JONI MITCHELLThe Last Time I Saw Richard Lyrics
The last time I saw Richard was Detroit in '68 and he told me
"All romantics meet the same fate some day
Cynical and drunk and boring someone in some dark cafe"
"You laugh," he says to me, "You think you're immune
Go look at your eyes, they're full of moon
You're like roses and kisses and pretty men
To tell you all those pretty lies, pretty lies
When you gonna realize they're only pretty lies?
Just pretty lies, they're just pretty lies"
He put a quarter in the Wurlitzer
And he pushed three buttons and the thing began to whir
And the barmaid came by in fishnet stockings and a bow tie
And she said, "Drink up now, it's getting on time to close"
"Richard", I said, "Richard, you really haven't changed
It's just that now you're romanticizing some pain
That's in your head, you've got tombs in your eyes
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But the songs you punched are dreaming, listen"
"They talk of love so sweet, love so sweet
When you gonna get yourself back on your feet?
Oh, love can be so sweet
Don't you know that love can be so sweet?"
Richard got married to a figure skater
And he bought her a dishwasher and a coffee percolator
And he drinks alone out most nights
With the TV on, and all the house lights left on bright
I'm gonna blow this damn candle out
I don't want nobody comin' over to my table
I got nothin' to talk to anybody about
All good dreamers pass this way some day
Hide behind bottles in dark cafes, dark cafes
Only an hour to go before I get my gorgeous wings and fly away
Only a phase, these dark cafe days
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Songwriter(s): Joni Mitchell
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