Bread and Roses Song Lyrics

John Denver

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As we go marching, marching
In the beauty of the day
A million darkened kitchens
A thousand mill lofts grey
Are touched with all the radiance
That a sudden sun discloses
For the people hear us singing
Bread and roses, bread and roses

As we go marching, marching
We battle too for men
For they are women's children
And we mother them again
Our lives shall not be sweetened
From birth until life closes

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Higher Ground
  • 2 Home Grown Tomatoes
  • 3 Whispering Jesse
  • 4 Never a Doubt
  • 5 Deal with the Ladies
  • 6 Sing Australia
  • 7 Country Girl in Paris
  • 8 For You
  • 9 All This Joy
  • 10 Falling Leaves (the refugees)
  • 11 Bread and Roses
  • 12 Alaska and Me


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
    writers: James Oppenheim, John Denver
    album: Track 11 in album Higher Ground
    release date: 1988
    popularity : 63 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock
    length: 4:05

    Album Information

    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin