"Let The Wind Carry Me" as written by and Joni Mitchell....
Papa's faith is people
Mama she believes in cleaning
Papa's faith is in people
Mama she's always cleaning
Papa brought home the sugar
Mama taught me the deeper meaning
She don't like my kick pleat skirt
She don't like my eyelids painted green
She don't like me staying up late
In my high-heeled shoes
Living for that rock'n'roll dancing scene
Papa says "Leave the girl alone, Mother
She's looking like a movie queen"

Mama thinks she spoiled me
Papa knows somehow he set me free
Mama thinks she spoiled me rotten
She blames herself
But papa he blesses me
It's a rough road to travel
Mama let go now
It's always called for me
Sometimes I get that feeling
And I wanna settle
And raise a child up with somebody
I get that strong longing
And I wanna settle
And raise a child up with somebody
But it passes like the summer
I'm a wild seed again
Let the wind carry me

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"Let the Wind Carry Me" as written by Joni Mitchell

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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song yet! Great lyrics, great music (I love the interplay of the
    background vocals and the horns/saxophones). But this song paints such a wonderful, almost tragic picture of a
    child whose parents are very different from each other, and don't see eye to eye on how to raise their daughter, and what is best for her.
    drgrilloon March 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAmazing and moving lyric! You can literally feel her throwing off the weight of her mother's disapproval. And I just want to hug her Dad.
    chrisrazoron September 14, 2010   Link

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