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"Up There Down There" is a rock song written by Patti Smith and Fred "Sonic" Smith. It was released as the third single from Patti Smith's 1988 album Dream of Life.


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1996
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Up there 
There's a ball of fire 
Some call it the spirit 
Some call it the sun 
Its energies are not for hire 
It serves man 
It serves everyone 
Down there where Jonah wails 
In the healing water 
In the ready depths 
Twisting like silver swans 
No line of death no boundaries 

Up there 
The eye is hollow
The eye is winking 
The winds ablaze
Angels howling 
The sphinx awakens
But what can she say 
You'd be amazed 

Down there 
Your days are numbers 
Nothing to fear 
There will be trumpets 
There will be silence 
In the end the end 
Will be here just here 

Ah the borders of heaven 
Are zipped up tight tonight 
The abstract streets 
The lights like some switched on Mondrian 
Cats like us are obsolete 
Hey Man don't breathe on my feet 
Thieves, poets we're inside out 
And everybody's a soldier 
Angels howl at those abstract lights 
And the borders of heaven 
Are zipped up tight tonight 

Up there 
There's a ball of fire 
Some call it the spirit 
Some call it the sun 
Its energies are not for hire 
It serves man
It serves everyone 
The air we breathe 
The flame of wisdom 
The earth we grind 
The beckoning sea 
It's no mystery
Not sentimental 
Ah the equation
It's all elemental 

The world is restless 
Heaven in flux
Angels appear 
From the bright storm 
Out of the shadows 
Up there, down there 
But what can we say 
Man's been forewarned 

All communion is not holy 
Even those that fall 
They can prophet understanding 
It's all for man
It's for everyone 
It's up there, down there 
Everywhere
Everywhere 
Time for communion
Time for communion 
Talking communion

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Patti Smith

Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist, who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses. more »

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Written by: FRED SMITH, PATTI SMITH

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