Kompas.com - 22/02/2021, 15:05 WIB
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JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - "The Last Time I Saw Richard" adalah lagu Joni Mitchell yang menutup album Blue miliknya.

Album tersebut dirilis dengan memuat 10 buah lagu.

Album Blue sempat menempati urutan ke-15 pada tangga lagu Billboard 200.

Baca juga: Lirik dan Chord Lagu Coyote - Joni Mitchell

Berikut ini lirik dan chord lagu "The Last Time I Saw Richard" dari Joni Mitchell.

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The last time I saw Richard was Detroit in '68
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And he told me all romantics meet the same fate someday
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Cynical and drunk and boring someone in some dark café
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You laugh he said you think you're immune
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Go look at your eyes they're full of moon
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You like roses and kisses and pretty men to tell you all those pretty lies
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Pretty lies when you gonna realize they're only pretty lies
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Only pretty lies just pretty lies

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He put a quarter in the Wurlitzer and he
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Pushed three buttons and the thing began to whirr
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And a bar maid came by in fishnet stockings and a bow tie
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And she said "Drink up now it's getting' on time to close"
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"Richard, you haven't really changed" I said
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It's just that now you're romanticizing some pain that's in your head
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You got tombs in your eyes but the songs you punched are dreaming
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Listen, they sing of love so sweet, love so sweet
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When you gonna get yourself back on your feet?
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Oh and love can be so sweet Love so sweet

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Richard got married to a figure skater
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And he bought her a dishwasher and a coffee percolator
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And he drinks at home now most nights with the TV on
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And all the house lights left up bright
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I'm gonna blow this damn candle out
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I don't want nobody comin' over to my table I got nothing to talk to anybody about
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All good dreamers pass this way someday
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Hidin' behind bottles in dark cafes, dark cafes
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Only a dark cocoon before I get my gorgeous wings and fly away
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Only a phase these dark café days


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