Monday, December 29, 2008

Song of the Week...

I'm going to take a page out of my sister's book and try something new.

Most of you know that I LOVE music, movies, television, and all things entertainment.

I love to just spend a day playing on the computer or reading listening to a good album or a mix of my favorite songs playing on from iPod.

I have decided to put up a song that I just love. It may or may not have anything to do with the way I feel at the moment, or it could just be a song that I think all of you have to hear. I will tell you why i like it, post the lyrics, and have a copy of the song on my blog (on the sidebar just under my "about me") where you'll be able to listen to it, if you would like. I think it will be a fun change to my blog and let you all get to know me a little better thru music.


The first song will be Joni Mitchell's Both Sides, Now. I really don't know why i love this song so much. The poetry of it is just so beautiful, and the music that she wrote to go with the lyrics so pretty, almost like a lullaby. John Barrowman recently recorded this song on his album Music, Music, Music. He's the only man I've every heard sing this song, and brought back the beauty of it for me.

Both Sides, Now lyrics
written by: Joni Mitchell (1969)

Rows 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
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
And 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
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 they're acting strange
And they shake their heads
And they tell me that 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
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life
I really don't know life at all

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