Thought of You Lyrics - John Denver

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This song appears on two albums, and was first released on the It’s About Time Album. It has also been released on the Country Classics album.

It’s been almost a year since that beautiful weekend
It was more than a lifetime ago
How it happens to mind after all of this time
And brings tears to my eyes I don’t know

It’s the thought of you
And the way that it hurts to be so much in love
The thought of you
Brings it all my way

I know that it’s late, I’m sorry I called
I’m surprised to have found you at home
It’s just once in awhile I remember your number
I was hoping that you’d be alone

For I thought of you
And the way you can turn it around with a smile
The thought of you
Brings it all my way

I know that it’s over, but I can’t discover a way to erase how I feel
I remember the nights and the passionate fights and I know that I love you and I always will

And I want you to know that I’m always here for you
Any day, any night, any time
It happened before, it could happen once more
There’s a chance that you might change your mind

For I thought of you
And the way that it feels to be safe in your arms
The thought of you
Brings it all my way

I know that it’s over, but I can’t discover a way to erase how I feel
I remember the nights and the passionate fights
And I know that I love you and I always will
It’s been almost a year since that beautiful weekend
It was more than a lifetime ago

Words and music by John Denver

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John calls it a Love Song but this one breaks my heart for him & anyone who has a lost love in their memory | Reviewer: patti | 7/21/13

I have been a JD fan for so long that I can't remember my brain without his music. I first met him and heard him sing at a benefit concert he did at the U of MN in the fall of 1967 or 68. I find all of his songs filled with such true, deep feelings and caring and when I am asked to pick a favorite*, it is impossible. However, in all of the 30 years that I have been listening, buying his albums and seeing him in concerts every year for these past 30 years, I have never heard this song. Since I saw him singing it on YouTube for the first time, just 2 weeks ago, I have not been able to get it out of my heart/mind. The lyrics are filled with pain and longing and the melody is somehow beautiful and pitch perfect, despite the sadness(I am NOT a musician in any sense of the word because I think 'pitch perfect' has to do with the singer but am unable to really truly describe this song)- you will have to hear it yourself - actually SEEING him perform it, is the right way to 'hear' it. IF I am pushed to describe this song further, what I would tell you is that it is dark yet filled with hope?, is mysterious, even though he tells us the real story and overall is hauntingly beautiful. I thought 'Perhaps Love' was incredibly deep and filled with WONDER in his trying to describe what few can -- LOVE, but this one is MORE so. As I watched, I was mesmerized, then shocked to think I hadn't heard it before. I pulled out all of my 70+ CDs & DVDs looking for it. Not on one of them. I came back to 'You Tube' and listened to it until I lost track. I cried for a long time. I have NEVER been as touched by any song, as deeply. The ONE thing I do know is that it could ONLY HAVE BEEN SUNG BY JOHN because he EXPERIENCED THE EVENT and I know of no one else who can translate anything from real life into music the way John Denver can and take us with him. When I realized the meaning of the song, it was even worse. My heart was literally breaking for him. The intensity of his feelings in this song are so 'OUT THERE'. I will never be able to understand how someone could put such feelings into such beautiful words that are so SAD and still be able to sing it for an audience. It is truly a song for lost lovers(BUT I would not recommend any one whose heart is breaking listen to this until you are SO over her/him). John Denver, as he titled his song written for his youngest daughter Jesse Belle,'The Gift You Are' was just that -- a GIFT TO US and one that can never be replaced. I KNOW he was far from perfect as he so willingly and openly, laying bare ALL of his faults and missteps, tells us in his autobiography 'Take Me Home' but he was able to take all of his imperfections and wrongs AND RIGHTS, into songs that moved and changed so many people in a MAGICAL WAY. IN LONG, simply because this review of ONE song is certainly not short, if you want to understand John Denver and how deeply and passionately he felt about everyone and everything he loved and cared for -- from Annie and his family to the rest of the world - all of his friends .... from the tiniest softest newborn duckling to the soaring wondrous spectacular Rocky Mountains that he so LOVED, he cared ... and shared and LOVED ALL OF IT. IF NOTHING ELSE HE MADE US MORE AWARE NO MATTER HOW MUCH IT HURT, even if he had to share his broken heart with the world as he did. HE IS IRREPLACEABLE AND I, for one, will never forget him, his music, and his love of ALL that makes up our Universe, and I will miss him for the rest of my life. It is a Love Song but one that will break your heart. *ps I think 'For Baby, For Bobbi' IS MY FAVORITE JD SONG -- it was written so long ago, before all the hurts and sarcasm and the FAME and fortune, and in its simplicity and sweetness says EVERYTHING - 'I'll walk in the rain by your side, I'll cling to the warmth of your tiny hand, I'll do anything to help you understand, I'll love you MORE then ANYBODY CAN ... and the WIND WILL WHISPER YOUR NAME TO ME...I'll sing you the song of the Rainbow, whisper all the dreams that are mine .... and Morning Bells will chime.' It is the
first song I softly sang to each of my 3 babies, the first time I put them to bed at HOME. I reached deep into my heart to silently sing it, every I was in bed at HOME waiting for them to get home safely as teens. IT IS DEFINITELY MY FAVORITE SONG - it has served me well for 48 years since I now sing it to my 4 Granddaughters - the youngest is just 10 months old.

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