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Joni Mitchell — Coyote
Album: Hejira
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Released: 1976
Length: 4:51
Plays (last 30 days): 1
No regrets Coyote
We just come from such different sets of circumstance
I'm up all night in the studios
And you're up early on your ranch
You'll be brushing out a brood mare's tail
While the sun is ascending
And I'll just be getting home with my reel to reel
There's no comprehending
Just how close to the bone & the skin & the eyes
And the lips you can get
And still feel so alone
And still feel related
Like stations in some relay
You're not a hit and run driver
No no
Racing away

You just picked up a hitcher
A prisoner of the white lines on the freeway

We saw a farmhouse burning down
In the middle of nowhere
In the middle of the night
And we rolled right past that tragedy
Till we turned into some road house lights
Where a local band was playing
Locals were up kicking and shaking on the floor
And the next thing I know
That coyote's at my door
He pins me in a corner and he won't take no
He drags me out on the dance floor
And we're dancing close and slow
Now he's got a woman at home
He's got another woman down the hall
He seems to want me anyway
Why'd you have to get so drunk
And lead me on that way

You just picked up a hitcher
A prisoner of the white lines on the freeway

I looked a coyote right in the face
On the road to Baljennie near my old home town
He went running through the whisker wheat
Chasing some prize down
And a hawk was playing with him
Coyote he's jumping straight up & making passes
He had those same eyes just like yours
Under your dark glasses
Privately probing the public rooms
And peeking through keyholes in numbered doors
Where the players lick their wounds
And take their temporary lovers
Their pills & powders to get them through this passion play
I'll have no regrets Coyote
I just get off up aways

You just picked up a hitcher
A prisoner of the white lines on the freeway

Coyote's in the coffee shop
He's staring a hole in his scrambled eggs
He picks up my scent on his fingers
While he's watching the waitresses' legs
He's too far from the Bay of Fundy
From appaloosas and eagles and tides
And the air conditioned cubicles
And the carbon ribbon rides
I'm spelling it out so clear
Either he's going to have to stand & fight
Or take off out of here
I tried to run away myself
To run away and wrestle with my ego
And with this flame
He put here in this Eskimo
In this hitcher
In this prisoner
Of the fine white lines
Of the white lines on the free free way
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This is such a unique sound -- the tingly guitar, the bass doing occasional harmonics, Joni's amazing voice, lyrics and delivery -- awesome.
Jaco P. shines on this song...{#Dancingbanana}
 unclehud wrote:
bentonian wrote:

Joni Mitchell is one of the classic voices of 1970's American music.


Canada is part of North America, so maybe bentonian meant, "Joni Mitchell is one of the classic voices of 1970's NORTH American music."

Funny that Saskatoon doesn't have anything to honour her contribution to the world's music library.
 

While Joni is from Canada, she has dual citizenship and is deeply associated with LA's Laurel Canyon. She's been living in LA since the 60s (spending part of the year in Canada). So much of her music has a particularly American flavor, at least lyrically. And she couldn't be avoided on American radio in the early 70s.... 
First time I heard this song is when I went to see this the first week it came out. It was in a big old movie theatre in NY, with the giant red curtains and a balcony. It was a peak experience. 

I love what Garth & Robbie do on this version.
bentonian wrote:

Joni Mitchell is one of the classic voices of 1970's American music.

 BCarn wrote:
"American music"? You're kidding, right?
 
Canada is part of North America, so maybe bentonian meant, "Joni Mitchell is one of the classic voices of 1970's NORTH American music."

Funny that Saskatoon doesn't have anything to honour her contribution to the world's music library.
Basically, my favorite Joni song from my favorite Joni album.  Joni and Jaco were magical together on this album.  The interplay of the guitar and bass  perfectly captures the longing mood of the lyrics.  I'd give Coyote 11 stars if I could...
 bentonian wrote:

Based on your description, I'm quite certain you meant to type "Neil Young and his guitar."

Joni Mitchell is one of the classic voices of 1970's American music. 
 
"American music"? You're kidding, right?

 On_The_Beach wrote:

I'll never cease to be amazed by the sh*t that some people will post.
That has to be one of the most creepy and tasteless comment ever on RP.
You really want to talk about your genital warts? Please find somewhere else to do it; maybe the doctor's office.
 
Esp. since at least 2/3 of the population has some form of Herpes or the other.....OP still may want to see someone about it since getting herpes from listening to RP seems a bit odd.....(as in YOU'RE NOT DOING IT RIGHT!!)  This awesome song from an excellent album is still a 9 for me....Long Live RP!!
Any song where Joni uses the word "free" is a good song.  This, one of the best, involving as it does a prisoner of the white lines on the freeway.  
 On_The_Beach wrote:

I'll never cease to be amazed by the sh*t that some people will post.
That has to be one of the most creepy and tasteless comment ever on RP.
You really want to talk about your genital warts? Please find somewhere else to do it; maybe the doctor's office.
 
Maybe the guy is covered in sores and is just plain sore about it.
love the live version

the live version from the last waltz is also cool - i love robbie's guitar playing, though it lacks the jaco drive
 red wrote:
she gets way too much airplay on rp. i would rather hear joan baez or judy collins.
 
I would rather let Bill play what Bill plays.
 Sam_Hill wrote:
Excellent work. Jaco Pastorius on bass.
 

This reminds me of another song we hear on RP - Stolen Car by Beth Orton.  What make that song special is the guitar work by Ben Harper and on this song it's the bass work by Jaco.
 ExploitingChaos wrote:

Jesus christ fefe your'e a sensitive sonny aint ya
 
Hey, if you like hearing about herpes in a song comment, then good for you, I guess.
I would prefer not to.
It's a bit frustrating to see comments like "you can't spell the simplest of words if you don't get Joni." Frankly, I find her voice warbly, her lyrics cheesy, and the music unremarkable. But I don't insult those who "get" Joni. Good for you. Some of us just don't care for her brand of singer/songwriter.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

I'll never cease to be amazed by the sh*t that some people will post.
That has to be one of the most creepy and tasteless comment ever on RP.
You really want to talk about your genital warts? Please find somewhere else to do it; maybe the doctor's office.
Not the least bit surprised you don't get Joni.
 
Jesus christ fefe your'e a sensitive sonny aint ya
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Those who don't get Joni are apparently incapable of spelling even the simplest of words.
 

Nope. I'm a professional proofreader, and I can't stand Joni Mitchell.
My rating only 7 so I change rating to 3 and skip
Excellent work. Jaco Pastorius on bass.
I just managed to get in a "2" vote before slamming the PSD button!
Nothin but love for this album
 nickshortie wrote:
Absolutley agreed, her music is giving me herpes instantly! I wasn't here for some months because of Joni and Leonard....
 His songs also cause herpes but not as distinctive as Johnny Bitchel...
 
I'll never cease to be amazed by the sh*t that some people will post.
That has to be one of the most creepy and tasteless comment ever on RP.
You really want to talk about your genital warts? Please find somewhere else to do it; maybe the doctor's office.
 Ericocean wrote:
Can we limit Joni Mitchell to one song a day?  or a week would be even better, or possibly a month?  She really is awful.
 
Absolutley agreed, her music is giving me herpes instantly! I wasn't here for some months because of Joni and Leonard....
 
His songs also cause herpes but not as distinctive as Johnny Bitchel...
 
Can we limit Joni Mitchell to one song a day?  or a week would be even better, or possibly a month?  She really is awful.
I always thought RP had a more sophisticated audience than average but apparently not, judging by the negative comments for Joni. She is a pure talent with few if any equals (as was Jaco). This album was a gift to anyone willing to listen with an open mind which seem to be in short supply here...
Please make it stop. thank heaven for PSD
Love this song.
This is a fantastic song on a fantastic album that never disappoints. The bass playing is definitely Godlike, Jaco was a beast. The song was supposedly written about Joni's affair with Sam Shepard, RIP.
JONI FUCKIN' MITCHELL DAY AFTER DAY, MAKE IT STOP, PLEASE, WAY TO MUCH MITCHELL!!!!!!!!!
 dewhead wrote:
Yep, still a 1.
 
Yes, Joni is definitely number 1!
Jaco is awesome and I understand the historical importance of Joni but I cannot get on board with her voice and singing style, sounds like coffee shop whine.
Yep, still a 1.
love to jaco
 zedstation wrote:
Joni, Bob, Leonard; did they invent their music or did the music invent them? Regardless, everyone else in the singer/songwriter genre arrived after, and these 3 stand alone on some periodic table of musical elements. Nothing alike. Nothing to be added. Nothing to be taken away.

 
There were many singer/songwriters before those three, especially before Joni and Leonard.  Aside from blues legends such as Robert Johnson and Lead Belly, there were the folk troubadours such as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger - both of whom dramatically influenced Dylan.  Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Orbison, Ewan MacColl, and many others also wrote and preformed their own songs.  Anyhow, isn't "create" a better term to use than "invent" when referring to music?  Good song, by the way.

 

What a fine album.  Thanks for playing, RP. 


FABULOUS SONG OF LIFE  : )  LOVE IT - MAGICAL
JACO!
I think Hejira was Joni's best album; with Court and Spark a close second. The music on Heijra just seemed more intriguing, with wonderful jazz influences. It captures me every time I hear it....
We should wear berets, once in a while.   
Coyote's in the coffee shop
He's staring a hole in his scrambled eggs
He picks up my scent on his fingers
While he's watching the waitresses' legs
One of my all-time favorite lyrics, allegedly about her affair with Sam Shepard. 

I never grow tired of this song. Every time I hear the opening chords I stop what I'm doing. It's a brilliant bit of music and came out at an important time in my life. 
FYI: there are a couple new biographies out on Joni. They are reviewed in this month's edition of Atlantic Monthly.  They look like a great reads. Make great Christmas gifts.  

Posted: Apr 20, 2017 15:40
 

zedstation wrote:
Joni, Bob, Leonard; did they invent their music or did the music invent them? Regardless, everyone else in the singer/songwriter genre arrived after, and these 3 stand alone on some periodic table of musical elements. Nothing alike. Nothing to be added. Nothing to be taken away.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

I'd add Neil Young to that list. He pre-dates Joni, and even Leonard, if you include the Buffalo Springfield stuff.
Sadly, all four of them receive lots of hate here on RP (although their songs are generally rated highly).
Paul Simon, James Taylor and Cat Stevens weren't too shabby either.  
Perhaps they were on the second row of the periodic table?  ; )

  
Yikes!  I agree with both of you!!

Then you have the often overlooked Brian Wilson and (not so overlooked) Syd Barrett, who both did a lot of drugs and/or had social problems that prevented them from having a bigger imprint on the music world. How many rows does this table have?

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But what are their Atomic Number s ( re Case/Lang/Veirs ) ?


I'm generally not a Joni fan. Nothing against her or the genre, just not quite my cuppa.  But she has done some very fine songs, and this is one of them. It's genius. 
My favorite Joni album and this cut shows the genius of Jaco P. like no other. 

Yes, I am adding a 2nd comment to this track, simply to say 2 things.

1) I might be in the small minority of people that were not around when this album came out (I "came out" in 1977) to actually enjoy hearing it.  Chalk it up to the damned "1001 albums to hear before you die" list!  Hejira, among several others from JM, made the list, and while my first reaction was "haha WTF is this?!" I came to really enjoy the sonic atmosphere she's created. And then when I found out that was Jaco on the bass...well....my 7 rating jumped to an 8, and eventually to a 9 where it will stay.

2) Like normal, I used my wi-fi at home to get 7 hours of RP to buffer for my 'at-work playlist' - see the wi-fi and 4G barely reach my desk - and what I got is COMPLETELY different than what is on the main RP list.  Just a bit odd and wanted to post this somewhere because I'm really enjoying this playlist. 

Long Live RP! 


zedstation wrote:
Joni, Bob, Leonard; did they invent their music or did the music invent them? Regardless, everyone else in the singer/songwriter genre arrived after, and these 3 stand alone on some periodic table of musical elements. Nothing alike. Nothing to be added. Nothing to be taken away.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

I'd add Neil Young to that list. He pre-dates Joni, and even Leonard, if you include the Buffalo Springfield stuff.
Sadly, all four of them receive lots of hate here on RP (although their songs are generally rated highly).
Paul Simon, James Taylor and Cat Stevens weren't too shabby either. 
Perhaps they were on the second row of the periodic table?  ; )

 
Yikes!  I agree with both of you!!

Then you have the often overlooked Brian Wilson and (not so overlooked) Syd Barrett, who both did a lot of drugs and/or had social problems that prevented them from having a bigger imprint on the music world. How many rows does this table have?
I want to dial it up to eleven... ! Joni forever.
Hallelujah pankman!  Hallelujah!
 zedstation wrote:
Joni, Bob, Leonard; did they invent their music or did the music invent them? Regardless, everyone else in the singer/songwriter genre arrived after, and these 3 stand alone on some periodic table of musical elements. Nothing alike. Nothing to be added. Nothing to be taken away.
 
I'd add Neil Young to that list. He pre-dates Joni, and even Leonard, if you include the Buffalo Springfield stuff.
Sadly, all four of them receive lots of hate here on RP (although their songs are generally rated highly).
Paul Simon, James Taylor and Cat Stevens weren't too shabby either. 
Perhaps they were on the second row of the periodic table?  ; )
Joni, Bob, Leonard; did they invent their music or did the music invent them? Regardless, everyone else in the singer/songwriter genre arrived after, and these 3 stand alone on some periodic table of musical elements. Nothing alike. Nothing to be added. Nothing to be taken away.
Never better. Joni & Django.
I don't have the Joni love that many of my contemporaries have, but there is definitely room in my brain for her unique style.  Plus Court and Spark is truly great.  Besides; on this song, if you don't like her voice, just listen to Jaco's bass.
 gatorade wrote:
{#Dancingbanana} She's not only one of the best guitarists around, she's also one of the finest songwriters. {#Bananajam}

This is a 10 all day long.

 
she also plays a beautiful dulcimer
A great song from one of Joni's finest albums!  Thanks for playing it, RP!
 Kenbob wrote:

I used to feel that way about Elvis, classical music, Frank Sinatra, country western, hard core blues, on and on. Then time went by and I grew up a little and this whole wonderful world that had always been right in front of me opened up. There's good and bad in all genres, we all have our own tastes, but what a gift to keep discovering. Listen to the Ramones sing "What a Wonderful World",  by Louis Armstrong. As for Joni, I was ready for her when she came along. But even so, after she turned to jazz, it took me almost two decades to like, then love it. The music didn't change, my tastes just continued to expand, what a gift. 

Yes, I'm old. And very lucky, ive got a whole world of music to experience. Part of why I love RP so much, Bills not afraid to cross genres. He certainly has bias, but fortunately I lean very much in the same direction. Stoking the star-making machinery behind the popular song. 
 
I'm with you on Elvis and country western, which took me a very long time to learn to like.  But Joni? For me, not an acquired taste.  One of my very first favorite singers as a child.  And I was so young that it was her voice I liked first — I didn't understand, much less appreciate, her great turns of phrase until I was in my teens.
 pankman wrote:
Joni Mitchell every f*****g day. A tremendous trial from our Lord.

 
I recommend playing Joni songs at least three times daily. It's better than praying.  (-:
 mdfergy wrote:
To me, Joni Mitchell sounds like a big, squeaky mouse in labor. I would be happy if there was an international ban against playing her songs, with a penalty of having to eat shards of glass.

 
For all your attempted cleverness, your comment is "I don't like this."  Unless you're a rock star, I assure you NO ONE CARES.  Use the message board to say something interesting about the artist or the music or a life experience or anything.  
I changed my vote from "1" to "8".  She's growing on me.  I spent some time researching the album cover art...fascinating.
 Kenbob wrote:

I used to feel that way about Elvis, classical music, Frank Sinatra, country western, hard core blues, on and on. Then time went by and I grew up a little and this whole wonderful world that had always been right in front of me opened up. There's good and bad in all genres, we all have our own tastes, but what a gift to keep discovering. Listen to the Ramones sing "What a Wonderful World",  by Louis Armstrong. As for Joni, I was ready for her when she came along. But even so, after she turned to jazz, it took me almost two decades to like, then love it. The music didn't change, my tastes just continued to expand, what a gift. 

Yes, I'm old. And very lucky, ive got a whole world of music to experience. Part of why I love RP so much, Bills not afraid to cross genres. He certainly has bias, but fortunately I lean very much in the same direction. Stoking the star-making machinery behind the popular song. 
 
I can only agree with you Sir.
But, it seems most here just want to hear toe tapping Country and Western songs sung through the nose, about teen pregnancies and corn. 

I wonder what the PSD button is for? 
Joni Mitchell every f*****g day. A tremendous trial from our Lord.
Marmite!!!
"He picks up my scent on his fingers as he's watching the waitress's legs." The sexiest line ever written by Joni and very possibly by anyone ever.
 daveesh wrote:
i know i'm SUPPOSED to appreciate her lyricism and vocal acrobatics but i just don't. like nails on a chalk board.

 
I used to feel that way about Elvis, classical music, Frank Sinatra, country western, hard core blues, on and on. Then time went by and I grew up a little and this whole wonderful world that had always been right in front of me opened up. There's good and bad in all genres, we all have our own tastes, but what a gift to keep discovering. Listen to the Ramones sing "What a Wonderful World",  by Louis Armstrong. As for Joni, I was ready for her when she came along. But even so, after she turned to jazz, it took me almost two decades to like, then love it. The music didn't change, my tastes just continued to expand, what a gift. 

Yes, I'm old. And very lucky, ive got a whole world of music to experience. Part of why I love RP so much, Bills not afraid to cross genres. He certainly has bias, but fortunately I lean very much in the same direction. Stoking the star-making machinery behind the popular song. 
 mdfergy wrote:
To me, Joni Mitchell sounds like a big, squeaky mouse in labor. I would be happy if there was an international ban against playing her songs, with a penalty of having to eat shards of glass.

 

Show us on the doll where Joni touched you.  {#Beat}
{#Dancingbanana} She's not only one of the best guitarists around, she's also one of the finest songwriters. {#Bananajam}

This is a 10 all day long.
 mdfergy wrote:
To me, Joni Mitchell sounds like a big, squeaky mouse in labor. I would be happy if there was an international ban against playing her songs, with a penalty of having to eat shards of glass.

 
Based on your description, I'm quite certain you meant to type "Neil Young and his guitar."

Joni Mitchell is one of the classic voices of 1970's American music. 
 mdfergy wrote:
To me, Joni Mitchell sounds like a big, squeaky mouse in labor. I would be happy if there was an international ban against playing her songs, with a penalty of having to eat shards of glass.
 
Shards of glass, you say?
I guess that was supposed to be ... funny?
 avidfan wrote:
Joni Mitchell ALWAYS reminds me of my other favorite folk songstress Phoebe!!!!

Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jlGRq8xZ4
 
You saved my day !{#Smile}
To me, Joni Mitchell sounds like a big, squeaky mouse in labor. I would be happy if there was an international ban against playing her songs, with a penalty of having to eat shards of glass.
So imagine being the "hitcher" being picked up by Joni and being in a car with her and talking.

Talking about music on the radio, the traffic, the scenery, the color of blue. Whatever pops up as the moments come and go. 
The guitar sounds smooth, like velvet and satin.{#Angel}
Joni Mitchell ALWAYS reminds me of my other favorite folk songstress Phoebe!!!!

Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jlGRq8xZ4

 LowPhreak wrote:
Look, people - Joni (and her band) is fucking awesome. You're lucky to be alive at a time to hear her.


The end.

 
Totally agree. Top 5 singer/ songwriter of all time. Cohen, Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon
Joni's music has been part of my life for 50yrs now.  I still love listening to her as much as I did when I was in my teens.  Amazing singer/songwriter and I hope she is with us for a long time.
 dpvest wrote:
JACO!!
 
{#Cry}

Such a sad end to which he came.
i don't know why, but i find this song very sexy.
thanx Bill
 Lindo525 wrote:

What do you have against pants?

 
It's probably best you never find out.  Cool tune.
 
Listen to that bass.
 coloradojohn wrote:
She's singing about her affair with Robbie Robertson, isn't she? Isn't he Coyote? Seems to fit. Anyway, what bass! An incredible song!

 
There are a million interviews with her—even some recent ones—and I seem to remember they asked her about this song.
OMG, one of my all time favorites.  There is no question, she is a snarky narcissist, but she has always done whatever she wanted, however she wanted to do it, and never gave a shit what anyone thought.  I admire that!
 
This is my favoritest part of The Last Waltz. Joni is sooooo awesome.
 dpvest wrote:

JACO!!

 
brilliant bass...no one can say otherwise and still be credible.
Fabulous voice, beautiful music      a joy to listen to
 mgkiwi wrote:
Did like her then and it ain't got any better all these years later!!  {#Razz}  Pants, stupid lyrics!!!

 
What do you have against pants?
Great, great song.  Joni never does anything by accident as it is all so meticulously laid out.  She goes to her own drummer surely and does not feel a need to follow musical convention.  Her lyrics, phrasing, and poetry rival only Leonard Cohen and Dylan.
 PFM wrote:


 
JACO!!
I believe it's about how her voice makes Coyotes howl.
She's singing about her affair with Robbie Robertson, isn't she? Isn't he Coyote? Seems to fit. Anyway, what bass! An incredible song!
 funkyalfonso wrote:
Please check-out the live performance of the album "Shadows and Light" on youtube. If you think Jaco was superb, wait 'till you see Pat Mathenay's guitar solo.  The line-up could be an all time great. Like Chick Corea's " Return to forever ." Just saying.

 
Love it!  What a killer group she assembled for that tour.
PSD
 jt1 wrote:

I can't get past the annoyance of the singing...she seems to have to drag some lines out and rush others to fit the music.
Shame as it seems there is a lot of value to be found in her music according to many many other people. 


It's not an accident; she varies her phrasing on purpose.  Apparently, she got more into a "jazz" style of phrasing after her first few "folky" albums - over forty years ago.  I could see how that could be annoying to some people.
 iTuner wrote:
Just can't stand her. Give me a set of lungs like Neko Case instead of the limp notes that come out of Mitchell's mouth.

 
Have polio for a few years, then see how well you sing.

Her voice ain't for everyone, I'll grant you. Neither is Dylan's, or Young's, or even Willie's. Their writing abilities are rarely questioned, however. 
Joni is a master lyricist and an inventive vocalist to say the least. I have loved this song for over thirty years—talk about holding up. {#Hearteyes} 

I can't get past the annoyance of the singing...she seems to have to drag some lines out and rush others to fit the music.
Shame as it seems there is a lot of value to be found in her music according to many many other people.


 lemmoth wrote:
Opening guitar very reminiscent of the Stones "Waiting on a Friend"

 
That's it. 
 lemmoth wrote:
Opening guitar very reminiscent of the Stones "Waiting on a Friend"

 

yes, yes and yes. I had the same thought... hitting PSD now I'm afraid...
Describes the way I used to be, and still sometimss am far too well. 
 lemmoth wrote:
Opening guitar very reminiscent of the Stones "Waiting on a Friend"

 
They do sound similar - a C chord with an added D and some sevenths and ninths or something. This tune has was played with some odd open tuning and was also released several years earlier than The Stones' tune.
Lyrical magic presaging Neko Case.
Did like her then and it ain't got any better all these years later!!  {#Razz}  Pants, stupid lyrics!!!
Opening guitar very reminiscent of the Stones "Waiting on a Friend"
Heard this song about 30 years ago and still absolutely love it!
the queen of modern scat
Look, people - Joni (and her band) is fucking awesome. You're lucky to be alive at a time to hear her.


The end.
 bb_matt wrote:
i'm struggling with this song. I guess it's the crazy 70's. What is she blathering on about? :)

I do like it though ... 

 
She was the poet capable of expressing all her near  life experiences, with the inside observations she was living-baring her soul. Pretty f**king brave for sharing your life with everyone else-weaknesses and all. 
Agree with many previous posts...love the Jaco Pastorius influence here...far more than JM.
 MsfStl wrote:
What does she mean "He picked up my scent on his fingers?"
{#Shhh}
 

 

What do ya think?
 jbunniii wrote:
This is dragging on a bit too long, and too many lyrics are being jammed into each line (Bob Dylan is often guilty of the same), but it's still a pretty nice tune.

 
Yeah, this song does go on a bit...but its Joni at one of her finest albums. Not my favorite, but I love Joni for Joni.....hey I'm a girl what do you expect? Lol
 cc_rider wrote:

Exactly why I've always loved Joni Mitchell.

 
I think Joni is kind of like olives, either you like them or you don't, very little middle ground.  Me; not a fan of either, but respect her.
i know i'm SUPPOSED to appreciate her lyricism and vocal acrobatics but i just don't. like nails on a chalk board.
What does she mean "He picked up my scent on his fingers?"
{#Shhh}
 
 Foot wrote:
Exactly why I've always disliked Joni Mitchell.

 
Exactly why I've always loved Joni Mitchell.
Fuck, I miss Jaco.
i'm struggling with this song. I guess it's the crazy 70's. What is she blathering on about? :)

I do like it though ... 
This is dragging on a bit too long, and too many lyrics are being jammed into each line (Bob Dylan is often guilty of the same), but it's still a pretty nice tune.
Speaking of Jaco ....


I got to see Weather Report a couple of times (now there's some good tunes!), and before the performance, somebody would come out and dust a section of the stage with baby powder.

What the heck?

That's where Jaco would later play-he'd dance the whole show and the powder made it easier for him to shuffle his feet... Magic Man he was!!



And yeah, a Fantastic album this one.
Exactly why I've always disliked Joni Mitchell.
Sends me over the moon! {#Heartkiss}
The end is near. Thank god.