JOHN DENVER lyrics - Reflections-Songs Of Love Li

Rhymes And Reasons

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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

A Dream

John Cale "Songs for Drella"
Words and music: Lou Reed John Cale It was a very cold clear fall night I had a terrible dream Billy Name and Brigid were playing under my stair case on the second floor about two o'clock in the morning I woke up because Amos and Archie had started barking That made me very angry because I wasn't feeling well and I told them I was very cross the real me that they just better remember what happened to Sam the bad cat that was left at home and got sick and went pussy heaven It was a very cold clear fall night Some snowflakes were falling Gee, it was so beautiful and so I went to get my camera to take some pictures And then I was taking the pictures but the exposure thing wasn't right and I was going to call Fred or Gerry to find out how to get set it I was too late and then I remembered they were still probably at dinner and anyway I felt really bad and didn't want to talk to anybody but the snowflakes were so beautiful and real looking and I really wanted to hold them And that's when I heard the voices from down the hall near the stairs So I got a flashlight and I was scared and I went out into the hallway There's been all kinds of troubles lately in the neighborhood and someone's got to bring home the bacon and anyway there were Brigid and Billy playing And under the stair case was a little meadow sort of like the park at 23rd street where all the young kids go and play frisbee Gee, that must be fun maybe we should do an article on that in the magazine but they'll just tell me I'm stupid and it won't sell but I'll just hold my ground this time, I mean it's my magazine, isn't it? So I was thinking that as the snowflakes fell and I heard those voices having so much fun Gee, it would be so great to have some fun So I called Billy but either he didn't hear me or he didn't want to answer which was so strange because even if I don't like reunions I've always loved Billy I'm so glad he's working I mean it's different than Ondine He keeps touring with those movies and he doesn't even pay us and the film I mean the film's just going to disintegrate and then what I mean he's so normal off of drugs I just don't get it And then I saw John Cale he's been looking really great He's been coming by the office to exercise with me Ronnie said I have a muscle but he's been really mean since he went to AA I mean what does it mean when you give up drinking and then you're still so mean He says I'm being lazy but I'm not I'm just can't find any ideas I mean I'm just not let's face it going to get any ideas up at the office And seeing John made me think of the Velvets and I had been thinking about them when I was on St. Marks Place going to that new gallery those sweet new kids have opened but the thought I was old and then I saw the old DOM the old club where we did our first shows It was so great And I don't understand about that Velvet's first album I mean I did the cover I was the producer and I always see it repackaged and I've never gotten a penny from it How could that be I should call Henry but it was good seeing John I did a cover for him but I did in black and white and he change it to color It would have been worth more if he'd left it my way but you can never tell any body anything I've leaned that I tried calling again to Billy and John they wouldn't recognize me it was like I wasn't there Why won't they let me in And then I saw Lou I'm so mad at him Lou Reed got married and didn't invite me I mean is it because he thought I'd bring too many people I don't get it could have at least called I mean he's doing so great Why doesn't he call me? I saw him at the MTV show and he was one row away and he didn't even say hello I don't get it You know I hate Lou I really do He won't even hire us for his videos And I was proud of him I was so scared today There was blood leaking thought my shirt from those old scars from being shot And the corset I wear to keep my insides in was hurting And I did three sets of fifteen pushups and four sets of ten setups But then my insides hurt and I saw drops of blood on my shirt and I remember the doctors saying I was dead And then later they had to take blood out of my hand 'couse they ran out or veins but then all this thinking was making me an old grouch and you can't do anything anyway so if they wouldn't let me play with them in my own dream I was just going to have to make another and another and another Gee, wouldn't it be funny if I died in this dream before I could make another one up And nobody called And nobody came

Blue Flowers Revisited

Dr. Octagon "Dr. Octagonecologyst"
Dr. Octagon, paramedic focus on the East for priests my anisthetics prescribe a certain fertilizer Homegrown computer wise on the microphone Utilizing tracks inverted by animical High typical force, space sex intercourse You get lost, and memorize to the Enterprise Scotty the Captain, Mr. Spock keeps rappin 4212, the shit moves at warp speed Dynamic 7, navigation of the coppers Moving in crystals, operating lightspeed I see the plants, they're growing Blue Flowers (2X) Cyber analog through virtual reality Different colors of earth rocks in variety Medical equal, with helmets on the space people Galactic at 8, the verdict can't demonstrate You be confused, and disobeying planet rules Biochemistry, with stars for publicity Megasonic bass, with data chips in your face Nuclear lend drums, that bang hard on dark tracks Reacting reverb, concious spots on your nerve I take a break like James Brown to the bridge *singing* Sailing, takes me away To wherever I'm really going.. shoobedowop Up, up, and away! In my beautiful, balloon! Optical biofeedback, magnetic borders X-Ray you see skeletons fly North for the next day We give passes covered with dioxalyn gases Return *singing again* Here's George Jetson! Back with intriguing positive minerals You enter the center search and raiding at random with no condom, no rubbers will reach the testicles and effect em, by animal means, I'm in your spectrum As I walk through the garden of orange tomatoes, I see Blue Flowers (3X) blue flowers... yes...

A Dream

LOU REED "Songs For Drella"
It was a very cold clear fall night. I had a terrible dream the other night. Billy Name and Brigid were playingunder my stair case on the secaond floor about two o'clock in the morning I woke up because Amos and Archie had started barking. That made me very angry because I wasn't feeling well and I told them. I was very cross the real me, that they just better remenber waht happened to Sam the Bad Cat that was left at home and got sick and went pussy heaven. It was a very cold clear fall night. Some snowfalkes were falling, gee it was so beautiful, and so I went to get my camera to take some pictures. And then I was taking the pictures but the exposure thing wasn't right and I was going to call Fred or Gerry to find out how to get it set but oh it was late and then I remembered they were still probably at dinner and anyway I felt really bad and didn't want to talk to anybody anyway but the snowflakes were so beautiful and real looking and I really wanted to hold them. And that's when I heard the voices from down the hall near the stairs. So I got a flashlight and I was scared and I went out into the hallway. There's been all kinds of troubles lately in the neighborhood and someone's got to bring home the bacon and anyway there were Brigid and Billy playing. And under the stair case was a little meadow sort of like the park at 23rd street where all the young kids go and play frisbee, gee that must be fun, maybe we should do an article on that in the magazine, butthey'll just tell me I'm stupid and it won't sell, but I'll just hold my ground this time, I mean it's my magazine isn't it? So I was thinking that as the snowflakes fell and I heard those voices having so much fun. Gee it would be so great to have some fun. So I called Billy, but either he didn't hear me or he didn't want to answer which was so strange because even if I don't like reunions I've always loved Billy. I'm so gald he's working I mean it's different than Ondine. He keeps touring with those movies and he doesn't even pay us and the film, I mean the film's just going to disintegrate and then waht. I mean he's so normal off of drugs. I just don't get it. And then I saw John Cale. And he's been looking really great. He's been coming by the office to exercise with me. Ronnie said I have a muscle but he's been really mean since he went to AA. I mean what does it mean when you give up drinking and then you're still so mean. He says I'm being lazy but I'm not, I'm just can't find any ideas. I mean I'm just not, let's face it, going to get any ideas up at the office. And seeing John made me think of the Velvets and I had been thinking about them when I was on St. Marks Place going to that new gallery those sweet new kids have opened, but the thought I was old, and then I saw the old Dom, the old club where we did our first shows. It was so great. And I don't understand about that Velvet's first album. I mean I did the cover and I was the producer and I always see it repacaged and I've never gotten a penny from it. How could that be. I should call Henry, but it was good seeing John, I did a cover for him, but I did in black and white and he change it to color. It would have been worth more if he'd left it my way but you can never tell any body anything, I've leaned that. I treid calling again to Billy and John but they wouldn't recognize me it was like I wasn't there. Why won't they let me in. And then I saw Lou I'm so mad at him. Lou Reed got married and didn't invite me. I mean is it because he thought I'd bring too many people. I don't get it. he could have at least called. I mean he's doing so great. Why doesn't he call me? I saw him at the MTV show and he was one row away and he didn't even say hello. I don't get it. You know I hate Lou I really do. He won't even hire us for his videos. And I was proud of him. I was so scared today. There was blood leaking thought my shirt from those old scars from being shot. And the corset I wear to keep my insides in was hurting. And I did three sets of fifteen pushups and four sets of ten situps. But then my insides hurt and I saw drops of blood on my shirt and I remember the doctors saying I was dead. And then later they had to take blood out of my hand 'couse they ran out or veins but then all this thinking was making me an old grouch and you can't do anything anyway so if they wouldn't let me play with them in my own dream I was just going to have to make another and another and another. Gee wouldn't it be funny if I died in this dream before I could make another one up. And Nobody Calld.

Madina Passage

John Forte "Poly Sci"
featuring Jenni Fujita and Wyclef Jean [CHORUS Jenni Fujita] Me and my crew in a little tour show Learned to flip the door with the money we've got. The blocks stay hot getting knocked it's on Till one by one we were gone. Subway sparks after dark. Flash the message: something's out there. [Wyclef Jean] Yo John that was the eighties man. This is Ninety nine. It's crazy out there. [Jenni Fujita] Flash the message: something's out there. [Wyclef Jean] John Forte', uh-huh, uh-huh. Hey yo, John Forte'. [John Forte' - Verse 1] Yo...yo... Hustle big, hustle small. All y'all relate to it. I'm a a culture power, baby, when I run right through it. What the biz, money? You know John and what it is. But then again too many yes-men... (Wyclef: Yo John, they missed it. ) Hustle big, hustle small. All y'all relate to it. I'm a a culture power, baby, when I slide right through it. What the biz, money? You know John and what it is. Then again too many yes-men inside the business. We stay grungy. Risk take on streets like a bungee. Hoes get nothing from me. I'm-a die feeling hungry. Rappers too complacent. I make hits in the basement. Got all the men on top wondering where they placement. If it's real, then it's real, And it ain't no replacement. Them jealous cats who talk need to all walk adjacent. I trifold y'all all into a image my mold. So I can teach you how to walk, eat, drink, and buy gold. My shit is iz-ill. Wear three condoms out in Brazil. Brothers from the 'ville no fault at the iz-ill. Wanna have a duke? Get real! How you fiz-eel? You couldn't stick me if you brought the chisel. What the diz-eal? Eat four stars at every miz-eal. You kiz-ill the vibe. You just high from the twiz-ill. And sti-zill I flow riz-ill, leave you fiz-ill, And leave y'all all stuck like Jack from without the Jiz-ill What? [CHORUS - Jenni Fujita (Wyclef's lyrics in parentheses)] Me and my crew in a little tour show Learned to flip the door with the money we've got. (Make the money) The blocks stay hot, getting knocked it's on. Till one by one, we were gone. (I'm gone) Subway sparks after dark. Flash the message: something's out there (Suicide. It's a suicide. Parappa!) Flash the message: something's out there. [John Forte' - Verse Two] I shoot the gift cop. Find John at the strip spot Juggling three who all know to keep their lips locked. I don't get got. I told y'all before: it's hot. Fuck the floss. I'm the boss when I rock flip-flops. Culture hip-hop. Before I take your head you should skip bop. Or find us in your homes with the chrome and the shits cocked. What? Hey y'all pose hard, but they rip up. I leave them enemies with their lips shut. Did what? Yo money ease up how you cease us. You better off reefin' lighting trees up, Smoking with your mens fantasizing something swiftly. But little did you know I had the whole country with me [BRIDGE - Wyclef Jean] Little do you know (3x) I got the whole country with me. Little do you know, huh? [Repeat CHORUS] [Repeat BRIDGE] [Repeat CHORUS] [Wyclef Jean] Refugee Camp All-stars, Dirty Cash, C.O., Wyclef Jean, Nutzbaby, Nutzbaby. John Forte', where you at baby? Come on

Fairwell To Pripchat

John McDermott "Old Friends"
It was a Friday in April 1986, The day that nightmare begun, When the dust it fell down on our buildings and streets, And entered our buildings at noon, Touched the grass and trees, bicycyles, cars Beds, books and picture frames too, We stood around helpless, confused, Nobody knew what to do. At two o'clock on Sunday the buses arrived, A fleet of a thousand or more, We were ordered to be on our way, Not knowing what lay in store , Some of our citizens fled in dismay, And looked for a good place to hide, When four o'clock came and the last bus pulled out, T'was the day that our lively town died. (Chorus) And the shirts, sheets and hankerchiefs cracks in the wind, On the window ledge the withering plants, And the Ladas and Volgas are parked by the door, And the bikes in its usual stance. Our evergreen tree lies withered and drooped, They've poisoned our fertile land, The streets speak a deafening silence, Nothing stirs but the sand. A visit back home is so eerie today, A modern Pompei in view, To see all the old shops ond the Forest Hotel, And the Promyet cinema too. The momentos we gathered all left behind, Our photos and letters and cards, The toys of our children untouchable now, Toy Soldiers left standing on guard. So fare thee well Pripchat, my home and my soul, Your sorrow can know no relief. A terrifying glimpse of the future you show, Your children all scattered like geese, The clothes lines still sways but the owners long gone. As the nomadic era returns, The questions in black and white blurred into grey, The answer is too easy to learn. (Chorus) (Chorus)

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