Nanci Griffith

There's a light beyond these woods Mary Margaret
Do you think that we will go there
And see what makes it shine, Mary Margaret
It's almost morning and we've talked all night
I know we've made big plans for 10 year olds
You and I

Have you met my new boyfriend Margaret
His name is John and he rides my bus to school
And he holds my hand - he's 14 he's my older man
We'll still be the best of friends the three of us
Margaret, John and I

Let's go to New York City Margaret
We'll hide out in the subways and drink the poets wine,
Oh, but I had John so you went and I stayed behind
But you were home in time for the senior prom
When we lost John

The fantasies we planned well I live without them now,
All the dreams we sang that we knew about
Well they haven't changed
There'll never be two friends like you and me
Mary Margaret

It's nice to see your family growing Margaret
Your daughter and your husband they really treat you right
But we've talked all night
Oh, what about those nights
That rode beyond our woods when we were ten
You were the rambler then

The fantasies we planned oh Maggie I live without them now
All the dreams we sang, we damn sure knew how
But I'll never change
There'll never be two friends just like you and me
Maggie can't you see?
There's a light beyond your woods Mary Margaret


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