This song appears on five albums, and was first released on the I Want To Live Album, and has also been recorded on the Earth Songs, Country Classics, The Very Best of John Denver (Single CD) and The John Denver Collection - Rocky Mountain High Albums.
There are times I fear I lose myself I donât know who I am I get caught up in the struggle and the strain With my back against a stonewall My finger in the dam Losinâ strength and goinâ down again
And I take a look around me My eyes canât find the sun Thereâs nothing wild as far as I can see Then my heart turns to Alaska And freedom on the run I can hear her spirit callinâ me
To the mountains, I can rest there To the rivers, I will be strong To the forest, Iâll find peace there To the wild country, where I belong
Oh, I know some times I worry On worldly ways and means And I can see the future killing me On a misbegotten highway Of prophecies and dreams A road to nowhere and eternity
And I know itâs just changes Yes, and mankind marchinâ on I know we canât live in yesterday But compared to what weâre losinâ And what it means to me Iâd give my life and throw the rest away
To the mountains, I can rest there To the rivers, I will be strong To the forest, Iâll find peace there To the wild country, where I belong To the wild country, where I belong