Patti Smith — Paths That Cross
Album: Dream Of Life
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Released: 1988
Length: 4:15
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Speak to me
Speak to me heart
I feel a needing
to bridge the clouds
Softly go
A way I wish to know
A way I wish to know

Oh you'll ride
Surely dance
In a ring
Backwards and forwards
Those who seek
feel the glow
A glow we will all know
A glow we will all know

On that day
Filled with grace
And the heart's communion
Steps we take
Steps we trace
Into the light of reunion

Paths that cross
will cross again
Paths that cross
will cross again

Speak to me
Speak to me shadow
I spin from the wheel
nothing at all
Save the need
the need to weave
A silk of souls
that whisper whisper
A silk of souls
that whispers to me

Speak to me heart
all things renew
hearts will mend
round the bend
Paths that cross
cross again
Paths that cross
will cross again

Rise up hold the reins
We'll meet again I don't know when
Hold tight bye bye
Paths that cross
will cross again
Paths that cross
Will cross again
Comments (77)add comment
 Cynaera wrote:
Patti is an acquired taste, I guess. I like her music. She spouts impromptu poetry as if she's delirious from a fever, and when she belts out a song, her voice could probably move a mountain. When I hear Natalie Merchant's version of "Because the Night" and then go for the Patti Smith rendition, there's no comparison.

Then again, why should there be comparisons at all? Music is music, and if one artist does a song one way and another does it a different way, it's still music, still new and fresh, still worthy of a listen, right? 

ducking and running...


 
Beauty
 Alpine wrote:
She looks like an ugly man. She can sing pretty good though.
 
Idiot. Patti is the most beautiful person in the world.
I read the lyrics and thought of a friend who passed away and I cry   love her spirit
 bstevens1951 wrote:
How old are you?
 

lemmoth wrote:

Well she was born in New Jersey not Canada or Ireland.

She and Neil have an affinity - look online for the great interview she conducted with him.

She and Neil are both genius songwriters IMHO.

Many others feel that way about Van.  I like him but not as much.

Bono and his band - note they are a true band - were the best thing in rock in the 80's & great periodically since then. Still in my top 15 - with Neil and Patti - not Van 

 

 
If you were born in the year that is embedded  in your user name here, I am six years younger than you.  Why do you ask?
How old are you?
 

lemmoth wrote:

Well she was born in New Jersey not Canada or Ireland.

She and Neil have an affinity - look online for the great interview she conducted with him.

She and Neil are both genius songwriters IMHO.

Many others feel that way about Van.  I like him but not as much.

Bono and his band - note they are a true band - were the best thing in rock in the 80's & great periodically since then. Still in my top 15 - with Neil and Patti - not Van 

 


 stunix wrote:
I still don't understand the attraction to Patti Smith.    Stick her in that box with Neil Young, Van Morrison and Bono.
four

 
Well she was born in New Jersey not Canada or Ireland.

She and Neil have an affinity - look online for the great interview she conducted with him.

She and Neil are both genius songwriters IMHO.

Many others feel that way about Van.  I like him but not as much.

Bono and his band - note they are a true band - were the best thing in rock in the 80's & great periodically since then. Still in my top 15 - with Neil and Patti - not Van 
 stunix wrote:
I still don't understand the attraction to Patti Smith.    Stick her in that box with Neil Young, Van Morrison and Bono.
 
*Takes her out of the box and puts her on a pedestal* 

*Does the same with Neil*

*Takes duct tape and ensures Van and Bono can't get out* 
Once is enough
Super lame. Patti, what have you done?
I still don't understand the attraction to Patti Smith.    Stick her in that box with Neil Young, Van Morrison and Bono.


four
fantastic song, lovely thoughts
Patti is an acquired taste, I guess. I like her music. She spouts impromptu poetry as if she's delirious from a fever, and when she belts out a song, her voice could probably move a mountain. When I hear Natalie Merchant's version of "Because the Night" and then go for the Patti Smith rendition, there's no comparison.

Then again, why should there be comparisons at all? Music is music, and if one artist does a song one way and another does it a different way, it's still music, still new and fresh, still worthy of a listen, right? 

ducking and running...


Provinssi 07: Patti Smith VIII by ~ineb
Beni Köhler  ©2007-2010 ~ineb

Patti Smith performed in Provinssirock, she did a very good gig, and even though I was only allowed to photograph during the first song, I managed to get a good selection of colourful photos.

Published in Pohjalainen 2007-06-17



I don't know what happened to the rockin' Patti of my youth, but this ain't it.
Bill, feel free to play anything from Patti's rockin' days, thanks. 
My my path never cross this song again.
Alpine wrote: She looks like an ugly man. She can sing pretty good though.
 
denmom wrote:

Makes comments like a gibbering idiot.  But spells pretty well, though.

 

Thanks, denmom. You said it way better than I could have. I mean, who cares, Alpine, what your opinion is on that score? WTF are you thinking?!
 Alpine wrote:
She looks like an ugly man. She can sing pretty good though.
 
Makes comments like a gibbering idiot.  But spells pretty well, though.

 le_colonel wrote:
Just tuned in again and found I missed out on a pretty awesome set:

Patti Smith - Paths that cross
R.E.M. - Rockville
Doves - Compulsion
Cloud Cult - Journey of the featherless
 
I was thinking same , but i hope its coming up another good one!!

Just tuned in again and found I missed out on a pretty awesome set:

Patti Smith - Paths that cross
R.E.M. - Rockville
Doves - Compulsion
Cloud Cult - Journey of the featherless


Steven Sebring at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival premiere of Patti Smith "Dream of Life":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pTYrFoXp6s



 RadioDoc wrote:
Funny thing is if Springsteen were singing this most of the complainers would be tripping over each other to give this an 8.  Hypocrites, all.
 
or neil young.