On Grafton Street Lyrics

Nanci Griffith


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Fred Koller, Nanci Griffith
album: Track 12 in album Flyer
release date: 1994-9-13
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk
length: 4:03

Cover Art

Nanci Griffith Flyer cover art
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On Grafton Street at Christmas time
The elbows push you 'round
This is not my place of memories
I'm a stranger in this town
The faces seem familiar
And I know those songs they're playin'
But I close my eyes and find myself
Five thousand miles away

[Chorus:]
It's funny how my world goes round without you
You're the one thing I never thought
I could live without
And I just found this smile to think about you
You're a Saturday night
Far from the madding crowd

The buskers sing by candle light
In front of Bewleys Store
A young nun offers me a chair
At a table by the door
And I feel compelled to tell her
Of the sisters that we knew
How when they lit their candles
I'd say a prayer for you

[Chorus]

The church bells ring for holy hour
And I'm back out in the rain
It's been twenty years or more
Since I last said your name
I hear you live near Dallas now
In a house out on the plains
Why Grafton Street brought you to mind
I really can't explain

[Chorus]

On Grafton Street at Christmas time
The elbows push you round
All I carry now are memories
I'm a stranger in this town


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Flyer
  • 2 Nobody's Angel
  • 3 Say It Isn't So
  • 4 Southbound Train
  • 5 These Days in an Open Book
  • 6 Time of Inconvenience
  • 7 Don't Forget About Me
  • 8 Always Will
  • 9 Going Back to Georgia
  • 10 Talk to Me While I'm Listening
  • 11 Fragile
  • 12 On Grafton Street
  • 13 Anything You Need But Me
  • 14 Goodnight to a Mother's Dream
  • 15 This Heart