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SO LONG
Patty Griffin


take the last of these roses

hang them small and pretty on the vine

tear em' by the roots from the walls where they climb

for all time

take the last of my money

search the corners of my pockets for the change

take my best

take my worst

take the blessings

take the curse

take my name

let the stars in the sky

fall by and by

to the sea

let the water rise up

let the sun fall down on me

cuz you only stand up for so long

stand up for so long so long that you're gone

so long

everything i have i borrowed

i've worn this dress like my own

shined my shoes every sunday as a child

and now I'm grown

so take the rings from my fingers

take from my neck a silver chain

take my future

take my past

when that sweet day is my last

take my pain

take my pain

let the stars in the sky

fall by and by

to the sea

let the water rise up

let the sun fall down on me

cuz you only stand up for so long

stand up for so long

so long that you're gone

so long

take the last of these pictures

take the nails from all the walls and all the frames

take these memories from my mind

flickering like candle flames


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