Chordproc: Joni Mitchell : Misc

Joni Mitchell : Misc


  1. Big Yellow Taxi
  2. Both Sides Now
  3. Chelsea Morning
  4. For Free
  5. Woodstock
  6. Furry Sings The Blues
  7. Song To A Seagull
  8. A Strange Boy

Big Yellow Taxi

Capo II
G 555555
G6 575575
A 777777
A6 797797
D 000000
D6sus4 020100
C6sus2/D 030100
D(i) x5430x
D5/C# x4030x
Dsus4/B x2010x
G*: play with G- and G6-chords end on a D before the A chord
D*: play with D-, D6sus4-, C6sus2/D-chords
A*: play with A- and A6-chords)
Intro
G
-
G6
-
G
-
G6
-
G
-
D
-
A
-
A6
-
A
-
A6
-
A
D
-
D6sus4
-
C6sus2/d
-
D6sus4
3x
D
-
D6sus4
-
C6sus2/d
-
D
G*
G*
D*
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
G*
A*
D*
With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swingin' hot spot
D(i)
D5/c#
Don't it always seem to go
Dsus4/b
D
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
G*
A*
D*
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot (Shoe pa pa pa pa
D*
Shoe pa pa pa pa)
G*
G*
D*
They took all the trees, put 'em in a tree museum
G*
A*
D*
And they charged the people a dollar and a half just to see 'em
D(i)
D5/c#
Don't it always seem to go
Dsus4/b
D
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
G*
A*
D*
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot (Shoe pa pa pa pa
D*
Shoe pa pa pa pa)
G*
G*
D*
Hey farmer farmer, put away that DDT now
G*
A*
D*
Give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees please
D(i)
D5/c#
Don't it always seem to go
Dsus4/b
D
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
G*
A*
D*
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot (Shoe pa pa pa pa
D*
Shoe pa pa pa pa)
G*
G*
D*
Late last night I heard the screendoor slam
G*
A*
D*
And a big yellow taxi took away my old man
D(i)
D5/c#
Don't it always seem to go
Dsus4/b
D
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
G*
A*
D*
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot (Shoe pa pa pa pa)
D(i)
D5/c#
I said Don't it always seem to go
Dsus4/b
D
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
G*
A*
D*
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot (Shoe pa pa pa pa)
G*
A*
D*
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot (Shoe pa pa pa pa)
G*
A*
D*
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot



Both Sides Now

Tuning: DADF#AD
D* 000000
Gadd9 020100
Asus4 040300 (or is it Dmaj7?)
A7sus4* 002100
D** 004300
D*** 000304
A7sus4** 000102
A7sus4 riff:
D-|------------------|
A-|--0---------------|
F#|--1---------------|
D-|--2--0------------|
A-|--0----3-2-0------|
D-|------------3-0---|
Intro
D*
Gadd9
D*
Gadd9
D*
Gadd9
D*
Gadd9
Verse 1
Asus4
Gadd9
A7sus4*
D**
D*
Rows and flows of angel hair
Gadd9
D*
Asus4
Gadd9
A7sus4*
D**
And ice cream castles in the air
Asus4
Gadd9
A7sus4*
And feather canyons everywhere
Asus4
Gadd9
A7sus4*
Riff
I've looked at clouds that way
Asus4
Gadd9
A7sus4*
D**
D*
But now they only block the sun
Asus4
Gadd9
A7sus4*
D**
They rain and snow on every one
Asus4
Gadd9
A7sus4*
So many things I would have done
Asus4
Gadd9
A7sus4*
Riff
But clouds got in my way
Chorus
D***
A7sus4**
Gadd9
D**
D*
I've looked at clouds from both sides now
Gadd9
D*
Gadd9
D*
From up and down, and still somehow
Asus4
Gadd9
A7sus4*
D*
It's clouds' illusions I recall
Asus4
Gadd9
D*
A7sus4*
I really don't know clouds
D*
Gadd9
D*
Asus4
Gadd9
D*
at all
Verse 2
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 laughing when you go and if you care, don't let them know, don't give yourself away.
Chorus 2
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.
Verse 3
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. Something's lost but something's gained in living every day.
Chorus 3
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.



Chelsea Morning

Capo: II
Intro
, html)9 C#7#9/E C#7#9/E9 E
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|-0---0--x-0---0-|--0--0-0-0-(0)--0--0--0-|
|-0--------------|------------------------|
|-0--------------|------------------------|
E/f#
E/g#
|----12--12-12-x-12-|-(12)-0-0-0----------|
|-----0---0--0-0--0-|--(0)-0-0-0---0---0--|
|----12--12-12-x-12-|-(12)-0-0-0---0---0--|
|-0---0---0--0-0--0-|--(0)-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
|-0-----------------|------0-0-0-0---0----|
|-0-----------------|------0-0-0-2---4----|
A
E
Emaj7
F#m11
E
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|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-(0)-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--x-0-0-0-0-0-|----0--0-0-x-x--||
|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-(0)-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-1--x-1-1-1-1-0-|----0--0-0-x-x--||
|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-(0)-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0--x-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-----0-0------||
|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-(0)-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|--------------0-|-0-----0-0------||
|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-(0)-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2--x-2-2-2-2-0-|-0-----0-0------||
Verses 1-3
E9
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||---0---0--0--0--0--0--0-|--0---0--0--(0)--0--0--|
E
E9
E
|-12--12-12-12-12-x-x-|-10--10-10-(10)-12-12--|
|--0---0--0--0--0-x-x-|--0---0--0--(0)--0--0--|
|-12--12-12-12-12-x-x-|-10--10-10-(10)-12-12--|
|--0---0--0--0--0-x-x-|--0---0--0--(0)--0--0--|
|--0---0--0--0--0-x-x-|--0---0--0--(0)--0--0--|
|--0---0--0--0--0-x-x-|--0---0--0--(0)--0--0--|
A
E
Emaj7
F#m11
E
|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-0-x-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0--|
|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-0-x-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0--|
|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-3-x-3-3-3-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0--|
|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-4-x-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0--|
|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-4-x-4-4-4-4-4-|---------------0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0--|
|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-0-x-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0--|
A
E
Emaj7
F#m11
B7sus4
|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-0-x-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-0-0-0---|
|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-0-x-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-0-0-0---|
|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-3-x-3-3-3-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1--1-1-1-1-1---|
|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-4-x-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2--2-2-2-2-2---|
|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-4-x-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------|-0--0-0-0-0-0---|
|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-0-x-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|----------------|
E7sus4/d
|-0--0-0-0-0-0--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--------|-0--0-0-(0)-0-0-0--|
|-0--0-0-0-0-0--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--------|-0--0-0-(0)-0-0-0--|
|-1--1-1-1-1-1--|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1--------|-1--1-1-(1)-1-1-1--|
|-2--2-2-2-2-2--|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2--------|-0--0-0-(0)-0-0-0--|
|-0--0-0-0-0-0--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--------|-3--3-3-* -3-3-3--|
|---------------|-----------------|----------|-------------------|
1.
Aadd9/c#
G6add9
F#m11
E
|-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-0--0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-0--0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|
|-1-1-1-1-(1)-1-1-1-|-1--1-1-1--1-1-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-0--0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|
|-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2-|---------------|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|
|-------------------|-3--3-3-2--2-2-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|
Aadd9/e
E
A/e
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-(0)-0-0-0--||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-(0)-0-0-0-o||
|-0h1-1-1-1-0-0-1-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-(0)-0-0-0--||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-(0)-0-0-0--||
|-0h2-2-2-2-0-0-2-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-(0)-0-0-0-o||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-(0)-0-0-0--||
2.,D.S.
G6add9
F#m11
E
Aadd9/e
E
A/e
|-0--0-0-0--0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0--|
|-0--0-0-0--0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0--|
|-1--1-1-1--1-1-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0h1-1-1-1-0-0-1-|-0--0--0-0-0-0--|
|-0--0-0-0--0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0--|
|---------------|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0h2-2-2-2-0-0-2-|-0--0--0-0-0-0--|
|-3--3-3-2--2-2-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0--|
Bridge
E/f#
E/g#
A
E
Emaj7
F#m11/e
B7sus4
|-0-0-0-0---0---0-||-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-0-x-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--|
|-0-0-0-0---0---0-||-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-0-x-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-3-x-3-3-3-3-3-|-1--1-1-1-1-1-1--|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-4-x-4-4-4-4-4-|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--|
|-0-0-0-0-0---0---||-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-4-x-4-4-4-4-4-|-2--2-2-0-0-0-0--|
|-0-0-0-0-2---4---||-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-0-x-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0-0----------|
E
A
E
Emaj7
F#m11/e
|-0--0--0-0-0--|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-0-x-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--x-0-0-0-0-0--|
|-0--0--0-0-0--|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-0-x-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--x-0-0-0-0-0--|
|-0--0--0-0-0--|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-3-x-3-3-3-3-3-|-1--x-1-1-1-1-1--|
|-0--0--0-0-0--|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-4-x-4-4-4-4-4-|-2--x-2-2-2-2-2--|
|-0--0--0-0-0--|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-4-x-4-4-4-4-4-|-2--x-2-2-2-2-2--|
|-0--0--0-0-0--|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0-|-0-0-x-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--x-0-0-0-0-0--|
To Coda
Emaj7
A
E
F#m11/e
E
|-0--x-0-0-0-0-0-|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0--|-0--x-0-0-x-0-0-|-x-0-0-0-0-0-12-12-|
|-0--x-0-0-0-0-0-|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0--|-0--x-0-0-x-0-0-|-x-0-0-0-0-0--0--0-|
|-3--x-3-3-3-3-3-|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0--|-1--x-1-1-x-1-1-|-x-1-1-1-1-1-12-12-|
|-4--x-4-4-4-4-4-|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0--|-2--x-2-2-x-2-2-|-x-2-2-2-2-2--0--0-|
|-4--x-4-4-4-4-4-|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0--|-2--x-2-2-x-2-2-|-x-2-2-2-2-2--0--0-|
|-0--x-0-0-0-0-0-|-5--x-5-5-5-x-0--|-0--x-0-0-x-0-0-|-x-0-0-0-0-0--0--0-|
E9
CE9#9/e
C#7#9/E9
E
|----10--x-9--10---|-10-10-x-9-(9)-10-10------|
|-----0--x-0---0---|--0--0-0-0-(0)--0--0------|
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|-0---0--x-0---0---|--0--0-0-0-(0)--0--0--(0)-|
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D.S. al Coda
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|-0---0---0--0-0--0-|--0--0-0--0--(0)--0--0-0--||
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Outro
B
E
Emaj7
F#m11/e
E9
|-7--x-7-7-x-7-7-|-x-7-7-7-7-7-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-10--10-10-x-10-10-10--|
|-7--x-7-7-x-7-7-|-x-7-7-7-7-7-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0---0--0-x--0--0--0--|
|-7--x-7-7-x-7-7-|-x-7-7-7-7-7-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-1-1-1-0-|-10--10-10-x-10-10-10--|
|-7--x-7-7-x-7-7-|-x-7-7-7-7-7-0-0-|-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-0-|--0---0--0-x--0--0--0--|
|-7--x-7-7-x-7-7-|-x-7-7-7-7-7-0-0-|-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-0-|--0---0--0-x--0--0--0--|
|-7--x-7-7-x-7-7-|-x-7-7-7-7-7-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0---0--0-x--0--0--0--|
E
|-10--10-10-10-10-10-10-|-12----12--x-12-|
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E9
E
|-12-12-10-10-12----|-(12)--------|-(12)----*|
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For Free

G
Fmaj7
Em
I slept last night in a good hotel
Am
C
F
C
I went shopping today for jewels
G
Fmaj7
Em
The wind rushed around in the dirty town
Am
C
F
C
And the children let out from the schools
Am
G
I was standing on a noisy corner
C
G
F
Em
D
Waiting for the walking green
G
Fmaj7
Em
Across the street he stood and he played real good
Am
C
F
C
Em
D
On his clairinet for free
G
Fmaj7
Em
Now me I play for fortune
Am
C
F
C
And those velvet curtain calls
G
Fmaj7
Em
I've got a black limosuine and two gentlemen
Am
C
F
C
Escorting me to the halls
Am
G
And I'll play If you have the money
C
G
F
Em
D
Or if you're a friend to me
G
Fmaj7
Em
But the one man band by the quick lunch stand
Am
C
F
C
Em
D
He was playing real good for free
G
Fmaj7
Em
Nobody stopped to hear him
Am
C
F
C
Though he played so sweet and high
G
Fmaj7
Em
And they knew he had never been on their TV
Am
C
F
C
So they passed his music by
Am
G
I meant to go over and ask for a song
C
G
F
Em
D
Mayby put on a harmony
G
Fmaj7
Em
I heard his refrain as the signal changed
Am
C
F
C
Em
D
He was playing real good for free



Woodstock

Em
D
Dsus4
Cadd9
A7sus4/e
G
G*
Cmaj7/e
e|----0-------2-------3-------3-------3-------3------3------3-----|
B|----0-------3-------3-------3-------3-------0------3------0-----|
G|----0-------2-------2-------0-------2-------0------0------0-----|
D|----2-------0-------0-------2-------2-------0------0------2-----|
A|----2-------x-------x-------3-------0-------2------2------3-----|
E|----0-------x-------x-------x-------0-------3------3------x-----|
Verse 1
Em
I came upon a child of God
D
Dsus4
He was walking along the road
D
Dsus4
I asked him, where are you going?
Em
And this he told me
Em
I'm going down to Yasgur's Farm,
D
Dsus4
Gonna join in a rock and roll band.
D
Dsus4
Em
Get camp out on the land and get my soul free.
Chorus
Em
Cadd9
A7sus4/e
G*
Cmaj7/e
We are stardust, we are golden,
Em
Dsus4
D
Asus4/e
G
Em
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden................
Verse 2
Em
So can I walk beside you?
D
Dsus4
I've come here to lose the smog,
D
Dsus4
Em
I feel to be a cog in something turning.
Em
Maybe it's just the time of year,
D
Dsus4
Maybe it's the time of man.
D
Dsus4
Em
I don't know who I am, but life is for learning.
Chorus
Em
Cadd9
A7sus4/e
G*
Cmaj7/e
We are stardust, we are golden,
Em
Dsus4
D
Asus4/e
G
Em
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden................
Verse 3
Em
By the time we got to Woodstock,
D
Dsus4
We were half a million strong
D
Dsus4
Em
And Everywhere there was song and celebration.
And I dreamed I saw the bombers
D
Dsus4
Riding shotgun in the sky,
D
Dsus4
Turning into butterflies
Em
Above our nation.
Chorus
Em
Cadd9
A7sus4/e
Em
We are stardust, billion year old carbon,
G*
Cmaj7/e
we are golden
Em
Caught in a devils bargain
Em
Cadd9
Asus4/e
Dsus4
D
Asus4/e
G
Em
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden................



Furry Sings The Blues

Tuning: CGDFBbD
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Gm9 777000
F/c 0x7777
Cadd2 002220
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Intro
Eb5
F5
Gm9
Eb5
F5
F/c
Cadd2
Cadd2add4
Cadd2
Cadd2add4
Verse
F/c
Cadd2
Cadd2add4
Old Beale street is coming down
Bb/eb
Sweetie's snack bar boarded up know
Gm9
And there goes the tailor, and the shine boy's gone
Gm9
Faded out with rag time blues
F/c
Cadd2
Handy's cast in bronze
Cadd2add4
Bb/eb
And he's standing in a little park
Gm9
with his trumpet in his hand like he's listening back
to the good old days, and the kick of high-heeled shoes
Cadd2
Furry sings the blues
Bb/eb
Laughing, smoking, drinking he'll play for you
Gm9
It's mostly muttering now, and side show spiel
Gm9
F/c
Cadd2
But there was one song he played I could really feel
Link to next verse
Eb5
F5
Gm9
Eb5
F5
Then on to verse 2
Structure is the same all the way through.
Song ends with repeated pattern of Cadd2 and Cadd2add4



Song To A Seagull

Tuning: CGCGCE
Fly silly seabird No dreams can possess you No voices can blame you For sun on your wings My gentle relations Have names they must call me For loving the freedom Of all flying things My dreams with the seagulls fly Out of reach out of cry I came to the city And lived like old Crusoe On an island of noise In a cobblestone sea And the beaches were concrete And the stars paid a light bill And the blossoms hung false On their store window trees My dreams with the seagulls fly Out of reach out of cry Out of the city And down to the seaside To sun on my shoulders And wind in my hair But sandcastles crumble And hunger is human And humans are hungry For worlds they can't share My dreams with the seagulls fly Out of reach out of cry I call to a seagull Who dives to the waters And catches his silver-fine Dinner alone Crying where are the footprints That danced on these beaches And the hands that cast wishes That sunk like a stone My dreams with the seagulls fly Out of reach out of cry



A Strange Boy

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1st verse
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A strange boy is weaving a course of grace and
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havoc on a yellow skateboard
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through midday sidewalk traffic
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Just when I think he's foolish and childish
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and I want him to be
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manly I catch my fool and my
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child needing love and understanding
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what a strange, strange boy
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He still lives with his family
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even the war and the Navy
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Couldn't bring him to maturity
Additional verses
He keeps referring back to school days And clinging to his child Fidgeting and bullied His crazy wisdom holding onto somthing wild He asked me to be patient Well I failed "Grow up!" I cried And as the smoke was clearing, he said "Give me one good reason why!" What a strange, strange boy He sees the cars as sets of waves Sequences of mass and space He sees the damage in my face We got high on travel And we got drunk on alcohol And on love the strongest poison and medicine of all See how that feeling comes and goes Like the pull of moon on tides Now I am surf rising Now parched ribs of sand at his side What a strange, strange boy I gave him clothes and jewelry I gave him my warm body I gave him power over me A thousand glass eyes were staring In a cellar full of antique dolls I found an old piano And sweet chords rose up in waxed New England halls While the borders were snoring Under crisp white sheets of curfew
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We were newly lovers then
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We were fire in the stiff blue-haired house rules
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