Song of the Day – “Shades of Scarlett Conquering” – Joni Mitchell

I haven’t heard much about Joni Mitchell since her collapse and trip to the hospital last year. I hope she’s OK.

Out of the fire like Catholic saints
Comes Scarlett and her deep complaint
Mimicking tenderness she sees
In sentimental movies

A celluloid rider comes to town
Cinematic lovers sway
Plantations and sweeping ballroom gowns
Take her breath away

Out in the wind in crinolines
Chasing the ghosts of Gable and Flynn
Through stand-in boys and extra players
Magnolias hopeful in her auburn hair
She comes from a school of southern charm
She likes to have things her way
Any man in the world holding out his arm
Would soon be made to pay

Out of the fire and still smoldering
She says “A woman must have everything”
Shades of Scarlett Conquering
She says “A woman must have everything”

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