Rocky Mountain High

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album: Rocky Mountain High (1972)
Rocky Mountain High
by John Denver

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,
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 strings 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 raining fire in the sky
The shadows from the starlight are softer than a lullabye.
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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 that he tried to touch the sun,
And he lost a friend, but kept the memory.

Now he walks in quiet solitude, the forest and the stream,
Seeking grace in every step he takes,
His sight is 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.
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Now his life is full of wonder,but his heart still knows some fear,
of the simple things he can not 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 the colorado rocky mountain high
I've seen it raining fire in the sky
Friend around the camp fire and everybody's high
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