Over that new paved highway
There is a house where love was made
Not with screaming and touching
But with the records quietly spinning
And it was Aretha's Gold
and it was the way you told
me to just shut up and try to enjoy myself.
but that i could never do.
so now it's Joanie's blow
and dreams and dreams and dreams and dreams of you

so if you can't treat her like a woman then
treat her like a baby doll
and just leave her in that bedroom
where you watch the summer tumble and fall
over the gardens, through the schools
she waits alone by a swimming pool
a storm is brewing in her soul
when did it start? i like to think i know.
well it was a summer night
a sweet and i just died
she turned the corner and i knew
all was about to change

and then i kissed your mouth
i felt your past somehow
and your whole life flashed before my eyes

so if you want to treat her like a woman
then pick her up like a baby doll
and rock her gently and tell her that you're sorry
and then be willing to let her go
because you, you're as tameless as a notion
i want to love you but commotion
it ravages me whole,
oh let me, i'm as dramatic as the thunder,
my lioness, scared as she rolls over
oh yeah, she needs to get some sleep.

oh and you, you'll be as famous as the notion
they'll try to name but commotion
oh, it'll ravage on the whole,
oh but me, i'm as dramatic as the thunder,
my lioness, scared as she rolls over
oh yeah, she needs to get some sleep.

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Aretha's Gold song meanings
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    Lyric CorrectionI'm sad no one's really said anything about this song but I just want to note that I'm pretty sure it's actually "Joni's Blue" not "Joanie's blow" because it's referring to Joni Mitchell's album "Blue" just like "Aretha's gold" refers to Aretha Franklin's album "Gold." The contrast in tone of the two albums is how he's conveying the fall from grace that his relationship has suffered.
    That's all I have to add. I hope more people put in their 2 cents!
    edwasm9on March 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGREATNESS
    forbes5656on March 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love the feeling in this song. The singer said that this song was the one the band was most proud of in the end. And I agree with 'edwasm9', I believe it is "Joni's Blue". And I also think it is "An ocean" rather than "a notion". I'm not quite sure though.
    Lusitanoon May 30, 2010   Link

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