Marcie - Joni Mitchell

    Marcie in a coat of flowers
    Steps inside a candy store
    Reds are sweet and greens are sour
    Still no letter at her door
    So she'll wash her flower curtains
    Hang them in the wind to dry
    Dust her tables with his shirt and
    Wave another day goodbye

    Marcie's faucet needs a plumber
    Marcie's sorrow needs a man
    Red is autumn green is summer
    Greens are turning and the sand
    All along the ocean beaches
    Stares up empty at the sky
    Marcie buys a bag of peaches
    Stops a postman passing by
    And summer goes
    Falls to the sidewalk like string and brown paper
    Winter blows
    Up from the river there's no one to take her
    To the sea

    Marcie dresses warm its snowing
    Takes a yellow cab uptown
    Red is stop and green's for going
    Sees a show and rides back down
    Down along the Hudson River
    Past the shipyards in the cold
    Still no letter's been delivered
    Still the winter days unfold
    Like magazines
    Fading in dusty grey attics and cellars
    Make a dream
    Dream back to summer and hear how
    he tells her
    Wait for me

    Marcie leaves and doesn't tell us
    Where or why she moved away
    Red is angry green is jealous
    That was all she had to say
    Someone thought they saw her Sunday
    Window shopping in the rain
    Someone heard she bought a one-way ticket
    And went west again

    Marco Giunco
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