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OFF YOU GO
Patty Griffin


Well he broke through the barrier and rode down the hill

A sound like thunder then everything stood still

Back home the widow wondered where he'd gone


In the evening the meadow sings without care

His eyes staring blankly up into the air

The cars far above him kept rolling along


Off you go into the summer

Off you go to the fall

You get tossed between the wicked and the wonder

Suddenly you stop feeling anything at all


Speed and alcohol the papers equated

For the record good judgement was not demonstrated

Rest assured this one was not drug related


Back home the young widow weeps and sighs

Explains to her kids how their daddy died

She closes the door to the room where he used to try


Off you go into the summer

Off you go to the fall

You got tossed between the wicked and the wonder

And suddenly you stop feeling anything at all


Well we all have occasion to slip on the path

Some get to pay for the aftermath

Some won't get another chance to realize life has an ending


Well the widow moves on as the years progress

Starts her life over but never forgets

Down in the meadow there's darkness descending


Off you go into the summer

Off you go to the fall

You get tossed between the wicked and the wonder

And suddenly you stop feeling anything at all


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