Monday, March 29, 2010

Making Pies

I haven't blogged for a while about the music I'm listening to on my iPod. How about Patty Griffin's Making Pies, a heart-breaking novel in the span of four minutes:

It`s not far
I can walk
Down the block
To TableTalk
Close my eyes
Make the pies all day

Plastic a cap
On my hair
I used to mind
Now I don`t care
I used to mind
Now I don`t care
Cause I`m gray

Did I show you this picture of my nephew
Taken at his big birthday surprise
At my sister`s house last Sunday
This is Monday and I`m making pies
I`m making pies
Making pies

Thursday nights
I go and type
Down at the church
For Father Mike
It gets me out
And he ain`t hard to like
At all

Jesus stares at me
In my chair
With his big blue eyes
And his honey brown hair
And he`s looking at me
Way up there
On the wall

Did I show you this picture of my sweetheart
Taken of us before the war
Of the Greek and his Italian girl
One Sunday at the shore

We tied our ribbons to the fire escape
They were taken by the birds
Who flew home to the country
As the bombs rained on the world

Here I am
Walking the block
To TableTalk
You could cry or die
Or just make pies all day
I`m making pies
Making pies
Making pies
Making pies

(For my pie-obsessed online buddies, Jason and Michael Hasenstab.)

Commenter Michael Hasenstab asked for a link to a possible video and, like him, I came up empty-handed, though Foxfires music service thingy did give me this:

Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin, born March 16 1964, is a singer/songwriter from Old Town, Maine, next to the Penobscot Indian reservation. Two of her first four albums were unreleased by A&M Records. more...

[via href="">FoxyTunes / Patty Griffin]

Hope it's useful.


  1. I thought for sure this would be a post on food. I don't think I've ever been so disappointed.

  2. Sorry 'bout that Jason. When filing season's over, I owe you a real post on food.

  3. Thanks Pete! Interesting lyrics; poetic, even. I looked for a vid of Griffin performing the song, no results. If you know of one, please shoot me the link.

  4. Hi, Mike. Thanks for dropping by. Like you, I haven't been able to find a video, either. Foxfire's music doo-hickey gave me a page that might be helpful so I've updated my post with the link. Best I can do.

  5. Someone with more talent and time than I have needs to put together a photo montage to the tune of Don McLeans "American Pie".