better. When I first got this CD, I thought, "Hmm, it's not as good as {previous album title}," but the more I listen to it the more it becomes its own entity, not better than the others, but different. Different and good.
Pretty pleasant all in all.
Gosh that was nice! A bit Cowboy Junkiesish, eh?
Love Patty Larkin! :clap: