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Rocky Mountain High

album: Higher Ground - Songs of Colorado (2007), track 6 of 13
author: John Denver, Michael C Taylor
publisher: BMG Ruby Songs 1985

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
 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
 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 a Colorado Rocky Mountain high
 I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
 Friends around the campfire
 And everybody's high
 Rocky Mountain high, Colorado
 Rocky Mountain high, Colorado
 Rocky Mountain high, Colorado
 Rocky Mountain high


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