United StatesJohn Denver

Artist rating: 61.37 % (ranking: 204)
Highest rating: 61.37 % (1976)
Most recent trend: 61.85 % (1976)
Highest trend: 66.20 % (1975)

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Born: 1943-12-31
Died: 1997-10-12

Age: 53
 

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1971
62.69 %
1972
58.58 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1973
56.04 %
1974
69.48 %

Rocky Mountain High

John Denver - Rocky Mountain High
59.44 %
(2010-07-12)
Release date: 1972-09
Type: studio
Genres:

Not in collection
 
Average song length: 03:06
Average song rating:

Ranking

John Denver:
7
/
11
Year (1972):
32
/
49
Decade (1970's):
385
/
590
Overall:
/
2642

Tracks

1
lyrics
04:41
2
lyrics
02:29
3
lyrics
02:15
4
lyrics
02:58
5
lyrics
04:24
6
lyrics
03:40
7
lyrics
03:39
8
lyrics
02:52
9
lyrics
01:38
10
lyrics
01:36
11
instr
04:00
12
lyrics
02:57
 
Total time:
 
37:09

Lyrics

Rocky Mountain High
04:41
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He was born in the summer of his 27th year
'Comin' 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 hangin' by a song
But the string's already broken
And he doesn't really care
It keeps changin' fast and it don't last for long

But the Colorado rocky mountain high
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
The shadow from the starlight
Is softer than a lullabye
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 rainin' 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 rainin' 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 rainin' fire in the sky
Friends around the campfire
And everybody's high
Rocky mountain high
Mother Nature's Son
02:29
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Born a poor young country boy Mother Nature's son
All day long I'm sitting singing songs for everyone
Sit beside a mountain stream See her waters rise
Listen to the pretty sound of music as she flies

Do do do do do do do do do do do
do do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Yeah yeah yeah

Find me in my field of grass Mother Nature's son
Swaying daisies sing a lazy song beneath the sun

Do do do do do do do do do do do
do do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Yeah yeah yeah

Oh Mother Nature's Son
Paradise
02:15
When I was a child, my family would travel
Down to western Kentucky where my parents were born
And there's a backwards old town that's often remembered
So many times that my memories are worn

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry, my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

Well sometimes we'd travel right down the Green River
To the abandoned old prison down by Adrie Hill
Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols
But empty pop bottles was all we would kill

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry, my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

And the coal company came with the world's largest shovel
And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken
Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry, my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry, my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away
For Baby (For Bobbie)
02:58
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I'll walk in the rain by your side
I'll cling to the warmth of your hand
I'll do anything to keep you satisfied
I'll love you more than anybody can

And the wind will whisper your name to me
Little birds will sing along in time
Leaves will bow down when you walk by
And morning bells will chime

I'll be there when you're feelin' down
To kiss away the tears if you cry
I'll share with you all the happiness I've found
A reflection of the love in your eyes

And I'll sing you the songs of the rainbow
A whisper of the joy that is mine
And leaves will bow down when you walk by
And morning bells will chime

I'll walk in the rain by your side
I'll cling to the warmth of your tiny hand
I'll do anything to help you understand
And I'll love you more than anybody can

And the wind will whisper your name to me
Little birds will sing along in time
Leaves will bow down when you walk by
And morning bells will chime
Darcy Farrow
04:24
Where the Walker runs down to the Carson Valley Plain
there lived a maiden Darcy Farrow was her name
The daughter of Old Dundee and fair one was she
the sweetest flower that bloomed over the range

Her voice was as sweet as the sugar candy
Her touch was as soft as a bed of goose down
her eyes shone bright like the pretty lights
that shine in the night out of Yerrington town

She was courted by young Vandamere
a fine lad was he as I am to hear
He gave her silver rings and lacy things
she promised to wed before the snows came that year

But her pony did stumble and she did fall
her dying touched the hearts of us one and all
Young Vandy in his pain put a bullet thru his brain
we buried them togeher as the snow began to fall

They sing of Darcy Farrow where the Truckee runs thru
they sing of her beauty in Virginia City, too
At dusky sundown to her name they drink a round
and to young Vandy whose love was true
Prisoners
03:40
Josie works the counter at the downtown five and dime
Anything at all to help her pass the time
Her mama keeps the baby and grandpa rambles on
About the good times playing in his mind

It's a hard life living when you're lonely
It's a long night sleeping alone
It's a hard time waiting for tomorrow
It's a long, long way home

Josie spends the evening with the people in the pages
Of the paperback she picked up in the store
Or sometimes it's the TV or she'll try to write a letter
But they don't come too often anymore

It's a hard life living when you're lonely
It's a long night sleeping alone
It's a hard time waiting for tomorrow
It's a long, long way home

And I stare at the gray walls before me
And I see her face in the stone
And I try to imagine our baby
And I wish they would let me go home
And I wish they would let me go home
And I wish they would let me go home

It's a hard life living when you're lonely
And I wish they would let me go home
It's a long night sleeping alone
And I wish they would let me go home
It's a hard time waiting for tomorrow
And I wish they would let me go home
It's a long, long way home
And I wish they would let me go home
It's a long, long way home
And I wish they would let me go home
Bring me and the other boys home
And I wish they would let me go home
Bring me and the other boys home
And I wish they would let me go home
Bring me and the other boys home
Goodbye Again
03:39
It's five o'clock this morning, and the sun is on the rise
There's frosting on the window pane, and sorrow in your eyes
The stars are fading quietly, the night is nearly gone
And so you turn away from me, and tears begin to come

And it's goodbye again, I'm sorry to be leavin' you
Goodbye again, as if you didn't know
It's goodbye again, and I wish you could tell me
Why do we always fight when I have to leave

It seems a shame to leave you now, the days are soft and warm
I long to lay me down again, to hold you in my arms
I long to kiss the tears away, give you back the smile
Other voices beckon me, to go a little while

And it's goodbye again, I'm sorry to be leavin' you
Goodbye again, as if you didn't know
It's goodbye again, and I wish you could tell me
Why do we always fight when I have to leave

Have to go and see some friends of mine, some that I don't know
Some who aren't familiar with my name,
It's something that's inside of me not hard to understand
It's anyone who listens to me sing

And if your hous are empty now, who am I to blame
You think if I were always here, our love would be the same
As it is the time we have, is worth the time alone
And lying by your side, the greatest peace I've ever known

But it's goodbye again, I'm sorry to be leavin' you
Goodbye again, as if you didn't know
It's goodbye again, and I wish you could tell me
Why do we always fight when I have to leave
Season Suite: Summer
02:52
Silently the morning mist is lying on the water
Captive moonlight waiting for the dawn
Softly like a baby's breath a breeze begins to whisper
The sun is coming, quick you must be gone
Smiling like a superstar the morning comes in singing
The promise of another sunny day
And all the flowers open up to gather in the sunshine
I do believe that summer's here to stay

And oh I love the life within me
I feel part of everything I see
And oh I love the life around me
A part of everything is here in me

Riding on the tapestry of all there is to see
So many ways and oh so many things
Rejoicing in the differences, there's no one just like me
Yet as different as we are we're still the same

And oh I love the life within me
I feel part of everything I see
And oh I love the life around me
A part of everything is here in me
Season Suite: Fall
01:38
Reflections in the water like shadows in my mind
Speak to me of passing days and nights and passing time
The falling leaves are whispering, "Winter's on it's way"?
I close my eyes, remembering the warmth of yesterday
It seems a shame to see September swallowed by the wind
And more than that, it's, oh, so sad to see the summer end
And though the changing colors are a lovely thing to see
If it were mine to make the change, I think I'd let it be
But I don't remember hearing anybody asking me
Season Suite: Winter
01:36
It's cold and it's getting colder
It's gray and white and winter all around
And oh, I must be getting older
And all this snow is tryin' to get me down

There's a fire in the corner slowly dying
Sometimes I just don't feel like goin' on
And yet I know it's more than worth the waiting
For another chance to see the summer sun
Come on shine on me

There's a fire in the corner slowly dying
Sometimes I just don't feel like goin' on
And yet I know it's more than worth the waiting
For another chance to see the summer sun
Come on shine on me
Season Suite: Late Winter, Early Spring (When Everybody Goes to Mexico)
04:00
instrumental
Season Suite: Spring
02:57
His spirit joined and so was formed
Ten thousand years ago
Between the swan and Hercules
Where even dark clouds glow

To live with grace, to ride the swell
To yet be strong of will
To love the wind, to learn it's song
And empty space to fill

Apollo taught me to rhyme
Orpheus taught me to play
Andromeda cast down her sign
And Vega lights my way

Smoke rings in a galaxy
An endless flight through time
Lyra gave her harp to him
And left him free to climb

A winter's journey from the moon
To reach the summer sun
To rise again, to sing for you
A song that's yet unsung

Apollo taught me to rhyme
Orpheus taught me to play
Andromeda cast down her sign
And Vega lights my way

His spirit joined and so was formed
Ten thousand years ago
Between the swan and Hercules
Where even dark clouds glow

To live with grace, to ride the swell
To yet be strong of will
To love the wind, to learn her song
And empty space to fill
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