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Patty Griffin — Truth No. 2 (w/ Emmylou Harris)
Album: Silver Bell
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7.2

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Total ratings: 395









Released: 2000
Length: 4:25
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You don't like the sound of the truth
Coming from my mouth
You say that I like the proof
Baby that might be so
I might get to the end of my life
Find out everyone was lying
Look like you are not afraid anymore
I say that I would rather die trying

Oh swing me way down south
Sing me something brave from your mouth
And I'll bring you pearls of water on my hips
And the love in my lips
All the love in my lips

This time when I swung the bat
And I found myself laying flat
I wondered
What a way to spend a dime
What a way to use the time
Aint it baby?
Now I looked at our reflections
In the window walking past
And I saw strangers
I think we're just so scared all the time
That's the main reason why
The world is so dangerous

Oh swing me way down south
Sing me something brave from your mouth
And I'll bring you pearls of water on my hips
And the love in my lips
All the love in my lips

You don't like the sound of the truth
Coming from my mouth
You say that I like the proof
Baby that might be so
Tell what's wrong with having a little faith
In what you're feelin in your heart
Why must we be so afraid
And always so far apart
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I'm not sure it's fair to use Emmylou to boost your song from a 6 to an 8, but I'm a sucker.
 ScottN wrote:
Pushed the PSD button and got this.  Talk about good luck!  Lovely duet.

 
Yee haaaa!  happened to me now, lovely voices and strong strummin strings, super cool 
 gatorade wrote:
I want this so badly. Where, oh where can I get a copy?
 
I got it.  It's great!
I got here "au naturel", but no matter how you get here it's a great thing.

 
ScottN wrote:
Pushed the PSD button and got this.  Talk about good luck!  Lovely duet.
 


Here's to Patty and Emmylou!   {#Cheers} 
Pushed the PSD button and got this.  Talk about good luck!  Lovely duet.
 Groogrux69 wrote:

PM me and I will tell you how to get the album.
 
But be warned, it involves a circus freak and a sack of ferrets.


I think romeotuma would be dancing to this one...
Two women I'd like to know better.
One of my favorites ... of all time?  Really?  Maybe.  So touching and romantic, and the yearning in their voices sends me to a state of semi-consciousness.  "I'll bring you pearls of water on my hips ... and all the love in my lips; all the love in my lips."

Dixie Chicks also do this one very well, but their version is so rushed  — in a 21st-century sort of way.


 gatorade wrote:
I want this so badly. Where, oh where can I get a copy?
 
PM me and I will tell you how to get the album.
Yea, this is really good!{#Clap}
 gatorade wrote:
I want this so badly. Where, oh where can I get a copy?
 
Make it a double!

Terrific stuff! 
 gatorade wrote:
I want this so badly. Where, oh where can I get a copy?
 
Here you go: https://www.last.fm/music/Patty+Griffin/Silver+Bell. Better than nothing.

I want this so badly. Where, oh where can I get a copy?
 sdn wrote:
*sigh*  I really can't stand that "we're almost singing in time, but not quite!" sound.  {#Naughty}
 
I've noticed that 'technique' or 'affectation' or whatever you wanna call it, adds a level of depth. Like 3D glasses or something. Stevie Ray Vaughn was famous for playing just the tiniest bit behind the beat, it was practically his signature. I like it. But I can understand how it could make some people cringe.

 cc_rider wrote:

The D.C. version has more edge to it, it's a bit 'angry' somehow. Plus the production is completely different: this sounds like they were sitting in somebody's living room. And I mean that in a good way. Some of the best music comes from folks who would be making music whether they got paid for it or not: they'd be sitting around somebody's living room or porch, if it wasn't a studio.

 

Some of the best music comes from folks who would be making music whether they got paid for it or not: they'd be sitting around somebody's living room or porch, if it wasn't a studio

i couldn't agree more.


 divisionlane wrote:
2 great songs from 2 of my faves-I hate to admit but kinda like the Dixie Chicks version a bit better on Truth-
 
The D.C. version has more edge to it, it's a bit 'angry' somehow. Plus the production is completely different: this sounds like they were sitting in somebody's living room. And I mean that in a good way. Some of the best music comes from folks who would be making music whether they got paid for it or not: they'd be sitting around somebody's living room or porch, if it wasn't a studio.

*sigh*  I really can't stand that "we're almost singing in time, but not quite!" sound.  {#Naughty}
Gotta like Emmylou Harris!

A healthy dose of good stuff {#Yes}
 Randomax wrote:
" ... gawd awful "country" ...'
 
Easy, there, pardner.  This is mighty fine country music, sung by mighty fine women.  (Appalachian foothills cloggin' version of country music, and a good example of it.)

She'll bring you pearls of water on her hips, for heaven's sake!  What more can a man ask?


EmmyLou Harris, Patty Griffin by inrebasworld
Reba Baskett
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rebafallawake/

EmmyLou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Buddy Miller

Three Girls And Their Buddy in Chatanooga, TN

Copyright All rights reserved


 Randomax wrote:
Again, as I've said a thousand times, just cuz someone has a country twang and there's a banjo does NOT make it country.  As with so many artists on here she is more alternative folk, singer-songwriter, etc.  I can't stand it when people lump all people into gawd awful "country" because of a twang.

 

Most people, even those who listen to country stations would not recognize real country music.

Oh also Patty with Emmylou = yummy!


 Danimal174 wrote:


I have this song, along with the rest of "Silver Bell", and am offering to anyone who pledges to send a donation to RP or buy one of Patty's other CDs. Send me a PM on here, and I'll give you the details.
 

Very kind offer, have just bought 1,000 Kisses and Impossible Dream on Amazon. Do I qualify?
 raewah wrote:
HOW CAN I GET THIS SONG??
 

I have this song, along with the rest of "Silver Bell", and am offering to anyone who pledges to send a donation to RP or buy one of Patty's other CDs. Send me a PM on here, and I'll give you the details.
 skindy wrote:
Aaaahhhh. Took a short road trip last weekend and played only Patty to and from ("Children Running Through," "1,000 Kisses" and "Impossible Dream"). It made me wonder why I ever put these in the CD rack, vs. keeping them loaded up and ready to play. I agree with a previous poster, I can't stand most country music - but Patty's country-inflected work stands apart. If you ever have a chance to see her perform live, DO IT. I did a few years back - one of the best concerts I've ever seen. Left me breathless and overwhelmed at how incredible her voice and guitar & piano playing are.
  Again, as I've said a thousand times, just cuz someone has a country twang and there's a banjo does NOT make it country.  As with so many artists on here she is more alternative folk, singer-songwriter, etc.  I can't stand it when people lump all people into gawd awful "country" because of a twang.

 divisionlane wrote:
2 great songs from 2 of my faves-I hate to admit but kinda like the Dixie Chicks version a bit better on Truth-
 

Not me - I love this unpolished version where I can actually make out all the words....love it  (plus this is not the studio version that she did on whatever album that was I don't think)

2 great songs from 2 of my faves-I hate to admit but kinda like the Dixie Chicks version a bit better on Truth-
 whitebuffalo wrote:

https://www.amazon.com/Broadcast-107-1-KGSR-Jackson-Browne/dp/B000V4ZDFC

 
Above is a solo acoustic version, which is pretty great. However...

Google up ' "truth no. 2" silver bell '. Look carefully and you will find what you seek.

 raewah wrote:
HOW CAN I GET THIS SONG??
 
https://www.amazon.com/Broadcast-107-1-KGSR-Jackson-Browne/dp/B000V4ZDFC

HOW CAN I GET THIS SONG??
Aaaahhhh. Took a short road trip last weekend and played only Patty to and from ("Children Running Through," "1,000 Kisses" and "Impossible Dream"). It made me wonder why I ever put these in the CD rack, vs. keeping them loaded up and ready to play. I agree with a previous poster, I can't stand most country music - but Patty's country-inflected work stands apart. If you ever have a chance to see her perform live, DO IT. I did a few years back - one of the best concerts I've ever seen. Left me breathless and overwhelmed at how incredible her voice and guitar & piano playing are.
Yep, I really dig Patty, and I owe it all to RP :) Thanks folks!!
 ericconrad wrote:
This song makes me wish the ratings went to 11.

I used to dream about creating my own radio station.  I'd play songs that are loosely cataloged as 'adult alternative,' but avoid the stuff that's been hyper exposed on regular radio.  I'd mix in some eclectic stuff, and some gems from the 80s and before. I'd zig when others would zag.

And I'd play songs from Patty's awesome unreleased album, Silver Bell. In fact, the first song I'd play would come from that album. It sums up everything that is wrong with corporate music.

Then I found Radio Paradise, and my station has already been created.  Thanks, Bill!!
 
True that!!!!

 photolew wrote:

Patty's one of my all time Fav's.  That girls got some pipes

  Her backup singer on this tune ain't shabby neither...


Patty's one of my all time Fav's.  That girls got some pipes


Patty G and Miss Emmy Lou?  Too much!  {#Biggrin}
Love Patty Griffin...and ELH...hope that Bill will play "Move Up" from Patty's latest CD..."Downtown Church". Terrific CD...a very "feel good" collection of songs {#Daisy}

What a great song!!


Oooh. Two of my favorites together! Not much better than this! Thanks RP! Love this!
This song makes me wish the ratings went to 11.

I used to dream about creating my own radio station.  I'd play songs that are loosely cataloged as 'adult alternative,' but avoid the stuff that's been hyper exposed on regular radio.  I'd mix in some eclectic stuff, and some gems from the 80s and before. I'd zig when others would zag.

And I'd play songs from Patty's awesome unreleased album, Silver Bell. In fact, the first song I'd play would come from that album. It sums up everything that is wrong with corporate music.

Then I found Radio Paradise, and my station has already been created.  Thanks, Bill!!


It really sucks this album was never officially released.
I agree completely, love both versions... it's just a great song

 
siandbeth wrote:

Ditto.  I like the violin on the Dixie Chick's version, it's stronger. Actually, I think most of the instruments are stronger on the DC version. Whatever. Doesn't matter. It's a win win!
 


 Stefen wrote:
Great tune!
 

{#Yell}  Well put!
Great tune!
What an amazing song.

The non-release of Silver Bell becomes more criminal by the year.

 Danimal174 wrote:
I like the Dixie Chicks' cover of this song, also, but I love this original version by Patty & Emmylou together!
 
Ditto.  I like the violin on the Dixie Chick's version, it's stronger. Actually, I think most of the instruments are stronger on the DC version. Whatever. Doesn't matter. It's a win win!


 asocash wrote:
Recently had the pleasure of catching Patty Griffin & Emmylou Harris touring together.....quite a combination...highly recommend it if they come to your area....
 

I hate you. Seen them, but not together. Bet it was awesome.
like it
7/8
 Pyro wrote:

Absolutely!

Did the Dixie Chicks ever cover this?

 
Yes

Recently had the pleasure of catching Patty Griffin & Emmylou Harris touring together.....quite a combination...highly recommend it if they come to your area....
fuh2 wrote:


It would be pretty intellectually dishonest and narrowminded to not play some country music on an eclectic station. Open thy mind.


Oh that explains all the hiphop and punk we hear on this station.


"country music" is the only music I cannot stand...HOWEVER, I love this. I love the non-annoying country such as this. Johnny Cash...Willie Nelson...
 cc_rider wrote:
Ms. Griffin and Ms. Harris could sing the phonebook and I'd rate it no lower than a 7. This however, is a solid 9.

c.
 
Absolutely!

Did the Dixie Chicks ever cover this?

 bronorb wrote:

Um, you can include Jazz, the Blues, and Rock n' Roll as well.

 
Consider them included!
Ms. Griffin and Ms. Harris could sing the phonebook and I'd rate it no lower than a 7. This however, is a solid 9.

c.
"don't like the sound of the truth coming from your mouth"?

I don't like the sound of your mouth coming from your mouth.
Two amazing voices. Yay!
 Otomi wrote:

Just look at it as the United States's contribution to "world music."
 
Um, you can include Jazz, the Blues, and Rock n' Roll as well.

I like both Patty and Dixie versions - very similar. 
Sweet!

What a combo!

8.  {#Sunny}


Highlights:


Patty Griffin - Truth No. 2 (w/ Emmylou Harris)    ==>   Nick Drake - Road    ==>   Willie and Lobo - Sultan's Dream   ==>   Chingon - Malagueña Salerosa


 mightydov wrote:
Whats with all the crappy country music?
 

It would be pretty intellectually dishonest and narrowminded to not play some country music on an eclectic station. Open thy mind.
great version!
 mightydov wrote:
Whats with all the crappy country music?
 

Where?
 mightydov wrote:
Whats with all the crappy country music?
 
Just look at it as the United States's contribution to "world music."
Whats with all the crappy country music?
 Shesdifferent wrote:
It's this kind of stuff continually that looses me from RP
 

As in "loose as a goose"?
Never heard these two sing together.  Beautiful.  Shame it was never released.
It's this kind of stuff continually that looses me from RP
Sweet, sweet music . . . 
Wow, I had no idea - I love this song!! {#Music}
 gandalfbmg wrote:


If you're interested in making copies, let us know 'cause I'm sure there are many of us that would love to get ahold of one too...
 

Sure. See my post under "Mother of God", located here .
 manzanitafire wrote:
I can't believe this was never released! The injustice! Power to the indies, the rec industry sucks.
 
Amen, to that! 

One used to be able to get this CD from her website, but I don't know if that's still true....

 Danimal174 wrote:

Yeah, this is on "Silver Bell", which was unfortunately never released. It would have been her third release, but there was a fight with her record label about it.

I'm fortunate enough to have a copy of it, and thought I'd add this song to RP, since there are so many Patty fans on here.

Glad everyone likes it!
 

If you're interested in making copies, let us know 'cause I'm sure there are many of us that would love to get ahold of one too...
I can't believe this was never released! The injustice! Power to the indies, the rec industry sucks.
Downside: Amazon doesn't have the CD :doh:
djengs wrote:
I had no idea Patty wrote this- never looked, I guess. Just an amazing songwriter...
Yeah, this is on "Silver Bell", which was unfortunately never released. It would have been her third release, but there was a fight with her record label about it. I'm fortunate enough to have a copy of it, and thought I'd add this song to RP, since there are so many Patty fans on here. Glad everyone likes it!
Two incredible women that sound amazing together!
Danimal174 wrote:
I like the Dixie Chicks' cover of this song, also, but I love this original version by Patty & Emmylou together!
Yeah, I like the Chicks' version as well--almost never hear Patty's version. What a talent!
Truth, indeed.
Danimal174 wrote:
I like the Dixie Chicks' cover of this song, also, but I love this original version by Patty & Emmylou together!
I had no idea Patty wrote this- never looked, I guess. Just an amazing songwriter...
Omigod. This is incredible.
I like the Dixie Chicks' cover of this song, also, but I love this original version by Patty & Emmylou together!