Patty Griffin

Ain't no talkin to this man

Ain't no pretty other side

Ain't no way to understand the stupid words of pride

It would take an acrobat, and I already tried all that so

I'm gonna let him fly

Things can move at such a pace

The second hand just waved goodbye

You know the light has left his face

But you can't recall just where or why

So there was really nothing to it

I just went and cut right through it

I said I'm gonna let him fly

There's no mercy in a live wire

No rest at all in freedom

Of the choices we are given it's no choice at all

The proof is in the fire

You touch before it moves away

But you must always know how long to stay and when to go

And there ain't no talkin to this man

He's been tryin to tell me so

It took awhile to understand the beauty of just letting go

Cause it would take an acrobat, I already tried all that

I'm gonna let him fly

I'm gonna let him fly

I'm gonna let him fly


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