Perhaps Love

Album: Rocky Mountain Christmas (1975)
Charted: 46 59
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  • Perhaps love is like a resting place
    A shelter from the storm
    It exists to give you comfort
    It is there to keep you warm
    And in those times of trouble
    When you are most alone
    The memory of love will bring you home

    Perhaps love is like a window
    Perhaps an open door
    It invites you to come closer
    It wants to show you more
    And even if you lose yourself
    And don't know what to do
    The memory of love will see you through

    Oh, love to some is like a cloud
    To some as strong as steel
    For some a way of living
    For some a way to feel
    And some say love is holding on
    And some say letting go
    And some say love is everything
    And some say they don't know

    Perhaps love is like the ocean
    Full of conflict, full of pain
    Like a fire when it's cold outside
    Or thunder when it rains
    If I should live forever
    And all my dreams come true
    My memories of love will be of you

Comments: 9

  • Leon Debruin from Pretoria, South AfricaGreat music - - - brilliance in sound And depth!
  • Jenny from SydneyWhen John first recorded this as a duet with Placido Domingo I was a bit scared he might be over powered by the strong rich voice of Domingo He wasn't The combination of both men only made this a more beautiful song in my view I first saw John live in an intimate setting at a community hall in Canberra Australia that seated only 150 people What a stunning experience that was The crowd was so small that he actually wandered through and around the audience as he performed The world lost a very talented man when he passed.
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxThis was a good song, but Denver's loss of singing range was all too obvious when paired with Domingo in his prime.
  • Ray from Fort Worth, TxSorry, Rick, your "pretty reliable source" was misinformed. At his Mother's Day concert with Placido Domingo, John Denver said that his own mother was very much in his heart when he wrote the song "Perhaps Love."
  • Ekristheh from Halath, United StatesI used to know a woman who was trying to get opera/pop singer Franco Corelli to do something just like this, years before this came out. He was too shy and unsure of his English. This woman was the same one who started the letter campaign to get the Metropolitan Opera to start putting operas on TV with subtitles. I still have the pin she gave me -- midnight blue with silver stars encircling his name.
  • Rick from New York City, NyI was told from a pretty reliable source that Denver wrote this song about Paramahamsa Muktananda when John was up at Shree Muktanada Ashram in South Fallsbug NY.

  • Fred from Laurel, MdActually, when Denver joined the Trio, he was replacing Chad Mitchell himself, and the group then became just the "Mitchell Trio." The song that John sang to sort of introduce himself to the public as the new kid in the Trio was "That's the Way It's Gonna Be" by Bob Gibson and Phil Ochs, a dynamite song by two terrific songwriters. John turned out to be no sloucher himself in that category. I find the most self-descriptive line in that song to be, "I've got a smile that just stays and stays," - John was known for his mile-wide smile. Anyway, it's a song that's definitely worth a listen if you can find it.
  • Bruce from Gainesville, GaAnnie, Denver's first wife and the Annie of "Annie's Song" once said that "Perhaps Love" was her favorite of all of the songs John Denver wrote.
  • Dennis from Anchorage, AkI actually like John Denver quite a bit but I hated this song. Domingo's voice just doesn't fit the folk-pop style of Denver's music. I am not opposed in principle to mixing folky and classical music elements, but it doesn't always work, and I don't think it worked here at all.
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