Patty Griffin — Love Throw A Line
Album: Impossible Dream
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Released: 2004
Length: 3:24
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Let's write a story of a tidal wave
We run out of luck, we run out of days
We run out of gas a hundred miles away
From a station

There's a war and a plague, smoke and disaster
Lions in the coliseum, screams of laughter
Motherless children, a witness and a bible
Nothing but rain ahead and no chance for our survival

Just before the flood comes
Just before the night falls
Just before the blood runs
Into the valley
Just before my eyes go
Just before we can't go
No further
Love throws a line to you and me

I heard someone calling me from very far away
Sister, oh sister, did I hear them say?
Prisoner of this endless story of pain
You hold the key, try to find the way

Just before the flood comes
Just before the night falls
Just before the blood runs
Into the valley
Just before my eyes go
Just before it all blows
To pieces
We see love throw a line to you and me

Love throw a line
Love throw a line
Love throw a line
Love throw a line

Love, you better pick up your pace
If we're going to win this race
Love, we're running out of time
Pull yourself up from behind

Love throw a line
Love throw a line
Love throw a line
Love throw a line
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 Randomax wrote:


Don't really see the connection....and she ain't young....which is one thing I LOVE about her

 
She's only got a few years on me, so either she's not old or I am old.
rockin
i would put patty on stage with paul simon. because of her lyrical range and the fact that she is a hell of a guitar player. their vocal compatibility is a given, they combine the private with the  public, plus they would look cute together, sharing a secret "i'm so stoked," between songs, about how stunned the audience looked.

not to be forgotten,
with james mcmurtry i have put nancy griffith.
with nancy griffith i have put steve earle.
with steve earle i have put julie miller.
with julie miller i have put townes van zant
and with townes i have put patty griffin.
 
note to RP old timers — do we have a thread like this, fantasy football only with music ? dream concerts? etc. because i think we would fill that rascal up...


{#Cheers}  cheers Bill - that was so good for my ears  {#Clap}
looking forward to hearing more of Patty
 misterbearbaby wrote:

She has much the same feeling as James McMurtry. He's a bit more offbeat but they'd make a duo...



 
Choctaw lifebelt, it is then.
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 Jimmy86 wrote:
Compared to Bonnie Raitt, she's young (Raitt's got 15 years on her).  And I hear a bit of her, both have strong Gospel influences in their music!  Very nice!

 Randomax wrote:


Don't really see the connection....and she ain't young....which is one thing I LOVE about her
 

 
Bonnie is a bit more bluesy the Patty.  Both great ginger singers, though I bet it Bonnie didn't color she would be white now.{#Mrgreen}
 misterbearbaby wrote:

She has much the same feeling as James McMurtry. He's a bit more offbeat but they'd make a duo...

 
i like your style........i would love to see them together.

She has much the same feeling as James McMurtry. He's a bit more offbeat but they'd make a duo...


Compared to Bonnie Raitt, she's young (Raitt's got 15 years on her).  And I hear a bit of her, both have strong Gospel influences in their music!  Very nice!

 Randomax wrote:


Don't really see the connection....and she ain't young....which is one thing I LOVE about her
 

 DeeCee1109 wrote:
A young Bonnie Raitt!
 

Don't really see the connection....and she ain't young....which is one thing I LOVE about her
can't wait to hear her new album.   i know i can count on bill to be spinnin' it!
If you like this style, you may want to check out Ollabelle. One of the singers is Levon Helm's daughter Amy, and she's fantastic!
A young Bonnie Raitt!
Always a pleasure to hear Patty...she is great live if you get a chance. :clap:
I can't seem to get enough of Patty. Thanks BillG!
my girl patty
werner wrote:
42 is the answer, just 42. Now what was the question??
Ooh, Jeopardy! "What was Jackie Robinson's uniform number with the Dodgers?" :propeller:
Yummy... :music:
Why constain ourselves with "simple genre labels"?
Physicsgenius: At last there is SOMETHING you like? A quote of Adams "The hitch hikers guide to the galaxy? If that belongs to the 10% non crap, I'm at least partially with you. 42 is the answer, just 42. Now what was the question??
I love this "end of the world" set. Bill needs to add Steely Dan's "King of the World" to it.
MOR Pap!
Blaspheme not, o ye blasphemers - I have hope for your awakening to the rusty red light of PGness that must must yea verily! ... nevermind
Patty Griffin achieves her evocative goal. She is the apotheosis of Patty Griffinhood. Let her rave on.
physicsgenius wrote:
When the revolution comes, people pretending not to be singing country music will be the first up against the wall.
Some artists, like Patty Griffin and Lucinda Williams, are too talented to be confined by simple genre labels.
rgj13 wrote:
And you, you will be the wall.
The country music pretenders up against the wall of pretenders. I like the concept.
rogersullivan wrote:
I am a HUGE Patty fan, but this is not one of my favorites. Don't get me wrong, I like it, and it is a fun song when sung live, but there are others that I appreciate more. She's the best, most consistent songwriter today.
I have to agree. I love PG, and I'm always hoping she'll write some songs that are a bit more hopeful. This one fits the bill, but I think it's a bit much.
PattonFever wrote:
amen, brother. :D
No big deal, but I'm a sister! :whisper: :wave: :sunny:
physicsgenius wrote:
When the revolution comes, people pretending not to be singing country music will be the first up against the wall.
And you, you will be the wall.
Great segue out of Talking Heads "Nothing but Flowers".
One hugely talented artist. More PG, please.
I am a HUGE Patty fan, but this is not one of my favorites. Don't get me wrong, I like it, and it is a fun song when sung live, but there are others that I appreciate more. She's the best, most consistent songwriter today. The songs off Impossible Dream that I like more are: Kite Rowing Song Don't Come Easy Florida (a masterpiece)
freeone1 wrote:
All of Patti's albums are soooooooooo good!
amen, brother. :D
gypsy222 wrote:
Bill, we need more songs from Impossible Dream. I would love to hear: Standing Florida Mother of God When it dont come easy This Cd is soooooooooooooo good!
All of Patti's albums are soooooooooo good!
When the revolution comes, people pretending not to be singing country music will be the first up against the wall.
flandersdog wrote:
I think this song is great. Patty Griffin is great! how is it that she only appeared on my consciousness radar a few months ago?
me three!
When PG turns it up, I can't help but to sing along.
I realize this makes me sound like a ding dong, but this is a song I just want to *snap* along to. I'm a relatively new Patty fan -- like this song a lot. Outstanding variety Bill, as usual!
I think this song is great. Patty Griffin is great! how is it that she only appeared on my consciousness radar a few months ago?
artmarcia wrote:
I like this song more each time I hear it.
me too!
smilestoomuch wrote:
I love Patty Griffin and I want to continue loving her. But I've heard her twice a day every work day for the last month. Please don't overplay her!
Patty a couple of times a day? Sounds fine to me! :smile:
:nodhead: 8)
Pyro wrote:
Her vocals remind me of Susan Tedeschi.
I agree - only better.
Why am I suddenly thinking of Johnny Cash singing "Rusty Cage?" :-k
I love Patty Griffin and I want to continue loving her. But I've heard her twice a day every work day for the last month. Please don't overplay her!
Radar Love?
Love this one more each time I hear it. Oops! I see I posted the exact same comment two months ago. :oops: Oh well, at least I'm consistant, if not original. :)
Oooh, that wonderful bassline makes me happy.