Joni Mitchell's song "River"...

Ballad Gal
Ballad Gal
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one month ago
26 posts

I, too, enjoyed the video and found it a good pairing with the song. Thanks for posting it. I've got 5 of her albums and love them all.

Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
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one month ago
833 posts

I enjoyed the video and think it expresses the song very well. Thank you for sharing it.

Ken

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Dusty Turtle
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one month ago
1,507 posts

It's a tastefully done video. My daughter and I watched it together a few times yesterday.  We both appreciate how it moves to the exact beat of the song, doesn't try to do too much by adding meaning that is not there in the audio, and how it captures the sad tenor of the lyrics.  It's so nice.

My understanding is that Graham Nash had proposed to her and she declined ("I made my baby cry") leading to an end to their relationship ("I made my baby say 'Goodbye.").

Several songs on the Blue album are just so honest and personal.  It feels a little awkward to know those emotional details about someone I've never met.




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updated by @dusty-turtle: 12/24/21 06:24:25PM
Strumelia
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one month ago
2,018 posts

One of the saddest 'Christmas' songs ever written. Joni's "River" is about regrets of a lost love. She says it's about sadness or loneliness around Christmas time.

Joni is a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors this year. 
Her song River (which was on her Blue album) has just had a wonderful new animation film created to accompany it:

https://youtu.be/OLHxxBTl71I 




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