Both Sides Now

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Willie Nelson

Willie Hugh Nelson (pronounced /wɪli nɛlsən /; born April 30, 1933) is an American country music singer-songwriter, as well as an author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed at the end of the 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana. more »

Bows and flows of angel hair 
Ice cream castles in the air
And feathered canyons everywhere 
I'd look at clouds that way

Now they only block the sun 
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I could have done 
The clouds got in my way

I've looked at clouds from both sides now 
From up and down and still somehow
It's cloud's illusions I recall 
I really don't know cloud at all

Moons and Junes and Ferris Wheels 
Dizzy dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale complete 
I'd look at love that way

But now it's just another show 
You leave 'em laughin' when you go
And if you care don't let them know 
Don't give yourself away

I've looked at love from both sides now 
From up and down and still somehow
It's love's illusions I recall 
I really don't know love at all


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