Mitchell, Joni - A Case Of You Lyrics




Just before our love got lost you said
"I am as constant as a northern star"
And I said, "Constantly in the darkness
Where's that at?
If you want me I'll be in the bar"

On the back of a cartoon coaster
In the blue TV screen light
I drew a map of Canada
Oh, Canada
With your face sketched on it twice

Oh, you're in my blood like holy wine
You taste so bitter and so sweet
Oh, I could drink a case of you, darling
And I would still be on my feet
Oh, I would still be on my feet

Oh, I am a lonely painter
I live in a box of paints
I'm frightened by the devil
And I'm drawn to those ones that ain't afraid

I remember that time you told me
You said, "Love is touching souls"
Surely you touched mine
'Cause part of you pours out of me
In these lines from time to time

Oh, you're in my blood like holy wine
You taste so bitter and so sweet
Oh, I could drink a case of you, darling
And still I'd be on my feet
I would still be on my feet

I met a woman
She had a mouth like yours
She knew your life
She knew your devils and your deeds
And she said, "Go to him, stay with him if you can
but be prepared to bleed"

Oh, but you are in my blood
You're my holy wine
You're so bitter
bitter and so sweet
Oh, I could drink a case of you darling
still I'd be on my feet
I would still be on my feet





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Mitchell, Joni A Case Of You Comments
  1. Molly LittleBird

    I loved this when it first came out and still play it. Timeless classic.

  2. axe wax

    Who's here because of Tinashe interview

  3. Sinéad

    Goosebumps.

  4. J W

    Simply.... ❤️

  5. ARLO999

    Beautiful....and to the down-thumbs....you are the very essence of Evil.....zombies.....

  6. MisterrrMatt

    I love this song so muchhhhhh come to Stalingrad Fok Ayja Man

  7. Mark Adams

    Who knows, or can tell that James Taylor is playing 'background' in this song? Once you know it's him, you recognize his style.

  8. Bildad1976

    Joni Mitchell, an incomparably unique songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, artist, woman, person... such a beautiful and innocent (yet wounded) soul!
    Listening to her incredible voice (especially the 7 seconds beginning at 2:39) sends shivers up my spine, all the way to my jaw, dropping it open!

  9. Kathy Russo

    So beautiful

  10. Bob Lycett

    Probably Joni's finest song ever and certainly my favourite song on my favourite album. Always my number one.

  11. Mateusz Ojrzyński

    i love her

  12. Stephanie Bartusis

    This song is special

  13. Richard Condon

    When you get something like this it reaches a new level in performance of ultra music that crosses into classicism as well as abstraction. Oh, Joni.

  14. Ben Smith

    I had a two hour interview with Joni in 2007 at XM radio and love her and XM. It was a great time and miss that when I was flown in for an interview then offer then 3 months later my wife and sons were flown to begin a life in Northern Va. Washington DC, Thanks Joni and all the artists with whom I interviewed and allowed them to perform in our studio/stage. Ben Smith (XM 2001-2010)

  15. geronimo8159

    I played this too my dog. He is now a case of wine. Damn it.

  16. Chance Webster

    Happy 76th birthday.

  17. Caligula Pontifex

    Greatest love song ever written.

  18. Angelo Anello

    Music, before feminism demonized men, was pretty.

    Now they have their cats to keep them company. A terrible trade off.

    Sinéad

    Unnecessarily misogynistic comment.

  19. Luke Berrie

    This is the only song I’ve ever heard where every lyric is fucking amazing.

  20. Buziex

    I like Prince's version too... or maybe even more (:

  21. Autumn Wilson

    Simply Beautiful 😍 😍

  22. Ian macdonald

    such a unique guitar player...the great Canadian

  23. Ian macdonald

    when I listen to this song I tear up...just beautiful...

  24. Bayou Boy

    When I was a senior in high school my best girlfriend just loved her some Joni Mitchell. I personally was into R&B singers like Aretha Franklin and the such and I thought that Joni Mitchell was whiny and too high-pitched. When I became an adult I started listening to her again and realize that I just wasn't mature enough to understand where she was coming from. Joni Mitchell is a genius and she just keeps getting better just like me!

  25. Хортензија ПреТензија

    How can a single song cause so many different feelings?

  26. Jo Lenchner

    Please listen to Prince's version of this on the Joni Mitchell Tribute Albumn. It is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I have enjoyed and cried to Joni Mitchell for over 25 years now. Now (literally) I'm crying to Prince's version "A Case of You". Do give yourselves a treat and listen <3

  27. Coco Pops

    *20 year old black man just hear appreciating pure raw talent...*

  28. Freyja

    Who else is here because of Practical Magic?

  29. Greg Fan

    she s a musical history of this universe and the whole cosmos

  30. James McCluskey

    Just before our love got lost, you said, I am as constant as a northern star, and I said, constantly in the darkness, where's that at?, if you want me I'll be in the bar...on the back of a carton coaster, in the blue TV screen light, I drew a map of Canada, oh Canada, with your face sketched on it twice, your in my blood like holy wine, you taste so bitter ...and so sweet, oh I, could drink, a case of you, darling, and I would..still be on my feet, oh I would still be my feet

  31. Jeanne De Mott

    My all-time go to song. The reason I got a dulcimer. The reason I found my boyfriend 50 years after he moved on. Joni, we had our tabs mixed up in Lake Louise in 1980. Very cool. I can sing Conversation for you any time. My son got into you. He was 36 when he passed due to a motorcycle accident 4 years ago. But he got to know you through me. Anyway, no one has ever even come close to you. I love you forever. Jeanne

  32. Sophia Barlow

    ℐ𝓂 𝒷𝓇ℴ𝓀ℯ𝓃 𝒽ℯ𝒶𝓇𝓉ℯ𝒹 😭😭😭💔💔💔🖤

  33. Patti

    practical magic 🎥

  34. Andrew Markus

    I didn't appreciate this song at first, but it gets richer every time i listen to it. every note is hypnotic.

  35. Pumpkins Flying

    I'm 28, I've been (forced to) listen to this song since I was about 10 in my dad's car. I hated it. 18 years later? I'm a big fan. Why is that?

  36. Niamh McGreevy

    21 years old falling in love with Joni for the first time

    Frank Bonilla

    Enjoy! :-)

    aman

    same here!

    michael ward

    Honey bunny you are in for the the most fabulous of rides
    Enjoy.

    pheebs

    same! 22 and my first real heartbreak led me to her, lol. Joni has taken over basically my entire life.

  37. Finn Jones

    This whole album justifies my need to be alone, yet I still let people in knowing that it'll end badly. Fuck love, plutonic or otherwise.

  38. TURD DUCKS

    P U R E T A L E N T

  39. Amber Jayde

    My most favorite song in the universe. This woman is the truest lyricist and artist , i feel every syllable she sings

  40. Rosherrrs99

    This is like nectar to a bee 🐝🌸❤ Joni's voice is just so pure, so beautiful! I watched Practical Magic a long long time ago as a child and didn't even remember hearing this song in it... but I went travelling to South East Asia recently and ended up meeting and seeing a guy who played me this song. I'm so glad he did! We aren't seeing each other any longer, we went our separate ways, but when I hear this song, I think of him. I think it actually describes what we had quite well. Bitter and yet so sweet. He touched my soul, even though we did argue at times. I ended up watching Practical Magic on the plane home and heard this song. It was a perfect end to my 6 months travelling, a little sign from the universe 🙏❤

  41. little Rabbit88

    This was the song on Practical Magic!!!! OMG I fuckin LOVE that movie!!!

  42. sarah.

    Here because brandi carlile

  43. David Parry

    saw her at the Waikiki Shell on a summers eve in 1972

  44. 2 Spirit Metis

    The way she plays that (handmade for her) long skinny stringed instrument that sounds like a mix of a violin and guitar, and on her lap makes me appreciate this song even more. It's hard to play a stringed instrument on your lap like that and she makes it look so effortless. Have always been a fan of her string style. And pretty damn fine on the keys too.

  45. מיקי א

    AMAZING!!!

  46. Martin Haughey

    I love it but it makes me blub like a child

  47. Keith Burgess

    This is perfection. Perfect art and perfect expression of individuality. Why must it fade?

  48. Victor Hageman

    "Color go to him" ?? I think remove 'Color'

  49. Keith Burgess

    A case of you. I wish I had a river. California. Holy wine so bitter and so sweet. Ontestesting music.

  50. Cheryl Whitestone

    Just before our love got lost you said
    I am as constant as a northern star
    And I said, constant in the darkness
    Wheres that at?
    If you want me Ill be in the bar


    On the back of a cartoon coaster
    In the blue tv screen light
    Oh I am a lonely painter
    I live in a box of paints
    Im frightened by the devil
    And Im drawn to those ones that aint afraid
    I remember that time that you told me, you said
    Love is touching souls
    Surely you touched mine
    Cause part of you pours out of me
    In these lines from time to time


    Oh you are in my blood like holy wine
    And you taste so bitter but you taste so sweet


    yet .....Oh I am a lonely painter
    I live in a box of paints
    She knew your life
    She knew your devils and your deeds
    And she said
    Color go to him, stay with him if you can
    Oh but be prepared to bleed

  51. Caro and Char

    ❤️💕💕💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕👍❤️💕😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😍

  52. Lucas Benford

    2072: I am a Kremulon Warrior - doesn't this make your eye orbs sweat?!

  53. Ben Smith

    This and all of her music is truly perfection!

  54. el Andy

    Watching her lyrics as she's singing is very distracting. You could fix the several errors so easily but they are there throughout. several obvious simple changes could fix it to be accurate.

  55. Fiona Phillips

    What a Renaissance woman, love this....

  56. John Roberts

    A record that has enhanced my life. Xx

  57. Florence Lamb

    Joni Mitchell was and remains a singer /song writer who is as relevant and admired today as she was 48 yrs ago when she released this incredible album. " I could drink a case of you....ooh darling and still be on my feet"

  58. sofia Istambul

    wonderful voice and lyrics..... And every time I listen I'm accross the ocean with my beloved niece Indré... we'll meet soon

  59. Zhang Dizzy

    Go to him, stay with him if you can, but be prepared to bleed.

  60. Igor

    Sunday morning, it´s raining outside. A cup of coffee in my hand and this is playing in my ears.
    *Heaven*

  61. chitralekha chetia

    I am grateful for music like this that fills an afternoon to the brim.

  62. Maureen Calder

    Perfection attained

  63. cynthia lyons

    Soo beautiful .. nothing like this. Brings me to tears!

  64. Louise Gale

    Classic, a true Artist!

  65. Mawimawii Ralte

    A friend of mine suggested this song to me and i have listened it countless times,i listen to it as a lullaby.....by that i mean i don't really listen to the song,i listen to the music. And most of the time i go to sleep before it ends...i don't know but something about it drifts me off to sleep....anyway what i wanted to say is that i don't give any attention to the lyrics until tonight!!And i'm blown away!!! The lyrics is so so so so beautiful....the metaphors...... the word built....the lines....... so beautiful♥♥♥♥♥

  66. Michael Bride

    Along with God Only Knows and Wichita Lineman this makes the trio of perfect love songs- jeez Joni you got all the pain in there!

  67. ptitjaune

    Any Taylor Swift fan here? :) Lover Deluxe ftw =)

  68. Edyta K

    I associate the beginning of a song with some Greek atmosphere or Abba's song Knowing Me, Knowing You, anyone else hah ? :) Then the song has a completely different atmosphere, but the beginning is similar and maybe I associate it with something else hmm ;)

  69. Joëlle MORITZ

    oh my god, that is so good

  70. Pandu Widagdo

    Just before our love got lost you said
    I am as constant as a northern star and I said,
    Constantly in the darkness
    Where's that at?
    If you want me I'll be in the bar

    On the back of a cartoon coaster
    In the blue TV screen light
    I drew a map of Canada
    Oh Canada
    With your face sketched on it twice

    Oh you are in my blood like holy wine
    You taste so bitter
    And so sweet oh
    I could drink a case of you darling and I would
    Still be on my feet
    Oh I would still be on my feet

    Oh I am a lonely painter
    I live in a box of paints
    I'm frightened by the devil
    And I'm drawn to those ones that ain't afraid
    I remember that time that you told me, you said
    "Love is touching souls"
    Surely you touched mine 'cause
    Part of you pours out of me
    In these lines from time to time

    Oh you are in my blood like holy wine
    You taste so bitter
    And so sweet oh
    I could drink a case of you darling
    Still I'd be on my feet
    I would still be on my feet

    I met a woman
    She had a mouth like yours, she knew your life
    She knew your devils and your deeds and she said
    "Go to him
    stay with him if you can
    But be prepared to bleed"

    Oh but you are in my blood you're my holy wine
    You're so bitter
    bitter and so sweet oh
    I could drink a case of you darling
    Still I'd be on my feet
    I would still be on my feet
    hmm

  71. Eric Kneipfer

    Like an open book Joni lays her heart out for us to see.

  72. Vanessa Morrow

    Peace..bliss

  73. Celestial Riate

    I can never get enough of this piece of art

  74. 519 Forestmonk

    .... but be prepared to bleed...

  75. Helmut Endres

    ...Canada? were the indians live? so

  76. Ian Dickson

    i call joni my patron saint

  77. zeze do bone

    You should invite the international scientific community to make a deep study on my case!
    They might have an explanation...
    😆😛😁😊😀😃😏😉☺😅😄😂😊😁😛😆😅☺😉😏😃😀😂😄😊😁😛😆😅☺😉😏😀😃😄😂😊😁😛😆😅☺😉😏😃😀😄😂😆😛😁😃

  78. Jerry Castricato

    This is an absolutely beautiful song done by a master. Blue is considered one of the best singer / songwriter albums ever created

  79. jungastein

    Where's her Nobel Prize?

  80. Carolyn Zaremba

    Still on my feet.

  81. Luis Miguel Pastor Martínez

    Clairo told me I should be just fine. Yeah!

  82. Pat Ryan

    One of the greatest of all love songs containing one of the greatest of all definitions of love: 'love is touching souls'.

  83. Mari Carroll

    Joni was Prince’s favorite musician.
    She is a forever the genius. Saw her live and was transfixed. She literally had a golden aura around her. Only other time I’ve seen that was with Barack Obama.

  84. In and Around

    When I first heard this song I was 22 and thought I knew love. Today I'm 66 and I finally, truly have loved. Still she brings me to tears with this song. I miss you Joan, be well, we love you.

  85. Ultraviolet Morgan

    When I was a teen (in the 80's) I remember reading her lyrics, like poetry. (And I generally dont even like poetry.)

  86. Ian macdonald

    I played the Blue album over and over

  87. Ian macdonald

    this song make me cry with joy

  88. Jenn Truong

    Deep lyrics to a really good emotional song!

  89. Cheryl Whitestone

    Just before our love got lost you said
    I am as constant as a northern star
    And I said, constant in the darkness
    Wheres that at?
    If you want me Ill be in the bar

  90. Douglas Kerins

    oh Canada.. oh we need you now ...

  91. kevin mc

    tune no words,just class

  92. Jarrod D

    I’m here because Maynard from Tool. Always Joni Mitchell this Joni Mitchell that...

    aravind .s.pappu

    Same..... 🏃

  93. Jimmy Colville

    Everyone's gonna hate me for this but I actually heard The Staves' impromptu rehearsal cover of this before I ever heard the original. In my defence though I'm from the UK and under thirty. Music is a never-ending education...

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  95. Azureblue

    Too beautiful almost. There's no one like Joni, then or now or ever.

  96. stef 1

    Love this song after years of thinking of it & knowing every single lyric.

  97. joshua catlow

    Clairo brought me here.

  98. Lisa Towner

    OMGgg Stunning! ❤

  99. Lucas Smulders

    Anyone's here because of Troye? 🙋‍♂️