still blue

by Sandbloom

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1.
blue 03:15
Blue Blue songs are like tattoos You know I've been to sea before Crown and anchor me Or let me sail away Hey Blue, here is a song for you Ink on a pin Underneath the skin An empty space to fill in Well there're so many sinking now You've got to keep thinking You can make it thru these waves Acid, booze, and ass Needles, guns, and grass Lots of laughs lots of laughs Everybody's saying that hell's the hippest way to go Well I don't think so But I'm gonna take a look around it though Blue I love you Blue here is a shell for you Inside you'll hear a sigh A foggy lullaby There is your song from me
2.
A Case Of You Just before our love got lost you said, I am as constant as a northern star And I said, "Constantly in the darkness, Where's that at? If you want me I'll be in the bar." On the back of a cartoon coaster In the blue TV screen light I drew a map of Los Angeles Los Angeles With your face sketched on it twice. Oh, you're in my blood like holy wine You taste so bitter and so sweet Oh, I could drink a case of you, darling And I would still be on my feet Oh, I would still be on my feet Oh, I am a lonely painter I live in a box of paints. I'm frightened by the devil And I'm drawn to those ones that ain't afraid. I remember that time you told me You said, "Love is touching souls." Surely you touched mine. 'Cause part of you pours out of me In these lines from time to time. Oh, you're in my blood like holy wine You taste so bitter and so sweet. Oh, I could drink a case of you, darling And still I'd be on my feet I would still be on my feet I met a woman She had a mouth like yours She knew your life She knew your devils and your deeds. And she said, "Go to him, stay with him if you can But be prepared to bleed." Oh, but you are in my blood You're my holy wine You're so bitter Bitter and so sweet Oh, I could drink a case of you darling Still I'd be on my feet I would still be on my feet
3.
little green 04:37
Little Green Born with the moon in cancer Choose her a name she will answer to Call her green and the winters cannot fade her Call her green for the children who've made her Little green, be a gypsy dancer He went to California Hearing that everything's warmer there So you write him a letter and say, "her eyes are blue." He sends you a poem and she's lost to you Little green, he's a non-conformer Just a little green Like the color when the spring is born There'll be crocuses to bring to school tomorrow Just a little green Like the nights when the northern lights perform There'll be icicles and birthday clothes And sometimes there'll be sorrow Child with a child pretending Weary of lies you are sending home So you sign all the papers in the family name You're sad and you're sorry, but you're not ashamed Little green, have a happy ending Just a little green Like the color when the spring is born There'll be crocuses to bring to school tomorrow Just a little green Like the nights when the northern lights perform There'll be icicles and birthday clothes And sometimes there'll be sorrow
4.
river 05:19
River It's coming on Christmas They're cutting down trees They're putting up reindeer And singing songs of joy and peace Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on But it don't snow here It stays pretty green I'm going to make a lot of money Then I'm going to quit this crazy scene Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly I wish I had a river I could skate away on I made my baby cry He tried hard to help me You know, he put me at ease And he loved me so naughty Made me weak in the knees Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on I'm so hard to handle I'm selfish and I'm sad Now I've gone and lost the best baby That I ever had I wish I had a river I could skate away on Oh, I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly I wish I had a river I could skate away on I made my baby say goodbye It's coming on Christmas They're cutting down trees They're putting up reindeer And singing songs of joy and peace I wish I had a river I could skate away on
5.
all i want 05:47
All I Want I am on a lonely road and I am traveling, traveling, traveling, traveling Looking for something, what can it be Oh I hate you some, I hate you some, I love you some Oh I love you when I forget about me I wanna be strong I wanna laugh along I wanna belong to the living Alive, alive, I want to get up and jive I want to wreck my guayabera in some jukebox dive Do you want, do you want, do you wanna dance with me baby Do you wanna take a chance on Maybe finding some sweet romance with me baby, well come on All I really really want our love to do Is to bring out the best in me and in you too All I really really want our love to do Is to bring out the best in me and in you I wanna talk to you, I wanna shampoo you I wanna renew you again and again Applause, applause, life is our cause When I think of your kisses my mind see-saws Do you see, do you see, do you see how you hurt me baby So I hurt you too Then we both get so blue I am on a lonely road and I am traveling Looking for the key to set me free Oh the jealousy The greed is the unraveling it's the unraveling And it undoes all the joy that could be I wanna have fun, I wanna shine like the sun I wanna be the one that you want to see I wanna knit you a sweater Wanna write you a love letter I wanna make you feel better, I wanna Make you feel free Hm hm hm, hm Wanna make you feel all free All I wanna make you feel free
6.
my old lady 05:57
My Old Lady My old lady, she's a singer in the park She's a walker in the rain She's a dancer in the dark We don't need no piece of paper from the city hall Keeping us tied and true no, my old lady Keeping away my blues She's my sunshine in the morning She's my fireworks at the end of the day She's the warmest chord I ever heard Play that warm chord, play and stay, baby We don't need no piece of paper from the city hall Keeping us tied and true, my old lady Keeping away my blues But when she's gone Me and them lonesome blues collide The bed's too big The frying pan's too wide Then she comes home And she takes me in her loving arms And she tells me all her troubles And she tells me all my charms We don't need no piece of paper from the city hall Keeping us tied and true, no, my old lady Keeping away my blues But when she's gone Me and them lonesome blues collide The bed's too big The frying pan's too wide My old lady, she's a singer in the park She's a walker in the rain She's a dancer in the dark We don't need no piece of paper from the city hall Keeping us tied and true, no, my old lady Keeping away my lonesome blues
7.
This Flight Tonight Look out the left the captain said The lights down there, that's where we'll land I saw a falling star burn up Above the Las Vegas sands It wasn't the one that you gave to me That night down south between the trailers Not the early one That you can wish upon, Not the northern one That guides in the sailors Oh star bright, star bright You've got the lovin' that I like, all right Turn this crazy bird around I shouldn't have got on this flight tonight You got the touch so gentle and sweet But you've got that look so critical Now I can't talk to you baby I get so weak Sometimes I think love is just mythical Up there's a heaven Down there's a town Blackness everywhere and little lights shine Oh, blackness, blackness dragging me down Come on light the candle in this poor heart of mine Oh star bright, star bright You've got the lovin' that I like, all right Turn this crazy bird around I shouldn't hove got on this flight tonight I'm drinking sweet champagne Got the headphones up high Can't numb you out Can't drum you out of my mind They're playing, Goodbye baby, Baby Goodbye, Ooh, ooh, love is blind Up go the flaps, down go the wheels I hope you got your heat turned on baby I hope they finally fixed your automobile I hope it's better when we meet again baby Star bright, star bright You got the lovin' that I like, all right Turn this crazy bird around I shouldn't have got on this flight tonight
8.
carey 04:44
Carey The wind is in from AfricaLast night I couldn't sleep Oh, you know it sure is hard to leave here Carey But it's really not my home My fingernails are filthy, I got beach tar on my feet And I miss my clean white linen and my fancy French cologne Oh Carey get out your cane And I'll put on some silver Oh you're a mean old Mommy, but I like you fine Come on down to the Mermaid Cafe and I will buy you a bottle of wine And we'll laugh and toast to nothing and smash our empty glasses down Let's have a round for these freaks and these soldiers A round for these friends of mine Let's have another round for the bright red devil Who keeps me in this tourist town Come on, Carey, get out your cane I'll put on some silver Oh you're a mean old Mommy, but I like you Maybe I'll go to Amsterdam Or maybe I'll go to Rome And rent me a grand piano and put some flowers 'round my room But let's not talk about fare-thee-welIs now The night is a starry dome. And they're playin' that scratchy rock and roll Beneath the Matalla Moon Come on, Carey, get out your cane And I'll put on some silver You're a mean old Mommy, but I like you The wind is in from Africa Last night I couldn't sleep Oh, you know it sure is hard to leave here But, it's really not my home Maybe it's been too long a time Since I was scramblin' down in the street Now they got me used to that clean white linen And that fancy French cologne Oh Carey, get out your cane I'll put on my finest silver We'll go to the Mermaid Cafe Have fun tonight I said, Oh, you're a mean old Mommy, but you're out of sight
9.
california 04:22
California Sitting in a park in Paris, France Reading the news and it sure looks bad They won't give peace a chance That was just a dream some of us had Still a lot of lands to see But I wouldn't want to stay here It's too old and cold and settled in its ways here Oh but California California I'm coming home I'm going to see the folks I dig I'll even kiss a Sunset pig California I'm coming home I met a redhead on a Grecian isle Who did the goat dance very well She gave me back my smile But she kept my camera to sell Oh the rogue the red red rogue She cooked good omelettes and stews And I might have stayed on with her there But my heart cried out for you California Oh California I'm coming home Oh make me feel good rock 'n' roll band I'm your biggest fan California I'm coming home Oh it gets so lonely When you're walking And the streets are full of strangers All the news of home you read Just gives you the blues Just gives you the blues So I bought me a ticket I caught a plane to Spain Went to a party down a red dirt road There were lots of pretty people there Reading Rolling Stone reading Vogue They said "How long can you hang around?" I said a week maybe two Just until my skin turns brown Then I'm going home to California California I'm coming home Oh will you take me as I am Strung out on another woman California I'm coming home Oh it gets so lonely When you're walking And the streets are full of strangers All the news of home you read More about the war And the bloody changes Oh will you take me as I am? Will you take me as I am? Will you?
10.
The last time I saw Richard was Detroit in '68 And he told me all romantics meet the same fate someday Cynical and drunk and boring someone in some dark cafe You laugh, he said you think you're immune, go look at your eyes They're full of moon You like roses and kisses and pretty men to tell you All those pretty lies, pretty lies When you gonna realize they're only pretty lies Only pretty lies, just pretty lies He put a quarter in the Wurlitzer, and he pushed Three buttons and the thing began to whir And a bar maid came by in fishnet stockings and a bow tie And she said drink up now it's gettin' on time to close Richard, you haven't really changed, I said It's just that now you're romanticizing some pain that's in your head You got tombs in your eyes, but the songs You punched are dreaming Listen, they sing of love so sweet, love so sweet When you gonna get yourself back on your feet? Oh and love can be so sweet, love so sweet Richard got married to a figure skater And he bought her a dishwasher and a coffee percolator And he drinks at home now most nights with the TV on And all the house lights left up bright I'm gonna blow this damn candle out I don't want nobody comin' over to my table I got nothing to talk to anybody about All good dreamers pass this way someday Hidin' behind bottles in dark cafes Dark cafes Only a dark cocoon before I get my gorgeous wings And fly away Only a phase, these dark cafe days

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A song-by-song cover of Joni Mitchell's heralded album, Blue.

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released July 30, 2011

kevin sandbloom - guitar/vox/bass/beats/keys/drums
jeff caldwell - guitar/vox [tracks 3 & 4]

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