picking yourself up with music

So lately you’ve been hiding, it was somewhere in the news
And I’m still at these races with my ticket stubs and my blues
And a voice calls out the numbers, and it sometimes mentions mine
And I feel like I’ve been working overtime, overtime 
Joni Mitchel , “Clouds”
“Through the windless wells of wonder
By the throbbing light machine
In a tea leaf trance or under
Orders from the king and queen
Songs to aging children come
Aging children, I am one
People hurry by so quickly
Don’t they hear the melodies
In the chiming and the clicking
And the laughing harmonies
Songs to aging children come
Aging children, I am one
Some come dark and strange like dying
Crows and ravens whistling
Lines of weeping, strings of crying
So much said in listening
Songs to aging children come
Aging children, I am one
Does the moon play only silver
When it strums the galaxy
Dying roses will they will their
Perfumed rhapsodies to me
Songs to aging children come
This is one”
  -Joni Mitchel
Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I’ve looked at clouds that way
But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way
I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It’s cloud’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all
Moons and Junes and ferries wheels
The dizzy dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale comes real
I’ve looked at love that way
But now it’s just another show
You leave ’em laughing when you go
And if you care, don’t let them know
Don’t give yourself away
I’ve looked at love from both sides now
From give and take and still somehow
It’s love’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know love at all
Tears and fears and feeling proud,
To say “I love you” right out loud
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
I’ve looked at life that way
But now old friends they’re acting strange
They shake their heads, they say I’ve changed
Well something’s lost, but something’s gained
In living every day.
I’ve looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know life at all
I’ve looked at life from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know life at all
Songwriters: Joni Mitchell
I just got an invitation for music and healing talk by a music therapist and i think how far i have come from clinical or theoretical definitions of what constitutes therapy and how music picks you up and how there is this saying that some look for the music and some for the words and i am definitely for the words!
Where have you been when i sought solutions to anxious times ? 
“I have been here all the time on youtube waiting for you to seek me out and i wrote all those words for you”, answers the poet lady Joni Mitchel and in a world where people are so over occupied with silly matters like what a politician dressed up as in college or how much he drank and what he did when he was in college or what faces  a high school kid makes, it does not begin to scrap at the huge monument misunderstanding becomes when we are not in touch with our souls and music , it does that, and
words -they are the cement
when music is the building
and the place you live is your soul!
This is what inspiration does, and it does not pay the bills and it does not pay anything but without those words and music , where would we be ? a personal hell!
So let music save you today and tomorrow and the day after that and dont find music only when you have time to kill on the way somewhere else but always look for the way to your soul and find those bread crumbs left by those who inspire you to feel and accept yourself as you are . “Comme es toi!” as the French say.
Sincerely ,
DJ Raphael’s mother

About seagullsea

a seagull flying over the great ocean of life observing.
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