"Car On A Hill" as written by and Joni Mitchell....
I've been sitting up waiting for my sugar to show
I've been listening to the sirens and the radio
He said he'd be over three hours ago
I've been waiting for his car on the hill (Waiting for his car on the hill)
He makes friends easy
He's not like me
I watch for judgement anxiously
Now, where in the city can that boy be?
Waiting for a car
Climbing
Climbing
Climbing the hill

He's a real good talker, I think he's a friend
Fast tires come screaming around the bend
But there's still no buzzer
They roll on
And I'm waiting for his car on the hill
It always seems so righteous at the start
When there's so much laughter
When there's so much spark
When there's so much sweetness in the dark
Waiting for a car
Climbing
Climbing
Climbing the hill


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"Car on a Hill" as written by Joni Mitchell

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    General CommentBeen here so many times. Waiting for the buzzer - - - - -- waiting for that person to show up, feeling so vunerable until they do....
    boxman54on November 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt always seems so righteous at the start
    When there's so much laughter
    When there's so much spark
    When there's so much sweetness in the dark

    Best lyrics about the early stages of a relationship. Ever.
    Grottolaon June 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNo clue as to whom this one is about, but the theme of waiting for your lover is familiar and accessible. She describes herself often as shy, reserved, less comfortable in crowds. In the context of it's time, the music scene was given increasingly over to the substances and wealth that came with success. You had to work the deal out there, and she always seemed reticent.

    But it is clear that she is in her little house in Laurel Canyon while her boy is down partying somewhere in LA.
    MMMerryon September 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentJoni is impatiently waiting for he man, Graham Nash, to drive up Laurel Canyon to her house.
    jschaffon January 14, 2011   Link
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    General Comment
    It may have been about Jackson Browne
    Read more at songmeanings.net/songs/view/72019/
    ray_killeenon January 14, 2013   Link

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