Who Sang A Chair in the Sky? Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell Mingus cover art
Credits
publisher: ©JAZZ WORKSHOP INC
writers: Charles Mingus, Joni Mitchell
release date: 1979-6
genres: Jazz Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Jazz-Rock/Pop Rock/Contemporary Jazz/Soft Rock
length: 6:43
mixer: Joni Mitchell, Henry Lewy and Steve Katz
recording engineer: Henry Lewy and Steve Katz
The rain slammed hard as bars
It caught me--by surprise
Mutts of the planet
And shook me down for alibis
I'm waiting
For the keeper to release me
Debating this sentence
Biding my time
In memories
Of old friends of mine

In daydreams of Birdland
I see my soul on fire
Burning up the bandstand
Next time
I'll be bigger!
I'll be better than ever!
I'll be happily attached
To my cold hard cash!
But now Manhattan holds me
To a chair in the sky
With the bird in my ears
And boats in my eyes
Going by

There are things I wish I'd done
Some friends I'm gonna miss
Beautiful lovers
I never got the chance to kiss

Daydreamin' drugs the pain of living
Processions of missing
Lovers and friends
Fade in and they fade out again
In these daydreams of rebirth
I see myself in style
Raking in what I'm worth
Next time
I'll be bigger!
I'll be better than ever!
I'll be resurrected royal!
I'll be rich as standard oil!
But now, Manhattan holds me
To a chair in the sky
With the bird in my ears
And boats in my eyes
Going by



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Happy Birthday 1975 (Rap)
  • 2 God Must Be a Boogie Man
  • 3 Funeral (Rap)
  • 4 A Chair in the Sky
  • 5 The Wolf That Lives in Lindsey
  • 6 I's a Muggin' (Rap)
  • 7 Sweet Sucker Dance
  • 8 Coin in the Pocket (Rap)
  • 9 The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines
  • 10 Lucky (Rap)
  • 11 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

  • Album Information
    label: Asylum Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin