Patti Smith
Patti Smith
A song for you
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A song for you

This is the girl.
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Hello everyone! I am sitting with my bass player Tony Shanahan at the Chicago O’hare Airport. We’re about to play the Riot Fest with the rest of the band in a couple hours

September 14th was the birthday of Amy Winehouse. The day she died Tony and I were at the Madrid Airport waiting for our flight home. Much saddened, I wrote Amy a little poem called This is the girl. Some days later we were recording the album Banga in Electric Lady Studios. Tony sat at the piano to play me a piece of music he had just written. I sensed immediately the poem to Amy would be perfect for his piece of music.

So we are offering it here, a bit ragtag, from a quiet space at the airport. Thinking of Amy, the girl who moved us all to tears.

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