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Rocky Mountain High

Lyrics

He was born in the summer of his 27th year
Coming home to a place he'd never been before
He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again
You might say he found a key for every door
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He was born in the summer of his 27th year
Coming home to a place he'd never been before
He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again
You might say he found a key for every door
full lyrics

Features of This Track

folk roots
country influences
bluegrass influences
a subtle use of paired vocal harmony
acoustic sonority
repetitive melodic phrasing
intricate melodic phrasing
major key tonality
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
narrative lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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U might say he found a key for every door!!
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Doesnt get any more iconic or classic than this!
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My little sister thought this song was about a high school...
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I wonder how much of a seed this planted in Colorado's consciousnes s ? Music can get into the collective psyche...
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Someday I hope to go there. I liked John Denver
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ajwmom
Love love love me some John Denver
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drock_03
;)) <3.....he walks in quiet solitude seeking grace in every step he takes..
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I prefer "The Smokey Mountains".. . I am a Tennessee girl! :-D :-D :-D
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Interesting that Pandora played this at the exact second the Broncos beat the Patriots in the 2016 AFC Championship game.
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I lived in the Rockies for twenty years and have seen that fire in the sky. What a high compared to sea level.
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Listening and learning a little more each day!!!!! Singing along with John. Makes sense to me!!!!! R.I.P.
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mtodd876
Did he ever do a duet with James Taylor? If not, we missed out.
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Possibly the greatest country voice of his generation.
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I love living in Colorado. I to have a rocky mountain high.
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One of the most beautiful voices ever. Amazing:)
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So beautiful
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I MUST BE...****THE HAPPIEST W-O-M-A-N*** A L I V E !!!!!!
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A truly great song and artist. Really appreciating J.D.'s wonderful talent in a new way. How quickly the years have passed. Wish John was still alive.
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tealeaves.ad a m s
Far out!!!!
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I have defined my whole life by his music. Born in West Virginia( country roads) always knew my true love (Annie's song) and now I'm losing a marriage (seasons of the heart/ perhaps love)
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great song...great artist
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Pistachios. Get crack'n!
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steve66_961
Reminds of being a kid and watching him on tv. good stuff
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Great songs are always the ones which bring back good memories. I moved to the Denver area in 1975, when John was in his prime; got married and had kids. The best years of my life. Hearing this really brings me back.
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garrickconne c t i o n
There is nothing better than getting away, either on mountain wilderness or on a lake where all is heard is the lapping of the waves and the song birds singing. Time stops and the foolish things we did are soon forgotten, giving ris
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This is my s**t.
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LOVE this song. A classic, beautiful, poetic picture. Such a talented man.
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If you've ever been to a mtn, any mountain, you get it
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Rocky Mountain HIGH Colorado...h a h a h a John you were a prophet!

Has to say that, but I love John Denver. I grew up with my mom listening to him, and every time I hear this song or Sunshine on my Shoulders it takes me back to a simple and easy time.
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The eagles that live right over the hill from me in city of pittsburgh property r making the national news. Yep John u r rite. I would b a poorer man if I never saw them fly
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Man doesn't this remind you of a more high and easy time? Society was more optimistic as the music portrays this! Still enjoying life even though.....
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Such a pure simple voice matched with a beautiful message
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jmld9801
Reminds me that Nature is there for us...
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I'm about to get Rocky Mountain High right now.... 7:24 EST never too early.
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ph724
10/12/97 53 years old gone way too soon.
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I love this song and
Many others by him
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love John Denver..gone too soon!!
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There was never an artist that sang his heart into each and every song. John Denver shared his love for the outdoor wildnerness, beaconing us to re-visit it's beauty. Gone too soon... gone too young. Rest in peace, John.
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These are the songs if my childhood. Heading out west every year in a camper for a month.
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Saw John Denver in concert....a m a z i n g . . t h o many years ago, left an impression
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Awesome song by my favorite solo artist.
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A great song from a great American artist. The part about seeing it rain fire in the sky refers a meteor shower John saw one clear night. I go to the great southwest desert for my fire in the sky. Thank you John.
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I live in the city of pittsburgh and right over the hill from our place is a nesting pair of eagles. They just had a baby. Denver nailed it perfectly when he said "you know he would be a poorer man if he never saw an eagle fly..." What an amazing site they are...
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Great Song...great artist
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Creelady51, your son sounds like a fine man. I am sorry you lost him when he was so young. I know that it is always too young when you are a parent of a child who passes away. Although I don't know you or your son, I will probably think of him when I hear Rocky Mountain High.
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I have been a fan of John Denver for years and love it whenever I am switching radio stations and chance to hear his music being played.
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my son died at 27 years old the song rocky mountain high was played at the memoral. it hit my son to a T-still miss John veery much.
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I love John Denver.
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John Denver was and always will be a staple of my musical catalog- whenever I need some serenity and peace, just pop in some Denver. Great writer and singer, I believe underrated and underappreci a t e d .
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very peaceful
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