Today’s song is John Denver’s Take Me Home, Country Roads.  It is considered to be Denver’s signature song. The song has a prominent status as an iconic symbol of West Virginia, describing it as “almost Heaven”.  West Virginia took so much pride in Take Me Home, Country Roads that it made the song its official state anthem.

Take Me Home, Country Roads is a simple song.

What do you think of?
What do you think the song means?

Take Me Home, Country Roads
by John Denver
written by John Denver, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert

Almost heaven, West Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains
Shenandoah River –
Life is old there
Older than the trees
Younger than the mountains
Growin’ like a breeze

Country Roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

All my memories gathered ’round her
Miner’s lady, stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
Misty taste of moonshine
Teardrops in my eye

Country Roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

I hear her voice
In the mornin’ hour she calls me
The radio reminds me of my home far away
And drivin’ down the road I get a feelin’
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday

Country Roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

Country Roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads
Take me home, now country roads
Take me home, now country roads

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