The lyrics are so beautiful they're almost Elizabethian.If you don't know her as a heart-attack serious poet, only as a 'punk singer', the whole content may surprise you. But two other angles got me. First, I'm somewhat surprised that she thinks of Elizabethan as the standard of lyric beauty. Second, the adjectival form made me jump: Why not just Elizabethan? Probably a performance error, although her form gets a fair number of g-hits.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Just heard Patti Smith doing a radio interview (she's coming to Madison soon) and she was praising a lyric (no idea what — I came in after the antecedent was established) this way: