It's a cold, cold moon out tonight
and it's a cold, cold point on your knife
could i call myself a man if i left by the morning light

and i'd be 40 miles from denver
when you woke up all alone
i'd be 40 miles from denver
and three days from my home

in that cool mountain air
on an appalachian trail
oh, life is better there

it's a lonely road to travel on
but i've stood waiting much too long
and i'd rather leave this minute than try to carry on

and i'd be 40 miles from denver
headed eastbound on the track
i'd 40 miles from denver
and trying to get back

to that cool mountain air
on an appalachian trail
oh, life is better there

it's a cold, cold moon out tonight
and it's a cold, cold point on your knife
could i call myself a man if i left by the morning light

and i'd be 40 miles from denver
when you woke up all alone
i'd be 40 miles from denver
and three days from my home

in that cool mountain air
on an appalachian trail
oh, life is better there
oh, life is better there
oh, life is better there
oh, life is better there


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    General Commentyonder mountain kicks ass. there needs to be some more of their songs on here. the banjo is insane in all their songs
    rhcp182on May 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree with rhcp, these guys are great in concert too, maybe even better and their songs are completely amazing and can lift you up almost like no other. As for the song it seems to be excited for getting home (maybe) but its a good song for driving back to denver from a day of snowboarding
    Yonderingon March 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI fucking love them. Wayyyyy better then MOE. at the show. They got me up and grooving like crazy, I was beat for MOE.
    rlanantelopeon March 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI want the lyrics for I'm only sleeping, I can't find them.
    debz4784on February 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI live in Denver so this is like my theme song. These guys are really good.
    ImNeilYoungon July 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe band is from Nederland, Colorado which is roughly 40 miles from Denver.
    aftermarketgirlon May 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSimply this song is about leaving a girl and when she wakes up he's going to be long gone heading for the Appalachian Mountains.
    thymurdockon December 28, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationOh, I thought this song was saying life is better here (Denver), but reading the lyrics he's clearly saying life is better in the Appalachians. Boooooooooo.
    AtomicCEOon October 14, 2010   Link

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