"Black Crow" as written by and Joni Mitchell....
There's a crow flying
Black and ragged
Tree to tree
He's black as the highway that's leading me
Now he's diving down
To pick up on something shiny
I feel like that black crow
Flying
In a blue sky

I took a ferry to the highway
Then I drove to a pontoon plane
I took a plane to a taxi
And a taxi to a train
I've been traveling so long
How's I ever going to know my home
When I see it again
I'm like a black crow flying
In a blue, blue sky

In search of love and music
My whole life has been
Illumination
Corruption
And diving, diving, diving, diving.
Diving down to pick up on every shiny thing
Just like that black crow flying
In a blue sky

I looked at the morning
After being up all night
I looked at my haggard face in the bathroom light
I looked out the window
And I saw that ragged soul take flight
I saw a back crow flying
In a blue sky
Oh I'm like a black crow flying
In a blue sky


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"Black Crow" as written by Joni Mitchell

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    General CommentMagic song... It's dark-mooded, it's all about loss and drift, and it's so healing and uplifting...
    Once again, it shows Joni's craft at writing lyrics that sound directly connected to her heart and soul. Each word is at the right place, providing incredible emotional and musical power :
    "In search of love and music
    My whole life has been
    Illumination
    Corruption
    And diving, diving, diving, diving"
    Joni's rhythm guitar part is absolutely stunning, perfectly complemented by Jaco Pastorius's bass mastery, and Larry Carlton's "guitar-painting" in the background (marvelous evocation of the "black crow flying"...)
    The Dog That Ate...on March 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLOVE.

    The drone of the beat and the sharp imagery of the black crow and the blue sky... wow. Wow.
    emer327on May 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe imagery in this song is hypnotic.
    easywindon September 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlet it out!
    silverybearon March 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think of it as spiritual self analysis
    The music is incredible
    ted1007848on July 12, 2017   Link

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