It seemed as though Patti Smith forgot the words to “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” during her Nobel Ceremony performance but that wasn’t the case.
In an essay she wrote for The New Yorker, Smith explained, “I was struck with a plethora of emotions, avalanching with such intensity that I was unable to negotiate them. From the corner of my eye, I could see the the huge boom stand of the television camera, and all the dignitaries upon the stage and the people beyond. Unaccustomed to such an overwhelming case of nerves, I was unable to continue. I hadn’t forgotten the words that were now a part of me. I was simply unable to draw them out.”
To read her full essay, click here.
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