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Denver John – Rocky Mountain High
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He was born in the summer of his 27th year
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Comin' home to a place he'd never been before
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He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again
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You might say he found a key for every door

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When he first came to the mountains his life was far away
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On the road and hangin' by a song
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But the string's already broken and he doesn't really care
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It keeps changin' fast and it don't last for long

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But the Colorado rocky mountain high
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I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
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The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lul...la...by
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Rocky mountain high (Colorado)
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Rocky mountain high (Colorado)

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He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below
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He saw everything as far as you can see
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And they say that he got crazy once and he tried to touch the sun
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And he lost a friend but kept the memory

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Now he walks in quiet solitude the forest and the streams
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Seeking grace in every step he takes
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His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand
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The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake

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And the Colorado rocky mountain high
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I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
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Talk to God and listen to the casual re...ply
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Rocky mountain high (Colorado)
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Rocky mountain high (Colorado)

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Now his life is full of wonder but his heart still knows some fear
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Of a simple thing he cannot comprehend
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Why they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more
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More people, more scars upon the land

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But the Colorado rocky mountain high
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I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
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I know he'd be a poorer man if he never saw an ea...gle fly
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Rocky mountain high

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It's a Colorado rocky mountain high
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I've seen it rain fire in the sky
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Friends around the camp-fire and everybody's high

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Rocky mountain high (Colorado)
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Rocky mountain high (Colorado)

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