Cheer up Kim

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Anne sings:
Cheer up Kim, it might never happen
You're so lucky to be a rock star
You can live in a great big mansion
Everybody knows just who you are


A Jersey girl named Patti worked in the Piss Factory
She ran away to New York City, like Jersey girls do

She met a photographer there named Robert Mapplethorpe
They went to Coney Island together and wore hats
They fell in love, they were just kids

Cheer up Kim, it might never happen
You're so lucky to be who you are
You can live out there in the country
Everybody knows you're a rock star

Now, this Jersey girl Patti, she went out on the road with her band
And they became big stars. They were the Patti Smith Group
And they had hit records and travelled the world

Then she gave it all up. She married Fred Sonic Smith
and they moved to Detroit to raise a family together
But he died, it was so sad, he died.
She's back on the road with her band now
She's an artist, she's a magician, she's a shaman, she's a musician
She's a summer cannibal, she's an American artist and she has no guilt
And she shall live again

Cheer up Kim, it might never happen
I'm so sorry that you find it hard
You can be who you want to be now
Everybody knows you're a rock star
But it's hard, I know it's hard for you
I know it's hard, I know it's hard for you
It's hard for you, it's hard
take it easy on yourself, I know it's hard
take it easy on yourself, I know it's hard

Chris sings:
We talk in the language of space and of time
Live through our bodies in rhythm and rhyme
Forcing some distance from reality
Meeting the universe halfway and dancing
(If I)started again I would be a dancer
strutting with chaos with possibilities 
I would weave motion with time as potential 
My stage the as ifs, the nearlys, the almosts

I'm only living when I am dancing
Only real through rhythm and movement
I swing the beat and make it my own 
My grasp of reality light as my footsteps

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from Breakfast in Concrete, released November 8, 2016

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