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Both Sides Now 

Joni Mitchell

Both Sides Now
Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I’ve looked at clouds that way
But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way
I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It’s cloud’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all
Moons and Junes and ferries 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
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
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 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
Songwriters: Joni Mitchell
Both Sides Now lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing

Door and Windows

Bearfoot Wiki

Both you and I know that this monster is no longer sleeping
His dark eyes lend no light, so the moon will suffice until morning
When morning comes he will vanish, take with him your body
If you beg on your knees, he might have mercy and give you your freedom

Children running through meadows, playing catch with the leaves that are falling
They have fallen from branches that are weak from the tears they are weeping
They weep rivers that run through our souls, and we drink when we feel we are empty
And when we drank our fill, we will cut them all down, have them buried

When the old ones aren’t crying, they’ll be laughing as we lie there sleeping
Breathing air that’s been tainted by the breath of the lies we’re believing
We’ll leave paths that have been walked before, but weave our own tapestries
and hang them in doors and in windows

Doors and in windows

Both you and I know that this monster is no longer sleeping
His dark eyes lend no light, so the moon will suffice until morning
When morning comes he will vanish, take with him your body
If you beg on your knees he might have mercy and give you your freedom

Interpretation¬† “All I can think of is they are having an affair, it’s grown out of control to where their public lives are miserable because of the lies they tell to be together…. Yet when they are together it’s a bittersweet mixture of passion and guilt, with passion winning and guilt seeping in afterwards. Or I’m full of beans.”