Two Grey Rooms

Album: Night Ride Home (1991)

Songfacts®:

  • Mitchell wrote the music for this song in 1982 and titled it "Speechless." It wasn't until 1989 that she put lyrics to the song, which were inspired by Max Fassbinder, a German silent film-era cinematographer who was left brokenhearted by his gay lover. The song describes a rich man who moves to a shabby apartment (with just two grey rooms) so he can watch his former lover walk to and from work. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    EW - Toronto, Canada

Comments: 2

  • Dj from PortugalThis song made me teary eyed every time I heard it. My younger brother was Gay and died from HIV and I KNEW it was about lost love.
  • Dawn from Little Rock, ArI knew that this song was about a Gay relationship. Twenty years ago, I was in a convent and found myself hopelessly and forbiddenly in love with my best friend, who incidentally, was Joni Mitchell look alike. After living together for a year, I became a Novice across meaning I could go nowhere. I had a lonely third floor cell with two windows that over-looked a path that she walked. That song really spoke to me but made me ache with longing. She was gorgeous!    
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