Take It Down

It’s been a while since posted a good cover. My love for Patty Griffin is deep and abiding. Here is a recording of her performing Take it Down, from the John Hiatt tribute album called It’ll Come To You. They are both such exceptional songwriters, and her interpretation of his song is breathtaking and gorgeous and sad.  It is one of those songs, like Bonnie Raitt’s cover of Jackson Browne’s My Opening Farewell, that always breaks my heart.  The Wailin’ Jennys do a pretty nice version of Take it Down too, but no one truly compares to Patty.

I’m still married to it all
That ain’t no place to hang around
My love is 50 feet tall

Tears all rusted on my face
And I’m just an empty place
Where your love used to fit

 

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