Long Ride Home...

"Patty Griffin amazes me both as a songwriter and performer. She exemplifies the type of songwriting where someone can create a character and put that character on as if they shared the same skin. In "Long Ride Home," it is obvious it is not Patty herself - as the song is written from a man's perspective about a wife of forty years he has just buried and his lonely limousine ride from the funeral back to a deserted house - and yet she puts it forth as though she lived the experience that very day. I am not sure I do justice to it, but my desire to record it and include it on this record was motivated purely by a love for this song, and some of the most brilliantly heart-wrenching lyrics I've ever heard in my life."

Long Ride Home

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