Wednesday, May 20, 2009

We Heart Colorado



Rocky Mountain High
John Denver
Words by John Denver; Music by John Denver and Mike Taylor

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


3 comments:

Annie & Bob DeCoteau said...

Hi Guys! We are a former full time family looking to go full time again. Love your blog and would love to chat more with you. We have some questions as before we traveled with 2 kids, now we have 4. If you are up to chatting we can be reached at abdecoteau@comcast.net
Thanks! Annie & Bob

Jess said...

Hi all!! I have been a follower for some time... (from FOTR)... and love the updates and pics of ll your adventures!! I wanted to know if I could interview you guys for a feature post on my blog... but cant seem to find a contact email for you here on your blog or on FOTR.... if your interested...drop me a line with your contact info... =)

You guys rawk!!

laurie l. goodman said...

wow! this would do the heart good to see...love john denver!