Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Both Sides Now

"Both Sides, Now" is a single by Joni Mitchell and is one of her best known songs.  It has been commercialized by Jody Collins, sang by Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamonds and a lot of other artists, but I like this single best.

This song says a lot of things about love and emotions and how they affect your life.  It expresses all of the mixed emotions starting with the thrills of the beautiful and romantic feelings at the beginning and with the disappointing realities at an older stage in life.

This was featured in the 2003 British movie Love Actually.    The scene is about a woman who realizes that  her husband has given for Christmas a necklace she thought was meant for her.  She goes to her room and listens, while she cries, to this song on a cd which  her husband gave her.  (Source:  mollyc)

Through listening to  the song, one realizes  that Joni did not really feel love but only its illusions.

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