These Days in an Open Book Lyrics

Nanci Griffith


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Nanci Griffith
album: Track 5 in album Flyer
release date: 1994-9-13
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk
length: 3:33

Cover Art

Nanci Griffith Flyer cover art
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Shut it down and call this road a day
And put this silence in my heart in a better place
I have traveled 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
Cause 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 back roads
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


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