Last night in my sleep, I sang the lyrics for “Both Sides Now” and so now I have been thinking about the song. It’s a sweet acoustic song, and you can listen by clicking here.
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
“Both Sides Now” is a song that is sweet, and intriguing and I don’t know what meaning Joni Mitchell had in mind. I have a theory though.
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
Someone is welcome to correct me but the clouds in the song may be a metaphor for life. Clouds are always changing, and evolving. Clouds can be light and white, or dark and threatening.
Life is constantly changing like those clouds, nothing remains the same and, as I am reminded often, it’s always sunny up above the clouds! Those blue skies are hope, peace and light.
Thank you for reading, and visiting. – David