Joni Mitchell Lyrics

Overview / Lyrics (see all) / Photos / Videos / News

Nathan La Franeer Lyrics

from Song To A Seagull

"Nathan La Franeer" is track #5 on the album Song To A Seagull. It was written by Mitchell, Joni.
Edit
"Nathan La Franeer" is track #5 on the album Song To A Seagull. It was written by Mitchell, Joni.
For Example...
What chart rank did the song debut? What is the song about? Has it won any awards?, etc.
Cancel Submit
Thank You For Your Submission
Your introduction will appear once it has been deemed awesome by our team of wizards.
  • Play Video
  • Correct
  • Print

Nathan La Franeer Submit Correct Lyrics

Submit Corrections Cancel

I hired a coach to take me from confusion to the plane
And though we shared a common space I know I'll never meet again
The driver with his eyebrows furrowed in the rear-view mirror
I read his name and it was plainly written Nathan La Franeer

I asked him would he hurry
But we crawled the canyons slowly
Through the buyers and the sellers
Through the burglar bells and the wishing wells
With gangs and girly shows
The ghostly garden grows

The cars and buses bustled through the bedlam of the day
I looked through window-glass at streets and Nathan grumbled at the gray
I saw an aging cripple selling Superman balloons
The city grated through chrome-plate, the clock struck slowly half-past-noon

Through the tunnel tiled and turning
Into daylight once again I am escaping
Once again goodbye
To symphonies and dirty trees
With parks and plastic clothes
The ghostly garden grows

He asked me for a dollar more, he cursed me to my face
He hated everyone who paid to ride and share his common space
I picked my bags up from the curb and stumbled to the door
Another man reached out his hand, another hand reached out for more

And I filled it full of silver
And I left the fingers counting
And the sky goes on forever
Without meter maids and peace parades
You feed it all your woes
The ghostly garden grows
You feed it all your woes
The ghostly garden grows

Songwriters
MITCHELL, JONI

Published by
Lyrics © Joni Mitchell/Crazy Crow Music/Siquomb Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Listen to Joni Mitchell Radio on Last.fm, Radio.com or Jango

Music News