"Off Night Backstreet" as written by and Joni Mitchell....
Maybe I'm just kidding myself when I say, "I love you"
I don't know
Loving without trusting
You get frostbite and sunstroke
I wish I felt nothing
You pimp
Laughing and strutting her
To my chartered seat
Your old off night backstreet

It's been stinger to stinger, darlin'
It's been heart to heart
You still keep me from finishing
Any new love I start
Now she's moved in with you
She's keeping your house neat
And your sheets sweet
And I'm your off night backstreet

I can feel your fingers
Feeling my face
There are some lines you put there
And some you erase

Maybe I'm just dramatizing
I don't care!
It's home it can be heaven
When we play fair
But these sentimental journeys
Late at night
High in some back room
You're calling me
To be your off night back street

You give me such pleasure
You bring me such pain
Who left her long black hair
In our bathtub drain?

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"Off Night Backstreet" as written by Joni Mitchell

Lyrics © Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing

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    General CommentOne of my favorite songs on "Reckless," but it suffers from the same problem as most of these other songs: it doesn't really end; just kind of runs out of steam.

    Basically, it's about being "the other woman".
    pumkinhedon July 07, 2011   Link

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