"Gloria" as written by and Vincenzo Ricca....
Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine
Meltin' in a pot of thieves
Wild card up my sleeve
Thick heart of stone
My sins my own
They belong to me, me

People say 'beware!'
But I don't care
The words are just
Rules and regulations to me, me

I walk in a room, you know I look so proud
I'm movin' in this here atmosphere, well, anything's allowed
And I go to this here party and I just get bored
Until I look out the window, see a sweet young thing
Humpin' on the parking meter, leanin' on the parking meter
Oh, she looks so good, oh, she looks so fine
And I got this crazy feeling and then I'm gonna ah-ah make her mine
Ooh I'll put my spell on her

Here she comes
Walkin' down the street
Here she comes
Comin' through my door
Here she comes
Crawlin' up my stair
Here she comes
Waltzin' through the hall
In a pretty red dress
And oh, she looks so good, oh, she looks so fine
And I got this crazy feeling that I'm gonna ah-ah make her mine

And then I hear this knock on my door
Hear this knockin' on my door
And I look up into the big tower clock
And say, 'oh my God here's midnight!'
And my baby is walkin' through the door
Leanin' on my couch she whispers to me and I take the big plunge
And oh, she was so good and oh, she was so fine
And I'm gonna tell the world that I just ah-ah made her mine

And I said darling, tell me your name, she told me her name
She whispered to me, she told me her name
And her name is, and her name is, and her name is, and her name is G-l-o-are-i-a
G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria, G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria
G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria, G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria

I was at the stadium
There were twenty thousand girls called their names out to me
Marie and Ruth but to tell you the truth
I didn't hear them I didn't see
I let my eyes rise to the big tower clock
And I heard those bells chimin' in my heart
Going ding dong, ding dong, ding dong, ding dong.
Ding dong, ding dong, ding dong, ding dong
Counting the time, then you came to my room
And you whispered to me and we took the big plunge
And oh you were so good, oh, you were so fine
And I gotta tell the world that I make her mine, make her mine
Make her mine, make her mine, make her mine, make her mine

G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria, G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria, G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria,
G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria

And the tower bells chime, 'ding dong' they chime
They're singing, 'Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine.'

Gloria, G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria, G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria, G-l-o-are-i-a,
Gloria, g-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria, G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria
G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria, G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria, G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria,
G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria, G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria, G-l-o-are-i-a, Gloria


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"Gloria" as written by Vincenzo Ricca

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  • +5
    General CommentPatti Smith was probably the first punk, I don't think anyone gives her enough credit.
    hatred is purityon March 18, 2003   Link
  • +4
    General CommentShe isn't "the female" anyone...she's her own unique, talented, revolutionary person. It's truly sad that even those who attempt to praise her fall into doing so by relegating her to someone else's counterpart.
    hesterprynneon June 03, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentJust teenage girls interested in rock'n'roll need to get this record? I think it's a mind blowing album for people of either gender. She didn't confine herself to the ridiculous gender roles and stereotypes we have created for ourselves, so please don't do that to her. And even if she did confine herself to such things, that's sexist. Why are male artists for everyone while female artists who happen not to think so little of themselves that they resort to gaining acclaim through sex appeal rather than artistic talent are made into petty self-esteem boosters for teenage girls?
    kinkedmooseon March 16, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentShe does get credit but not as much as she really deserves.
    She is a true poet.
    Amazing!
    tommyateyouon December 07, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe one and only...the godmother of punk
    STCN0B0DYon September 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI DO!!!!
    InciTeon March 26, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like the way she interprets this song. I saw her performance of it on SNL the other day, and she was so cool!
    aldaon April 03, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPatti Smith,

    What an Amazing gal.
    sublime-nationon September 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIs it me, or she the female Iggy Pop?
    God, she's good. It's a Van Morrison song (duh) but she makes it so much better.
    She's such a poet.
    AnnettesGotTheHitson October 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlso...is it not common knowledge that she is the Queen of Punk, while Iggy is King? How is this not enough credit or enough of "the female Iggy Pop"?
    deafeuphoriaon March 22, 2007   Link

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