Falling Leaves (the refugees) Lyrics

John Denver


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Alfred
writers: John Denver
album: Track 10 in album Higher Ground
release date: 1988
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock
length: 3:41

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John Denver Higher Ground cover art
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Thank you for this precious day
These gifts you give to me
My heart so full of love for you
Sings praise for all I see
Oh sing for every mother's child
For every childhood tear
Oh sing for all the stars above
The peace beyond all fear

This is for the refugees
The ones without a home
A boat out on the ocean
A city street alone
Are they not some dear mother's child
Are they not you and I
Are we the ones to bear this shame
And they this sacrifice

Or are they just like falling leaves
Who give themselves away
From dust to dust from seed to shear
And to another day
If I could have one wish on Earth
Of all I can conceive
It would be to see another spring
And bless the falling leaves

Thank you for this precious day
These gifts you give to me
My heart so full of love for you
Sings praise for all I see
Oh sing for every mother's child
For every childhood tear
Oh sing for all the stars above
The peace beyond all fear


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