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Sweet Rose Ramblings (AKA The Call-Waiting Blog)

A place for my unformed thoughts. Help me sort them out!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

LOTD

Thanks to Neil for posting a bunch of lyrics inspired by this very wet day and inspiring my LOTD during one of my study breaks (yes, it was a break, I've actually been working pretty hard).

Today's LOTD are a haunting, beautiful melody that I remember from years back and are now stuck in my head.

Joni Mitchell
The Circle Game


Yesterday a child came out to wonder
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star
Then the child moved ten times round the seasons
Skated over ten clear frozen streams
Words like, when youre older, must appease him
And promises of someday make his dreams
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
Were captive on the carousel of time
We cant return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now
Cartwheels turn to car wheels thru the town
And they tell him,
Take your time, it wont be long now
Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
Were captive on the carousel of time
We cant return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

So the years spin by and now the boy is twenty
Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true
Therell be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty
Before the last revolving year is through
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
Were captive on the carousel of time
We cant return, we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

2 Comments:

At April 16, 2007 12:04 AM, Blogger rabbi neil fleischmann said...

always happy to put a song in someone's head.

on her live album joni mitchell says how she's always asked to do this song and that she's a little jealous of artists who paint rather than sing because no-one ever came up to van gough and said - "hey, do starry night!"

 
At April 16, 2007 10:52 AM, Blogger Scraps said...

I like that song, too. :)

 

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