John Denver - I Want to Live Lyrics

John Denver I Want to Live cover art
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There are children raised in sorrow
On a scorched and barren plain
There are children raised beneath a golden sun
There are children of the water
Children of the sand
And they cry out through the universe
Their voices raised as one

I want to live I want to grow
I want to see I want to know
I want to share what I can give
I want to be I want to live

Have you gazed out on the ocean
Seen the breaching of a whale?
Have you watched the dolphins frolic in the foam?
Have you heard the song the humpback hears five hundred miles away
Telling tales of ancient history of passages and home?

I want to live I want to grow
I want to see I want to know
I want to share what I can give
I want to be I want to live

For the worker and the warrior the lover and the liar
For the native and the wanderer in kind
For the maker and the user and the mother and her son
I am looking for my family and all of you are mine

We are standing all together
Face to face and arm in arm
We are standing on the threshold of s dream
No more hunger no more killing
No more wasting life away
It is simply an idea
And I know its time has come

I want to live I want to grow
I want to see I want to know
I want to share what I can give
I want to be I want to live

Track Listing
  • 1 How Can I Leave You Again?
  • 2 Tradewinds
  • 3 Bet on the Blues
  • 4 It Amazes Me
  • 5 To the Wild Country
  • 6 Ripplin' Waters
  • 7 Thirsty Boots
  • 8 Dearest Esmeralda
  • 9 Singing Skies and Dancing Waters
  • 10 I Want to Live
  • 11 Druthers


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Alfred
    writers: John Denver
    album: Track 10 in album I Want to Live
    release date: 1977-11
    popularity : 470 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Country/Soft Rock
    length: 3:49
    Album Information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin