Rhymes & Reasons

John Denver


writers: John Denver
album: Track 8 in album Rhymes & Reasons
release date: 1969
popularity : 26 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

Cover Art

John Denver Rhymes & Reasons cover art


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So you speak to me of sadness
Fear that is within you now

And the hope that you've forgotten
You want to be my friend
And you wonder where we're going
And it's you cannot accept
To seek the wisdom of the children

For the children and the flowers
Their laughter and their loveliness

And the colours of the rainbow
And a blessing for today
And the towers fall around us
And it's colder than the sea
It is written from the desert
By the hand and by the heart
In their innocence and trusting

Is a prayer to non believers
We can find a better way


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