"Sweet Surrender" as written by and John Denver....
Lost and alone on some forgotten highway
Traveled by many, remembered by few
Lookin' for something that I can believe in
Lookin' for something that I'd like to do with my life

There's nothin' behind me and nothin' that ties me to
Something that might have been true yesterday
Tomorrow is open, right now it seems to be more than enough
To just be here today, and I don't know

What the future is holdin' in store
I don't know where I'm goin' I'm not sure where I've been
There's a spirit that guides me, a light that shines for me
My life is worth the livin', I don't need to see the end

Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care
Like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air

Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care
Like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air

Lost and alone on some forgotten highway
Traveled by many, remembered by few
Lookin' for something that I can believe in
Lookin' for something that I'd like to do with my life

There's nothin' behind me and nothin' that ties me to
Something that might have been true yesterday
Tomorrow is open, right now it seems to be more than enough
Just be here today, and I don't know

What the future is holdin' in store
I don't know where I'm goin' I'm not sure where I've been
There's a spirit that guides me, a light that shines for me
My life is worth the livin', I don't need to see the end

Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care
Like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air

Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care
Like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air

Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care
Like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air

Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care
Like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air

Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care
Like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air

Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care


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"Sweet Surrender" as written by John Denver

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    General CommentHe want's to be free even though he is on a forgotten highway, "lost and alone". He needs spiritual guidance to affirm that his life is worth living and to surrender himself to:

    loveliness? possibility? His own spiritual growth?
    Not knowing.

    What ever it is, it will be sweet.
    Guarimnon January 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthough i am not aware of the timeline on which this song was written, i would imagine it was during a tough part of john's life because there was a time in his life where he admitted he was searching pretty high and pretty low for happiness, peace, and understanding. or at least in my mind, this song was written during a tough time, which makes it even more beautiful that he sweetly surrendered himself in order to "live, live without care" because his life was indeed "worth living" and he didn't need to see the future or the end to know that life was worth it.
    yourescumon October 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat a thoughtful and lovely responce, yourescum.

    This is a song written be someone who is definately having a tough time and searching for the light at the end of the tunnel. It is a heart yearning to be free. It makes me sad to listen to this and not feel that way. But hey, thats something to look forward to in the future.
    Guarimnon February 12, 2009   Link

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