Rhymes & Reasons Song Lyrics

John Denver

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So you speak to me of sadness
And the coming of the winter
Fear that is within you now
It seems to never end

And the dreams that have escaped you
And the hope that you've forgotten
You tell me that you need me now
You want to be my friend

And you wonder where we're going
Where's the rhyme and where's the reason
And it's you cannot accept
It is here we must begin
To seek the wisdom of the children

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Love of the Common People
  • 2 Catch Another Butterfly
  • 3 Daydream
  • 4 The Ballad of Spiro Agnew
  • 5 Circus
  • 6 When I'm Sixty-four
  • 7 The Ballad of Richard Nixon
  • 8 Rhymes & Reasons
  • 9 Yellow Cat
  • 10 Leaving, on a Jet Plane
  • 11 My Heart
  • 12 My Old Man
  • 13 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
  • 14 Today Is the First Day of the Rest of My Life


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
    writers: John Denver
    album: Track 8 in album Rhymes & Reasons
    release date: 1969
    popularity : 77 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:16
    producer: Milt Okun
    drums: Herb Lovelle
    lead vocals: John Denver
    double bass: Dick Kniss
    recorded by: Ray Hall
    arranger: Milt Okun and John Denver
    pedal steel guitar: Steve Weisberg
    assistant producer: Kris O'Connor
    12 string guitar: John Denver
    acoustic guitar: John Denver
    composer: John Denver
    lyricist: John Denver

    Album Information

    label: RCA
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin