Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Nanci Griffith and John Prine



A friend sent this to me. Both are singer/songwriters that I've been trying to avoid. Don't know why. But the lyrics in this song have changed my mind.

4 comments:

Merri said...

I like the song & lyrics. Can't say I care for the nasality of the voices. Did one of them actually write the song?

Anonymous said...

My college roommate and I used to always listen to Nanci Griffith on road trips. She has a song about the Woolworth store that always makes me smile. Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

Cathy

Molly McGinn said...

I think John Prine wrote the song. I also love how they come together and back away to sing the song. Brave and bashful all at the same time.

Plus, I was recently talking with someone about music and they happened to mention these two, separately, as influences. Then this video appeared. Just one of those things. So I had to share.

Mostly I like the lyrical contradictions and the puzzle it makes me picture:

You come home late and you come home early

You come on big when you're feeling small

You come home straight and you come home curly

Sometimes you don't come home at all

Lori B said...

My BF got me into John Prine. He also sings w/Iris Dement...

I LOVE his guitar playing.