"Poems, Prayers, And Promises" as written by and John (deutschendorf)/denver Denver....
I've been lately thinking
About my life's time
All the things I've done
And how it's been
And I can't help believing
In my own mind
I know I'm gonna hate to see it end

I've seen a lot of sunshine
Slept out in the rain
Spent a night or two all on my own
I've known my lady's pleasures
Had myself some friends
And spent a time or two in my own home

And I have to say it now
It's been a good life all in all
It's really fine
To have a chance to hang around
And lie there by the fire
And watch the evening tire
While all my friends and my old lady
Sit and pass the pipe around

And talk of poems and prayers and promises
And things that we believe in
How sweet it is to love someone
How right it is to care
How long it's been since yesterday
And what about tomorrow
And what about our dreams
And all the memories we share

The days they pass so quickly now
Nights are seldom long
And time around me whispers when it's cold
The changes somehow frighten me
Still I have to smile
It turns me on to think of growing old
For though my life's been good to me
There's still so much to do
So many things my mind has never known
I'd like to raise a family
I'd like to sail away
And dance across the mountains on the moon

I have to say it now
It's been a good life all in all
It's really fine
To have the chance to hang around
And lie there by the fire
And watch the evening tire
While all my friends and my old lady
Sit and pass the pipe around

And talk of poems and prayers and promises
And things that we believe in
How sweet it is to love someone
How right it is to care
How long it's been since yesterday
What about tomorrow
What about our dreams
And all the memories we share


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"Poems, Prayers and Promises" as written by John Denver

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    General CommentThis song is INCREDIBLE! It talks about growing older, and even though I'm not "old", I feel like I'm old enough to see where he's coming from. As you get older, time seems to pass quickly, and you rarely feel time dragging on. In every stage of life, I think the changes can be frightening, yet there is something intriguing and exciting about the future, whatever it brings. The chorus about lying by the fire means a lot to me, because I feel like there are times in your life when you realize how amazing tiny, meaningless moments (like laying around, talking to your friends) are truly something to cherish. Even though your friendships may be mostly based on the past ("how long it's ben since yesterday"), you still have the potential to share your hopes and dreams with them in those perfect, yet ordinary, moments.
    albinomooseon March 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI saw the john denver biopic one night, the part about the girl hearing this song, i listened to the song 50 times between then and getting to work at 9am the next morning, i needed something too. John denver was a really special artist.
    Si_dufferson January 22, 2008   Link

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