Me Too

The lyrics in Patti Smiths song Kimberly helped me cope with my 2 sons when they were in their terrible teenage years. ( the terrible 2s were nothing compared to the late teenage years)

Patti Smith wrote the song for her little sister Kimberly and basically it’s about nothing in the world matters as long as a love one is safe with you.  Here are the lyrics. Cheers!

 

 

 

The wall is high, the black barn,

The babe in my arms in her swaddling clothes

And I know soon that the sky will split

And the planets will shift,

Balls of jade will drop and existence will stop.

Little sister, the sky is falling, I don't mind, I don't mind.

Little sister, the fates are calling on you.

Ah, here I stand again in this old 'lectric whirlwind,

The sea rushes up my knees like flame

And I feel like just some misplaced Joan Of Arc

And the cause is you lookin' up at me.

Oh baby, I remember when you were born,

It was dawn and the storm settled in my belly

And I rolled in the grass and I spit out the gas

And I lit a match and the void went flash

And the sky split and the planets hit,

Balls of jade dropped and existence stopped, stopped, stop, stop.

Little sister, the sky is falling, I don't mind, I don't mind.

Little sister, the fates are calling on you.



I was goin' crazy, so crazy I knew I could break through with you,

So with one hand I rocked you and with one heart I reached for you.

Ah, I knew your youth was for the takin', fire on a mental plane,

So I ran through the fields as the bats with their baby vein faces

Burst from the barn and flames in a violent violet sky,

And I fell on my knees and pressed you against me.

Your soul was like a network of spittle,

Like glass balls movin' in like cold streams of logic,

And I prayed as the lightning attacked

That something will make it go crack, something will make it go crack,

Something will make it go crack, something will make it go crack.



The palm trees fall into the sea,

It doesn't matter much to me

As long as you're safe, Kimberly.

And I can gaze deep

Into your starry eyes, baby, looking deep in your eyes, baby,

Looking deep in your eyes, baby, looking deep in your eyes, baby,

Into your starry eyes, oh.



Oh, in your starry eyes, baby,

Looking deep in your eyes, baby, looking deep in your eyes, baby, oh.



Oh, looking deep in your eyes, baby,

Into your starry eyes, baby, looking deep in your eyes, Kimberley 

Nanoose Nanoose
61-65, M
1 Response Feb 12, 2010

Great song, great artist.