thelyricsearch.com LYRIC

FORGIVENESS
Patty Griffin


We are swimming with the snakes

At the bottom of the well

So silent and peaceful in the darkness where we fell

But we are not snakes and what's more

We never will be

And if we stay swimming here forever we will

Never be free


I heard them ringing the bells

In heaven and hell

They got a secret

They're getting ready to tell

It's falling from the sky

Calling from the graves

Open your eyes, boy, I think we are saved

Open your eyes, boy, I think we are saved

Let's take a walk on the bridge

Right over this mess

Don't need to tell me a thing, baby

We've already confessed

And I raised my voice to the air

And we were blessed

Everybody needs a little forgiveness

Everybody needs a little forgiveness


We are calling for him tonight on this

Thin phone line

As usual we're having ourselves one

hell of a time

And the planes keep flying right over our heads

No matter how lond we shout

"Hey, hey, hey !"

And we keep waving and waving

Our arms in the air

But we're all tired out


I heard somebody say

Today's the day

A big old hurricaine

Is blowing our way

Knocking over the buildings

Killing all the light

Open your eyes, boy, we made it through the night

Open your eyes, boy, we made it through the night

Let's take a walk on the bridge

Right over this mess

Don't need to tell me a thing, baby

We've already confessed

And I raised my voice to the air

And we were blessed

It's hard to give

It's hard to get

It's hard to live still I think it's the best bet

It's hard to give and I'm never gonna forget

But everybody needs a little forgiveness

Everybody needs a little forgiveness


PATTY GRIFFIN

Patty Griffin (born Patricia Jean Griffin on March 16, 1964, in Old Town, Maine) is an American Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and musician. Known for her stripped-down songwriting style centered around the folk music genre, her songs have been covered by a host of musicians including Emmylou Harris, Ellis Paul, Rory Block, and the Dixie Chicks. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Americana Music Association's "Artist of the Year" award and her album, Children Running Through, won for "Best Album". ... Read More