Originally posted by @suzianne Watch what you claim is leftist, you're sounding like whodey.
I'm as idealistic as they come, and I hate this song.
I love this song. It captures an idealistic slice of the 1960's ethos.
Joni wrote the song in a moment of inspiration. So excited was she, that she called Judy Collins at 0300, sang it for her... and didn't have to beg much to to enlist Judy's superior voice for recording.
Originally posted by @sonhouse How about this song, Court and Spark:
Love came to my door
With a sleeping roll
And a madman's soul
He thought for sure I'd seen him
Dancing up a river in the dark
Looking for a woman
To court and spark
He was playing on the sidewalk
For passing change
When something strange happened
Glory train passed through him
So he bur ...[text shortened]... reached me
But I couldn't let go of L.A.
City of the fallen angels
Songwriters: Joni Mitchell
Originally posted by @sonhouse What about 'Free man in Paris?"
I was a free man in Paris, I was unfettered and alive, nobody calling me up for favors, no one's future to decide. I'd go back there tomorrow but for this work I've taken on, stoking the star maker machinery behind the popular song.
If that doesn't wet your whistle I don't know what would🙂
One of my favourites. Nobody calling me up for favours no one's future to decide....Just perfect.
Originally posted by @freakykbh ....I find the words of 24 year old Joni incredibly poignant...
It's impossible to say but that poignancy may be related to her ambivalence in giving up her child for adoption at the age of 21, when the child's father shot through leaving her dirt poor and unable to cope with the thought of raising her daughter on her own or giving up her career.