2017-02-01: Song of the day


John Denver – Rocky Mountain High


He was born in the summer of his 27th year
Coming home to a place he’d never been before
He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again
You might say he found a key for every door

When he first came to the mountains his life was far away
On the road and hanging by a song
But the string’s already broken and he doesn’t really care
It keeps changing fast and it don’t last for long

But the Colorado rocky mountain high
I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky
The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullaby
Rocky mountain high

He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below
He saw everything as far as you can see
And they say that he got crazy once and he tried to touch the sun
And he lost a friend but kept his memory

Now he walks in quiet solitude the forest and the streams
Seeking grace in every step he takes
His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake

And the Colorado rocky mountain high
I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky
You can talk to God and listen to the casual reply
Rocky mountain high

Now his life is full of wonder but his heart still knows some fear
Of a simple thing he cannot comprehend
Why they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more
More people, more scars upon the land

And the Colorado rocky mountain high
I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky
I know he’d be a poorer man if he never saw an eagle fly
Rocky mountain high

It’s Colorado rocky mountain high
I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky
Friends around the campfire and everybody’s high
Rocky mountain high


John Denver, American musician, singer, songwriter, activist, actor, humanitarian
(born:  Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.)

born:  December 31, 1943 in Roswell, New Mexico, U.S.

died:   October 12, 1997 in Monterey Bay, California, U.S. (plane crash)

genres:  Folk, folk rock, pop, western country

instruments:  acoustic guitar, fiddle


RIP, John Denver.

Peace, dear friends and readers.  ☘

 

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9 thoughts on “2017-02-01: Song of the day

    • I am truly glad that you like my choice, Annabelle. You certainly heard what you wanted to hear, presumably preferring the idea of pie at that time.

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