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Bows and flows of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air
And feathered canyons everywhere, I've looked at clouds that way
But now they only block the sun they rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would 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 cloud's 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 'em laughin 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 old friends are acting strange they shake their heads, they say
I've changed
But something's lost but 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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    UnregisteredAug 20, 2014 at 7:09 am
    While challenges, hurt and sadness will come, life is still what you make of it. Only you can decide to hang on to hurt or hang on to hope. It's a daily decision. Choosing hope is living life to the fullest. It sometimes means disconnecting to some degree from those who choose hurt. They may think you've changed but it's all for the best. Perhaps they'll see it and change along with you.
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    UnregisteredAug 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm
    Joni mitchell wrote this a long time ago in a land far far away called the 1960's, in response to her friend neil young's "sugar mountain" which is about turning 21.
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    UnregisteredJul 20, 2012 at 3:51 am
    Love is like a fantasy you live... You dream but least you expect.. But enjoy life to the fullest... For me i love to live... Per
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    UnregisteredApr 14, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    Do not pass up good experiences. It is god talking to you to live your life to it's fullest even though you don't get everything you want. Be thankful. Live, love passionately and be loved and all the rest is just background music.
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    UnregisteredDec 5, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    As i look at the beautiful snow falling this morning, i am enthralled with its beauty and peace. However, the other side is that there is danger lurking. Most everything in life offers the good and the bad, and we have to learn to filter the meaning for our own life.

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