Mitchell, Joni - Nothing Can Be Done Lyrics




Must I forgive you
Each time
And say you don't know what your're doing
There are no victimless crimes
I know of
Out here in these graffiti ruins
My love

Oh I am not old
I'm told
But I am not young
Oh and nothing can be done
Don't start
My heart
Is a smoking gun
Oh and nothing can be done

I heard you leaving
Late last night
I heard you screaming down the mountain
Like you were running red lights
(Red lights)
You had some trash-can-rock-band pounding

Oh I am not old
I'm told
But I am not young
Oh and nothing can be done
Don't start
My heart
Is a smoking gun
Oh and nothing can be done

Must I surrender
With grace
The things I loved when I was younger
(Sweet embrace)
Must I remember your face
So well
What do I do here with this hunger

Oh I am not old
I'm told
But I am not young
Oh and nothing can be done
Don't start
My heart
Is a smoking gun
Oh and nothing can be done

Nothing can be done
Nothing can be done
Oh nothing can be done





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Mitchell, Joni Nothing Can Be Done Comments
  1. Lewis Bavin

    Absalute living legend. All her albums are conceptually different, tied together with her string of unique genius. This album is from 90s like 30 years into her career and she was still fucking killing it this song is a masterpiece

  2. Michael Keith

    More absolute brilliance from Joni!

  3. Makin it in L.A.

    She did every kind of music successfully, this is something special.

  4. DMaria Woods

    I've listened to Joni for many years and this is one my favorites!

  5. Steve Jackson

    Nothing Can Be Done
    Joni Mitchell
    Must I forgive you
    Each time
    And say you don't know what you're doing
    There are no victimless crimes
    I know of
    Out here in these graffiti ruins
    My love
    Oh I am not old
    I'm told
    But I am not young
    Oh and nothing can be done
    Don't start
    My heart
    Is a smoking gun
    Oh and nothing can be done
    I heard you leaving
    Late last night
    I heard you screaming down the mountain
    Like you were running red lights
    (Red lights)
    You had some trash-can-rock-band pounding
    Oh I am not old
    I'm told
    But I am not young
    Oh and nothing can be done
    Don't start
    My heart
    Is a smoking gun
    Oh and nothing can be done
    Must I surrender
    With grace
    The things…

  6. Robin jackson

    Im truly nearsighted so I love this video!

  7. Austin Caufield

    EPIC This is True music. So sad most people are unaware because of commercial Bullshit

  8. Thomas Simmons

    Happy belated 75th birthday

  9. Renee Wilson

    I will love Joni forever!

  10. AARON

    Thank you so very much for this post sonicboy19.... the videography is crazy good. Nostalgic yes, but a masterpiece in every way. Lovely woman.

  11. rostom chekhar

    Your excellent joni , I am speech less....

  12. davidwave4

    This is so 90s it hurts and I love it!

    Jason Marcel

    No it isn't. It's fucking timeless.

    AARON

    hey davidwave4... jason's right, it is timeless but he missed your point. i get what you're saying. this tune/album takes me to a "time".

  13. Sun Child

    I absolutely love this song. Probably the best one on this album, even though this entire album is fantastic.

    modifiedcontent

    Two Grey Rooms

  14. globalboy65

    Love the mix between the rhytm and Joni's expresive voice.

  15. 70softrocker

    i bought a cassette of this when it originally came out in 1991. later i bought the CD. one of the most accessible and melodic songs from joni. i love her music so much. carole king, joni mitchell, carly simon. these three women are so intertwined and enmeshed in my musical admiration for them.

  16. Deeper_Darkside

    Night Ride Home - album of my life...

    starboard

    Check out Baerwald's "Bedtime Stories." Unreal....Fabulous. 1991

    Prashant Barua

    starboard thanks for the suggestion! It's pretty good. If you know anymore good albums along the same line, I'm all ears!

    sean barr

    It's a great album. I love it too.

  17. RWB1016

    Unreal !!!   Joni...you are the best !!!  No other words can describe

  18. bgfd1

    Brilliant song and great video. She is so talented, which is an obvious thing to say but so true.

    Gem Hop

    Have you heard the version by La Marisoul and Los Lobos from the tribute concert? It's really beautiful.

  19. dean b

    I only got into Joni's music after she had stopped recording and pretty much retired. But it's been a beautiful journey (mostly thanks to youtube at first) discovering all of her music. It's timeless and not dependent on image, style or genre. 
    This track is a perfect example.....it just flows so effortlessly and the lyrics are perfect.

    Michael Gask

    Agree, Dean... I too was late to discover her music, but it was great to discover each album. 🔥

    Tyler Talks!

    Same here! Finding Joni's music has been quite an adventure and I learned a little more about myself and the musical directions I'd like to go into as a result!

  20. Alvin4NY

    Sing it for me....

    Happy New Year Joni! 

  21. globalboy65

    Hay temas de Joni que van derecho al corazón, este es uno de ellos, La  técnica  y matices de su voz y los sutiles detalles en los arreglos arman un combo perfecto.

  22. Yanto2013

    Joni has a way of reaching into one's heart and soul with a light - her songs perfectly capturing how we all have felt on occasions in our lives - A Goddess in this modern age.