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Patty Griffin — Go Wherever You Want To Go
Album: American Kid
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Released: 2013
Length: 3:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You can go wherever you wanna go
Go wherever you wanna go
Fly up to the moon and say hello now
You can go wherever you wanna go

You don't ever have to go to war no more
Never have to go to war no more
Wear them boots and swim that icy shore now
You don't ever have to go to war no more

You can get up on some sunny day and run
Run a hundred miles just for fun now
Heartaches and yesterdays don't weigh a ton now
You can get up on some sunny day and run

You don't ever have to pay the bills no more
Break a sweat or walk a worried floor now
Working like a dog ain't what you're for now
You don't ever have to pay the bills no more

You can go wherever you wanna go
You can go wherever you wanna go
Go to where the time's wound all the way down
Put a penny on the track and wait for train sounds
Tell your mama you're coming back before the sun's down
You can go wherever you wanna go
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Utopian and silly, but in a good way.
Bill, you made my Monday much more bearable with this song.  I love this woman. 
 forthbrdge wrote:
This seems like a companion to Long Ride Home. Is it on the same album?
 
It's quite easy to find out. No - it's on 1000 Kisses
This seems like a companion to Long Ride Home. Is it on the same album?
The best voice
 photolew wrote:
I could listen to this woman sing the phone book.........

 
Ha, that's something I have said myself. She is incredible, especially live. She makes it look so easy.
c.
Angel's voice.
 cc_rider wrote:
 It still gets me, every time.

edit: 8—>9
 
Three notes in, and I had dust in my eye.


 cc_rider wrote:
 It still gets me, every time.

edit: 8—>9
 
Me too.
 chinaski wrote:
This track is often played on RP and at long last I think this is the first time it doesn't crush me with emotion. Still a beautiful tune,

  It still gets me, every time.

edit: 8—>9

I'm still dumbfounded by this woman's talent. Such an inspired musician. 
No one sings about death more beautifully than Patty.
 Jackson_Feelgood wrote:
Patty Griffin has 10 times more talent than any Hollywood Drones like Beyoncé, Lopez, Rihanna etc. however likely earns ten times less. It's a cruel world.

 
I'm sure Patty is doing quite well financially
country music done right

{#Bananasplit}
Was able to see Patty sing this song and hear David Pulkingham play this beautiful tune. He was amazing and a perfect match for her voice.
 skindy wrote:
I owe endless gratitude to Radio Paradise for introducing me to Patty Griffin. One of my all-time favorite artists, ever. I don't think I've ever heard any song of hers that I don't like. {#Good-vibes}

  
Her gift for song and story is something she shares with us mere mortals.
Patty Griffin has 10 times more talent than any Hollywood Drones like Beyoncé, Lopez, Rihanna etc. however likely earns ten times less. It's a cruel world.
 xtalman wrote:

Aw shit you just has to start it, at work even.  Dad passed about 30 years ago but I turn 53 this year, next month, which is the age he passed.

Will really be happy to get past this year.  Hope to keep my sanity.

 

 
Trusting all is good.
That's enough already.
 Webfoot wrote:

??

 
Someone's sarcasm detector needs adjustment.

BTW, loving this song.  Patty is a favorite.
Well, we are on a roll tonight.  S&G, now Patty.  An hour or two of splendid music to escape the coming trumped-up apocalypse.  I can almost forget to be afraid.
 Mindahl wrote:
Likely due to the hike in fees

 
??
This song has helped me through the passing of my parents and my first dog. My mind just associates the lyrics with my dearly departed.
Likely due to the hike in fees
Are these songs now rotating every 2 days or so?  It seems like Radio Paradise has really pared down their playlist... I'm hearing this, Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black", The Shins "Those To Come", etc every other day now.
See her live. She will blow your mind. Or, at least elevate your consciousness. 
I owe endless gratitude to Radio Paradise for introducing me to Patty Griffin. One of my all-time favorite artists, ever. I don't think I've ever heard any song of hers that I don't like. {#Good-vibes}
This track is often played on RP and at long last I think this is the first time it doesn't crush me with emotion. Still a beautiful tune,
How odd... this song just played, yet the real-time playlist in the upper right of the RP site (on a desktop/laptop) said it was Joseph Arthur, In the Sun. {#Ask} {#Sad}
I love voices like Patty's. Amazing how pure and strong a voice can be. Lucky doer.
Chills.
 It's good. 

skimsey wrote:
This song stops me in my tracks every time I hear it.  Touches my very soul.

 


This song stops me in my tracks every time I hear it.  Touches my very soul.
Heard this for the first time while seeing Patty a few years ago in concert. I had lost my mom about a year or so before that, and this song brought me to tears. 
Sweet!
Never have to go to war no more.
 leafmold wrote:
Lost my father a few years ago, and this song always makes me cry.

 
Same for me with her song Goodbye. 
Lost my father a few years ago, and this song always makes me cry.
I saw her in concert for the first time a couple of days ago at the Portland Zoo amphitheater and she was great!  She has a fantastic voice and a great band.  I highly recommend.
 dtl wrote:
PSD

 
Not PSD
unclehud wrote:
Sad, touching, tear-jerking, and any number of other synonyms ... but an excellent tune performed wonderfully.  Most Excellent.

 

Ditto
I could listen to this woman sing the phone book.........
I want to go away from this song
Just push PSD if you don't like the song. Posting that you did is idiotic.
PSD
Sad, touching, tear-jerking, and any number of other synonyms ... but an excellent tune performed wonderfully.  Most Excellent.
In some respects, this reminds me of Joan Baez and in a very good way. For a few seconds I thought I heard John Prine.  
{#Heartkiss}  This is an amazing country song ! I love it, everything is perfect, from her voice to the music, the lyrics... Excellent !
What a great song, she really has the ability to draw me into the story she's telling and I'm left feeling emotional about people that don't really know. I've got tickets to see her at the Vogue in Vancouver next month, really looking forward to it.
 Imkirok wrote:
I posted a similar comment on another PG song from this album, but it bears repeating, at least for me.  The first day I bought this album, I played it at the office and got very little done the rest of the day.  That night, I closed myself in my garage, grabbed a bottle of booze, pulled out a lawn chair, put this album on repeat, and listened to it over and over all night, sobbing like a baby.  It is a beautiful tribute to her father who recently passed away, and it was a reminder that I will someday (hopefully not too soon) also have to face missing my dad.

 
Aw shit you just has to start it, at work even.  Dad passed about 30 years ago but I turn 53 this year, next month, which is the age he passed.

Will really be happy to get past this year.  Hope to keep my sanity.

 
I thought from the intro that this was a Grateful Dead track I had never heard.
 jocelynsart wrote:
This song is growing on me. I always get the impression when listening, that it is about death though.

 
It is.  Most of the songs on the album are a tribute to her father who passed away not long ago.
                      Yep...lovely stuff  {#Good-vibes}  {#Clap}  {#Good-vibes}
Exceptional talent.  
This song is growing on me. I always get the impression when listening, that it is about death though.
OK Bill you started it. Nothing but fantastic female singers for the next hour. Joan Osborne, Patty Griffin, Emmylou next?
FWIW, I just love this song, especially the sentiments... {#Cheers}
Such a beautiful voice...
Really need to buy this album. Sounds great.
 Imkirok wrote:
I posted a similar comment on another PG song from this album, but it bears repeating, at least for me.  The first day I bought this album, I played it at the office and got very little done the rest of the day.  That night, I closed myself in my garage, grabbed a bottle of booze, pulled out a lawn chair, put this album on repeat, and listened to it over and over all night, sobbing like a baby.  It is a beautiful tribute to her father who recently passed away, and it was a reminder that I will someday (hopefully not too soon) also have to face missing my dad.

 
I think her father passed away in 2009, but no matter, you are spot on about the emotional impact. Her music has been ripping my heartstrings for years.  
I posted a similar comment on another PG song from this album, but it bears repeating, at least for me.  The first day I bought this album, I played it at the office and got very little done the rest of the day.  That night, I closed myself in my garage, grabbed a bottle of booze, pulled out a lawn chair, put this album on repeat, and listened to it over and over all night, sobbing like a baby.  It is a beautiful tribute to her father who recently passed away, and it was a reminder that I will someday (hopefully not too soon) also have to face missing my dad.
This come out just in time for my Grampa's passing. Such a sweet song.
- Edited to correct a typo-
Not my usual type of music, but man, she still has a great voice, specially if you count her age. Crystal clear and tuned. Impressive!
This was excellent in concert.
I turned it up to listen and didn't do it for me like older PG.  Oh well.
Wow.  This song is heart-crushing.  I miss my Dad so much.  And my Mom.  And both of my brothers...
 unclehud wrote:
She's good, alright, and the lyrics for this one are poignant.

  A quick search revealed many of the tracks on this album are about her father, who passed away in 2009. Poignant indeed.


Just saw her last month at Haw River Ballroom here in NC - what a transcendent show. Thanks Patty and thanks RP!~{#Heartkiss}
She's good, alright, and the lyrics for this one are poignant.
I got to see her last Tuesday, what a great show.
 Keef wrote:

Indeed!  Love this song, Ohio, Wild Old Dog...All of them

 
Oh Yeah, "Get Ready Marie" is especially good as well.
 Mari wrote:
Wonderful Album throughout, especially Ohio, love Patty, oh yea! ;)*

 
Indeed!  Love this song, Ohio, Wild Old Dog...All of them
Wonderful Album throughout, especially Ohio, love Patty, oh yea! ;)*