Bread and Roses Lyrics

John Denver


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 : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock
length: 4:05

Cover Art

John Denver Higher Ground cover art
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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
Hearts starve as well as bodies
Give us bread, but give us roses

As we go marching, marching
We bring the greater days
For the rising of the women
Means the rising of the race
No more the drudge and idler
Ten that toil where one reposes
But the sharing of life's glories
Bread and roses, bread and roses


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