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BEFORE
Nanci Griffith


I dreamed of Louisiana
And a night in Lafayette
We had breakfast with Susanna
We were young and wild and left

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What's different here than in that dream
and in reality
Is we weren't afraid to fail in love
and we all believed in the dream
Before'Before

I dreamed of Manhattan
In a time before this war
It was snowing down on Bleecker Street
It was before you were a star

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Now everything is twilight
It's a time too dark to see
It's fear of being what we were
And pondering the dream

Then I dreamed of Texas
And the Gulf Coast shores
I dreamed of who we used to be
And the hope we had before

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NANCI GRIFFITH

Nanci Caroline Griffith, born July 6, 1953, is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas, United States. Her career has spanned a variety of musical genres, predominantly country and folk, and what she terms "folkabilly."

She won a 1994 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for Other Voices, Other Rooms, an album of Griffith covering the songs of artists who influenced her.

Her best-known song is From a Distance, by Julie Gold ... Read More