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Patty Griffin — You'll Remember
Album: Children Running Through
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7.2

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Released: 2007
Length: 2:02
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Maybe one day
Along the way
You'll remember me
On this island

Smiling at you
How I used to
Maybe one day
You'll remember

And it won't be sad
To think of all we had
All unhappy ends
Will be behind us then

Maybe one day
Along the way
You'll think of me
And you'll be smiling

Maybe one day
Maybe one day
Maybe one day
You'll remember
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What a beautiful song... :) 
One of the artists and a song that solidified RP and song. I only have memories of someone who used to be a registered member. I'm sure I drove her away.
 DigitalJer wrote:

Absolutely.  Been there, and was able to communicate the regret.  It was met positively - thankfully.
Closure; after 20+ years.

 
Yep.
 beemerjim wrote:
I like Patti Griffin, but don't like this song. Oh well,They can't all be hits.
 

 
So you don't "like" her, actually.
Can't give less than a 9. {#Notworthy}
I like Patti Griffin, but don't like this song. Oh well,They can't all be hits.
 
 LizK wrote:

Suggestion;  Try again. Not drunk.  Brief.  Sincere.  Mention how much she touched your heart, the good effect she had. Wish her well. and goodbye.

 
Absolutely.  Been there, and was able to communicate the regret.  It was met positively - thankfully.
Closure; after 20+ years.
The incomparable Patty Griffin.  Pure beauty.
 Sloggydog wrote:
I think we all have that one relationship when you first fully open yourself up and it breaks your heart for the first time.  Though we may never fully recover from that it is no reason to hold it against the person.  It becomes a part of your character.  I was such a twat when it happened to me.  Indulgently wallowing in the pain.  I wanted to be mature about it and remain friends and such but I had no control over the intensity of my emotions.  I desperately tried to recover what I had lost and all it served to do was to prolong my pain and to smudge the memory of the beautiful time we enjoyed.  It took so long before I could look back and smile that I had lost touch with the girl and could never express my regret for the way I acted.  I have tried once or twice since, mostly when drunk and online, to make contact and just say essentially that I am sorry for what happened and I can now look back and smile.  I'm smiling now Tammy.

Do you know I think this song may just have struck a chord with me? 

 
Suggestion;  Try again. Not drunk.  Brief.  Sincere.  Mention how much she touched your heart, the good effect she had. Wish her well. and goodbye.
 Middleton wrote:
Well, it finally happened. After 4 years of listening to RP nearly every work day, Jethro Tull - whose music I cannot stand (yeah, yeah, yeah, I know I'm in the minority here) and causes me to mute the sound on my computer - was followed by Patty Griffin - whose music I love (and the fact that I can hear a deep track once/day from RP is one of my favorite things about RP).  A true lesson in "take the good with the bad".  Touche, Bill & Rebecca, Touche.

Oh - and thanks for adding "You'll Remember" to the rotation. 

 

If you haven't found it yet, try pressing the "PSD" button when a tune you dislike comes along.  Play Something Different gives Radio Paradise another chance for the duration of one song.  Cool!
Well, it finally happened. After 4 years of listening to RP nearly every work day, Jethro Tull - whose music I cannot stand (yeah, yeah, yeah, I know I'm in the minority here) and causes me to mute the sound on my computer - was followed by Patty Griffin - whose music I love (and the fact that I can hear a deep track once/day from RP is one of my favorite things about RP).  A true lesson in "take the good with the bad".  Touche, Bill & Rebecca, Touche.

Oh - and thanks for adding "You'll Remember" to the rotation. 
debobasu wrote:
A little flat at the end there... tarnishes the song a bit, no?

 
Not flat, just sublime.
A little flat at the end there... tarnishes the song a bit, no?
8?!?!  What was I thinking?  The groove, the voice, the bass....10!
Just got home from seeing playing in a small venue this evening in Denver, CO at the Oriental Theater. What a wonderful show and I was dead center front row! Patty Griffin playing Mandelin
 shellbella wrote:
Amazing.....

 
Wrote it right!
Cheers Sloggydog!  You are an intelligent soul, Tam's loss

Love Patty 
 Sloggydog wrote:
I think we all have that one relationship when you first fully open yourself up and it breaks your heart for the first time.  Though we may never fully recover from that it is no reason to hold it against the person.  It becomes a part of your character.  I was such a twat when it happened to me.  Indulgently wallowing in the pain.  I wanted to be mature about it and remain friends and such but I had no control over the intensity of my emotions.  I desperately tried to recover what I had lost and all it served to do was to prolong my pain and to smudge the memory of the beautiful time we enjoyed.  It took so long before I could look back and smile that I had lost touch with the girl and could never express my regret for the way I acted.  I have tried once or twice since, mostly when drunk and online, to make contact and just say essentially that I am sorry for what happened and I can now look back and smile.  I'm smiling now Tammy.

Do you know I think this song may just have struck a chord with me? 

 
Apparently.  Thanks for sharing.
I think we all have that one relationship when you first fully open yourself up and it breaks your heart for the first time.  Though we may never fully recover from that it is no reason to hold it against the person.  It becomes a part of your character.  I was such a twat when it happened to me.  Indulgently wallowing in the pain.  I wanted to be mature about it and remain friends and such but I had no control over the intensity of my emotions.  I desperately tried to recover what I had lost and all it served to do was to prolong my pain and to smudge the memory of the beautiful time we enjoyed.  It took so long before I could look back and smile that I had lost touch with the girl and could never express my regret for the way I acted.  I have tried once or twice since, mostly when drunk and online, to make contact and just say essentially that I am sorry for what happened and I can now look back and smile.  I'm smiling now Tammy.

Do you know I think this song may just have struck a chord with me? 
And this is a good example of why we have Thanksgiving.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Patty Griffin by Chelsey Engel Photography
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chelseyengelphotography/

Patty Griffin closed the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Arts Festival on Jun 13, 2010. 

© All rights reserved.



  what more could you want?


 rspauldi wrote:
White-girl soul.

 
goddess,  no shade...............( nice chevy too )
{#Sunny}{#Dance}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}
The Voice of an angel!!!!!!!!!
"Maybe one day you'll remember ..."

Sweet Patty:  Maybe one day I'll forget, but I doubt it.
A joy.
Amazing.....
White-girl soul.
The bass—and the voice.....HOT!
 unclehud wrote:
goodness gracious ... !!!
 
... and it blew me away again tonight.  Wow.
times like this I wish there was an 11 rating..
My (not so little now) valve amp is loving the brushes on the snare :)
Time out to turn it up!
Love this song ... very moving with a glass of scotch !!
 
Thanks...now I'm crying...this one does that to me. 
 johnjconn wrote:
Patty reminds me of Bonnie Raitt, minus the guitar
 
Not for me, more like Norah Jones listened, learned and made millions.
ah the voice!
Patty reminds me of Bonnie Raitt, minus the guitar
 Sloggydog wrote:
Was thinking I didn't like this until I realised I had a website playing a second track over the top of it.
 



Hee hee! That WOULD change the acoustics a bit!
goodness gracious ... !!!
just amazing
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooH! Patty! {#Clap}
Was thinking I didn't like this until I realised I had a website playing a second track over the top of it.
Bluzzie jazz to warm the solumn heart.
Amen, Monkey, Amen!  
 
copymonkey wrote:


Four words for you: You don't get it.
 


When I hear a Patty Griffin song, I ache to sing again. It's easy to mouth the words, but to get the most ethereal of vocals from those phonics is a talent few possess. Ms. Griffin knows how to coax the emotion out of a syllable. Not many artists can do that.  I love her music. {#Meditate}
 lattalo wrote:
I have heard her sing this live and she hits the notes on purpose.  This women is so incredible,
she writes these incredible songs, then sings them just like she wants to. {#Notworthy}
 
Yeppers. As many times as I've heard her songs, they never fail to stop me in my tracks. Wonderful.


Patty Griffin by Chelsey Engel Photography
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chelseyengelphotography/

Patty Griffin closed the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Arts Festival on Jun 13, 2010. 

© All rights reserved.


I agree - I'd love to hear Holly Cole on RP.

teadye wrote:
Too bad we never hear any of Holly's work or that of Jennifer Warnes on RP.  


 teadye wrote:
Very nice! I thought at first it was Holly Cole. Too bad we never hear any of Holly's work or that of Jennifer Warnes on RP. Holly Cole's album "Don't Smoke in Bed" is often used at Sony to test their audio equipment while Jennifer Warnes album with Leonard Cohen (Famous Blue Raincoat) is used by many audiophiles to audio test high end equipment before buying.
 
I used to use Cowboy Junkie's first album, the one recorded in the church. It was recorded directly onto digital, with one microphone, so a good system really reveals the sense of space, i.e. the size of the church itself.

Very nice! I thought at first it was Holly Cole. Too bad we never hear any of Holly's work or that of Jennifer Warnes on RP. Holly Cole's album "Don't Smoke in Bed" is often used at Sony to test their audio equipment while Jennifer Warnes album with Leonard Cohen (Famous Blue Raincoat) is used by many audiophiles to audio test high end equipment before buying.
 coolpeople_rule wrote:
Beautiful!
 
Yep....

Patty Griffin - "Up To The Mountain" (MLK Tribute) Live
Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)" is a contemporary 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.  

"It's unfortunate that you miss the spirit of Patty Griffin. "Most people" aren't looking for the artistry and honesty she has to offer. I have a feeling I'm not alone in saying I'd rather listen to her push a raw, soulful, self-written melody out her nose than listen to a coached pop princess ace the cold technicalities of a meaningless lyric written by a stranger to feed, not the heart, but the machine."

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
It's there I will go




Beautiful!
...nice...
..thinks of her again...
 Jelani wrote:
She may be a good song writer, but her voice is like listening to the sound of blowing on a blade of grass held between your thumbs.
Ugh. 
 
Demented.

only 7.2 avg rating for this incredible tune? tough audience...
Thank goodness for Radio Paradise.  I guess I live in a cave, and I wouldn't have otherwise had any exposure to Patty Griffin.  Them internets brings culture, even to us cave-dwellers.
9 -> 10
Awesome! total 10. I'm gonna go cry now...
She may be a good song writer, but her voice is like listening to the sound of blowing on a blade of grass held between your thumbs.
Ugh. 
If there is ant doubt that this women is the best female singer/songwriter
of our generation, this completely proves it.  Patty Smith is a close second
for song writing and Aretha Franklin for singing but for both, she is the one!
Powerful pipes. Amazing performer live. 
 juliamak wrote:
I like that the last note is flat but have to admit that I  never noticed that was until I read this thread. I think it works with the song and gives it a little something extra. Perfection is overrated.
 
 
Here, here!


 tompoll wrote:
One word for Patty - AutoTune. If you can't hit all the notes, you may as well cheat like most everyone else does.
 

Four words for you: You don't get it.
Absolutely..... 
I'd remember, sweetheart.
I like that the last note is flat but have to admit that I  never noticed that was until I read this thread. I think it works with the song and gives it a little something extra. Perfection is overrated.
 


Since I can't stay away from the trainwreck that is this thread...  yes.  it's a very nice song.  yes, that last note is flat. No, it's not an accident.  This song, and the rest of the album, is very carefully produced.  even if you think that Patty can't sing, maybe you should consider the fact that this is not a live abum.  There were many takes, and the producer signed off on the final cut.  Clearly Ms Griffith can hit the notes.  She's a professional and an artist, as is her producer.  Let it go.

(since i'm still listening, i'll point out that Joe Jackson has made a career out of singing flat)

Ok, now that I have THAT out of the way... how short IS this song??   Hm... Amazon says 2:09.  seems shorter than that.
I feel like I notice it, and it's gone.  somehow I don't think that's an accident.
 runningtwig wrote:
That's one of my favorite parts of the song! She's about a quarter step flat —- just a little below that C. I simply can't believe that it's unintentional. The song is about an unrealistic hope for the future, but it's filled with despair. The sour note is part of the mood of the song. (I mean, do we really believe that every schmoe on this board noticed the last note, but no one did during production?)
 
I have heard her sing this live and she hits the notes on purpose.  This women is so incredible,
she writes these incredible songs, then sings them just like she wants to. {#Notworthy}
I love autotune.   Have you seen Nancy P "singing" in session?  Hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBb4cjjj1gI
8 ~> 9
 Frater_Kork wrote:

Quoted for truth.
Autotune is a great tool for removing any shred of soul or feeling left by the artist, nothing else.
 

If by "soul" you mean "not being able to sing in tune", then yes - you're right.

DISCLAIMER: I have no idea how autotune works or how it would affect this song or any other song. I just know I'm getting chills down my spine - and not the good kind - every time I hear Griffin try to hit those last notes. If autotune makes the voice sound like a can of beans then there's that little thing called "re-take". And if you're unable to hit the note on X re-takes then carpentry is probably a better career choice - at least for the listener.
 RadioDoc wrote:
tompoll wrote: One word for Patty - AutoTune. If you can't hit all the notes, you may as well cheat like most everyone else does.

Go listen to Little God and then reconsider that "word".
 
Quoted for truth.
Autotune is a great tool for removing any shred of soul or feeling left by the artist, nothing else.
Whew, what a voice!
This woman is a goddess. 
{#Notworthy}
 tompoll wrote:
One word for Patty - AutoTune. If you can't hit all the notes, you may as well cheat like most everyone else does.
 
Go listen to Little God and then reconsider that "word".

Nice. And Norah Jones started crying..
 ca1vinandhobbes wrote:
Too short!
 
Too long, is it over yet?

Man, this lady has an incredible voice, power and control.. .. wow.


Her voice is AMAZING.  Agree with below poster...Love her! {#Heartkiss}

Love Patty Griffin SO MUCH.


 MrKite wrote:
 gandalfbmg wrote:
I am SO underwhelmed by everything I've heard from this album, and I've loved everything else I've heard from her...
 
Same for me
 
Listen to " No Bad News" and turn it up when the horns come in, that might change your mind, ...or not.


ca1vinandhobbes wrote:
Too short!

Definitely! I just start getting into it and it ends.....


 gandalfbmg wrote:
I am SO underwhelmed by everything I've heard from this album, and I've loved everything else I've heard from her...
 




Same for me
Too short!
runningtwig wrote:
That's one of my favorite parts of the song! She's about a quarter step flat --- just a little below that C. I simply can't believe that it's unintentional. The song is about an unrealistic hope for the future, but it's filled with despair. The sour note is part of the mood of the song. (I mean, do we really believe that every schmoe on this board noticed the last note, but no one did during production?)
I agree... it sounds perfectly intentional and effective in the setting of the song. Me likey.
Nope I am GOD but she might be my ISIS.. =p
govna wrote:
patty is god
I don't know about that. I know we could do worse... c.
she's so wonderful
Patty Griffin, Ray LaMontagne - how 'bout them Downeasters? (He asks, quietly proud of his own next-door New Brunswick roots.) :smile:
love this
Given the rest of the song I think it's safe to say that patty can hit the note if she wants.
In my opinion, not the strongest track on this CD, but a very good song, nonetheless. Patty is one of my favorite artists, and to see her live is amazing.
rocco1207 wrote:
- yeah she goes off key there doesn't she?
That's one of my favorite parts of the song! She's about a quarter step flat --- just a little below that C. I simply can't believe that it's unintentional. The song is about an unrealistic hope for the future, but it's filled with despair. The sour note is part of the mood of the song. (I mean, do we really believe that every schmoe on this board noticed the last note, but no one did during production?)
govna wrote:
patty is god
agreed.
One word for Patty - AutoTune. If you can't hit all the notes, you may as well cheat like most everyone else does.
patty is god
Beautiful.
gandalfbmg wrote:
I am SO underwhelmed by everything I've heard from this album, and I've loved everything else I've heard from her...
I've had just the opposite reaction. I must admit, I didn't OWN any Patty until a couple of months ago, when I bought 3 of her CDs. I fell in LOVE with this one. A couple of the songs are downright SPIRITUAL. I loved the other CDs, but this one was "over the top" for me! I haven't heard anything I DIDN'T like from Patty.
What a great song and sentiment. :pray:
EssexTex wrote:
That last note spoils it
- yeah she goes off key there doesn't she?
pigglywiggly wrote:
I'm seeing her with Emmylou and Shawn Colvin on Friday...can't wait! :clap: :clap:
hahaha... awesome!
Soooo excited... Going to see Patty, Emmylou and Shawn Colvin in a few days... going to be great!
I'm seeing her with Emmylou and Shawn Colvin on Friday...can't wait! :clap: :clap:
heeb wrote:
nope
I came here for an argument. No you didn't. Yes I did. No you didn't!
this is a great song. my favorite from her. short, sweet and to the point.
fretman wrote:
If there's any off-keyed-ness, its at the very end, where she comes up to the last phrase.
You said it.
heeb wrote:
It's worst there, yes.
Yeah, as much as I love Patty Griffin, she went out of key here. There is some sliding in and out but it isn't the right way to resolve the tune. Oh well, still a salvageable song - 5/10.
ellenaut wrote:
heeb made me giggle on the inside... very much... funny heeb
Agreed, howling!
Moak wrote:
Wow...She is right at the top of her craft, isn't she? I believe this album is her masterpiece.
Though a rabid fan of all things Patty Griffin, I have to disagree. Her last two albums have, for me, represented incremental declines in her growth as an artist. They are recastings of a sound she developed and has apparently decided to stick with, but her preceding albums each showed her trying new things and going in different directions, always with exceptional talent, and with poise. She wasn't afraid to be sloppy and see what happened. This album isn't we well-produced as others, but overall this and the last have more finish or polish to them--but polish is a superficial thing. Don't get me wrong, I love this album, and its predecessor. Just not as much as I love and admire earlier ones. It's perfectly fine and normal and okay with me for an artist to get more settled into a type once she's established, but I got a richer kind of pleasure out of the surprises that came from her earlier work.
lol
heeb made me giggle on the inside... very much... funny heeb
Gee - thanks for the blow by blow!
fretman wrote:
When you listen to it again, get the bass notes in your ear first.
Uhm, the bass player isn't so cool either... On occassion, (s)he doesn't seem to know where the music is going, harmony-wise... fretman wrote:
She's right on the note.
No, she isn't... fretman wrote:
She slides into the note a few times, but she's spot on.
No, she isn't... fretman wrote:
It would not suit for an artist of her caliber to put out anything off key.
And indeed, it doesn't suit her. fretman wrote:
I have noticed the phenomenon, if you're not really listening intently, it sounds like she is off,
Because she is... fretman wrote:
but I believe its the intervals she's singing over the bass figure that fakes out your ear.
Nope. fretman wrote:
If there's any off-keyed-ness, its at the very end, where she comes up to the last phrase.
It's worst there, yes.
Sing it Patty
joeheyming wrote:
I hate the song's ending tho'. It just ruins the whole thing for me.
I love Patty Griffin... love, love, love, love love - can't stand, especially can't stand, the end of this song. - It makes me think of a beautiful arching pole vault... and then the bar falls off and hits me in the head.
I am SO underwhelmed by everything I've heard from this album, and I've loved everything else I've heard from her...
What a voice..sing it Patty