A Case of You – Joni Mitchell

Just before our love got lost you said
I am as constant as a northern star
And I said, constantly in the darkness
Where’s that at?
If you want me I’ll be in the bar

On the back of a cartoon coaster
In the blue TV screen light
I drew a map of Canada
Oh Canada
And your face sketched on it twice

Oh You are in my blood like holy wine
And you taste so bitter and so sweet
Oh, I could drink a case of you
I could drink a case of you, darling
And I would still be on my feet
Oh I’d still be on my feet

Oh I am a lonely painter
I live in a box of paints
I’m frightened by the devil
And I’m drawn to those ones that ain’t afraid
I remember that time that you told me, you said
Love is touching souls
Surely you’ve touched mine
‘Cause part of you pours out on me
In these lines from time to time

Oh you are in my blood like holy wine
And you taste so bitter and so sweet
Oh, I could drink a case of you
I could drink a case of you, darling
Still I’d be on my feet
I’d still be on my feet

I met a woman
She had a mouth like yours
She knew your life
She knew your devils and your deeds
And she said
Go to him, stay with him if you can
But be prepared to bleed
Oh, but you are in my blood, you’re my holy wine
And you taste so bitter, bitter and so sweet
Oh, I could drink a case of you, darling
Still I’d be on my feet
I’d still be on my feet


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