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Patti Smith Song Lyrics and Exclusive Video Performances

Watch Patti Smith perform two acoustic songs and read the lyrics of songs featured in Patti Smith: Dream of Life and on this website.

The Jackson Song

Written by Patti Smith

Little blue dreamer go to sleep
Let's close our eyes and call the deep
slumbering land that just begins
When day is done and little dreamers spin

First take my hand now let it go
Little blue boy you're on your own
Little blue wings as those feet fly
Little blue shoes that walk across the sky

May your path be your own
But I'm with you
And each day you'll grow
He'll be there too
And someday when you go
We'll follow you
As you go, as you go

Little blue star that offers light
Little blue bird that offers flight
Little blue path where those feet fall
Little blue dreamer won't you dream it all


And in your travels you will see
Warrior wings remember Daddy
And if a mama bird you see
Folding her wings will you remember me
As you go, as you go
As you go, as you go

Related Link: Listen to Smith talk about her songwriting in this 2008 BBC podcast from a series on songwriting featuring Leonard Cohen, Nile Rodgers and Patti Smith.

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I wanted to remember the original energy; strip away all the glamour and limousines and tons of drugs. I wanted to get back to the revolutionary ideas, merging poetry and rhythm and rock and roll.”

— Patti Smith,
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