Track Title: From Both Sides Now
Prime Artist: Frank Sinatra
Originally made famous by: Judy Collins
Written by: Joni Mitchell (b. Roberta Joan Anderson)
From the Album: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings (A)
Bows 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 ferris 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 laughin 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 are acting strange they shake their heads, they say
I've changed, but 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
Contributed by Larry Henares of the Philippines