lyric from 'night in the city' 

joni mitchell

night in the city


i've always loved these lyrics by joni mitchell


Take off take off
Take off your stay-at-home shoes
Break off shake off
Chase off those stay-at-home blues
Stairway stairway
Down to the crowds in the street


i imagined an outside stairway 


leading from a second floor apartment

in a sad house   to an empty city street


i imagined a rainy night  

a lone streetlight

glistening   black   pavement


nothing original   just thoughts to accompany

the lyrics   romantic   lonely   never meant to shake off the blues


in time i met annie   she lived in just such a place  

we walked up a flight of sodden wooden stairs


to her room   night in the city   while it rained  


when i walked down 

for the last time   it was just as i imagined





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Written on 2017-03-21 at 05:09

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Ann Wood The PoetBay support member heart!
Beautiful lyric and poem well done

Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
I am not familiar with the song but I get the feeling. Bright lights and big cities can either break or educate. Interesting thoughts and an interesting piece.

All is palpable in this fine piece of writing.
Story, a moment ... and jam packed with atmosphere.