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Patti Smith — Ghost Dance
Album: Land (1975-2002)
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Released: 2002
Length: 4:33
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We shall live again, we shall live.

What is it children that falls from the sky ?
Tayi, taya, tayi, aye aye.
Mannah from Heaven from the most high,
Food from the father, tayi, taye aye.

We shall live again, we shall live again,
We shall live again, shake out the ghost dance.

Peace to your brother, give and take peace,
Tayi, taya, it leaves two feet
One foot extended, snake to the ground,
Wave up the Earth, one turn around.

We shall live again, we shall live again,
We shall live again, shake out the ghost dance.

Stretch out your arms now tip and swing,
Rude up thy bird, tayi, tayi.
Threw out your shoe over the soil,
Dust off the words that shaped from the tale.

We shall live again, we shall live again,
We shall live again, shake out the ghost dance.

Here we are, Father, Lord, Holy Ghost,
Bread of your bread, ghost of your host,
We are the tears that fall from your eyes,
Word of your word, cry of your cry.

We shall live again, we shall live again,
We shall live again.

What is it, Father, in your eye,
What is this wisdom, eyes of God,
That makes me feel just what I need.
You used to fly me the way to speed.

What is it, Father, holy that night ?
What is it, Father, that moves to the right ?
What is it, Father, that is waiting in Heaven ?
What is it, Father, that shapes from your hand ?
What is it, Father, that makes me spin around ?
What is it, Father, that brings me down
What is it, Father, you can't tell what I like.
What is it, Father, I just ride into space
What is it, Father, I can tell you one night
What is it, Father, I can tell what I like
What is it, Father, are you into shape
What is it, Father, are you calling today
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Originally Posted by BC_Night_Heron: "Indigenous" alludes to the Native American context of the song. You seem to be threatened by descriptive words in your continuing demeaning assessments of my comments. Lighten up and use a dictionary.
ALL of us know what you meant. MOST of us still don't like this song. :moon:
Blagh. Good example of Nostalgie de la Buie. Robbie Robertson is more convincing. This reminds me of a chant in People\'s Park in Berkeley. :frustrated:
Originally Posted by rmurray248: "Indigenous anguish?" To what specific region do you refer? Those 10-cent words can be a little troublesome from time to time, eh?
"Indigenous" alludes to the Native American context of the song. You seem to be threatened by descriptive words in your continuing demeaning assessments of my comments. Lighten up and use a dictionary.
Ugh! Make her stop! I like a lot of PS\'s work, but this tune AND the Velvet Underground:Venus in Furs cut which preceeded this tune could fall off of ANYone\'s playlist and never be missed, IMHO. I\'d rather hear an all-day mix of \"Fish-Head\'s, Fish-Head\'s, Rolly-Poley Fish-Head\'s...eat \'em up! YUM!\"
Pattie Smith has some done some excellent work but when she is bad she is unbearable. This is pathetic.
Stinking with a flatulence of disingenuous language and cloying. Makes you stop, listen and click stop!
Originally Posted by rmurray248: "Indigenous anguish?" To what specific region do you refer? Those 10-cent words can be a little troublesome from time to time, eh?
do you guys know each other?
Just plain spectacular.
I wouldn\'t put it on the stereo for a romantic candlelight dinner, but I kinda like it.
This is very terrible, IMO.
one of my favorite songs from the most uncompromising artists of our time no wonder it illicits such a strong response in both directions
Big Paulie is barfing in the sink as I type this.
Originally Posted by BC_Night_Heron: Striking with a resonance of indigenous anguish and longing. Makes you stop, listen and cry out!
"Indigenous anguish?" To what specific region do you refer? Those 10-cent words can be a little troublesome from time to time, eh?
Originally Posted by BC_Night_Heron: Makes you stop, listen and cry out!
You got that right, BC_Night_Heron. I'm crying out for this abomination to be dropped from the playlist.
Striking with a resonance of indigenous anguish and longing. Makes you stop, listen and cry out!
What a hideously awful song. Please put her well out of her misery, and off of RP.
"Godlike" is the only choice on this one -- Patti Smith is the last great Angry Poet, and still the best.
Holy christ, this is horrible! I\'ll be back when it\'s over.
I love you patti smith! how fabulous is this?