Denver, John - Boy From The Country Lyrics




Because he called the forest "Brother," because he called the Earth his mother,
they drove him out into the rain.
Some people even said that the boy from the country was insane.

Because he spoke to the fish in the creek. He tried to tell us that the animals could speak.
Who knows? Perhaps they do.
How do you know they don't just because they've never spoken to you?

Boy from the country 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 just turned our heads and laughed. You see we did not understand.
Sometimes I think the boy from the country is the only one who sees,
'cause the boy from the country doesn't want to see the forest for the trees.

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





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Denver, John Boy From The Country Comments
  1. David Kozinski

    Thank you for all the music and memories my friend. You are deeply missed...

  2. khoo chee peng

    nice... . beautiful !

  3. Colorado Wing

    Easily one of my favorites. Best recording of this I've heard is off An Evening With... album. "how do you know they don't, just because they've never spoken to you." Best line to me that resonates in so many areas of life today. How do you know, just because you haven't...?

  4. Stampy Max9

    I love this song, even though I want to cry. 😭

  5. Hockey Girl

    It’s a tragedy he’s not with us anymore. Truly one of the best American song writers Who ever lived

  6. ThunderInTheSun

    The best version of this was his Madison Square Garden live concert. Awesome song. Thanks Michael Martin Murphy .

  7. American Honey

    One of my favorites! Just love this song. Thanks for posting.

  8. mk phelps

    never listened to this one before.he sounded so good.