Judy Collins - Both Sides Now Lyrics

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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's illusions I recall
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 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 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
But 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
Track Listing
  • 1 Michael From Mountains
  • 2 Since You Asked
  • 3 Sisters of Mercy
  • 4 Priests
  • 5 Lasso! di donna
  • 6 Both Sides Now
  • 7 La chanson des vieux amants
  • 8 Sky Fell
  • 9 Albatross
  • 10 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Alfred
    writers: Joni Mitchell
    album: Track 6 in album Wildflowers
    release date: 1967
    popularity : 136 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
    length: 3:16
    lyricist: Joni Mitchell
    composer: Joni Mitchell
    Album Information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin