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Guitar dreams and where does the time go?

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Imagine it is late at night, you've got the headphones on and you are looking up the past, looking up the big impressive tunes that changed your life, years ago. Some really good brandy warming your chest, it is very quiet, everyone is asleep.

Earlier I mentioned that I had a friend who could sing like Joni Mitchell. I was thinking of her and the lyrics to Amelia. Some of it goes:

I was driving across the burning desert
When I spotted six jet planes
Leaving six white vapor trails across the bleak terrain
It was the hexagram of the heavens
it was the strings of my guitar



People will tell you where they've gone
They'll tell you where to go
But till you get there yourself you never really know
Where some have found their paradise
Other's just come to harm
Oh, Amelia it was just a false alarm

Maybe I've never really loved
I guess that is the truth
I've spent my whole life in clouds at icy altitude


I pulled into the Cactus Tree Motel
To shower off the dust
And I slept on the strange pillows of my wanderlust
I dreamed of 747s
Over geometric farms
Dreams Amelia - dreams and false alarms

And then I found this video of Shawn Colvin and M.C. Carpenter at a 2001 tribute to Joni.

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