The Foxfire Suite Lyrics

John Denver


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: John Denver
album: Track 4 in album Different Directions
release date: 1991-9
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Spring Is Alive

Spring is alive
In Carolina
Deep in the forest
Where the foxfire glows
High on a mountain
Down in a holler
Thunder and lightning
So it goes

Over a hundred years ago
We came to Carolina
Far across the water
It’s a long hard road

With little more than courage
We came seeking independence
A little less than nothin’
Is a heavy load

From the heather of the highlands
We have found the Smokie Mountains
Hard work and simple ways
And life is good
life is good

Spring is alive
In Carolina
Deep in the forest
Where the foxfire glows
High on a mountain
Down in a holler
Thunder and lightning
So it goes

You Are

You are every morning sunrise
You are every rain
You are every peal of laughter
You are every cry of pain

You are all the summer flowers
You are all the falling leaves
You are everyone rejoicing
You are everyone who greaves

You are all my unknown secrets
You are all my hidden fears
You are known in lover’s kisses
You are seen in childhood tears
You are where the stars are shining
You are where the rainbow ends
You are why the war is over
You are how the peace begins

Whisper the Wind

Whisper the wind over the water
Whisper the wind all through the night
Whisper the wind along the canyon
Whisper the wind into the night

Whisper the wind Brothers and sisters
Whisper the wind all the same
Whisper the wind love one another
Whisper the wind your precious name

Spring Is Alive (Reprise)

Spring is alive
In Carolina
Deep in the forest
Where the foxfire glows
High on a mountain
Down in a holler
Thunder and lightning
So it goes

Over a hundred years ago
We came to Carolina
Far across the water
It’s a long hard road

With little more than courage
We came seeking independence
A little less than nothin’
Is a heavy load

From the heather of the highlands
We have found the Smokie Mountains
Hard work and simple ways
And life is good
life is good

Spring is alive
In Carolina
Deep in the forest
Where the foxfire glows
High on a mountain
Down in a holler
Thunder and lightning
So it goes

Words and music by John Denver
This song appears on three albums, and was first released on the Different
Directions Album, and has also been released on The Gift You Are and The John
Denver Collection - Rocky Mountain High Albums.


Spring Is Alive

Spring is alive
In Carolina
Deep in the forest
Where the foxfire glows
High on a mountain
Down in a holler
Thunder and lightning
So it goes

Over a hundred years ago
We came to Carolina
Far across the water
It’s a long hard road

With little more than courage
We came seeking independence
A little less than nothin’
Is a heavy load

From the heather to the highlands
We have found the Smokie Mountains
Hard work and simple ways
And life is good
life is good

Spring is alive
In Carolina
Deep in the forest
Where the foxfire glows
High on a mountain
Down in a holler
Thunder and lightning
So it goes

You Are

You are every morning sunrise
You are every rain
You are every peal of laughter
You are every cry of pain

You are all the summer flowers
You are all the falling leaves
You are everyone rejoicing
You are everyone who greaves

You are all my unknown secrets
You are all my hidden fears
You are known in lover’s kisses
You are seen in childhood tears
You are where the stars are shining
You are where the rainbow ends
You are why the war is over
You are how the peace begins

Whisper the Wind

Whisper the wind over the water
Whisper the wind all through the night
Whisper the wind along the canyon
Whisper the wind into the night

Whisper the wind Brothers and sisters
Whisper the wind all the same
Whisper the wind love one another
Whisper the wind your precious name

Spring Is Alive (Reprise)

Spring is alive
In Carolina
Deep in the forest
Where the foxfire glows
High on a mountain
Down in a holler
Thunder and lightning
So it goes
So it goes
So it goes

Words and music by John Denver


Track Listing

  • 1 Potter's Wheel
  • 2 Ponies
  • 3 The Foxfire Suite
  • 4 Chained to the Wheel
  • 5 Two Different Directions
  • 6 Hold on to Me
  • 7 The Chosen Ones
  • 8 Amazon (Let This Be a Voice)
  • 9 Tenderly Calling