Today Is the First Day of the Rest of My Life Song Lyrics

John Denver

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Today is the first day
Of the rest of my life.
I wake as a child
To see the world begin.

On monarch wings
And birthday wonderings.
Want to put on faces.
Walk in the wet and cold.
And look forward to my growing old.
To grow is to change.
To change is to be new.
To be new is to be young again.
I barely remember when
My memories are stolen by the morning.
Blotted out by the suns hypnotic eye.


Today is the first day
Of the rest of my life.
I wake as a child
To see the world begin.

On monarch wings
And birthday wonderings.
Want to put on faces.
Walk in the wet and cold.
And look forward to my growing old.

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


    album: Track 14 in album Rhymes & Reasons
    release date: 1969
    popularity : 76 users have visited this page.
    length: 2:11

    Album Information

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