Rhymes and Reasons Lyrics

John Denver


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: John Denver
album: Track 12 in album Zijn grootste successen
release date: 1979
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
length: 3:16
arranger: John Denver, Milt Okun
pedal steel guitar: Steve Weisberg
double bass: Dick Kniss
drums: Herb Lovelle
acoustic guitar: John Denver
12 string guitar: John Denver
producer: Milt Okun
assistant producer: Kris O'Connor
recording: Ray Hall
lead vocals: John Denver
composer: John Denver
lyricist: 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
And the graceful way of flowers in the wind

[Chorus]
For the children and the flowers
Are my sisters and my brothers
Their laughter and their loveliness
Could clear a cloudy day

Like the music of the mountains
And the colours of the rainbow
They're a promise of the future
And a blessing for today
Though the cities start to crumble
And the towers fall around us
The sun is slowly fading
And it's colder than the sea

It is written from the desert
To the mountains they shall lead us
By the hand and by the heart
They will comfort you and me
In their innocence and trusting
They will teach us to be free

[Chorus]

And the song that I am singing
Is a prayer to non believers
Come and stand beside us
We can find a better way

Track Listing

  • 1 Take Me Home, Country Roads
  • 2 Follow Me
  • 3 Starwood in Aspen
  • 4 For Baby (For Bobbie)
  • 5 Rhymes and Reasons
  • 6 Leaving on a Jet Plane
  • 7 The Eagle and the Hawk
  • 8 Sunshine on My Shoulders
  • 9 Poems, Prayers and Promises
  • 10 Rocky Mountain High
  • 11 Annie's Song
  • 12 Welcome to the Morning
  • 13 Fly Away
  • 14 Like a Sad Song
  • 15 Thank God I'm a Country Boy
  • 16 Grandma's Feather Bed
  • 17 Back Home Again
  • 18 My Sweet Lady
  • 19 Calipso
  • 20 This Old Guitar