rocky mountain high lyrics – john denver

he was born in the summer of his twentyseverth year

coming 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 to ev’ry door.

when he first came to the mountains his life was 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 lullaby.
rocky mountain high in colorado.
rocky mountain high in colorado.

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 forests 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.
talk to god and listen to the casual reply.
rocky mountain high in colorado.
rocky mountain high in colorado.

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.
he know he’d be a poorer man
if he never saw an eagle fly.
rocky mountain high in colorado.
rocky mountain high in colorado.

/ john denver lyrics