The Black Manalishi (sacameron89) wrote in jonimitchell,
The Black Manalishi

Favourite Lines...

Okay, I know that since Joni has written so many amazing lyrics, this is a bit like asking you to choose your favourite child, but I'm going to ask anyway.  What are your favourite Joni lines and WHY?  You can post multiple lyrics if you need to, I know I will! lol  In fact, let's not restrict it to song lyrics, if she has said anything in an interview or something that really touched you then you can also post!  I find it really interesting to hear other peoples favourite lines and why!  Plus, sometimes it sheds a new light on lyrics that you nevr thought were particularly special.

"I can't go back there anymore
You know my keys won't fit the door
You know my thoughts don't fit the man
They never can"
I love this verse simply because it's such an accurate reflection of change, and how a person grows.

"And if you care, 
Don't let them know,
Don't give yourself away."

This is one of the things I really hate about relationships/dating, to me it was always people trying to act aloof, and distant, and I just had no interest in it.  So despite my knowing what it's really like, I prefer the little fantasy! lol

"Let them lose, crying that they'll win"
This always makes me think of footballers and rowdy drunkards who feel that the way to 'win' is by belittling the other person the most, so in walking away, this is what I'd say to myself.  After all, they don't realise they've just lost.

"Well there's so many sinking
Now you gotta keep thinking
You can make it through these waves.
Acid, booze and ass,
Needles, guns and grass"
I had a lot of trouble with my sexuality, and it seemed that so many other gay people were steppin right into these pit-falls, drugs, sex etc.  And for me, that would've been extremely unfulfilling, and as a result I was really unhappy within myself because I couldn't find my groove in that 'world'...but I was't prepared to compromise my morality to do so.  Hence..."Blue, I love you!"

"After the rush, when you come back down
You're always disappointed, 
Nothing seems to keep you high,
Drive your bargains,
Push your papers,
Win your medals,
Fuck your strangers,
Dont it leave you on the empty side?"
Again, the gay community can just be so fickle, and this is what I'd say to some of the people if I could. 

I cant pick from the Court and Spark album, so I'm going to have to just give you the songs that really touch me...People's Parties, Down to You, Same Situation, Trouble Child, and, of course, Twisted for comedy value! lol

"Jesus was a beggar, he was rich in grace
And Solomon kept his head in all his glory,
It's just that some steps outside the Boho Dance,
Have a fascination for me"

I'm not actually 100% sure why I love this just seems to make such sense!

"A ghost of aviation, she was swallowed by the sky,
Or by the sea, like me she had a dream to fly"
Do I even need to explain this one? lol

Okay...that's my favourite from her earlier albums, and if anyone actually replies to this post then I'll post the second half!  I dont want to bore you all further! lol

Stuart!  X
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