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"Pissing in a River" is a rock song written by Patti Smith and Ivan Kral, and released as a lead single from the Patti Smith Group's 1976 album Radio Ethiopia.[1] It was featured in both the 1980 movie Times Square and the 1997 independent film All Over MeNick Hornby describes "Pissing in a River" as one of 31 songs that have provided a soundtrack to his life.[2] It is also appear on Smith's compilations Land and iTunes Originals.

The opening piano chord sequence forms the basis for DJ Shadow's song "Blood on the Motorway".

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