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MOTHER OF GOD
Patty Griffin


All you kids get out the back door

I've never seen her this bad before

She took all her favorite things down from the window

and broke 'em all over her clean floor


It's Saturday at the mansion

The oldest boy walks with a slouch

The young ones are wild in back of the house

and she gave up and went back to sleep on the couch


Something as simple as boys and girls

gets tossed all around and then lost in the world

Something as hard as a prayer on your back

can wait a long time for an answer


When I was little I'd stare at her picture

and talk to the mother of God

I swear sometimes I'd see her lips move

like she was trying to say something to me


When I was eighteen I moved to Florida,

like everyone sick of the cold does,

and I waited on old people waiting to die

I waited on them until I was


Something as simple as boys and girls

gets tossed all around and then lost in the world

Something as hard as a prayer on your back

can wait a long time for an answer


So I'm wearing my footsteps into this floor

One day I won't live here anymore

Someone will wonder who lived here before

and went on their way


I live too many miles from the ocean

and I'm getting older and odd

I get up every morning with a black cup of coffee

and I talk to the mother of God


Something as simple as boys and girls

gets tossed all around and then lost in the world

Something as hard as a prayer on your back

can wait a long time for an answer...

can wait a long time for an answer


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