thelyricsearch.com LYRIC

THE GATE
Patty Griffin


Well I'm tired of this, baby

Ain't you tired too

We might as well admit

We bit too much to chew

???

Before it's too late, baby

They say the longer you wait

The tighter shut is the gate


We got nothing much in common

But it's just as well

Never intertwined

We was just parallel

We just didn't gel

Let's dissipate baby

The say the longer you wait

The tighter shut is the gate


Well now I just wanted peace and quiet

I stayed out of trouble

Every time I bit my tongue

My heartache doubled

Now this ain't as hard to figure

Out as a jigsaw puzzle

I can't find a reason now

To keep this thing muzzled


Well now my resolve's been waitin'

For several years straight

It's not that I won't miss you

But I just can't wait to celebrate

And I go wanderin', baby

They say the longer you wait

The tighter shut is the gate

Tighter shut now


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