That Song About The Midway - Joni Mitchell

    I met you on a midway at a fair last year
    And you stood out like a ruby in a black man's ear
    You were playing on the horses, you were playing on the guitar strings
    You were playing like a devil wearing wings, wearing wings
    You looked so grand wearing wings
    Do you tape them to your shoulders just to sing
    Can you fly
    I heard you can! Can you fly
    Like an eagle doin' your hunting from the sky

    I followed with the sideshows to another town
    And I found you in a trailer on the camping grounds
    You were betting on some lover, you were shaking up the dice
    And I thought I saw you cheating once or twice, once or twice

    I heard your bid once or twice
    Were you wondering was the gamble worth the price
    Pack it in
    I heard you did! Pack it in
    Was it hard to fold a hand you knew could win

    So lately you've been hiding - it was somewhere in the news
    And I'm still at these races with my ticket stubs and my blues
    And a voice calls out the numbers, and it sometimes mentions mine
    And I feel like I've been working overtime, overtime

    I've lost my fire overtime
    Always playin' one more hand for one more dime
    Slowin' down I'm gettin' tired!
    Slowin' down
    And I envy you the valley that you've found
    'Cause I'm midway down the midway
    Slowin' down, down, down, down

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