There's a crow flying
Black & ragged
Tree to tree
He's black as the highway that's leading me
Now he's diving down
To pick up on something shiny
I feel like that black crow
In a blue sky
====>Black Crow from the 1976 album Hejira
A musical genius.
“people will tell you where they've gone, they'll tell you where to go, but until you get there yourself you'll never really know.”
"There's a man who's climbed a mountain And he's calling out her name
And he hopes her heart can hear three thousand miles He calls again
He can think her there beside him He can miss her just the same
He has missed her in the forest While he showed her all the flowers
And the branches sang the chorus As he climbed the scaley towers
Of a forest tree
While she was somewhere being free."
"I pulled into the Cactus Tree Motel
To shower off the dust
And I slept on the strange pillows of my wanderlust."
"He bought her a diamond for her throat
He put her in a ranch house on a hill
She could see the valley barbecues
From her window sill
See the blue pools in the squinting sun
Hear the hissing of summer lawns."
"but i know my needs
my sweet tumbleweed
i need more quiet times
by a river flowing
you and me
and the sun going down."
"i will always love you
magnet and iron
"Marcie leaves and doesn't tell us
Where or why she moved away
Red is angry green is jealous
That was all she had to say
Someone thought they saw her Sunday
Window shopping in the rain
Someone heard she bought a one-way ticket
And went west again."
====>> Joni Mitchell is 70 years young today.