conversation lyrics – joni mitchell

he comes for conversation
i comfort him sometimes
comfort and consultation
he knows that’s what he’ll find

i bring him apples and cheeses
he brings me songs to play
he sees me when he pleases
i see him in cafes

and i only say, h*llo
and turn away before his lady knows
how much i want to see him
she removes him, like a ring
to wash her hands
she only brings him out to show her friends
i want to free him

secrets and sharing soda
that’s how our time began
love is a story told to a friend
it’s second hand

but i’ll listen to his questions
i’ll give my answers when they’re found
he says she keeps him guessing
but i know she keeps him down

she speaks in sorry sentences
miraculous repentances
i don’t believe her
tomorrow he will come to me
and he’ll speak his sorrow endlessly
and he’ll ask me why
why can’t i leave her?

he comes for conversation
i comfort him sometimes
comfort and consultation
he knows that’s what he’ll find
he knows that’s what he’ll find

/ joni mitchell lyrics