Ancient Rhymes Lyrics

John Denver


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Alfred
writers: John Denver, Bob Samples
album: Track 8 in album The Flower That Shattered the Stone
release date: 1990-9
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk
length: 3:07

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John Denver The Flower That Shattered the Stone cover art
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Two days before the moon was round
You felt the urge of sun's light beams
The muffled world of dolphin sound
Slipped down and back into your dreams

For nine full months that passed before
You learned of all of life's ancient rhymes
Then mother sensed a farther shore
And brought you forth into these times

So taste the air of your new world
And gently guide us to your mind
It knows the winds and sails unfurled
And holds to heart the dolphin kind

Welcome precious earth made child
We met you first in your father's songs
And mother's smile and waters wild
It's in this place you now belong

I know you know of all these things
And feel the faith of a dolphin's sigh
For you were born on silver wings
To taste the high blown crystal sky

To sing one day to all of us
The songs you learned in dolphin lair
Giving hope to life as all we must
And teach us how their grace to share


Track Listing

  • 1 The Flower That Shattered the Stone
  • 2 Thanks to You
  • 3 Postcard From Paris
  • 4 High, Wide and Handsome
  • 5 Eagles and Horses
  • 6 A Little Further North
  • 7 Raven's Child
  • 8 Ancient Rhymes
  • 9 The Gift You Are
  • 10 I Watch You Sleeping
  • 11 Stonehaven Sunset
  • 12 The Flower That Shattered the Stone (reprise)