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Patty Griffin — Highway Song
Album: American Kid
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6.7

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Released: 2013
Length: 3:10
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Stars fall out of the sky, my love
One by one as years go by.
One by one all the ghosts of the night
Whisper my name and fly away.

I don't wait for their return
I don't wait for their return

Across the miles, a goal return
Reaching for into the night.
In the dust of this highway song
I whisper your name and fly away.

I will wait for your return
I will wait for your return.

I will wait for your return
I will wait for your return.
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Such a soothing song, love it
 LizK wrote:

After 4 years back in Florida, I share Patty's sentiment.  I wanna go back home to Texas.   
 
After 35 years in Florida I don't want to move anywhere else :-)
 tonypf wrote:

"Don't Let Me Die in Florida" has a jump to it.  Having said that, I agree that the mood is different from a lot of her earlier stuff.  I also agree that there is some deeply beautiful stuff on the CD.

 
After 4 years back in Florida, I share Patty's sentiment.  I wanna go back home to Texas.   

Beautiful.  :o)~  Connecticut.
 Patty Cool.. {#Cheers}
Nice harmonies.  Makes me long for the highway.  The road into Savannah...all them trees hangin' o'er the streets...
Lovely.
I'm a big fan of Patty's, but I don't care for the songs she and Plant do together. Reminds me a lot of the stuff he did with Allison Krauss, who I also like but didn't like on her own but not with Plant. 
 
Where's the psd iOS button...!!!
 Webfoot wrote:

Restrained and beautiful.



 
Strangely, this is probably my favourite from both artists.
Patty played San Francisco recently and to my regret played very few of her really good older songs, focusing more on those that appear much weaker, albeit newer and probably intended to induce purchases. She also played, to my taste, way too many gospel-type songs. I suppose one pays to see and hear a performance and must take what is offered. However, with such a remarkable array of her own compositions to work with, I simple don't find her singing Jimmy Durante as an encore to be what I came for. Que lastima
 teleskialaska wrote:
They make a nice couple.

 

Through the grapevine: They broke up.

I know, I know, it's painful.  Plant has now revealed the relationship came to an end, telling Britain’s Radar magazine he experienced a shift both “culturally and slightly spiritually” and ploughed his heartbreak into his new music. He adds of a recent trip back to his native U.K. with Griffin, “She didn’t share my penchant for cider and the Black Country (English area) character I became after four pints of Thatchers (cider). My feelings are very much ones of sadness and regret.”

 kingart wrote:
This IS the same guy who gut-howled Communication Breakdown and Immigrant Song, right? 

 
Yep, my guess from hearing him now is he would be hard pressed to do that now to the same effect.

/Love this album. 
 Imkirok wrote:

The album is a tribute to her dad who passed away.  There are no upbeat songs on it.  It is, however, a beautiful and moving piece of work.



 
"Don't Let Me Die in Florida" has a jump to it.  Having said that, I agree that the mood is different from a lot of her earlier stuff.  I also agree that there is some deeply beautiful stuff on the CD.
{#Sleep}
 hschlossberg wrote:
I like a lot of the Patty Griffin songs that RP plays.  But this one is just tooooo sleepy.  I hope there's some more upbeat stuff on this new album.

 
The album is a tribute to her dad who passed away.  There are no upbeat songs on it.  It is, however, a beautiful and moving piece of work.


 Rogerbr wrote:
That guy singing background vocals isn't half-bad.  He may have a future in music.

 
Maybe, if he is lucky.  I think he should cover Stairway
They make a nice couple.
 hschlossberg wrote:
I like a lot of the Patty Griffin songs that RP plays.  But this one is just tooooo sleepy.  I hope there's some more upbeat stuff on this new album.

 
Yep, I'll second that. Maybe the 'elegaic' quality of the songs on this CD is down to the influence of her hubby, some guy who used to play in some obscure rock band ages ago... ;-)

Edit: Bill's just said that the album is a tribute to her father, who died recently, which would explain its downbeat nature. Thanks for the info, Bill - I'll listen to songs from the album from a new perspective now and perhaps appreciate them more.
 ottojschlosser wrote:
That British chap singing backups on this, then? Good show.

 
Plant
 hschlossberg wrote:
I like a lot of the Patty Griffin songs that RP plays.  But this one is just tooooo sleepy.  I hope there's some more upbeat stuff on this new album.

 
I don't mind the slow pace, but I agree about the upbeat stuff. A return to the days of "Red" would be nice. 
 
 Steve wrote:
{#Yawn}

 
qft.
 Rogerbr wrote:
That guy singing background vocals isn't half-bad.  He may have a future in music.
 
Who knows? Is it Robert? The Plant?
Like a hymn.
Stopped me in my tracks.
That's when I know.

Thank you, RP.

Restrained and beautiful.


Glad to see they did this great Blackfoot classic.{#Wink}
That British chap singing backups on this, then? Good show.
Sounds like Civil Wars.  Not bad.
I suppose she's a powerful tigress who calmed him down
This IS the same guy who gut-howled Communication Breakdown and Immigrant Song, right? 
That guy singing background vocals isn't half-bad.  He may have a future in music.
Expected more from this.
The blending of vocals with the fingerpicking of the guitar is beautiful. Solid 10.
Another great song from Patty's excellent new album.
{#Yawn}
Patty Griffin = 8
 
Robert Plant = 4
 
I give this a 6.
Wonderful Album throughout, especially Ohio, love Patty, oh yea! ;)*
I like a lot of the Patty Griffin songs that RP plays.  But this one is just tooooo sleepy.  I hope there's some more upbeat stuff on this new album.