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I Want To Live Lyrics

from The Essential John Denver

"I Want To Live" is track #25 on the album The Essential John Denver. It was written by Denver, John (deutschendorf)/denver, John (deutschendorf).
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"I Want To Live" is track #25 on the album The Essential John Denver. It was written by Denver, John (deutschendorf)/denver, John (deutschendorf).
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There are children raised in sorrow, on a scorched and barren plain
There are children raised beneath the golden sun
There are children of the water, children of the sand
And they cry out through the universe, their voices raised as one

I want to live, I want to grow
I want to see, I want to know
I want to share, what I can give
I want to be, I want to live

Have you gazed out on the ocean, seen the breaching of a whale?
Have you watched the dolphins frolic in the foam?
Have you heard the song, the humpback hears five hundred miles away
Telling tales of ancient history, of passages and home?

I want to live, I want to grow
I want to see, I want to know
I want to share, what I can give
I want to be, I want to live

For the worker and the warrior, the lover and the liar
For the native and the wanderer in kind
For the maker and the user and the mother and her son
I am looking for my family and all of you are mine

We are standing all together, face to face and arm in arm
We are standing on the threshold of a dream
No more hunger, no more killing, no more wasting life away
It is simply an idea and I know its time has come

I want to live, I want to grow
I want to see, I want to know
I want to share, what I can give
I want to be, I want to live

I want to grow
I want to see, I want to know
I want to share, what I can give
I want to be, I want to live

I want to live, I want to grow
I want to see, I want to know
I want to share, what I can give
I want to be, I want to live

I want to live, I want to live

Songwriters
DENVER, JOHN (DEUTSCHENDORF)/DENVER, JOHN (DEUTSCHENDORF)

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