JOHN DENVER lyrics - Rhymes And Reasons

Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life

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(Garvey) Today is the first day of the rest of my life, I wake as a child to see the world begin. On monarch wings and birthday wonderings, want to put on faces, walk in the wet and cold. And look forward to my growing old, to grow is to change, to change is to be new, to be new is to be young again, I barely remember when. My memories are stolen by the morning, blotted out by the suns hypnotic eye. I'll abide the sun's hypnotic eye. Today is the first day of the rest of my life, I wake as a child to see the world begin. On monarch wings and birthday wonderings, want to put on faces, walk in the wet and cold. And look forward to my growing old.

Angel Of Death

Count Raven
The story I tell you is old, in fact the oldest in the world I feel that it must be told, 'til now no one's ever heard Somewere in time there's a school, a boy went there to read and write You were nobody's fool, you quickly learned the game and how to fight Then when he was ten years old his parents got divorced Father was so cold and mother was so forced It hurts so bad inside, he thought it was all his fault He discovered it was a lie, all the things he once was taught Tomorrow's child he cries But only in his mind He gets so cold inside He leaves his ones behind Today he's a full grown man Wife children and a piece of land He's got a steady job, no trouble in the way Suddenly there she stands, again in love he takes her by the hand He tries to tell his wife, he wants this woman to stay in his life Tomorrow's child he cries But only in his mind He gets so cold inside He leaves his ones behind This is not the curse of God, nor of the accuser It's the curse of mankind that makes him an ordinary loser The older says: you can go to hell The younger says: she's crazy He loves them both, they know this well Pride hold them back, they lose him Women of this world today Don't wow this world away A man is fertile all his life, this need is not right to deny I know it is not fair, but it's a fact, it's not that we don't care Only one thing to do Put in the law a man can marry two

Primitive Cool

MICK JAGGER "Primitive Cool"
A place far in the future And faces from the past And children reading history books Their faces light and laugh It all seems so primitive How did you survive? It all seemed so different then How did you stay alive? Did you walk cool in the fifties daddy? Was it black and white? Did you play jazz all night? Was it really so wonderful? Did you walk cool in the fifties daddy? Did you dress like James Dean? Did you wear dungarees? Did you dance to the Rumba? Was it all just crazy fashion? I said oh yeah Did you live life with a passion? I said oh yeah Does it all have some strange meaning? Can it change my life today? Or is it all so much flotsam and jetsam? Tell me right away Did you walk cool in the sixties daddy? Did you fight in the war? Or did you chase all the whores On the rock and roll rumble? Did you walk cool in the sixties daddy? Did you fight in the war? Did you break all the laws That were ready to crumble? Was it just a crazy fashion? I said oh yeah Did you live life with a passion? I said oh yeah Does it have some inner meaning? Can it change my life today? Or is it all so much flotsam and jetsam? Tell me right away Well I think you've got it figured Go check it out yourself Cause I've had it playing teacher for today Did you walk cool primitive cool? Did you know Dr. King? Was he ever so humble? Did you walk cool primitive cool? Did you break all the laws That were ready to crumble? A place far in the future And faces from the past And children reading history books Their faces light and laugh It all seems so primitive How did you survive? It all seemed so different then How did you stay alive?

Stranger

JAMESTOWN STORY "Show Me Tomorrow"
I used to walk, I used to wander down these roads searching for a place that I could call my home but I never seemed to find anywhere I didn't leave behind I packed my things, followed the wind adding distance to the places I had been the air was warm but I was cold within I walked for miles until I came across a southern bell who lead me to a town where people hung around for their whole life it was the perfect place but somehow I just didn't feel at home so I left before the sun came up at dawn but it was cold so I caught a cab, when I told him to go anywhere he laughed then what he said I'll never forget He said "Son you've got to understand happiness has never been a place that you could go it's the people that you know I could take you further East or West but I don't think you'll rest until you go back to the ones who truly make a place a home" Take me home, that's where I wanna go so take me home, yes sir I wanna go home I realize taking this walk down memory lane the best advice I ever got was on that day I owe my life and everything to a stranger I don't even know his name

An Extraordinary Life

ASIA "Phoenix"
A perfect day, or so I say From where I'm standing This rollercoaster ride, fate will decide The ending Love everlasting, or lost on the way The smiles and the frowns, the ups and downs Of fortune turning The twists and turns, the lessons learned The bridges burning Nights to remember and never forget Go, seize the day Wake up and say This is an EXTRAORDINARY LIFE Enjoy today Come what may This is an EXTRAORDINARY LIFE I gave it all, my cards have fallen But I'm still alive And in the end, believe my friend I will survive Glory and heartache, and some of the joy Go, seize the day Wake up and say This is an EXTRAORDINARY LIFE Enjoy today Come what may This is an EXTRAORDINARY LIFE All of the good times, and all of the bad Responsibility is totally Mine I know I rightly stand accused But I believe that I can change Yes I can change my world Go, seize the day Wake up and say This is an EXTRAORDINARY LIFE Enjoy today Come what may This is an EXTRAORDINARY LIFE

Shine

AIDEN "Disguises"
Walk straight into the light Strapped down in the ambulance Keep falling out of life Near death this time Holding on a thread Lysergic ignorance Has my wife been notified Oh dear your husbands dead Hold my hand believe My hell is burning bright I feel it change I know eternally you shine Can you feel my heart beat Pump harder find a pulse Change veins with that IV Please William breathe All I see are autumn leaves Rain down on the ambulance Still strapped to the gurney I Crash crash I want my life Sign of the times This ambulance ride Offer up this life Wake up, signs of life, hollow flesh Wake up, signs of life, wake the dead

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