Rocky Mountain High Lyrics – Free PDF to Save and Print

If you’ve been looking for Rocky Mountain High lyrics, especially if you’d like to print them out, then you’re on the right page!

“Rocky Mountain High” is a folk American rock song written by John Denver and Mike Taylor in 1972. It was inspired by the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and it’s one of the two official anthems of this state.

This song is a lyrical description of the physical and spiritual elevation that man experiences when in nature. It suggests a conscious eco-friendly approach; in the seventh verse, the singer clearly comments on the multiple environmental damages caused by the tourist industry. Under this perspective, “Rocky Mountain High” is a song that, although 50 years old, is perfectly harmonized with modern thinking regarding environmental protection and sustainability. As Denver himself stated:

“This is true freedom. Being part of nature and drawing from it, and returning back to it.”

On this page you’ll find the lyrics of the song and a printable PDF file for free download. You can also watch a sing-along video. Enjoy!

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Printable Rocky Mountain High Lyrics PDF

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Rocky Mountain High lyrics printable PDF

Rocky Mountain High Lyrics

He was born in the summer of his 27th year
Coming home to a place he’d never been before
He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again
You might say he found a key for every door

When he first came to the mountains his life was far away
On the road and hanging by a song
But the string’s already broken and he doesn’t really care
It keeps changing fast and it don’t last for long

But the Colorado Rocky Mountain high
I’ve seen it rainin’ fire in the sky
The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullaby
Rocky Mountain high (Colorado)
Rocky Mountain high (high in Colorado)

He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below
He saw everything as far as you can see
And they say that he got crazy once and he tried to touch the sun
And he lost a friend but kept the memory

Now he walks in quiet solitude the forests and the streams
Seeking grace in every step he takes
His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake

And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high
I’ve seen it rainin’ fire in the sky
Talk to God and listen to the casual reply
Rocky Mountain high (high in Colorado)
Rocky Mountain high (high in Colorado)

Now his life is full of wonder but his heart still knows some fear
Of a simple thing he cannot comprehend
While they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more
More people, more scars upon the land

And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high
I’ve seen it rainin’ fire in the sky
I know he’d be a poorer man if he never saw an eagle fly
Rocky Mountain high

Colorado Rocky Mountain high
I’ve seen it rainin’ fire in the sky
Friends around the campfire and everybody’s high
Rocky Mountain high (high in Colorado)
Rocky Mountain high (high in Colorado)
Rocky Mountain high (high in Colorado)
Rocky Mountain high (high in Colorado)
Rocky Mountain high (high in Colorado)
Rocky Mountain high (high in Colorado)

Sing-along Video

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