"These Days in an Open Book" as written by and Nanci Griffith....
Shut it down and call this road a day
And put this silence in my heart in a better place
I have travelled with your ghost now so many years
That I see you in the shadows
In hotel rooms and headlights
You're coming up beside me
Whether it's day or night

[Chorus:]
These days my life is an open book
Missing pages I cannot seem to find
These days your face
In my memory
Is in a folded hand of grace against these times

No one's ever come between your memory and me
I have driven this weary vessel here alone
Will you still find me if I leave you here beside this road
Cuz' I need someone who can touch me
Who'll put no one above me
Someone who needs me
Like the air he breathes

[Chorus]

I can't remember where this toll road goes
Maybe it's Fort Worth, maybe it's a heart of gold
The price of love is such a heavy toll
That I've lived my life in the backroads
With your love in my pocket
If I spend the love you gave me
Tell me where will it go?

[Chorus]

These days your face
In my memory
Is in a folded hand of grace
Folded hand of grace
Folded hand of grace
Against these times


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"These Days in an Open Book" as written by Nanci Griffith

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    General CommentThis song is clearly an ode to the memory of Nanci's high school boyfriend, John, who died in a motorcycle accident after dropping her off at home following their senior prom.

    IMO, It is one of the most beautifully constructed and performed songs about a lost love, you can almost feel the artists emotion as she ruminates about part of her life cut way too short, too soon.
    Ritzytraileron October 09, 2013   Link

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