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That Song About the Midway
Bonnie Raitt Lyrics


I met you on a midaway at a fair last year
And you stood out like a ruby in a black man's ear
You were playing on the horses
You were playing on the guitar strings

You were playing like the devil wearing wings
Wearing wings, you looked so grand, wearing wings
Do you tie them to your shoulders just to sing
Can you fly? I hear you can! Can you fly?

Just like an eagle doin' his hunting from the sky
I followed through a sideshow to another town
And I found you in a trailer on the camping grounds
You were betting on some lover, shootin' out the dice

And I thought I saw you cheating once or twice
Once or twice, I heard ya did, once or twice
Were you wondering was the gamble worth the price
Now you've packed it in, I heard you did, packed it in

Was it hard to fold a hand you knew you could win?
Lately you've been hiding, it was somewhere in the news
And I'm still at these races with my ticket stubs and my blues
The man calls out the numbers...he sometimes mentions mine

But I feel like I've been working overtime
Overtime, I've lost my fire, overtime
And I envy you the valley that you've found
'Cause I'm midway down the midway

Slowin' down

Lyrics © Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing
Written by: Joni Mitchell

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Lee Sorensen

I'm 64. I've been listening to this song since I was 17. The final lines, "Well I'm slowing down, I'm getting tired, slowin' down/and I envy you the valley that you've found," takes on new meaning. But this song has never left me.

Ruth Elwell

Hardly anyone can cover a Joni Mitchell song this well.

Pamela Siner

Check out A case of you by James Blake

Dustin Adams

@Bob PerkinsDDS Ruth Elwell? Are you making that up? Share a link to the song, please.

Bob PerkinsDDS

Ruth Elwell better version than hers. That’s saying a ton. Staggering vocals. Clean as clean can be. No auto tunes

Bonnee dillin-fontana

bonnie stole my heart when I first heard this song.....I went and bought every album she made after this...timeless lovely talent....she is a amazing guitarist...blows me away 

Allan Copland

@Patrice Catanio Doesn't matter. Heard both and this is by far my favourite.

Patrice Catanio

Joni Mitchell wrote the song

Singing For A Living

the most exquisite singer and song still flips me out classic.

Rob Scott

It's Joni's song

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