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Patti Smith — Lo and Beholden
Album: Gung Ho
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7

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Total ratings: 761









Released: 2000
Length: 4:36
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I was alone and content in my world
Dancing on air
You sent to me a message that said
I like your style
Will you come to the temple tonight
And dance for me there?
I pledge to you all that you wish
The moon and the stars

Lo and beholden, why don't you give it up?
Lo and beholden, oh now you know it's true
Lo and beholden, oh I'm beholden to you

In the palace there was wild reverie
And the look in your eyes
As I dropped veil after veil
Was drunken desire
The dove calls and God he notes it all
The naked truth
Here is my seventh veil and last
It will cost you

Lo and beholden, why don't you give it up?
Lo and beholden, oh now you know it's true
Lo and beholden, oh I'm beholden to you

Dove calls and God he notes it all
You know it's true
Here is my seventh veil and last
It will cost you
The royal word it has been passed
The Prophet's head is all I ask
For beauty and the naked truth
It will cost you oh you

Lo and beholden, why don't you give it up?
Lo and beholden, oh now you know it's true
Lo and beholden, oh I'm beholden for you

Oh you
Lo and beholden, why don't you give it up?
Oh I'm beholden to you
Oh you, oh you, oh
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Just saw her on Monday night in San Francisco, as she has a new book out. She read from that and played a few songs with Tony Shanahan. Amazing as always. I strongly recommend Just Kids, her memoir of her time in NY with Robert Mapplethorpe. 
Love anything by patti
the lyrics are outstanding!
She is gorgeous
Let no one EVER say Patti Smith isn't/wasn't one of the great romantic poets. And pretty much every other kind, too.
Nice.
To me 7 - Quite Likeable   but not more    so I change Rating and Skip
 poetdancer wrote:
Her book "Just Kids" is fabulous. And if you ever get a chance to see her live, go. She's amazing. But of course I've only been a fan for 35 years...

 
I concur. The book is great.
gung-ho |ɡʌŋˈhəʊ| adjective

unthinkingly enthusiastic and eager, especially about taking part in fighting or warfare: the gung-ho tabloids have wrapped themselves in the Union Jack.

ORIGIN Second World War: from Chinese gōnghé, taken to mean ‘work together’ and adopted as a slogan by US Marines.

Why funny? What do you think "Gung Ho" means?

 

latrippa wrote:

Funny to learn what "Gung Ho" means in american...

 


Why is she using a photo of Peyton Manning as the cover artwork?
Her book "Just Kids" is fabulous. And if you ever get a chance to see her live, go. She's amazing. But of course I've only been a fan for 35 years...
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excellent artist imo  : )
Funny to learn what "Gung Ho" means in american...
No comment. Just voted 8.