Mood Music Day 3 – Patty Griffin Covers the Boss

I’ve always been a fan of Bruce Springsteen, and this song about a love that faded away has always been a favorite.  As performed by Patty, it brings a lump to my throat every time.  Especially, the last lines, “I drive by night/And I travel in fear/that in this darkness/I will disappear.

Unfortunately I couldn’t find a complete version of this song online, so along with the clip, here are the lyrics. If you’re looking for something to put you in the mood to write a sad, angsty character, I urge you to get a copy of the song off iTunes.


I met a little girl and I settled down

In a little house on out on the edge of town

We got married, swore we’d never part

Then little by little we drifted from eachother’s hearts

At first I thought it was just restlessness

That it’d fade as time went by, and our love would heal

In the end it was something more, I guess

Tore us apart and made us real


I’m driving a stolen car

Down on Eldridge Avenue

Each night I wait to get caught

But I never do

She asked if I remembered the letters I wrote

When our love was young and bold

She said last night she read those letters

And they made her feel one hundred years old


I’m driving a stolen car

On a pitch black night

And I’m telling myself

It’s gonna be all right

I drive by night

And I travel in fear

That in this darkness

I will disappear


  • September 15, 2011

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