Patty Griffin

Sweet Lorraine the fiery haired brown eyed schemer

Who came from a long line of drinkers and dreamers

Who knew that sunshine don't hold up to dark

Whose businesses fail

Who sleep in the park

Lorraine who spoke of paintings in Paris

And outlandish things to her family just to scare us

whose heart went pokin' where it shouldn't ought

Whose mother could only sppit at the thought of

Lorraine, sweet Lorraine

Her father her father would tear out like a page of the bible

Then he'd burn down the house to announce his arriva1

Her mother was working and never was home

Lorraine carved out a little life of her own

Lorraine started working, Lorraine went to school

Her mother threw stones at her on the day that she moved

Now isn't that a very strange thing to do

For someone who never really wanted you

Lorraine, sweet Lorraine

Her daddy called her a slut and a whore

On the night before her wedding day

The very next morning at the church

Her daddy gave Lorraine away

Lorraine, sweet Lorraine

In the battle of time in the battle of will

It's only your hope and your heart that gets killed

And it gets harder and harder lorraine, to believe in magic

When what came before you is so very tragic

Lorraine, sweet Lorraine

Lorraine, sweet Lorraine


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