Patty Griffin

I met a little girl and I settled down

In a little house on out on the edge of town

We got married, swore we'd never part

Then little by little we drifted from eachother's hearts

At first I thought it was just restlessness

That it'd fade as time went by, and our love would heal

In the end it was something more, I guess

Tore us apart and made us real

I'm driving a stolen car

Down on Eldridge Avenue

Each night I wait to get caught

But I never do

She asked if I remembered the letters I wrote

When our love was young and bold

She said last night she read those letters

And they made her feel one hundred years old

I'm driving a stolen car

On a pitch black

And I'm telling myself

It's gonna be all right

I drive by night

And I travel in fear

That in this darkness

I will disappear


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