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  • Joni Mitchell, 1965

    Posted by Michael Hiteshew on December 30th, 2015 (All posts by )

    Joni wrote this. She’s 22 years old here.

    Written by John Phillips

    Joni wrote this too:

    What a stunningly talented and beautiful girl she was.


    2 Responses to “Joni Mitchell, 1965”

    1. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      I find The Urge For Going especially poignant. Not just the inherent beauty of the poetry either. Joni’s summer boyfriend abandoned her while she was three months pregnant, leaving her in an attic apartment with no heat and no means of supporting herself, much less a child. She had the baby and gave it up for adoption. She never got over that. I suspect there’s more than a little of that pain in that song. What kind of person has the character to channel that experience into a beautiful piece of art like this song?

    2. Sgt. Mom Says:

      Urge for Going …
      Yep, know the feeling.

      I wonder if Gordon Lightfoot was channeling her ed-boyfriend in this –