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This song appears on the album 'Shine'

This song appears on the album 'Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced'

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Hana

by Joni Mitchell   Printer-friendly version of this lyric

Hana steps out of a storm
Into a stranger's warm, but
Hard-up kitchen.
She sees what must be done
So she takes off her coat
Rolls up her sleeves
And starts pitchin' in.

Hana has a special knack
For getting people back on the right track
'Cause she knows
They all matter
So she doesn't argue or flatter
She doesn't fight the slights
She takes it on the chin
Like a champ

Hana says when life's a drag
Don't cave in
Don't put up a white flag
Raise up
A white banner
In this manner-
Straighten your back
Dig in your heals
And get a good grip on your grief!

Hana says, "Don't get me wrong
This is no simple Sunday song
Where God or Jesus comes along
And they save ya."
You've got to be braver than that
You tackle the beast alone
With all its tenacious teeth!
Light the lamp.

© 2007; Crazy Crow Music

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Hana has been recorded by one other artist

Hancock, Herbie  (from "Then and Now: The Definitive Herbie Hancock (CD+DVD)" - 2008)
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