Patty Griffin-Not Alone

She sees him laying in the bed alone tonight
The only thing a touching him is a crack of light
Pieces of her hair are wrapped around and ’round his fingers
And he reaches for her side, for any sign of her that lingers

And she says you are not alone
Laying in the light
Put out the fire in your head
And lay with me tonight

One of them bullets went straight for the jugular vein
There were people running, a flash of light
Then everything changed
Nothing really matters in the end you know
All the worrys sever
Don’t be afraid for me my friend, one day we all fall down forever

She says you are not alone
Laying in the light
Put out the fire in your head
And lay with me tonight

The wedding date was June just like any other bride
She loved him like no one before and it was good to be alive
But sometimes that can slip away as fast
As any fingers through your hands
So you let time forgive the past and go and make some other plans

You are not alone
Laying in the light
Put out the fire in your head
And lay with me tonight
You are not alone
Laying in the light
Put out the fire in your head
And lay with me tonight

From Living With Ghosts (1996)

*Patty wrote this song for two women who were killed when a man opened fire on an abortion clinic.  The women were waiting to have procedures performed.  One of them was to be married later that year.

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