Judy Collins chante ici une de ses chansons favorites, à tel point qu’elle en passe parfois pour l’auteure. En fait, comme elle le rappelle en début de vidéo, la chanson est de la chanteuse, auteure-compositrice canadienne Joni Mitchell. L’enregistrement date de 1976. On trouve sur ce site une version de cette chanson, sous le titre Clouds, par Dave Van Ronk., ainsi que celle de Joni Mitchell elle-même.

BOTH SIDES NOW

Rows and flows of angel hair
Ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I’ve looked at clouds that way

And 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 illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels
The dizzy dancing way you feel
When ev’ry fairy tale comes real
I’ve looked at love that way

But now it’s just another show
You leave ’em laughing 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 will and loose, 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
Well 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

I’ve looked at life from both sides now
Win and loose, and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know life at all