"Rocky Mtn High" as written by John Denver, John Denver and Mike Taylor....
I'm the cautious deer on the mountainside
And the great owl flying through the night sky
Like the creator of spaces
Like a traveler of far away places

At the table in the forest clearing
I take my part in the forest hearing
The great oak, the lonely seer
Dressed like a druid

You'd think a message
Might ring clear




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"Rocky Mountain High" as written by Mike Taylor John Denver

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    My InterpretationThis song is definitely about this guy doing so many psychedelics and smoking so much weed that he believes now that he is apart of the collective consciousness of the Universe, which encompasses everything from animals ("I'm the cautious deer on the mountainside , and the great owl flying through the night sky") to the so called "creator of spaces" (A god like being?), and even extraterrestrial life ("like a traveler of far away places"). I believe the next few verses can be explained as some sort of ritual that takes place within the forest. Dressing in ritualistic attire, where a group of friends (Maybe the band themselves...?) can experience the collective nature of the Universe.

    This final verse, "You'd think the message might ring clear.", is an clue behind the meaning of the song. The most obvious answer is the true one.



    Well that's what I think, but I am pretty high.
    TheFourthHouseon January 11, 2011   Link
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    General Commentamazing song. first time i heard this song i was tripping and ive loved it ever since...
    oldmanglo0mon February 19, 2007   Link

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