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Rocky Mountain High

John Denver

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
 

 

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