Murray, Anne - Both Sides Now Lyrics

Bows 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 hide the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I might have 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 clouds' illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels
The dizzy dancing way you feel
When every fairy tale comes real
I've looked at love that way

But now it's just another show
You leave them laughing 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 win and lose, and still somehow
It's love's illusions I recall
I really don't know love at all

Tears and fears and feeling proud
To say I love you, right out loud
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
I've looked at life that way

But now all my friends are acting strange
They shake their heads, they say I've changed
Well something's lost, and something's gained
In living every day

I've looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose, and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all

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  1. Randall Reece

    This is excellent:

  2. Nemesis 23

    That 70s Show brought me here...

  3. Young M

    My favorite version of the song.
    It's love's illusion I recall
    I really don't know love at all...

  4. Muskee Li

    S o C r e a m y

  5. travis7310

    Anne Murray's cover was the first version I heard of "Both Sides Now" and it's still my favorite!

  6. Muskee Li

    base guitar and her voice made THIS

  7. guy 8118

    I might have liked this version if I had never heard the Judy Collins version. (This is possibly the only song performed by Judy Collins that I like.) Even the initial Joni Mitchell version was disappointing. In this live Joni Mitchell performance, Joni's voice reminded me of Anne's:

  8. guy 8118

    Anne Murray's voice in this tune reminded me a little of Kirsty MacColl in "They Don't Know" (1979). ("They Don't Know" is the only song performed by Kirsty MacColl that I like.) (Tracey Ullman's cover of "They Don't Know" topped it in some ways, plus a great video.)

  9. Trung Duong Van

    I like very much this one

  10. Kamal Khastagir

    who came here after Toy story 4 trailer?

  11. bs1174

    Best, original, live

  12. Everythingman

    This is easily on par with Judy Collins' version


    I like it better; Judy Collin's voice is too "warbly".

    guy 8118

    The Judy Collins version of this song seems very different from anything else by Judy. The producers put a lot of arrangement and instruments into it. In this song, Judy's voice had tremolo and/or vibrato that I didn't hear in anything else she recorded. Listening very closely, I got the definite impression that tremolo and/or vibrato were added after the fact, by the recording engineers.

  13. Yubin Hong

    I've finally found this version of 'both sides now'!! Your voice is so attractive and I love this song😀

  14. 김형봉

    정말 좋은 가사에 정말 좋은 힘이 들어가지 않은 노래
    편안하게 인생을 얘기하는거 같아요

  15. todd canton

    Anne made this song her own....

  16. พระรัชชพงษ์

    เป็นเพลงสากลที่ยอดเยี่ยม very good songs

  17. David R.W.

    I'm a rock musician, but nonetheless this version of Both Sides Now gives me chills, it's so beautiful. Thanks for posting it!

  18. todd canton

    Joni Mitchell must've been happy to hear her song done by such a professional.....

  19. maneewan manee

    I love this version.....thank you.