Eagles and Horses Song Lyrics

John Denver

John Denver The Flower That Shattered the Stone cover art
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Horses are creatures who worship the earth
They gallop on feet of ivory
Constrained by the wonder of dying and birth
The horses still run they are free
My body is merely the shell of my soul
But the flesh must be given its due
Like a pony that carries its rider back home
Like an old friend that's tried and been true

I had a vision of eagles and horses
High on a ridge in a race with the wind
Going higher and higher and faster and faster
On eagles and horses I'm flying again,

Eagles inhabit the heavenly heigths

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)


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Alfred
    writers: John Denver, Joe Henry
    album: Track 5 in album The Flower That Shattered the Stone
    release date: 1990-9
    popularity : 71 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk
    length: 4:47

    Album Information

    country(area): United States
    script: Latin