"I Want To Live" as written by and John (deutschendorf)/denver Denver....
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


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"I Want to Live" as written by John Denver

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    General CommentOne of his most powerful vocal performances and statements about his view on humanity.
    gweepson October 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMan, John was taken away too young. What a great song, and lyrics.
    lobo81865on May 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMan, John was taken away too young. What a great song, and lyrics.
    lobo81865on May 21, 2008   Link

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