Oh we want to call him Zachary
And we'll raise him in the mountains
And he'll bathe in crystal fountains
Shining laughter in the sun

And we want to call her Jennifer
And she'll dance in fields of flowers
And she'll sing in summer showers
Lending music to the time

Oh we want to live forever
In this mirror see tomorrow
All the joy and all the sorrow
We can only hope to share

Lyrics submitted by ButNeverOutgunned

"Zachary And Jennifer" as written by Joe Henry John Denver

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    General CommentThis song is about John Denver's adopted children Zachary and Anna Kate. I'm not quite sure why Jennifer takes the place of Anna Kate, but I'm pretty sure that Jennifer is what John and his wife planned on naming her before they met her. Just my thoughts- does anyone else have a clue?
    write4life98on February 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentJohn wrote this song years before Zak came along. Ironically enough, Zak married a lady named Jennifer. In John's Autobiography he said that he dreamed about exactly what Zak looked like before he ever had seen him.
    MrASPENDENVERon August 18, 2011   Link

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