Music Monday looks at Both Sides Now

This beautiful song is a great choice for NaNoWriMo because of its book-related inspiration.

“Both Sides Now,” written by Joni Mitchell, first appeared on her 1969 album Clouds. 

While traveling on a plane, she was reading Saul Bellow’s Henderson the Rain King. Early in the book Henderson the Rain King was also on a plane on his way to Africa when he looked down and saw clouds.

From this tidbit, Joni Mitchell came up with this classic song.

Enjoy and have a great week,

eden

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“… Oh 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.”

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10 responses to “Music Monday looks at Both Sides Now

  1. Ah, clouds. Can’t ride above them or hide in them forever, but the illusions are still nice. Hold on to them.

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  2. Now it’s in my head while I write!

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  3. A beautiful choice for this Monday! Still chasing those ‘illusions’… xox

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  4. I love this song. And Joni. And your blog. And chocolate. 😉

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  5. It’s been awhile since I’ve heard that one!

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