Patti Smith - Blue Poles Lyrics




Mother as I write the sun dissolves
Blood life streaming cross my hand
And these words, these words
Hope dashed immortal hope
Hope streaking the canvas sky
Blue poles infinitely winding, as I write, as I write
Blue poles infinitely winding, as I write, as I write

We joined the long caravan
Hungry dreaming going west
Just for work just to get a job
And we never got lucky
We just forged on
And the dust the endless dust
Like a plague it covered everything
Hal fell with the fever
And mother I did what I could
Blue poles infinitely winding, as I write, as I write
Blue poles infinitely winding, as I write, as I write

We prayed we prayed for rain
I never wanted to see the sun again

All my dresses you made by hand
We left behind on the road
Hal died in my arms
We buried him by the river
Blue poles infinitely winding, as I write, as I write
Blue poles infinitely winding, as I write, as I write





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  1. Christine Steiner

    All my life been searchin' for a friend with depth. It's as if Patti fell in a well, and she's climbing out with me clinging to her shoulders.

  2. hugo ache

    Mother, as I write, the sun dissolves
    Blood life streaming, 'cross my hand
    And these words, these words
    Hope dashed immortal hope
    Hope streaking the canvas sky

    Blue poles infinitely winding
    As I write, as I write
    Blue poles infinitely winding
    As I write, as I write

    We joined the long caravan
    Hungry, dreaming, going west
    Just for work, just to get a job
    And we never got lucky

    We just forged on, and the dust
    The endless dust, like a plague
    It covered everything
    Hal fell, with the fever
    And mother I did, what I could

    Blue poles infinitely winding
    As I write, as I write
    Blue poles infinitely winding
    As I write, as I write

    We prayed, we prayed for rain
    I never wanted, to see the sun again
    All my dresses, you made by hand
    We left behind, on the road,
    Hal died, in my arms
    We buried him, by the river

    Blue poles infinitely winding
    As I write, as I write
    Blue poles infinitely winding
    As I write, as I write, I write

    John Storton

    Thank you.

  3. Andréa Maïs

    to my soulmate

  4. Ozgur Ozkaya

    Every now and then a clear harmonic cry gave new suggestions of a tune that would someday be the only tune in the world..

  5. STRATOS ZAFIRIOU

    perfect memories from our special past

  6. From 1964

    SHE soars high in the darkest of places

  7. kev smith

    where as patti smith been hiding until now , truly amazing

  8. João Castro

    Amazing.

  9. Rimgaudas Dumbliauskas

    Awesome 70 as they gave us

  10. REMChicagoBoy

    I love this song.

  11. 8octavius8

    La voix grave, le rythme lent, le mouvement régulier contenu, c'est intenable. C'est-à-dire formidable. Pauvre Hal. Le morceau le plus réussi de Peace & Noise.

  12. Jimena Alvarez

    Patti is awesome!!!