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This song appears on the album 'Wild Things Run Fast'

This song appears on the album 'Travelogue'

This song appears on the album 'Complete Geffen Recordings'

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Be Cool

by Joni Mitchell   Printer-friendly version of this lyric

If there's one rule to this game
Everybody's gonna name
It's be cool
If you're worried or uncertain
If your feelings are hurtin'
You're a fool if you can't keep cool
Charm 'em
Don't alarm 'em
Keep things light
Keep your worries out of sight
And play it cool
Play it cool
Fifty-fifty
Fire and ice

If your heart is on the floor
Cause you've just seen your lover
Comin' through the door with a new fool
Be cool
Don't get riled
Smile-keep it light
Be your own best friend tonight
And play it cool
Play it cool
Fifty-fifty
Fire and ice

Don't get jealous
Don't get over-zealous
Keep your cool
Don't whine
Kiss off that flaky valentine
You're nobody's fool
Be cool fool
Be cool
(Lots of other fish in the sea)

Play it cool
Play it cool
Fifty-fifty
Fire and ice

So if there's one rule to this game
Everybody's gonna name
It's--be cool
If you're worried or uncertain
If your feelings are hurtin'
You're a fool if you can't keep cool
They want you to
Charm 'em
Don't alarm 'em
Keep things light
Keep your worries out of sight
And play it cool
Play it cool
Fifty-fifty
Fire and ice


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Be Cool has been recorded by 28 others

Aitken, Dawn (from "Aitken" - 2000)
Brooks, Sylvia (from "Restless" - 2012)
Claasen, Fay (from "Sing!" - 2010)
Crow, Barbara (from "Be Cool" - 2012)
Dexter, Baby Jane (from "Baby Jane Dexter Bootlegs Herself" - 2005)
Donatelli, Denise (from "What Lies Within" - 2008)
Esmé, Francesca  (from "Three Days That Come Too Slow" - 2011)
Fabio Ranza & Elisabetta Zamberlan (from "Be Cool" - 2002)
Ferry, Erna (from "Devil May Care" - 2000)
Fitzgerald, Jacqui (from "The Masquerade Is Over" - 1985)
Heffernan, Honor (from "Fire and Ice" - 2005)
Jack Grassel & Jill Jensen (from "Live at the Carleton Grange Pub" - 2010)
Juul, Mette (from "Moon On My Shoulder" - 2012)
Lydia Van Dam Group (from "Both Sides Now" - 1999)
Martin, Claire (from "The Waiting Game" - 1996)
Martin, Claire (from "Live On The BBC" - 2003)
McCall, Azure (from "Gift" - 2003)
Milman, Sophie (from "Take Love Easy" - 2009)
Moring, Cyndi (from "Cover Art" - 2013)
Murphy, Orla  (from "Wishful Thinking" - 2007)
Nelson, Margie (from "Hungry Girl" - 2010)
Peter Herbert, ena, Wolfgang Mitterer & Koehne Quartett  (from "Joni (12 Songs by Joni Mitchell)" - 2011)
Shaw, Ian (from "The Abbey Road Sessions" - 2011)
Sullivan, Christine (from "Here & Now" - 1996)
Sutton, Tierney  (from "After Blue" - 2013)
The Delerium Blues Project (from "Serve Or Suffer" - 2008)
Trio Bert Lochs & Lydia van Dam (- )
Wolper, Andrea (from "Parallel Lives " - 2011)
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