"I Think I Understand" as written by and Mitchell....
Daylight falls upon the path, the forest falls behind
Today I am not prey to dark uncertainty
The shadow trembles in its wrath, I've robbed its blackness blind
And tasted sunlight as my fear came clear to me

I think I understand
Fear is like a wilderland
Stepping stones or sinking sand

Now the way leads to the hills, above the steeple's chime
Below me sleepy rooftops round the harbor
It's there I'll take my thirsty fill of friendship over wine
Forgetting fear but never disregarding her

Oh, I think I understand
Fear is like a wilderland
Stepping stones and sinking sand

Sometimes voices in the night will call me back again
Back along the pathway of a troubled mind
When forests rise to block the light that keeps a traveler sane
I'll challenge them with flashes from a brighter time

Oh, I think I understand
Fear is like a wilderland
Stepping stones or sinking sand


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"I Think I Understand" as written by Joni Mitchell

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    General CommentI just started recently getting into joni mitchell. I really like the message of this song. She's such a great poet.

    Fear/challenges can either help you to become better, or swallow you into it's depths. To understand that there is a choice.
    artemisiaon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a powerful song about being able to handle all of the issues that fear can take us...and how we are to survive.
    I love this song. I am madly in love with Joni.
    Hijeraon August 30, 2016   Link

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