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Rhymes and reasons


by John Denver. Buy album CD: Country Roads Collection


This song appears on eleven albums, and was first released on the Rhymes and Reasons Album, then This Is John Denver, The Rocky Mountain Collection, The Country Roads Collection, and Reflections. It has been rerecorded on The Very Best of John Denver (Double CD), John Denver (Italian), Country Classics and Greatest Hits Vol 1 Albums. Live versions also appear on An Evening With John Denver and The Wildlife Concert Albums.

So you speak to me of sadness
And the coming of the winter
Fear that is within you now
It seems to never end
And the dreams that have escaped you
And the hope that you've forgotten
You tell me that you need me now
You want to be my friend

And you wonder where we're going
Where's the rhyme and where's the reason
And it's you cannot accept
It is here we must begin
To seek the wisdom of the children
And the graceful way of flowers in the wind

For the children and the flowers
Are my sisters and my brothers
Their laughter and their loveliness
Could clear a cloudy day

Like the music of the mountains
And the colours of the rainbow
They're a promise of the future
And a blessing for today
Though the cities start to crumble
And the towers fall around us
The sun is slowly fading
And it's colder than the sea

It is written from the desert
To the mountains they shall lead us
By the hand and by the heart
They will comfort you and me
In their innocence and trusting
They will teach us to be free

For the children and the flowers
Are my sisters and my brothers
Their laughter and their loveliness
Could clear a cloudy day

And the song that I am singing
Is a prayer to non believers
Come and stand beside us
We can find a better way

Words and music by John Denver



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Album: Country Roads Collection (1997) Lyrics
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  1. All my memories
  2. We don't live here no more
  3. Casey’s last ride
  4. Windsong
  5. Wild montana skies
  6. Country love
  7. Daydream
  8. Dearest esmeralda
  9. Don’t close your eyes, tonight
  10. Some days are diamonds (some days are stone)
  11. Sunshine on my shoulders
  12. Farewell andromeda (welcome to my morning)
  13. Sweet surrender
  14. Follow me
  15. For baby (for bobbie)
  16. Friends with you
  17. Shanghai breezes
  18. Seasons of the heart
  19. Thirsty boots
  20. I can’t escape
  21. Thank god i’m a country boy
  22. The eagle and the hawk
  23. Take me home, country roads
  24. This old guitar
  25. It amazes me
  26. Rocky mountain high
  27. Rocky mountain suite (cold nights in canada)
  28. Love is the master
  29. Molly
  30. Polka, dots and moonbeams
  31. Rhymes and reasons
  32. Ripplin’ waters
  33. Singing skies and dancing waters
  34. Song for the life
  35. Song of wyoming
  36. Southwind
  37. Spirit
  38. Starwood in aspen
  39. Sticky summer weather
  40. The mountain song
  41. What’s on your mind
  42. You’re so beautiful
  43. I’m sorry
  44. I’d rather be a cowboy (lady’s chains)
  45. I want to live
  46. Grandma’s feather bed
  47. Goodbye again
  48. Fly away
  49. Eclipse
  50. Dreamland express
  51. City of new orleans
  52. Come and let me look in your eyes
  53. Calypso
  54. Back home again
  55. Autograph
  56. Annie’s song

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