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Joni Mitchell — Michael From Mountains
Album: Song To A Seagull
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Released: 1968
Length: 3:38
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Michael wakes you up with sweets
He takes you up streets and the rain comes down
Sidewalk markets locked up tight
And umbrellas bright on a grey background
There's oil on the puddles in taffeta patterns
That run down the drain
In colored arrangements
That Michael will change with a stick that he found

(CHORUS)
Michael from mountains
Go where you will go to
Know that I will know you
Someday I may know you very well

Michael brings you to a park
He sings and its dark when the clouds come by
Yellow slickers up on swings
Like puppets on strings hanging in the sky
They'll splash home to suppers in wallpapered kitchens
Their mothers will scold
But Michael will hold you
To keep away cold till the sidewalks are dry-

(CHORUS)

Michael leads you up the stairs
He needs you to care and you know you do
Cats come crying to the key
And dry you will be in a towel or two
There's rain in the window
There's sun in the painting that smiles on the wall
You want to know all
But his mountains have called so you never do-

(CHORUS)
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Joni fans, check out Madison Cunningham. New artist with a lot of Joni's chops and vibe... more so than anyone I've ever heard compared to her. 
Well, I be dustin' off some memories I'd forgot I even had!
Amazing how, with this she basically put dibs on a musical career so insightful and influential!

Thanks for digging deep, Bill. 
Good song from this underrated debut album.  My favorite from this one is Night in the City but it's not in the RP playlist.  I thought that one showed some of her jazz influences and that those influences didn't just emerge all of a sudden with Court and Spark.
 jagdriver wrote:
Hmmmm... Joni channelling Judy Collins..............
 

You're serious?? or you just want to see how many joni fans you can enrage?? Cause Judy Collins is like the cheap Joni knock-off. I'm a fan of Judy, don't get me wrong, but that's just where it's at.
hey Jagdriver — it's the other way around....Judy channelled Joni....it's Joni's song and came out a couple years before Judy did it on "who knows where the time goes" album
*siiighhh*  {#Daisy}
Hmmmm... Joni channelling Judy Collins..............
Wow, it has been perhaps 25 years since I've listened to this album. Time to dig it out of the closet and give it a listen again.
OMGoodness.....such bliss from my childhood when I could only hear in on Pacifica "underground" radio....fantastic...
Anything from Song To A Seagull is outstanding. It's like a little fairytale from a deep place.