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Joni Mitchell: Not to Blame Meaning

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Not to Blame Lyrics

The story hit the news
From coast to coast
They said you beat the girl
You loved the most
Your charitable acts
Seemed out of place
With the beauty
With your fist marks on her face
Your buddies all stood by
They bet their fortunes
And their...

  1. anonymous
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    Jun 20th 2011 report

    The song is about Darryl Hannah's accusation that her then-boyfriend Jackson Browne physically abused her. Mitchell denied the lyrics were about Browne but it was a transparent attempt to cover her ass legally. Browne acknowledged that the lyrics were about him and retorted that Joni hadn't been "well" for a long time and that the real reason she wrote the song was that she had "carried a torch" for him for twenty years.

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