Have you ever read the lyrics to a Joni Mitchell song?

Both Sides Now

by Joni Mitchell

Fairy Tale in the Key of C by Jeffrey Beauchamp

Bows and flows of angel hair

And ice cream castles in the air

And feather canyons everywhere

I’ve looked at clouds that way

 

But now they only block the sun

They rain and snow on everyone

So many things I would have done

But clouds got in my way

 

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now

From up and down, and still somehow

It’s cloud illusions I recall

I really don’t know clouds at all

 

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels

The dizzy dancing way you feel

As every fairy tale comes real

I’ve looked at love that way

 

But now it’s just another show

You leave ’em laughing when you go

And if you care, don’t let them know

Don’t give yourself away

 

I’ve looked at love from both sides now

From give and take, and still somehow

It’s love’s illusions I recall

I really don’t know love at all

 

Tears and fears and feeling proud

To say “I love you” right out loud

Dreams and schemes and circus crowds

I’ve looked at life that way

 

Oh but now old friends are acting strange

They shake their heads, they say I’ve changed

Well something’s lost but something’s gained

In living every day

 

I’ve looked at life from both sides now

From win and lose and still somehow

It’s life’s illusions I recall

I really don’t know life at all

 

I’ve looked at life from both sides now

From up and down and still somehow

It’s life’s illusions I recall

I really don’t know life at all

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8 thoughts on “Have you ever read the lyrics to a Joni Mitchell song?

  1. “Tears and fears and feeling proud” this is how I feel today as I search for a rock for strength and protection . I do believe in something lost but something gained but today I’m struggling to find the truth and peace that living in the moment brings and not knowing life at all.
    .Tomorrow my clouds will be my ice cream castles high in the air and I will smile and dance(inside) but today this has helped
    Peace and calmness always x

  2. Well that song has stayed with me and is still rolling away my mind the clouds are slowly parting and overnight a thought came- an answer? a pray? that I will act on this new direction today.Excited and nervous I have everything to gain by taking a leap for me but others will benefit as well.Thanks for the energy
    Calm and happiness in your day x

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