Both Sides Now Lyrics

Joni Mitchell


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Alfred
writers: Joni Mitchell
album: Track 12 in album Both Sides Now
release date: 2000-3-21
popularity : 16 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz
styles: Contemporary Jazz/Vocal
length: 5:47
producer: Larry Klein and Joni Mitchell
solo soprano saxophone & tenor saxophone: Wayne Shorter
lyricist: Joni Mitchell
composer: Joni Mitchell

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Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now cover art
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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
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 ferries 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 they're 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


Track Listing


HDCD 1
  • 1 You're My Thrill
  • 2 At Last
  • 3 Comes Love
  • 4 You've Changed
  • 5 Answer Me, My Love
  • 6 A Case of You
  • 7 Don't Go to Strangers
  • 8 Sometimes I'm Happy
  • 9 Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  • 10 Stormy Weather
  • 11 I Wish I Were in Love Again
  • 12 Both Sides Now