Words & Music by Joni Mitchell
As performed by Allison Crowe
Just before our love got lost you said
I am as constant as a Northern Star
And I said, constantly in the darkness
I am falling
And I can't hear the words
That you are saying to me
But I know that I will survive
No matter what you do to me
I know I will stay....
believe it or not
Spend all your time waiting
for that second chance
for a break that would make it okay
there's always one reason
to feel not good enough
and it's hard at the end of the day
I need some dis ...
Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly today,
Were to change by tomorrow, and fleet in my arms,
Like fairy-gifts fading away,
Thou wouldst still be ador ...
If I could come
Back to you
It always comes
Back to you
But knowing you
And wanting you
And I am desperate
But I know you're here with me
You're always here with me
I wasn't expecting you
You took me by surprise
And I don't know if you can see it
But it's right behind my eyes
The answer to a question
That I didn't know I'd asked
And you know
I didn' ...
am running headlong into a train
would like to give this thing a name
but for now,
I am just happy to be me
can't believe I just said that
'Cause I have waited
The Arctic surrounded my cold wooden room
I don't think I've ever felt so warm
these waters brought back to me
what I reluctantly believed
and I watched as the 4 corners gave way
to the ice ...
Circle around the ocean
target where I'll drown
spotlight find me drifting
bloated and upside-down
floating away from prison
shattering my shell
finally getting to escape
floating away ...
And talk of all the things we did today
And laugh about our funny little ways
While we have a few minutes to breathe
Then I know that it's time you must leave
But darling be ...
the thoughts of all pain
released from this anger
is some place I would like to be
and when I feel myself defeated
and when I see them twist around
dancing in their o ...
I'm trying not to try so hard,
Makes me wonder if it's really effortless,
Or if I'm fooling myself?
'Cause if I have to put so much of me
Into trying not to care,
Where am I then?
I'm lyin ...
want to see me wasted
cause that's the only time I'd kneel before you and
you would rather
shut your eyes and fly so far above me
that you don't even have to say you were ever there
I am broken
I am still with you
I am travelling alone
But I can still feel you here
And I hope that you can see me now
Because I can't see anything but you
And I want y ...
Take that fire from your head
and see my eyes
take this feeling I have
need for self-sacrifice
Take this guilt off my chest
and I will have learned
take this bridge from my past
that I ...
I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
Well, it goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the m ...
I really hate happy people
I resent the hell out of you
And sometimes, you know,
I really hate myself
A higher part of me
Knows that this is wrong
And I wait ...
I dreamed a dream in times gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dr ...
You're no good, heartbreaker
You're a liar and you're a cheat
And I don't know why I let you do these things to me
My friends keep telling me that you ain't no good
Oh, Lord, they don't know ...
Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today...
Imagine there's no countries,
It isn't hard to do,
I will fight you
Every step of the way
No matter what I think
Or what you have to say
Kicking and screaming
Just drag me out of here
I will cause you sorrow
I will not endear
I am ...
There are places I remember
In my life, though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends, I st ...
Words: Christina G. Rossetti, 1830-1894
Music: Gustav Holst, 1874-1934
Arranged and performed by Allison Crowe
In the bleak midwinter, frost wind made moan,
earth stood hard as iron, water l ...
I will light the match this mornin', so I won't be alone
Watch as she lies silent, for soon night will be gone
Oh, I will stand arms outstretched, pretend I'm free to roam
Oh, I will make my way ...
It came upon the midnight clear,
that glorious song of old,
from angels bending near the earth
to touch their harps of gold:
'Peace on the earth, and good will toward men,
from heaven's all ...
Now the flames they followed Joan of Arc
as she came riding through the dark;
no moon to keep her armour bright,
no man to get her through this dark and smoky night.
She said, 'I'm tired o ...
Not tonight, Josephine
In an army's strength
Therein lies the denouement
From here you're haunting me
By the seine so beautiful
Only not to be of use
Ќе сегодн€, ∆озефина.
When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom ...
I want to be the one
To say that I found you safe
And held you in my arms
I want anyone else in the world
To tell me
That they did too
And took you home
Across the field and to your d ...
Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' for a train
An' I's feeling nearly as faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained
I headed all the way to New Orleans
I pulled my ...
At midnight I open up my door
And I say,
'hey, well why don't you just go and see what happens then?'
And I don't know exactly what it is I'm trying to prove
All I know
Is this is just w ...
Spent a little time in Montreal
With a fire in the sun
Over the entire city
And you know
I think that I saw you
In a different light
Whether or not
It was the wi ...
The Northern Lights took me off guard
knocked me over and lifted me up
and through the shadow of a meteor
I saw your face
and yes I stood on the other side of the world
but I took the Nort ...
As I walk this hall alone I wonder
exactly why it is I'm leaving
when there's nothing there for me to return to
other than blind faith
with a lack of believing
and not to say that I have not ...
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior's birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
'til He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of ...
I can feel it coming and when it has passed
there will be no trace of me
other than faded words that have already been spoken
and promises that I will keep until
not even memory exists in my ...
Rain has always fallen silently in my mind
and its built up so high that I'll drown in my own faults
and when I stop breathing maybe I'll be taken to a place
where I can be of some use
now tel ...
You didn't have to hurt me, you know
It wasn't entirely necessary
And I'm not sure how much of that you meant
And I'm not sure how far
But that doesn't really matter now
I meant ...
In my platforms
I hit the floor
I fell face down
it didn't help my brain out
Then the baby came
before I found
the magic highs
to keep her happy
I never was the fantasy
of what ...
The enemy in the mirror
Eyes of fire staring back at me
I am the judge, the jury and the executioner
Of everything I've tried to be
And now I think I'm dying
I could pray for r ...
The circus is falling down on its knees
Big top is crumbling down
It's raining in Baltimore fifty miles east
Where you should be, no one's around
I need a phone call
I need a raincoat
I ne ...
ItТs coming on Christmas
TheyТre cutting down trees
TheyТre putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
But it donТt snow here
Granted I've been a fool before
But I've never felt so completely insane
I know I've been here before
But I never saw this for what it really was
And I hope that I can get my point ...
We do not see
So blindly forgotten
The pain unspoken
Why can't you say what has been done to you
you are not wrong and you should not...
Why do you stand
for silenc ...
I pulled a knife on myself today
I don't know what I was thinking
All of these words trapped inside my head
I feel like I've been drinking
And I know you don't want to see
Me this way...
You know I hold these in
And I take them for myself
I'm covered in guilt
But it's not my own
There isn't any reason
For me to feel like I'm dying
I'm done with being afraid
Saw you stretched out in room ten-o-nine
With a smile on your face
And a tear right in your eye
Couldn't see to get a line on you
My sweet honey love
Berber jewelry jangling down the stree ...
In the darkness of your soul
Following your call
Belong to me
Open my eyes
I cannot control
Where I am
supposed to be
Bring t ...
Silent night, holy night,
all is calm, all is bright
round yon virgin
mother and child.
Holy infant, so tender and mild,
sleep in heavenly peace,
sleep in heavenly peace.
Silent night, ...
Take your sympathy and shove it
as for the pain,
well, I love it
I'll eat your words
I'll devour your soul
I will laugh like a lemur
as you crawl back into your hole
I won't deny you,
The first Noel the angel did say
was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
in fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
on a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Open up your door
I know we've both been here before
But there's a shadow fading here
A revolution on its way
Open up your mind
I know I've drowned in there before
But my wings are dryin ...
I will come for you at night-time
I will raise you from your sleep
I will kiss you in four places
As I go running along your street
I will squeeze the life out of you
You will make me laug ...
Lying in this bed I hear the clock tick,
And think of you
Caught up in circles, confusion
Is nothing new
Flashbacks and warm nights
Almost left behind
Suitcase of memory,
Time after ti ...
I thought I could push this to the back of my mind
I thought I'd left all the fear behind
I thought that I could just walk away
And there'd be nothing more to say
But I saw you headed for the ...
At the turning of another moon
comes time to end this day
and only so many have to pass
as I am gone away
So I sing you now this lullaby
though it is bittersweet
for we have to part when ...
So you're weary now
from the company you keep
lay down your head
and go back to sleep
back to sleep
Just wait till the end
it will be worth it I swear
so hold on, my friend
we're alm ...
Don't want to raise my head
The world is covered in rage
Voices calling out in anger
Entering erratically into another age
Shadow puppets on the wall
Don't know who to believe
In the dar ...
People living their lives for you on tv
They say they're better than you and you agree
Another burger, another hot dog, some fries
A wish in the well, hope your health don't go to hell, well