I Want to Live Song Lyrics

John Denver

John Denver I Want to Live cover art
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There are children raised in sorrow
On a scorched and barren plain
There are children raised beneath a golden sun
There are children of the water
Children of the sand
And they cry out through the universe
Their voices raised as one

I want to live I want to grow
I want to see I want to know
I want to share what I can give
I want to be I want to live

Have you gazed out on the ocean
Seen the breaching of a whale?

Track Listing

  • 1 How Can I Leave You Again?
  • 2 Tradewinds
  • 3 Bet on the Blues
  • 4 It Amazes Me
  • 5 To the Wild Country
  • 6 Ripplin' Waters
  • 7 Thirsty Boots
  • 8 Dearest Esmeralda
  • 9 Singing Skies and Dancing Waters
  • 10 I Want to Live
  • 11 Druthers


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Alfred
    writers: John Denver
    album: Track 10 in album I Want to Live
    release date: 1977-11
    popularity : 410 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Country/Soft Rock
    length: 3:49

    Album Information

    country(area): United States
    script: Latin