Chordproc: Patti Smith : Easter

Patti Smith : Easter


  1. Till Victory
  2. Because The Night
  3. Ghost Dance
  4. We Three
  5. 25th Floor (and High On Rebellion)
  6. High On Rebellion
  7. Babelogue
  8. Rock N Roll Nigger
  9. Privilege (Set Me Free)

Till Victory

Raise the sky. We got to fly over the land, over the sea. Fate unwinds and if we die, souls arise. God, do not seize me please, till victory. Take arms. Take aim. Be without shame No one to bow to, to vow to, to blame. Legions of light, virtuous flight. Ignite, excite. And you will see us coming, V formation, through the sky. Film survives. Eyes cry. On the hill, hear us call through a realm of sound. Oh, oh-oh. Down and down. Down and round, oh, down and round. Round and round, oh, round and round. Rend the veil and we shall sail. The nail, the grail: That's all behind thee. In deed, in creed, the curve of our speed. And we believe that we will raise the sky. We got to fly over the land, over the sea. Fate unwinds and if we die, souls arise. God, do not seize me please, till victory. Victory. Till victory. [repeat]



Because The Night

Bm
G
A
Bm
G
A
Bm
Bm
G
A
Bm
Take me now, baby, here as I am.
G
A
Bm
Pull me close try and understand.
G
A
Bm
Desire is hunger, is the fire I breathe.
G
A
Bm
Love is a banquet on which we feed.
G
A
D
A
Come on now, try and understand
Bm
G
A
The way I feel when I'm in your hand.
D
G
A
Take my hand; come under cover.
C
Bm
F#
They can't hurt you now, can't hurt you now, can't hurt you now.
Bm
Em/g
G
A
Bm
Because the night belongs to lovers.
Bm
Em/g
G
A
Bm
Because the night belongs to lust.
Bm
Em/g
G
A
Bm
Because the night belongs to lovers.
Bm
Em/g
G
A
Bm
Because the night belongs to us.
Bm
G
A
Bm
Have I doubt when I'm alone?
G
A
Bm
Love is a ring on the telephone.
G
A
Bm
Love is an angel disguised as lust,
G
A
Bm
Here in our bed until the morning comes.
G
A
D
A
Come on now, try and understand
Bm
G
A
The way I feel under your command.
D
G
A
Take my hand as the sun descends.
C
Bm
F#
They can't touch you now, can't touch you now, can't touch you now.
Bm
Em/g
G
A
Bm
Because the night belongs to lovers.
Bm
Em/g
G
A
Bm
Because the night belongs to lust.
Bm
Em/g
G
A
Bm
Because the night belongs to lovers.
Bm
Em/g
G
A
Bm
Because the night belongs to us.
D
A
D
A
Bm
A
With love we sleep; with doubt the viscious circle turn and turns.
D
A
Bm
A
D
A
Without you I cannot live, forgive the yearning, burning
G
D
G
I believe in time, too real to feel,
Bm
D
G
F#
So touch me now, touch me now, touch me now.
Bm
Em/g
G
A
Bm
Because the night belongs to lovers.
Bm
Em/g
G
A
Bm
Because the night belongs to lust.
Bm
Em/g
G
A
Bm
Because the night belongs to lovers.
Bm
Em/g
G
A
Bm
Because the night belongs to us.



Ghost Dance

Dm
Am
G
Am
Dm
Am
G
Am
What is it children
C/g
G
That falls from the sky
Em
Am
Tayi taye aye tayi aye aye
Am
Manna from heaven
C/g
G
From the most high
Em
Food from the father
Am
Tayi taye aye
Dm
Am
G
Am
We shall live again
Dm
Am
G
Dm
Am
G
Am
We shall live....again
Am
Dm
Am
G
Shake out the ghost dance
Am
Peace to your brother
C/g
G
Give and take peace
Em
Tayi taye aye
Am
It leaves two feet
Am
One foot extended
C/g
G
Snake to the ground
Em
Wave up the earth
Am
One turn around
Chorus
Am
Stretch out your arms
C/g
G
Now tip and swing
Em
Rude up thy bird
Am
Tayi taye aye
Am
Threw out your shoe
C/f
G
Over the soil
Em
Dust off the words
Am
That shape from the tale
Chorus
Am
Here we are father
C/g
G
Your holy host
Em
Blood of thy blood
Am
And ghost of thy ghost
Am
We are the tears
C/f
G
That fall from your eyes
Em
Word of thy word
Am
And cry of thy cry
Chorus
Dm
Am
What is it father
G
Am
That snakes from the light
Dm
Am
What is it father
G
Am
That moves through the night
Dm
Am
What is it father
G
Am
Dm
Am
And tell me when father
G
Am
Will we live again
Chorus



We Three

Am
You say you want me.
F
I want another.
Am
Say you dream of me.
F
Dream of your brother.
Dm
Am
Oh, the stars shine so suspiciously
F4/bb
A5
C
G
For we three.
C
Am
You said when you were with me
F
G
That nothing made you high.
C
Am
We drank all night together
F
G
Am
And you began to cry so recklessly.
Dm
Am
F
Baby, please, don't take my hope away from me.
Am
You say you want me.
F
I want another, baby.
Am
You say you wish for me.
F
Wish for your brother.
Dm
Am
Oh, the dice roll so deceptively
F4/bb
A5
C
G
For we three.
C
Am
It was just another saturday
F
G
Am
And ev'rything was in the key of a.
C
Am
And I lit a cigarette for your brother.
F
G
Am
And he turned and heard me say so desp'rately,
Dm
Am
F
F#
"Baby, please, don't take my hope away from me."
F#
Bm
You say you want me.
G
I want another.
Bm
You say you pray for me.
G
Pray for your brother.
Em
D/a
Oh, the way that I see him is the way I see myself.
Em
D/a
So please stand back now and let time tell you.
Em
D/a
Em
G
Oh, can't you see that time is the key that will unlock the destiny
Bm
Of we three?
Em
Every night on sep'rate stars, before we go to sleep
Bm
We pray so breathlessly.
Em
G
Bm
Baby, please, don't take my hope away from me



25th Floor (and High On Rebellion)

We explore the men's room. We don't give a shit. Ladies' lost electricity; Take vows inside of it. Desire to dance; Too startled to try. Wrap my legs 'round you, Starting to fly. Let's explore Up there, up there, up there, On the twenty-fifth floor. Circle all around me, Coming for the kill, kill, kill Oh kill me baby Like a kamikaze Heading for a spill. Oh but it's all spilt milk to me. Desire to dance; Too startled to try. Wrap my legs 'round you, Starting to fly. Let's soar Up there, up there, up there, On the twenty-fifth floor. We do not eat Flower of creation. We do not eat, Eat anything at all. Love is, love was, love is a manifestation. I'm waiting for a contact to call. Love's war. Love's cruel. Love's pretty, love's pretty cruel tonight. I'm waiting here to refuel. I'm gonna make contact tonight. Love in my heart. The night to exploit. Twenty-five stories over Detroit, And there's more Up there, up there, up there. Stoned in space Zeus Christ It has always been rock and so it is and so it shall be Within the context of neo rock we must open up our eyes And seize and rend the veil of smoke which man calls order Pollution is a necessary result Of the inability of man to reform and transform waste The transformation of waste The transformation of waste The transformation of waste The transformation of waste Is perhaps the oldest pre-occupation of man Man being the chosen alloy He must be reconnected—via shit, at all cost Inherent with(in) us is the dream of the task of the alchemist To create from the clay of man And to re-create from excretion of man Pure and then soft and then solid gold All must not be art. some art we must disintegrate. Positive (anarchy must exist.) In background: (I feel it swirling around me I feel it feeling no pain I'm waiting above for you baby I know that I'll see you up there I'm floating in a door backward On boundaries over this world I'm waiting above in the sky, dear Upon a [ ] ...)



High On Rebellion

What I feel when I'm playing guitar is completely cold and crazy Like I don't owe nobody nothing And it's just a test just to see how far I can relax Into the cold wave of a note When everything hits just right (just and right) The note of nobility can go on forever I never tire of the solitary E And I trust my guitar And I don't care about anything Sometimes I feel like I've broken through And I'm free and I could dig into eternity into eternity Riding the wave and realm of the E Sometimes it's useless Here I am struggling and filled with dread Afraid that I'll never squeeze enough graphite from my damaged cranium To inspire or asphyxiate any eyes grazing like hungry cows Across the stage or page Inside of me I'm crazy I'm just crazy Inside I must continue I see her, my stiff muse Jutting around round round round like a broken speeding statue The colonial year is dead and the greeks too are finished The face of alexander remains not only solely due to sculpture But through the power and foresight and magnetism of alexander himself The artist must maintain his swagger He must he must he must be intoxicated by ritual as well as result Look at me I am laughing I am laughing I am lapping cocaine from the hard brown palm of the bouncer And I trust my guitar Therefore we black out together Therefore I would run through scum And scum is just ahead, ah we see it, but we just laugh We're ascending through the hollow mountain We are peeking We are laughing We are kneeling We are laughing We are radiating at last This rebellion is just a gas our gas a gas that we pass



Babelogue

I haven't fucked much with the past But I've fucked plenty with the future Over the skin of silk are scars From the splinters of stations and walls I've caressed A stage is like each bolt of wood Like a log of Helen, is my pleasure I would measure the success of a night By the way... by the way... By the amount of piss and seed I could exude Over the columns that nestled the PA Some nights I'd surprise everybody By skipping off with a skirt of green net Sewed over with flat metallic circles which dazzled and flashed The lights were violet and white I had an ornamental veil, but I couldn't bear to use it When my hair was cropped, I craved covering But now my hair itself is a veil And the scalp inside is a scalp of a crazy and sleepy Comanche Lies beneath this netting of the skin I wake up I am lying peacefully I am lying peacefully And my knees are open to the sun I desire him, and he is absolutely ready to seize me In heart I am a Muslim In heart I am an American In heart I am Muslim In heart I'm an American artist And I have no guilt I seek pleasure I seek the nerves under your skin The narrow archway; the layers; the scroll of ancient lettuce We worship the flaw, the belly, the belly, The mole on the belly of an exquisite whore He spared the child and spoiled the rod I have not sold myself to God



Rock N Roll Nigger

Baby was a black sheep. Baby was a whore. Baby got big and baby get bigger. Baby get something. Baby get more. Baby, baby, baby was a rock-and-roll nigger. Oh, look around you, all around you, Riding on a copper wave. Do you like the world around you? Are you ready to behave? Outside of society, they're waitin' for me. Outside of society, that's where I want to be. (Lenny!) Baby was a black sheep. Baby was a whore. You know she got big. Well, she's gonna get bigger. Baby got a hand; got a finger on the trigger. Baby, baby, baby is a rock-and-roll nigger. Outside of society, that's where I want to be. Outside of society, they're waitin' for me. (those who have suffered, understand suffering, And thereby extend their hand The storm that brings harm Also makes fertile Blessed is the grass And herb and the true thorn and light) I was lost in a valley of pleasure. I was lost in the infinite sea. I was lost, and measure for measure, Love spewed from the heart of me. I was lost, and the cost, And the cost didn't matter to me. I was lost, and the cost Was to be outside society. Jimi Hendrix was a nigger. Jesus Christ and Grandma, too. Jackson Pollock was a nigger. Nigger, nigger, nigger, nigger, Nigger, nigger, nigger. Outside of society, they're waitin' for me. Outside of society, if you're looking, That's where you'll find me. Outside of society, they're waitin' for me. Outside of society. (Repeat)



Privilege (Set Me Free)

I see it all before me: The days of love and torment; The nights of rock-and-roll. I see it all before me. Sometimes my spirit's empty; Don't have the will to go on. I wish someone would send me Energy. Give me something. Give me something to give. Oh, God, give me something: A reason to live. My body is aching. Don't want sympathy. Come on. Come and love me. Come on. Set me free. Set me free. The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me through the path of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me. Hey, Lord, I'm waitin' for you. Oh, God, I'm waitin' for you; Waitin' to open Your ninety-eight wounds And be Thee, be Thee. Lead me, oh, lead me. Leave me something. Leave me something to live. Oh, God, give me something: A reason to live. I don't want no handout; No, not sympathy. Come on. Come and love me. Come on. Set me free. Set me free. Come on. Set me free Set me free... Oh, I'm so young, so goddamn young. Oh, I'm so young, so goddamn young. Oh, I'm so young, so goddamn. Set me free. In the presence of my enemies, Thou anointest my head with oil. My cup runneth over. Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life. And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Ah, damn, goddamn, goddamn, goddamn. Here I am.