Because he called the forest brother
Because he called the earth his mother
They drove him out into the rain
Some people even said the boy from the country was insane

Because he spoke with fish in the creek
He tried to tell us that the animals can speak
Who knows, perhaps they do, I know they do
How do you know they don't
Just because they've never spoken to you

Boy from the country, he left his home when he was young
Boy from the country, he loves the sun

He tried to tell us that we should love the land
We turned our heads and laughed
See we did not understand
Sometimes I think that the boy from the country
Is the only one who sees
Because the boy from the country
Doesn't want to see the forest for the trees

Boy from the country, he left his home when he was young
Boy from the country, he loves the sun, yeah yeah mhm oh love


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"Boy from the Country" as written by Michael Martin Murphey

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    General CommentA wonderful song from John Denver about the life of Saint Francis of Assisi
    waxheadon May 22, 2019   Link

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