Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thursday Theme Song: Back Home Again

We thank Hootin Anni for sponsoring this fun meme
Today's song, is dedicated to Madi and I hope she forgives me for leaving her 2 weekends in a row!!  She has been home alone 5 nights since the middle of July (which is highly unusual).  I promised not to leave her again until October.  I hope you enjoy this John Denver classic...I (mom) am a big JD fan.

There's a storm across the valley, clouds are rollin' in
The afternoon is heavy on your shoulders

 There's a truck on the four lane a mile or more away
The whinin' of his wheels just makes it colder
He is an hour away from ridin' on your prayers up in the sky
And ten days on the road are barely gone
 There's a fire softly burning,
supper is on the stove (in the skillet)
 But it is the light in your eyes that makes him warm
Hey it is good to be back home again
Somtimes this old farm feels like a long-lost friend
Yes 'n' hey, it's good to be back home again.

Mr. Denver wrote four more verses to this beautiful song so rather than write them here we invite you to click on the video below to hear him sing the verses and medley he wrote.


  1. That is a beautiful song, I too am a big JD fan. I'll bet Miss Madi was happy to see you after all that time on the road. Hope she didn't give you too many demerits!


  2. I love, love, LOVE John Denver's songs also. Just the other day I was singing [well, if you want to call it that---maybe 'catcalling'?] Anyway, Rocky Mountain High!! His songs are so 'close to home' for me in a way of being Colorado that is.

    Love your EYES Ms. Madi!! And, what's for dinner?

    Great song...fantastic photos to go with the lyrics. As always.

    [you've been added] should really get the homepage for the themesong here to make it easier on yourself. LOLOLOL [and don't get me wrong, I don't mind adding your blog post at all]

    HOT TOWN SUMMER IN THE CITY is my link for Thursday's Themesong.

  3. Love JD! Uh my Mom does that is. She sings too, YIKES! Puppy kisses to my BFFF, Miss Mindy

  4. Perfect words and photos! Miss Madi, you're such a beauty. I am leaving my kitty for a few days again too. Trust me, it's hard on us humans to leave you.

  5. John Denver is my ALL time FAVORITE!!!!! I had the biggest crush on him as a kid...still do :) Purrfect start to my day :)

  6. Wonderful post.... I like the pictures of you best, Madi

    pawhugs, Max

  7. have a couple of emails from me. :o)

  8. Robert just loves John Denver. He calls it traveling music and we always have it in the car if we are on a road trip :-)

  9. Madi will forgive you for some tuna Mom!

  10. We luvs dat song. Thank you for sharin'!

  11. I'm also a big JD Fan!
    I will never forgive that stupid airplane he bought!
    This song was one of my favorites, too!
    I bet the Diva just sleeps the whole time your gone in her realm! :)

  12. What a great song choice! Love it!
    Snuggles and Catnip,
    Bronson, Pepper, and Mum

  13. Something tells me Madi will be fine--just a little worried about that wild mama of hers....

  14. I see extra treats in your future Madi!

  15. John Denver was such a welcome peaceful voice, after all the storm and angst of the music of the 60's. I'm glad you chose this song. It brought back many good memories. And, as for you, Madi, you just make sure that wandering Mom of yours stays put for a while.

  16. Madi,

    Mom really likes did song cuz her is a big John Denver fan too. Happy Thursday to my BFFF!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  17. I love John Denver's songs very much! Love the pictures of sweet Madi!!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

  18. Madi
    WE are sure you have been able to forgive your Mom and Dad for leaving you for 5 whole days and nights...

    what a beautiful song.

  19. We bet you are glad to have your mum back home Madi.

  20. Awwww. I miss John Denver.
    Madi might forgive you since you brough in some JD music.

  21. Love your post. The cloud pictures are awesome. I bet Ms. Madi was sure happy you are back home again. I know my little dog, Peanut, hates it when we are gone.
    As for John Denver, he was one of the Greats. I have always loved his songs. I have several of his albums and play them often, even though it drives my kids nuts. But he sure beats some of the stuff thay listen to.

  22. Madi this must have been music to your ears to know that you get to spend a lot of more time with her at home.

  23. Madi, we can't believe your mom would leave your sweet face!!

  24. Mama just LOVES this song...and we think this is the best version EVER!!

    Of course Mama had a crush on John Denver for years and years and was so very sad when he went over the Rainbow Bridge....

    Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

  25. Hi Madi,

    did you find your own entertainment, like Take me home, country road by JD?


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