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Patti Smith — Glitter In Their Eyes
Album: Gung Ho
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7

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Total ratings: 918








Released: 2000
Length: 2:59
Plays (last 30 days): 2
It's been a while since I've seen your face
It's been a while since I've walked this place
I see the monkeys riding on their bikes
Racing through the impossible night

You say you're feeling like a new tree
Man, they'll cut you from limb to limb
Pick your pocket with delight
Shake it to the right
Shake it in the light

Chorus:
Oh can't you see the glitter
The glitter in their eyes
Oh can't you see the glitter
The glitter in their eyes

Genius stalking in new shoes
Have you got WTO blues
Dust of diamonds
Making you sneeze
Kids on rollers ready for
Running through the junkyards
Breezing through the halls
Racing through the malls
Walking through the walls
They'll strip your mind
Just for fun
Quoth the raven
Yum yum yum

Chorus

Children, children everywhere
Selling souls for souvenirs
They've been sold out like as not
Just for chunks of Ankgor Vat

Chorus 2x

They'll trade you up
Trade you down
Your body a commodity
Our sacred stage
Has been defaced
Replaced to grace
The marketplace
Dow is jonesing at the bit
42nd Disney Street
Ragged hearts unraveling
Look out kids
The gleam the gleam
All that glitters
Is not all that glitters
Is not all that glitters
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I'm far from a Patti Smith fan based on what LITTLE I've heard, but this song does rock.

It reminds me a bit of The Donnas. Hey RP, you should consider playing some The Donnas. Find the song  "Gold Medal" or " I Don't Wanna Know (If You Don't Want Me)"
I'd never heard of them until a couple of years ago, but if you could cross 90% rock out like this Patti Smith song or Joan Jett with 10% Bangles and GoGos you have melodic kick ass rock.

Patti Smith rocks!{#Yes}
 igwanna wrote:
The world has so changed - all I here now is:
"Oh can't you see the gluten, gluten,gluten in the rice?"
 
{#Cheesygrin}
The world has so changed - all I here now is:
"Oh can't you see the gluten, gluten,gluten in the rice?"
"Monkeys on bikes." Now that is Key West. 
Fantastic stuff
Not a bad Pretenders imitation
"Quoth the Raven yum yum yum"

😍 
Wow, this really rocks!
Was out shopping for a birthday party so I missed this song. Came home and tried the new RP Player, which starts an hour back in time vs. the realtime playlist... so... victory!
I am on a  loan, yet gung ho too.
Anyone remember Sleeper, and Elastica? I suddenly do.

No bad thing... 
 Proclivities wrote:

To me, this sounds about as much like "Money For Nothing" as it does "Hava Nagila".  But everyone hears different things of course.

 
Two great tunes, to which I have to add Ultravox's All Stood Still and half a dozen Stranglers tracks. Still kicks the butt, though!
 esotericderek wrote:
This is so derivative. I keep hearing snippets of Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing", amongst others. Disappointing effort from Patti.
 
To me, this sounds about as much like "Money For Nothing" as it does "Hava Nagila".  But everyone hears different things of course.

Is anyone else getting Girls Aloud towards the end?

{#War}  {#Music}
YEAH!
Me likey like very much!
{#Dancingbanana_2} 
Right on osomofo!   Cheers young Genius, Patty is the real thing, she Rocks
Right on osomofo!   Cheers young Genius, Patti is the real thing, she Rocks
Poet warrior she is. Someone clone her quick so we can have another 30 years of real Rock and Roll. 
Real good stuff.

Nice find for me as I loved Horses and then trailed off...

but I would definitely marry Patti 
 
Love Patti.  Not one of her best songs/albums.  Never heard her bring this one back live.

Not a good representation of what makes her a hall of famer.
She can still bring the angst and the noise!  That's some tasty rock and roll.
When Patti sings, there's glitter in my eyes.
Wow! Love it
 Stingray wrote:

Yes, Romeo. Can I hold hands with you...?
  

No, Stingray, you cannot!  Hope you are having a marvelous day!

Love this song...
 
How'd this song draw so many bitchy comments? Jeez dudes. Go put your RadioHead CDs back on and let the rest of us enjoy the variety.
 GarageDragon wrote:
I came here to give it a 3, but after reading the comments I'm now inclined to give it a 2. Rarely does a song evoke such pretention as this.
 
Evoke such pretention (sic)? Are you trying to say that Patti Smith is pretentious? {#Stupid}
I'm not her biggest fan, but pretentious is one of the last words I'd use to describe her.
Wow, this song rocks! Luvin' that bass line! 
 emulet wrote:

Agree 100%. 

I've seen Pink Floyd rated with a 9, so no surprise here.

 
I'm ready! Take me to that place, that place where Pink Floyd and Patty Smith and the Talking Heads and Joan Osborne and the Chieftains and Sting and Annie Lennox, are crap and only some, I don't know, who, what? Who is good? Who is popular? What can be acceptable? I want to be in this elite music master-class. I want to be exalted, I want to be better than the millions of others that like these banal, popular deadbeats, these dreaded "good" lyricists, these clever musical craftsmen, these no, I can't say it, good! yes, good musicians...I want to find out where these ethereal heights hide...show me where....take me away from great, make good be gone, show me ....what? 
Seriously, If you think Pink Floyd can't rate a 9 on this forum, why are you here? 


 romeotuma wrote:


This song is good for the ears...


 
Yes, Romeo. Can I hold hands with you...?

SEXY-SEXY - PATTY!

You rock this retirement home!


I came here to give it a 3, but after reading the comments I'm now inclined to give it a 2. Rarely does a song evoke such pretention as this.
 Stingray wrote:
ALL THE GOOD SONGS - OBVIOUSLY A RULE FOR RP LISTENERS -
ARE RATED BELOW "7".
 
But this DEFINITELY ISN'T ONE of those......
yuck

 Stingray wrote:
ALL THE GOOD SONGS - OBVIOUSLY A RULE FOR RP LISTENERS -
ARE RATED BELOW "7".
 
Agree 100%. 

I've seen Pink Floyd rated with a 9, so no surprise here.

ALL THE GOOD SONGS - OBVIOUSLY A RULE FOR RP LISTENERS -
ARE RATED BELOW "7".


This song is good for the ears...


 AdyMiles wrote:
predictable, obvious music and lyrics. too much repetition too, but that's pretty common these days it seems
 

You are either just reaching your 11th birthday (in which case, you have somewhat of an excuse) or you have only recently brought your opinionated - and highly uninformed (no matter your smarmy "these days" comment) - perspective to the world of popular music (in which case, you don't). Perhaps you should focus your razor-sharp intellect on the world of politics next. I bet you'd make a fine US senator - change your citizenship if necessary. Heck, why not?
 TheKing2 wrote:
Again I know why I'm listening to RP. First US2's Dansing Barefoor followed by Pattis Smith Glittern in Their Eyes. A selection only a humen being with profound musical knowledge could have made....::..

 

OT, but "US2" would be a great name for a U2 tribute band!
 joanie wrote:
If anything is "derivative" about Patti Smith...it's in how others "derive" from her....and have since the '70's. She's the original punk rocker...and has evolved into so much more.
 
{#High-five} You said it!

predictable, obvious music and lyrics. too much repetition too, but that's pretty common these days it seems
 esotericderek wrote:
This is so derivative. I keep hearing snippets of Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing", amongst others. Disappointing effort from Patti.
 
First came Patty, then Dire Straits.

 rankatank wrote:
I can hear some "Money for Nothing" in this, too, the melodies in the verses are pretty similar.
 
Plus a XX chromosome Dylan on a GoFaster

Again I know why I'm listening to RP. First US2's Dansing Barefoor followed by Pattis Smith Glittern in Their Eyes. A selection only a humen being with profound musical knowledge could have made....::..

 boober wrote:
Patti's looking good on the album cover.
 
And hapattiness is a wrapped gun.
Love to hear Patti and David Byrne do a duet of a dysfunctional ditty.
You GO Patti!!!!!!!

{#Dancingbanana}
Turn it up to 11.
I can hear some "Money for Nothing" in this, too, the melodies in the verses are pretty similar.
Hey Bill - after this play some Iggy. :idea: :high-five:
If anything is "derivative" about Patti Smith...it's in how others "derive" from her....and have since the '70's. She's the original punk rocker...and has evolved into so much more.
When she's bad she's WICKED Patti Kicks it hard! Eagan wrote:
When she's good, she's very good.
She can do no wrong. Never heard this one but I like it. I certainly cannot hear any Dire Straits "Money for Nothing." Might not be as rough as other Patti Smith, but "derivative?"
:notworthy: Patti Smith
One of the greatest artists of my lifetime.
This is so derivative. I keep hearing snippets of Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing", amongst others. Disappointing effort from Patti.
After U2's lackluster version of Dancing Barefoot - Yay Patti! :guitarist: :dancingbanana:
miamizsun wrote:
:yes: i really like this song.
very cool song.
Eagan wrote:
When she's good, she's very good.
:yes: i really like this song.
suddenchad wrote:
I bow to no one in my love for Patti, but it's a facile thing to simply say "Her old stuff is better." I think her work from 1996 on (when she made her most recent, sustained comeback) has a maturity that brings a new depth to her work and some of those older albums probably aren't as good as you remember. But if you are going to buy a recent one, get "Trampin'" from 2004. As good as anything she's done, in my opinion.
Well said, and I completely agree. I love Radio Ethiopia in way that can only be explained by the circumstances under which I first heard it; I think it's her best but I doubt I'll find anyone who'd agree...On the other hand, Horses is, was, and always will be great. Dream of Life, Gung Ho, and Trampin' are all excellent and, well, now I'm back to what suddenchad said at the top!
all that glitters :dance: all that glitters
boober wrote:
Patti's looking good on the album cover. :ask:
LOL! :biggrin:
Patti's looking good on the album cover. :ask:
well, if I had to hear U2 sing patti, I'm glad to hear her now!
When she's good, she's very good.
I bow to no one in my love for Patti, but it's a facile thing to simply say "Her old stuff is better." I think her work from 1996 on (when she made her most recent, sustained comeback) has a maturity that brings a new depth to her work and some of those older albums probably aren't as good as you remember. But if you are going to buy a recent one, get "Trampin'" from 2004. As good as anything she's done, in my opinion.
I hate to participate in the "reminds me of" and "sounds like" comments, however this song is sooo reminiscent of Lene Lovich somehow...in a good way - I like :)
Just to throw in my two cent's worth--her new CD, "Trampin" is excellent--the best thing she's done in years. Still good live, saw here a few years ago. Of course, her earlier work is fantastic. Rock on...
she just played the final show at CBGB in NY, yesterday
RIP, CBGB!
mem_313 wrote:
Thanks Bill. I have not owned any Patti in so long. need to get this one! :guitarist:
Much better Patti than this album IMO--try early stuff like Horses, Radio Ethiopia, Easter, etc. Dream of Life is a later album I really dig. The rest of Gung Ho doesn't really sound much like this song if that helps...
Sounds as if she's trying to sing like Mark Knopfler, but with a higher voice, during the verse.
slowhand wrote:
Queen of rough rock!!!!!!!!!
With Mike Stipe I think...cool....
Queen of rough rock!!!!!!!!!
definitely not my cup of tea. She does tear it up pretty good tho
Thanks Bill. I have not owned any Patti in so long. need to get this one! :guitarist:
Saw this coming, (Patti) fun playlist though, Bravo!
Almost godlike; speakers not good enough to tell. Kids know how to rock ssssssssssss
TKTuttle wrote:
Never heard this until today. I like it. :dance:
Same here. :cool:
Never heard this until today. I like it. :dance:
Peter Mulvey doing U2 U2 doing Patti Smith Patti Smith doing herself(?) Kewl set!
Patti Smith is the ultimate "rock chick," even in these later years. This song grabs you and does not let go. Not bad for a woman in her fifties!!
wow! one of those songs that just *hit* me. Great energy! Definately gonna have to look into more of her music
I saw Patti Smith at the Roskilde festival in Denmark last summer, when she had a spoken word show which was really just boring and incoherent IMHO. But she sure has made some good music. She had a 'real' concert too, but she spent half of it reading her poems. Too bad.
Great song from an AMAZING cd (Gung Ho) --best stuff she\'s done since Horses, IMO.
I have to agree with the good doctor... High energy song, one of her best IMHO.