"Take Me Home, Country Roads" as written by William Thomas Danoff, Taffy Nivert Danoff, John Denver, William Thomas Danoff, Taffy Nivert Danoff and John Denver....
Almost heaven, West Virginia,
Blue Ridge Mountains
Shenandoah River.
Life is old there,

Older than the trees,
Younger than the mountains
Growin' like a breeze.

Country roads, take me home
To the place where I belong:
West Virginia, mountain momma,
Take me home, country roads.

All my memories gathered 'round her,
Miner's lady, stranger to blue water.
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky,
Misty taste of moonshine,
Teardrop in my eye.

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong:
West Virginia, mountain momma,
Take me home, country roads.

I hear her voice, in the mornin' hour she calls me,
Radio reminds me of my home far away
And driving down the road I get a feeling that
I should have been home yesterday, yesterday

Country roads, take me home
To the place where I belong:
West Virginia, mountain momma,
Take me home, country roads.

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"Take Me Home Country Roads" as written by John Denver Bill Danoff

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    General CommentStupid West Virginia travel guide commercial has me staight up loving this song sooo bad. And I am from Pennsylvania. Anyways....I am gonna get one of those travel guides soon. Yeah mmhmm.
    upgbootson July 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOkay.....
    In my opinion, this is simply a good old-fashioned love song to the countryside in general and to the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia in particular. Although it does mention a "miner's lady", I think this is more about the land and not about a woman. I think John Denver was a master at writing great country/folk songs that are straight to the point, and this song is just another fine example. *Note: I DID write this comment.
    To Xi Ci Tyon December 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is great song by a wonderful artist. theres some pretty righteous reggae covers of this song too, that i highly recommend.
    rockisgroovyon May 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFour comments? I guess that's because it's not about sex ;) GREAT tune. I've been listening to Denver this morning via YouTube and his music hits the spot on a cool fall morning. He's able to make life stand still for a few moments. One can lose herself in the visuals of traveling on a long and winding road through the glorious mountains of West Virginia (minus the visuals of the cops that lie in wait behind the trees to catch us fast drivers:). It's a feel good song. As Dorothy said, "There's no place like home." Denver's album was the first one I ever purchased...a little over $5.00, which was lots of money back then. I played that album daily and for months on end.
    ComeOnEileenon October 09, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song’s most likely theme is nostalgia and remembering one’s past and childhood. West Virginia is not actually being referred here. It is only given as an example of a beautiful place. Here's what I think:
    Paragraph 1 and 2:
    Here the Singer is describing the beauty of their home and is also missing it. Only after leaving it did they realize the true beauty of the their hometown
    Here the singer remembers their past and experiences in their home. They want their past to return and are feeling quite nostalgic.
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    Here, the singer remembers their lover or loved one or even a good friend. How they remember ‘her.’ They describe that the person was quite naïve and new to the place. “Dark and Dusty” refers to the stars in the summer sky. “Teardrop in my eye” refers that they have become somewhat sad remembering the old times.
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    Here, the singer remembers ‘her’ voice and how ‘she’ used to call them when they were a child. Her, here, is most likely mother. The singer listens to old songs which remind them of their childhood. And while they are finally returning to their home, they feel like they should have come earlier.
    YaoiLover007on September 30, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song I used to sing with my family at family gatherings with our guitars around enormous summer bonfires. Brings back good memories.
    JasmineMonet3on February 08, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually about Northwestern Virginia rather than West Virginia--the record executives made him shorter it for commercial reasons. The Shenandoah River doesn't flow through West Virginia, and yet they use it as their theme song because they're apparently poor with THEIR OWN GEOGPRAHY.
    EffulgentEnnuion May 03, 2006   Link

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