March Madness – 2020 – Song Lyric Sunday – Promises

We lost Kenny Rogers this week.  He was 81 and had had some health issues for a while so it wasn’t truly a surprise, but it is still sad.  He made some beautiful music.

Another artist who made some beautiful music was John Denver.  Tragically he passed away in 1997 when the plane he was flying crashed just down the highway from us near Monterey Bay.  Here is Poems, Prayers and Promises.

Poems, Prayers and Promises
I’ve been lately thinking
About my life’s time
All the things I’ve done
And how it’s been
And I can’t help believing
In my own mind
I know I’m gonna hate to see it end
I’ve seen a lot of sunshine
Slept out in the rain
Spent a night or two all on my own
I’ve known my lady’s pleasures
Had myself some friends
And spent a time or two in my own home
And I have to say it now
It’s been a good life all in all
It’s really fine
To have a chance to hang around
And lie there by the fire
And watch the evening tire
While all my friends and my old lady
Sit and pass the pipe around
And talk of poems and prayers and promises
And things that we believe in
How sweet it is to love someone
How right it is to care
How long it’s been since yesterday
And what about tomorrow
And what about our dreams
And all the memories we share
The days they pass so quickly now
Nights are seldom long
And time around me whispers when it’s cold
The changes somehow frighten me
Still I have to smile
It turns me on to think of growing old
For though my life’s been good to me
There’s still so much to do
So many things my mind has never known
I’d like to raise a family
I’d like to sail away
And dance across the mountains on the moon
I have to say it now
It’s been a good life all in all
It’s really fine
To have the chance to hang around
And lie there by the fire
And watch the evening tire
While all my friends and my old lady
Sit and pass the pipe around
And talk of poems and prayers and promises
And things that we believe in
How sweet it is to love someone
How right it is to care
How long it’s been since yesterday
What about tomorrow
What about our dreams
And all the memories we share
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: John Denver
Poems, Prayers and Promises lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

“How long it’s been since yesterday and what about tomorrow?”  Here’s to the promise that we will have some more evenings to sit around the fire with friends.  Stay healthy. 

From Jim’s prompt of promise/vow/oath. 

 

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18 Responses to March Madness – 2020 – Song Lyric Sunday – Promises

  1. Excellent choice, Janet! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. John Holton says:

    Never heard that. Very pretty…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Erica/Erika says:

    I agree, Janet, how Kenny Rogers made beautiful music. I think I know every single John Denver song by heart. A very appropriate and poignant song, Janet. My eyes are blurry. Thank you for sharing and stay healthy.

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  4. msjadeli says:

    Terrible that he crashed not far from you 😦 A great loss to the world. Beautiful selection for the prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Lisa Coleman says:

    Perfect choice! His voice is so smooth!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. cupcakecache says:

    The gambler was one of my favorite songs. So relevant to everyday life.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. I agree with you – Kenny and John both shared beautiful songs with us during their lifetimes. I hope you and your family are staying safe and that you’re getting plenty of creative time in your studio!

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  8. John Denver wrote and recorded some great songs, thanks for sharing this one today Janet.

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