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Denver, Boise & Johnson
The Bitter End, NY, 1968
"Both Sides Now"

3:18 minutes








Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell)

Bows and throws of angel hair, ice cream castles in the air
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 might 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's illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all

Moons and Junes and ferris wheels, the dizzy dancing way you feel
When every fairy tale comes real, I've looked at love that way
But now it's just another show, you leave 'em laughin 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 win and lose 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 my 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



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