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Joni Mitchell – Willy lyrics

Willy is my child, he is my father
I would be his lady all my life
He says he'd love to live with me
But for an ancient injury
That has not healed
He said I feel once again
Like I gave my heart too soon
He stood looking thru the lace
At the face on the conquered moon
And counting all the cars going up the hill
And the stars on my window sill
There are still more reasons why I love him
Willy is my joy, he is my sorrow
Now he wants to run away and hide
He says our love cannot be real
He cannot hear the chapel's pealing silver bells
But you know it's hard to tell
When you're in the spell if it's wrong or if it's real
But you're bound to lose
If you let the blues get you scared to feel
And I feel like I'm just being born
Like a shiny light breaking in a storm
There are so many reasons why I love him.

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    I've always been touched by this song. To want to nurture (my child) and feel nurtured by (my father). The totality is "his lady all my life" with all the joy and sorrow. Saying "Yes" to that love is scary but saying yes is like "a light breaking through a storm". She understands that he has been injured which keeps him from trusting love again. Though he feels the love, he thinks the storm clouds will kill his light. He does not trust that his little light will break through the injury. It is a tender, poetic description and a very beautiful song.
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