Both Sides Now


by Joni Mitchell
Bows 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 could have done, but clouds got in my way

C - F - / - - C - / - - Em - / F - C - / - - F - / Dm - - - / F - - - / G - - - // (2x)

 C:	I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It's clouds' illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all

C - - - / F - C - /    /    / Em - F - / C - F - /
C - - - / Gs4 - - - / G - - - / C - - - /    //

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 them laughing when you go
And if you care don't let them know, don't give yourself away

 C:	I've looked at love from both sides now
From give and take and still somehow
It's loves' 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 are acting strange, 
  they shake their heads, they say I've changed
Something's lost, but something's gained in living day every day

 C:	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


© 1967 Siquomb Publishing/Reprise Records::  on her "Clouds" and "Miles of
Aisles", on Judy Collins "Wildflowers" and "First 15 Years", on Pete Seeger
"World of Pete Seeger" and "Young vs Old" and on Neil Diamond "Love
Songs" and "Gold"
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