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These 12 Songs About Denver Will Touch Your Soul Today

Does the beauty and majesty of Denver make you want to sing? You’re not alone! Some of the most iconic singers and songwriters were so inspired by this beautiful city, that they wrote songs about it. Here are 12 of these iconic songs about Denver that are sure to touch your soul:

1.) Rocky Mountain High by John Denver

And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high
I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky
You can talk to God and listen to the casual reply
Rocky Mountain high

2.) Commerce City Sister by Devotchka 

You know I ain’t never going back to Commerce City
Who knows how they’ve taken my last twenty dollar bill
There ain’t no love lost there ain’t no more time to kill
And all my brothers they’re up on Jersey landfill
And I ain’t never going back to that town

3.) A Mile High in Denver by Jimmy Buffet

I’m about a mile high in Denver
Where the rock meets timberline
I’ve walked this ground from town to town
Just to finally call it mine

4.) 40 Miles from Denver by Yonder Mountain String Band

And I’d be 40 miles from Denver when you woke up all alone
I’d be 40 miles from Denver and three days from my home
In that cool mountain air, on an Appalachian trail
Ohh, life is better there

5.) Boulder to Birmingham by Emmylou Harris

I would rock my soul in the bosom of Abraham
I would hold my life in his saving grace.
I would walk all the way from Boulder to Birmingham
If I thought I could see, I could see your face.

6.) Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead by Warren Zevon

LeRoy says there’s something you should know
Not everybody has a place to go
And home is just a place to hang your head
And dream up things to do in Denver when you’re dead

7.) O.D.’d in Denver by Hank Williams, Jr.

We started the tour out in Denver, Colorado
I made the first one but I did not make the second show
‘Cause I met this girl there that brought about quite a big change
But I OD’d in Denver and I just can’t remember her name

8.) Denver by Willie Nelson

The bright lights of Denver
Were shining like diamonds
Like ten thousand jewels in the sky
Where it’s nobody’s business

9.) The Beautiful People of Denver from The Unsinkable Molly Brown

You don’t have to tell me who you are
You’re the beautiful people of Denver!

10.) Get Out of Denver by Bob Seger 

Get out of Denver better go go
Get out of Denver better go
Get out of Denver better go go
Get out of Denver cause you look just like a commie

11.) Lucky Denver Home by Jimmy Eat World

This time it’s on my own
Minutes from somewhere else
Somewhere I made a wish with Lucky Denver Mint

12.) Colder Weather by Zac Brown Band

At a truck stop diner just outside of Lincoln,
The night is black as the coffee he was drinkin’,
And in the waitress’ eyes he sees the same ‘ol light shinin’,
He thinks of Colorado
And the girl he left behind

Which one of these songs about Denver will be your next ringtone?

Annie
Annie is a wife, mom, new homeowner, and blogger with a love of God, family, and chicken nachos (in that order).