Patti Smith - Death Singing Lyrics




In the straw-colored light
In light rapidly changing
On a life rapidly fading

Have you seen death singing
Have you seen death singing

With a throat smooth as a lamb
Yet dry as a branch not snapping
He throws back his head
And he does not sing a thing mournful

Have you seen death singing
Have you seen death singing
Have you seen death singing
In the straw-colored light

He sings a black embrade
And white opals swimming
In a child's leather purse
Have you seen death swimming
Have you seen death swimming

With a throat smooth as a lamb
Yet dry as a branch not snapping
He throws back his head
And he does not sing a thing mournful

Have you seen death singing
Have you seen death singing
Have you seen death singing
In the straw-colored light

He sings of youth enraged
And the burning of Atlanta
And these viral times
And May ribbons streaming
And straw-colored curls a-turning
A mother's vain delight
And woe to the sun
And woe to the young
Another hearse is drawn
Have you seen death singing
In the straw-colored light





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Patti Smith Death Singing Comments
  1. Mark Nicholls

    One of Patti's most underrated songs

  2. Ulrik Jørgensen

    love you patti..see you in denmark 2017.
    hehe.fuck the world

  3. Redd Foxx

    Another vision of music.

  4. finmarc

    touching,

  5. RUPickman

    I forgot to note...she titled this tribute "Death Singing" two years before he died. It was THAT obvious.

  6. RUPickman

    We all have these artists for which we say to ourselves, "Man, I wish I could have seen them when...." Well, I was lucky enough to see Benjamin many times and I'm thankful for it. Many times he was incoherent - those weren't the best shows. But when he was on, it was utterly captivating. Patti's title is perfect. At the time you KNEW you were watching death singing, but you still watched, entranced.

  7. Marenda Scales

    what did i just listen to ???

    Ulrik Jørgensen

    Marenda Scales døds sangen