by Joni Mitchell

I’ll try to keep myself open up to you
That’s a promise that I made to love
When it was new
Just like Jericho I said
“Let these walls come tumbling down”
I said it like I finally found the way
To keep the good feelings alive
I said it like it was something to strive for

I’ll try to keep myself open up to you
And approve your self expression
I need that too
I need your confidence baby
And the gift of your extra time
In turn I’ll give you mine
Sweet darling it’s a rich exchange
It seems to me
It’s a warm arrangement

Anyone will tell you
Just how hard it is to make and keep a friend
Maybe they’ll short sell you
Or maybe it’s you
Judas in the end
When you just can no longer pretend
That you’re getting what you need
Or you’re giving out anything for them to grow and feed on

I’ll try to keep myself open up to you
It gets easier and easier to do
Just like Jericho
Let these walls come tumbling down now
Let them fall right on the ground
Let all these dogs go running free
The wild and the gentle dogs
Kenneled in me

8 Responses to 'Jericho'

  1. Lindsay says:

    Perfect song. Joni hits the nail on the head, always. Love, yellow, and light to you strangerfriend. You got this.
    All my best,
    Lindsay (the English teacher in South Korea ♥)

  2. Bobby says:

    I believe that it is true when they say “it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all” The love and kindness that you have in your heart which is one of the reasons we love you will find it’s way back to you!

  3. Chris gart says:

    I totally get u – all combined – life is awesome so is love – keep ur chin up -sending strength to u

  4. Nancy says:

    So beautiful, so sad. I wish you could feel the love so many have for you. Life is hard, just when we think we found a soft spot to land, it all turns to stone.

  5. Amanda Hrubes says:

    Deep…and brilliant …and sad

  6. Karen says:

    Beautiful. Wishing you all the best, always. Thank you for all that you share with us. You do not owe us anything. Be true to yourself.