Saturday, 13 February 2010

Both Sides by Joni Mitchell


Both Sides



Rows and flows of angel hair,

and icecream castles in the air,

and feathered 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 clouds illusions I recal.

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.

But now old friends are acting strange,

they shake their heads,

they say I've changed.

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.

2 comments:

Jan said...

Brilliant opening ceremony !
Saw most of it even though it was the early hours for me.
Have a good weekend Patti x

A-M said...

Oh, I cried like a baby... the whole thing... I am in LOVE with Canada... you ROCK!!! A-M xx