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I WRITE THE BOOK
Patty Griffin


I'm over here and it's cold

I'm writing recipes for growing old

Growing old, mean and alone

Oh, baby, pick up the phone


This pain in my heart

Has been with me through the ages

And I walk around it like a very old friend

It goes everywhere I go

It's been everywhere I've been

There's something shiny in my pocket

It's the key to my heart

Why don't you unlock it?

It used to be good between us

I don't know how to explain

We used to be Adonis and Venus

Now we're the water flowing down the drain


I write the book on loneliness

I write the poem on pain

I'm the obituary in the newspaper

Lying out in the pouring rain

It used to be good between us

I don't know how to explain

We used to be Adonis and Venus

Now we're the water flowing down the drain


Don't wanna be bad

Don't wanna lie

Don't wanna make you mad

and I don't wanna die

Knowing we're apart for the rest of our lives

Cutting through me like a knife

I been eating your crops like a big old locust

From now on I'm gonna be a little more in focus


I write the book on loneliness

I write the poem on pain

I'm the obituary in the newspaper

Lying out in the pouring rain

It used to be good between us

I don't know how to explain

We used to be Adonis and Venus

Now we're the water flowing down the drai


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