Musings From A Musical Mind

Rain

Ran across this artist today while researching a song from American Idol last night.  Her name is Patty Griffin.  I had not heard of her before – and it’s a shame because so far everything I’m pulling up from her – I am loving.  She wrote the song that Crystal Bowersox sang last night “Up on a mountain” which is a tribute to Martin Luther King and I will post it tomorrow.  The following  song about ‘rain’ seemed appropriate for many reasons today and I find Patty’s voice and guitar very haunting and beautiful.  Hope you enjoy it!

It’s hard to listen to a hard hard heart
Beating close to mine
Pounding up against the stone and steel
Walls that I won’t climb
Sometimes a hurt is so deep deep deep
You think that you’re gonna drown
Sometimes all I can do is weep weep weep
With all this rain falling down

Strange how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I’m holding on underneath this shroud
Rain

Its hard to know when to give up the fight
Two things you want will just never be right
Its never rained like it has to night before
Now I don’t wanna beg you baby
For something maybe you could never give
I’m not looking for the rest of your life
I just want another chance to live

Strange how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I’m holding on underneath this shroud
Rain

Strange how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I’m holding on underneath this shroud
Rain

Strange how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I’m still alive underneath this shroud
Rain Rain Rain

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Comments on: "Rain" (4)

  1. It is a haunting tune. The word picture in the lyrics and metaphor of rain for struggle and trouble is really good. I like it!

  2. This is really pretty. Thanks for posting it. I had never heard of her either.

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