Monday, February 23, 2009

Monday Music Showcase: Why I love Patty Griffin

I've posted a couple of Virtual Mix Tapes (vol 1 and vol 2) in months past. And when I talk about music in my blogs, I almost always mention how important the lyrics are to me. Seriously.....if I like the lyric, virtually there's no way I can dislike the song. BUT.....if it doesn't have a good lyric (in my opinion) I probably won't like the song.

Patty Griffin is a MASTER with lyrics. She has written so many song which have been recorded by other artists, but what I love most is to hear her sing her own songs. I have never heard a Patty Song I didn't like and I don't want to bog you down with tons of lyrics, so I'm picking 3 which speak to me on so many levels......and it always makes my world peaceful and right when I listen to them......a great example of music calming the savage beast within! I hope you will take a moment to check out my 3 picks and then listen further to the lyrical lushness that is Patty Griffin!

"When It Don't Come Easy"
I can' imagine a better way to express love....."When you break down, I'll drive out and find you. If you forget my love, I'll try to remind you"

Lyrics | Patty Griffin lyrics - When It Don't Come Easy lyrics

Those of you who are from Oklahoma should recognize this song from the Integris commercial, but I loved it long before it was used there. Who hasn't felt like this at some point in their life? Although I feel happiness is a choice, everyone deals with sadness and I think this song expresses it perfectly.

Lyrics | Patty Griffin lyrics - Rain lyrics

"Useless Desires"
I feel like she invaded my brain and wrote this song from what she found hear something that so closely mirrors specific circumstances in my life gives me chills. This song might be my all-time favorite Patty song. "Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, old friend, I can't make you stay. I can't spend another ten years wishing you would anyway"

Lyrics | Patty Griffin lyrics - Useless Desires lyrics

I've tried something new with the video/lyrics widgets and I'm not sure they'll show up like I expect, so bear with me if I have to edit the blog several times to get it right. Also.....check out the really cool site where I got the widgit codes


Life with Kaishon said...

I am going to try to hear a song now so I can see if I love her too : ). Thinking of you and your taxes today...

Singergrl13 said...

What's ironic is that one the very day you posted this, I had sent DeAnna an email at work asking her to send me some Patty cause I was fiending to hear some of her songs, LOL. I agree that her lyrics are some of the best ever! The three you listed are my very favorites as well, along with Top of the World.

Singergrl13 said...

Oops... didn't proofread... obviously I meant to say "on the very day", not "one the very day". :)

Life with Kaishon said...

I have been thinking about you today Heather : ). I hope you didn't have to do any taxes at all today! XO : )
Quince is having surgery tomorrow on his skull. I know you will pray!

Life with Kaishon said...

It's almost over Heather! Hang in there! 3 and a half more weeks, right? : )