"Nothing Can Be Done" as written by Joni Mitchell and Larry Klein....
Must I forgive you
Each time
And say you don't know what you're doing
There are no victimless crimes
I know of
Out here in these graffiti ruins
My love

Oh I am not old
I'm told
But I am not young
Oh and nothing can be done
Don't start
My heart
Is a smoking gun
Oh and nothing can be done

I heard you leaving
Late last night
I heard you screaming down the mountain
Like you were running red lights
(Red lights)
You had some trash-can-rock-band pounding

Oh I am not old
I'm told
But I am not young
Oh and nothing can be done
Don't start
My heart
Is a smoking gun
Oh and nothing can be done

Must I surrender
With grace
The things I loved when I was younger
(Sweet embrace)
Must I remember your face
So well
What do I do here with this hunger

Oh I am not old
I'm told
But I am not young
Oh and nothing can be done
Don't start
My heart
Is a smoking gun
Oh and nothing can be done

Nothing can be done
Nothing can be done
Oh nothing can be done


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"Nothing Can Be Done" as written by Joni Mitchell Larry Klein

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    General CommentA beautiful song, complemented by David Baerwald's (David & David, Sheryl Crow) amazing guest vocal. To me, it reflects the sadness of wanting to move past a rough period, and to continue to grow and explore... but somewhat shackled with the knowledge that past skeletons may encumber that growth.

    With age comes wisdom, but also a past ("My heart is a smoking gun") and scars ("There are no victimless crimes... In these grafitti ruins").

    One of my favorite "Joni"s.
    arob3000on November 29, 2007   Link

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