Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Turbulent Indigo

Turbulent Indigo by Joni Mitchell (will open in new window) 
Bah. I wrote this post a while ago, and didn't know that the link would not be available. You can hear (a snippet) and buy the song at iTunes. 

So, here are the lyrics to "Turbulent Indigo" by Joni Mitchell... about Van Gogh.

You wanna make Van Goghs
Raise 'em up like sheep
Make 'em out of Eskimos
And women if you please
Make 'em nice and normal
Make 'em nice and neat
You see him with his shotgun there?
Bloodied in the wheat?
Oh what do you know about
Living in Turbulent Indigo?

Brash fields, crude crows
In a scary sky ...
In a golden frame
Roped off
Tourists guided by ...
Tourists talking about the madhouse
Talking about the ear
The madman hangs in fancy homes
They wouldn't let him near!
He'd piss in their fireplace!
He'd drag them through Turbulent Indigo

"I'm a burning hearth," he said
"People see the smoke
But no one comes to warm themselves
Sloughing off a coat
And all my little landscapes
All my yellow afternoons
Stack up around this vacancy
Like dirty cups and spoons
No mercy Sweet Jesus!
No mercy from Turbulent Indigo."

1 comment:

Damion009 said...

I love painting like this!