Back When Ted Loved Sylvia

Nanci Griffith


writers: Lela Ann Etheridge
album: Track 5 in album Hearts in Mind
release date: 2004
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk/Country Rock/Folk Rock
length: 4:15

Album Information

label: Universal Music
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 602498644393
script: Latin

Cover Art

Nanci Griffith Hearts in Mind cover art


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They both wrote poetry
He was a Yorkshire man in Cambridge

They kissed and picked daffodils
Just to bid her heart goodbye
The hawk next to his goddess
Back when Ted loved Sylvia
Close friends disapproved
They did not care with all that said

A life of academia
Angry verses and sad pleas
Dutiful wife and mother
Back when Ted loved Sylvia
The tempests that were howling
Were forces that had been in place

Collecting poems in a jar
And left her all alone
Why did she end it all?
There's only two that know for sure

I prefer to read between the lines
Back when Ted loved Sylvia


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Simple Life
  • 2 Angels
  • 3 Heart of Indochine
  • 4 Beautiful
  • 5 Back When Ted Loved Sylvia
  • 6 Mountain Of Sorrow
  • 7 Old Hanoi
  • 8 Before
  • 9 I Love This Town
  • 10 Rise To The Occasion
  • 11 Love Conquers All
  • 12 Last Train Home
  • 13 Big Blue Ball of War