JOHN DENVER lyrics - John Denver Collection

The Marvelous Toy

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When I was just a wee little boy, full of health and joy. One Christmas morning I received The Marvellous Little Toy. A wonder to behold it was with many colours bright And the moment I laid eyes on it, it became my heart's delight. It went zip when it moved and bop when it stopped whirrrrr when it stood still I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will. The first time that I picked it up I had a big surprise. For right on it's bottom were two big buttons that looked like big green eyes. I first pushed one and then the other, then I twisted it's lid. And when I set it down again, this is what it did. It went zip when it moved and bop when it stopped whirrrrr when it stood still I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will. It first marched left and then marched right, then marched under a chair and when I looked where it had gone it wasn't even there. I started to cry but my Daddy laughed 'cause he knew that I would find. when i turned around my marvellous toy would be chugging from behind. It went zip when it moved and bop when it stopped and whirrrrr when it stood still I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will. The years have gone by too quickly it seems, I have my own little boy. And yesterday I gave to him my marvellous little toy His eyes nearly popped right out of his head and he gave a squeal of glee... Neither one of us knows just what it is but he loves it just like me. It still goes zip when it moves and bop when it stops, whirrrrr when it stands still I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.

Roses

Ian Janis
She never had too much of money Friendly strangers were all she knew Nobody ever came to call but you I would not say she isn't happy though the eyes of a fool will make her blue Nobody's ever seen the tears It's true I guess nobody wanted to We'll have a celebration Ice cream and candy cakes She's very young to go so far away And then there'll be the papers in black and white to say we're through Nobody every loved me quite like you I guess nobody wanted to And there'll be roses in the springtime still I guess there will I wish her roses and song And she'll be older as years go by, and how they fly Will she be lonely without me along? She doesn't make friends easily She's only known a few The incidental stranger passing through On Sundays and holidays I'll take her far away We never tried to save the love we knew I guess nobody wanted to

I Never Stopped Lovin' You

JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY "Leave A Mark"
(Carson Chamberlain/Gary Harrison/Mark Wills) I guess everybody goes to the grocery store - even me There's no tellin' who in the world there you're gonna see Lost in space at the cash-only aisle number three I came face-to-face with an old memory Caught by surprise I felt I was gasping for air Paper or plastic can't you see man I don't really care She hadn't noticed me and I thought I'd leave it that way Then her eyes met mine and from that point there was no escape I said it's wonderful to see you This is sure a nice surprise Your little girl is lovely No doubt she's got your eyes Yeah, it looks like it might rain today But I guess we're overdue Oh and by the way - I never stopped lovin' you I remember where you got that sweatshirt you're wearin' Do you? I won it at the county fair back in '92 Yeah, I'm still playin' softball with the same old bunch In a lot of way things haven't changed very much I said it's wonderful to see you This is sure a nice surprise Your little girl is lovely No doubt she's got your eyes Yeah, it looks like it might rain today I guess we're overdue Oh and by the way - I never stopped lovin' you Oh and by the way - I never stopped lovin' you

Searching For A Former Clarity

AGAINST ME! "Searching For A Former Clarity"
No the doctors didn't tell you, that you were dying. They just collected their money, And sent you on your way. But you knew all along, went on pretending nothing was wrong, you said I will keep my focus, till the end. And in the journal you kept, by the side of your bed. You wrote nightly in aspiration, of developing as an author. Confessing childhood secrets, of dressing up in women's clothes, Compulsions you never knew the reasons to, Well everyone, you ever meet or love, be just relationship based on a false presumption, despite everyone, you ever meet or love, in the end, will you be all alone? As the disease spreads slowly through your body, pumped by your heart to the tips of your arms and your legs, your greatest fear was that your mind wouldn't last, your coherency and alertness would be the first things to fade, as your hair thinned, as the weight fell off, as your teeth blackened, as the lesions spotted your skin, as you fell to your knees in the center of the stage, as you offered witness to mortality in exchange for the ticket price, as the lights blended into the continuing noise, as all hope was finally lost. Adrenaline carried one last thought to fruition. Let this be the end. Let this be the last song. Let this be the end. Let all be forgiven.

Journey From Mariabronn

KANSAS "Kansas"
(Kerry Livgren/Steve Walsh) Two began together, lived as one Each one to the other had become More than a friend, living to meet a common end They were true, each one knew all is well Still the elder knew it could not last Hidden memories from the young one's past Drew them apart Both knew that deep within his heart they must part Each their own seperate way It puzzles me how we can be so close and yet worlds apart Can it be, my memory has torn my life in two From the very start I screamed for the devil to let me be I called to the heavens to set me free Today I prayed for the answer and not one Of the gods in the sky would rescue me Dreams of fortune fill the young one's mind Learn the worldy ways of hope to find Love on the way, searching to find the light of day In his soul he had found his own way But to each other they soon will return Destiny fulfilled, their words will burn an eternal flame

For All I Know

JAMES MCMURTRY "It Had To Happen"
Last time I saw you It could've been Christmas eve It could've been someone's birthday It could've been make believe for all I know It could've been make believe last time I saw you You had the room upstairs I never knew for certain What went on up there no I never did know What went on up there 'course you had that boyfriend With the Chevrolet He never met Will Rogers I'd be willing to say yeah it's safe to say He never met Will Rogers I guess it must have been a thousand years Since I changed my number Does it mean a thing When the phone don't ring And I don't call back Can't help but wonder sometimes I never got to know you Like I wanted to You never seemed to notice How I looked at you for all I know You never even noticed now that crowd's all scattered To here and yon Everybody graduated Or they just moved on for all I know They just moved on I guess it must have been a thousand years Since I lost your number Gonna rest my soul By this fishing hole Gonna watch that pole 'till that float goes under last time I saw you It could've been Christmas eve It could've been someone's birthday It could've been make believe for all I know Could've been make believe

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