Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

Both Sides Now

1968 Joni Mitchell (first recorded by Judy Collins)
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’ve 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 illusions, I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all
Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels
The dizzy dancin’ 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

Favorite Recordings

Judy Collins
Joni Mitchell
Harpers Bizarre
Mark Murphy
Bud Shank the Bob Alcivar Singers
Dianne Reeves