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Patti Smith - Anamnesis - Millennium Music Profile

This page is an introduction to Patti Smith whose music was used during the Millennium episode Anamnesis. A complete list of all music by Patti Smith that was used throughout Millennium is also listed below.

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Patti Smith.


December 30, 1946 - Chicago, Illinois, USA


  • Rock
  • Punk Rock
  • Singer/Songwriter


1974 - Present.

Music Labels:

  • Arista Records (1975-2002)
  • Columbia Records (2002-present)

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Episode Summary

Catherine Black is called to a Seattle area high school to help understand why a local girl is claiming to have magnificent religious visions of Mary Magdalene. When she arrives, however, she finds her cool psychological findings to be in direct conflict with those thought patterns of another investigator: Lara Means, representing the Millennium Group. The struggle for answers may bring Catherine to a deeper understanding of her husband's work and driving essence.

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Written by Erin Maher & Kay Reindl
Directed by John Kousakis
Edited by Chris Willingham, A.C.E.

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Music by Patti Smith used in the Millennium episode Anamnesis

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Patricia Lee ("Patti") Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American musician, singer, and poet.

Smith came to prominence during the punk movement with her 1975 debut album Horses. Called "punk rock's poet laureate", she brought a feminist and intellectual take to punk music and became one of rock and roll's most influential musicians.

Although Smith's success has been limited in commercial terms (she has never had an RIAA certified record and has had just one Top 20 single), she is often regarded as one of the most influential artists in rock history: Rolling Stone magazine placed her at #47 in its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. On March 12, 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Rage Against the Machine frontman Zach de la Rocha.


Where Patti Smith can be heard in Anamnesis

The Millennium episode Anamnesis contains the following music by Patti Smith:

  • Dancing Barefoot

    Heard during the opening episode teaser, as the four girls meet and dance literally barefoot in the forest. It can also be heard as Alex Hanes attempts the murder of Clare McKenna in the final scenes of this episode, Anamnesis.

Patti Smith - additional music heard in Millennium

Millennium's producers would occasionally use additional music from the same artist, band or composer. Sometimes a track or song could be heard in more than one episode of the series.

Music from Patti Smith was used in a total of 2 episode/s of Millennium. Below is a complete list of all music by Patti Smith heard throughout the series and the episodes in which it was used, including links to the relevant music and episode profiles:

Song 1: Dancing Barefoot

Dancing Barefoot by Patti Smith.

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Dancing Barefoot can be heard during the following scenes in the Millennium episode Anamnesis:

Heard during the opening episode teaser, as the four girls meet and dance literally barefoot in the forest. It can also be heard as Alex Hanes attempts the murder of Clare McKenna in the final scenes of this episode, Anamnesis.


Dancing Barefoot is a song by the Patti Smith Group, taken from the 1979 album Wave. According to the album sleeve, the song was dedicated to women such as Modigliani's mistress Jeanne Heacute;buterne. It was released as a single and has been called Smith's best song. In the Rolling Stone issue that contained The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, "Dancing Barefoot" was ranked No. 323; interestingly enough the magazine had been unimpressed by the song on its initial review of "Wave".

In 1998, the song featured on the soundtrack of Whatever, a coming of age film starring Liza Weil.

In 2000, a live version was released on the benefit album Broadcasts Vol. 8 from KGSR in Austin, Texas.

In 2010, the song ranked number 331 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

In 2023, the song was used as the opening theme on the television miniseries Daisy Jones & the Six.

This song has been re-recorded by the following bands and artists:

  • 1986 - Niki Mono & Berry Sakharof (F*ck Your Dreams, This Is Heaven soundtrack)
  • 1986 - The Feelies
  • 1986 - The Mission (Extra track on The Mission II, a 12-inch single released in July 1986. Also included on The First Chapter album released in 1987.)
  • 1987 - Eastern Bloc ("Eastern Bloc")
  • 1988 - The Celibate Rifles (12-inch EP, bonus track on reissued CD version of Roman Beach Party)
  • 1989 - U2 (B-side to the "When Love Comes to Town" single, also on the compilation The Best of 1980-1990; features on the soundtrack of the 1994 movie Threesome; reached number one in Iceland in early 1995)
  • 1991 - Xymox (Phoenix)
  • 1995 - Johnette Napolitano (Spirit of '73: Rock for Choice)
  • 1997 - Die Cheerleader (Barb Wire soundtrack)
  • 1998 - Sin ("Insinuation")
  • 2001 - Simple Minds (Neon Lights)
  • 2004 - Chamber [de] (The Stolen Child)
  • 2005 - Lea DeLaria (Double Standards)
  • 2008 - Allison Moorer (Mockingbird)
  • 2010 - Pearl Jam (Performed at Bridge School Benefit October 23, 2010)
  • 2010 - Spencer P. Jones & the Escape Committee (Sobering Thoughts)
  • 2011 - Shakespears Sister (Cosmic Dancer)
  • 2011 - First Aid Kit (Performed for Patti Smith at the Polar Music Prize 2011 during the award ceremony)
  • 2014 - Simple Minds (Big Music, bonus track, featuring Sarah Brown)
  • 2017 - Simple Minds (Acoustic In Concert)
  • 2021 - DireSloth, played live on the main stage at the 38th Boston Freedom Rally

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Lyrics for Dancing Barefoot:

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She is benediction
She is addicted to thee
She is the root connection
She is connecting with he

Here I go and I don't know why
I fell so ceaselessly
Could it be he's taking over me...

I'm dancing barefoot
Heading for a spin
Some strange music draws me in
Makes me come on like some heroin/e

She is sublimation
She is the essence of thee
She is concentrating on
He, who is chosen by she

Here I go and I don't know why
I spin so ceaselessly,
Could it be he's taking over me...


She is re-creation
She, intoxicated by thee
She has the slow sensation that
He is levitating with she ...

Here I go and I don't know why,
I spin so ceaselessly,
'til I lose my sense of gravity...


(oh God I fell for you ...)

The plot of our life sweats in the dark like a face
The mystery of childbirth, of childhood itself
Grave visitations
What is it that calls to us?
Why must we pray screaming?
Why must not death be redefined?
We shut our eyes we stretch out our arms
And whirl on a pane of glass
An afixiation a fix on anything the line of life the limb of a tree
The hands of he and the promise that s/he is blessed among women.

(oh God I fell for you ...)

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