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Fire and Rain Lyrics

Artist: John Denver
Album: Poems Prayers & Promises

This song appears on three albums, and was first released on the Poems, Prayers & Promises album, and has also been released on the Changes and Reflections: Songs of Love and Life albums.


Just yesterday morning they let me know you were gone
Susanne the plans they made put an end to you
I woke up this morning and wrote down this song
I just can't remember who to send it to

I've seen fire and I've seen rain
Seen sunny days that I thought would never end
Seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought I'd see you again

Won't you look down upon me Jesus you got to help me make a stand
You just got to see me through another day
My body's aching, my time is at hand
I just can't make it any other way

I've seen fire and I've seen rain
Seen sunny days that I thought would never end
Seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought I'd see you again

I've been walking my mind to an easy time my back turned t'wards the sun
Lord knows when the cold wind blows it will turn your head around
There's hours of time on the telephone line they'll talk about things to come
Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground

Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain
Seen sunny days that I thought would never end
Seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought I'd see you one more time again

Words and music by James Taylor

Comments/Interpretations

by Jancis on 9/29/2009 6:00pm
This is an incredibly beautiful song. I take it his friend Susanne was killed in a plane crash. It contains all the bewilderment and sadness and the longing to see that person again when someone we love dies.
by el german on 1/11/2011 6:42am
en espaņol x favor..una letra en espaņol..
by JAMES on 5/15/2014 5:17am
ITS A JAMES TAYLOR SONG








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