Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lyrics that stay with us

It is amazing when we take a moment to reflect on moments that represent part of our journey in life.  Music - it can transport us in a split second, we can become overwhelmed with emotion and it can stir up memories we haven't thought about in a while.

I was watching a movie the other night - Love Actually - one of my favorites for around Christmastime or feel good any time movie.  One of the music tracks was this one from Joni Mitchell - written in 1967 well does it sound today 

"Both Sides Now"  Joni Mitchell

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 that 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 that 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.

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