John Denver - Gravel on the Ground Lyrics

John Denver Some Days Are Diamonds cover art
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If our lives could lie before us like a straight and narrow highway
So that we could see forever, long before we took the ride,
We would never look to heaven, make a wish, or climb a mountain,
'Cause we'd always know the answer what's on the other side.

But life ain't no easy freeway, just some gravel on the ground.
You pay for every mile you go, to spread some dust around.
Though we all have destinations, and the dust will settle down;
This life ain't no easy freeway, just some gravel on the ground.

So let's walk the road together.
Who knows what we'll find tomorrow;
Maybe good times, maybe sorrow will be waitin' 'round the bend.
Given time, two hearts discover what they're feelin' for each other;
At the best we'll end up lovers, at the least we'll make a friend.

But life ain't no easy freeway, just some gravel on the ground.
You pay for every mile you go, to spread some dust around.
Though we all have destinations, and the dust will settle down;
But life ain't no easy freeway, just some gravel on the ground.
You pay for every mile you go, to spread some dust around.
Though we all have destinations, and the dust will settle down;
This life ain't no easy freeway, just some gravel on the ground.
Track Listing
  • 1 Some Days Are Diamonds
  • 2 Gravel on the Ground
  • 3 San Francisco Mabel Joy
  • 4 Sleepin' Alone
  • 5 Easy, on Easy Street
  • 6 The Cowboy and the Lady
  • 7 Country Love
  • 8 Till You Opened My Eyes
  • 9 Wild Flowers in a Mason Jar
  • 10 Boy From the Country


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Bob Morrison, Debbie Hupp
    album: Track 2 in album Some Days Are Diamonds
    release date: 1981-6
    popularity : 59 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Country
    length: 2:29
    Album Information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin