All those Years

"All those years for nothing, all those years!"

Text: "All those Years" by Brion Gysin (c. 1978)

"Dance is very important here, you can't ignore dance even if you're interested in words. Because they're born in the body. the dance is from the body and the word is in the mind, really, but you can't chop it up, you can't compartmentalize too much. Because the word is danced out. When it becomes jazz song the words come out dancing."

Steve Lacy (reprinted from the liner notes of Songposts Vol. 1)


Written:  October 13, 1978
First published:  Catalogue Brion Gysin Play Back (1993)
Availability:  ibid.
Instrumentation:  voice, melody and piano accompaniment

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