Joni Mitchell: River | Song-Factsheet

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Song «River» von Joni Mitchell.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1971 06 (Album)
Label: Reprise MS 2038
Songwriter Joni Mitchell
Produktion: Henry Levy
Genre: Rock - Singer-Songwriter

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Nach der Trennung von Graham Nash geschrieben. Enthält das musikalische Motiv des Weihnachtslieds Jingle Bells (James Pierpont,1857).
Der Song verbindet die Wehmut nach einer Trennung mit der Wehmut, die man an Weihnachten verspürt, nach der unbeschwerten Kindheit, nach einem richtigen (kanadischen) Winter (den Song hat sie in Los Angeles geschrieben).

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Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
Henry Levy

Lyrics

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 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 Oh 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 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 Oh I wish I had a river 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