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About the song

John Denver’s “Everyday”. A folksy gem nestled amongst the rich tapestry of his 1971 album, Aerie. Denver, a name synonymous with Americana and heartfelt storytelling, weaves a tale of patient longing and unwavering optimism in this track.

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Released at the height of his career, Aerie marked a turning point for Denver. It showcased a newfound depth in his songwriting, venturing beyond the wide-eyed wonder of nature that characterized his earlier work. “Everyday” exemplifies this shift. While the song retains Denver’s signature folk influences and his trademark acoustic guitar, the lyrics delve into a more introspective space.

The opening lines set the stage for this introspective journey: “Every day, it’s a-gettin’ closer, goin’ faster than a roller coaster.” The imagery of a speeding roller coaster evokes a sense of anticipation, a yearning for something just out of reach. This feeling is further emphasized by the repetition of “love like yours will surely come my way.” It’s a declaration of faith, a belief that true love, like the approaching horizon, is inevitable.

“Everyday” doesn’t dwell on impatience, however. The chorus introduces a counterpoint: “Every day seems a little longer, and every way, my love’s a little stronger.” Here, Denver acknowledges the passage of time, the seemingly endless wait. Yet, within this waiting, there’s a quiet growth. The protagonist’s love, though unrequited, intensifies with each passing day. It’s a testament to the resilience of the human heart, the ability to find strength in the face of uncertainty.

The folksy arrangement mirrors the emotional core of the song. Denver’s warm baritone, accompanied by the gentle strum of his acoustic guitar, creates a sense of intimacy. The understated use of percussion and occasional flourishes of harmonica add texture without overwhelming the song’s delicate balance.

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“Everyday” is more than just a love song. It’s a meditation on hope and perseverance. It reminds us that even in the face of longing, there’s beauty to be found in the journey. It’s a song that resonates with anyone who has ever held onto a dream, a testament to the enduring power of faith and the quiet strength that blooms within us as we wait.

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Lyrics

“Everyday”

Every day, it’s a-getting closer, going faster than a roller coaster.
Love like yours will surely come my way.
Every day, it’s a-getting faster, everyone says go ahead and ask her.
love like yours will surely come my way.Every day seems a little longer, in every way my love’s a little stronger.
Come what may, do you ever long for true love from me?

Every day, it’s a-getting closer, going faster than a roller coaster.
Love like yours will surely come my way.
Every day, it’s a-getting faster, everyone says go ahead and ask her.
love like yours will surely come my way.

Every day seems a little longer, in every way my love’s a little stronger.
Come what may, do you ever long for true love from me?

Every day, it’s a-getting closer, going faster than a roller coaster.
Love like yours will surely come my way.
Love like ours will surely be here to stay.