Rhymes And Reasons

 (John Denver) (G3)
So you speak to me of sadness
and the coming of the winter,
fear that is within you now
that seems to never end.
And the dreams that have escaped you
and a hope that you've forgotten,
and you tell me that you need me now
and you want to be my friend.
And you wonder where we're going,
where's the rhyme and where's the reason.
And it's you cannot accept
it is here we must begin to seek
the wisdom of the children,
and the graceful way of flowers in the wind.

     For the children and the flowers
     are my sisters and my brothers,
     their laughter and their loveliness
     would clear a cloudy day.
     Like the music of the mountains
     and the colours of the rainbow,
     they're a promise of the future
     and a blessing for today.

Though the cities start to crumble
and the towers fall around us,
the sun is slowly fadin'
and it's colder than the sea.
It is written: From the desert
to the mountains they shall lead us
by the hand and by the heart,
and they will comfort you and me.
In their innocence and trusting,
they will teach us to be free.

     For the children and the flowers
     are my sisters and my brothers,
     their laughter and their loveliness
     would clear a cloudy day.
     And the song that I am singing
     is a pray'r to nonbelievers,
     Come and stay beside us,
     we can find a better way.