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oregonjen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:49 AM
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John Denver's Peace Poem and Vietnam-era song on YouTube
The song is "Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream." Unfortunately still relevant today. Please take a listen and dream of what still can be...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASupX8J4vck

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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:50 PM
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1. k&r
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pleas somebody move this to GD where it has a chance for the greatest page
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pdx_prog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:40 PM
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2. Lot's of his songs are as relevant today, if not more relevant
"It's about time" is a perfect example of how visionary he was. I never really thought much about him until about 4 years ago. I started listening to some of his latter years works and was very taken by what he was saying.
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oregonjen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:01 PM
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3. I remember hearing "It's About Time" in concert
I can't remember the year, but he was touring with just his guitars, no band. Listening to it gave me chills. Have you heard "Raven's Child" off the Earth Songs album? It was written after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. The lyrics read like it could have been written yesterday. I'm a huge John Denver fan and greatly miss his music.

Ravens child
Is chasing salvation
Black beak turned white
From the crack and the snow
On the streets of despair
The answer is simple
A spoonful of mercy
Can set free the soul

The drug king sits
On his arrogant throne
Away and above and apart
Even children
Are twisted to serve him
And greed has corrupted
What once was a heart

Ravens child
Keeps vigil for freedom
Trades for the arms
That once made her strong
With nuclear warheads
And lasers in heaven
fear does the choosing
Between right and wrong

The arms king sits
On his arrogant throne
Away and above and apart
Bankers assure him
That he neednt care
And greed makes a stone of
What once was a heart

Ravens child
Is washing the water
All of her wing-feathers
Blackened with tar
Prince William shorelines
An unwanted highway
Of asphalt and anger
An elegant scar

The oil king sits
On his arrogant throne
Away and above and apart
Lawyers have warned him
He mustnt speak
And greed has made silent
What once was a heart

You know there are walls
That come tumbling down
For people who yearn to be free
Still there are hearts
That long to be opened
And eyes that are longing to see

Ravens child is our constant companion
Sticks like a shadow
To all that is done
Try as we may
We just cant escape him
The source of our sorrow and shame
We are one

The true King sits
On a heavenly throne
Never away nor above nor apart
With wisdom and mercy
And constant compassion
He lives in the love
That lives in our hearts

Words and music by John Denver and Joe Henry
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oregonjen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:18 PM
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4. Shameless kick for the evening crowd
I really like this video. :)
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