Who Sang Not to Blame? Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell Turbulent Indigo cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Alfred
writers: Joni Mitchell
release date: 1994-10-25
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock
length: 4:19
membranophone: Carlos Vega
vocal: Joni Mitchell
bass: Larry Klein
soprano saxophone: Wayne Shorter
piano & keyboard: Joni Mitchell
pedal steel guitar: Greg Leisz
The story hit the news
From coast to coast
They said you beat the girl
You loved the most
Your charitable acts
Seemed out of place
With the beauty
With your fist marks on her face
Your buddies all stood by
They bet their fortunes
And their fame
That she was out of line
And you were not to blame

Six hundred thousand doctors
Are putting on rubber gloves
And they're poking
At the miseries made of love
They say they're learning
How to spot
The battered wives
Among all the women
They see bleeding through their lives
I bleed,
For your perversity,
These red words that make a stain
On your white-washed claim that
She was out of line
And you were not to blame

I heard your baby say
When he was only three
"Daddy, let's get some girls
One for you and one for me."
His mother had the frailty
You despise
And the looks
You love to drive to suicide
Not one wet eye around
Her lonely little grave
Said, "He was out of line girl
You were not to blame."

CD 1
  • 1 Sunny Sunday
  • 2 Sex Kills
  • 3 How Do You Stop
  • 4 Turbulent Indigo
  • 5 Last Chance Lost
  • 6 The Magdalene Laundries
  • 7 Not to Blame
  • 8 Borderline
  • 9 Yvette in English
  • 10 The Sire of Sorrow (Job's Sad Song)

  • Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624578628
    script: Latin