Run for the Roses

Dan FogelbergBuy this song

Dan Fogelberg

Daniel Grayling "Dan" Fogelberg (August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007) was an American singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, whose music was inspired by sources as diverse as folk, pop, rock, classical, jazz, and bluegrass. He is best known for his 1980 hit "Longer" and his 1981 … more »

Born in the valley 
And raised in the trees 
Of western Kentucky
On wobbly knees
With mama beside you 
To help you along 
You'll soon be growing up strong
 
All the long, lazy mornings 
In pastures of green 
The sun on your withers 
The wind in your mane 
Could never prepare you
For what  lies ahead 
The run for the roses so red
 
And it's run for the roses 
As fast as you can 
You fate is delivered 
Your moment's at hand 
It's the chance of a lifetime 
In a lifetime of chance 
And it's high time you joined
In the dance 
It's high time you joined 
In the dance 
 
From sire to sire 
It's born in the blood
The fire of a mare 
And the strength of a stud 
It's breeding and it's training
And it's something unknown
That drives you 
And carries you home 
 
And it's run for the roses 
As fast as you can 
Your fate is delivered 
Your moment's at hand 
It's the chance of a lifetime 
In a lifetime of chance 
And it's high time you joined
In the dance

Written by: DAN FOGELBERG

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Run for the Roses Lyrics with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Run for the Roses Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 25 Feb. 2017. <http://www.lyrics.com/lyric/1160240>.

Missing lyrics by Dan Fogelberg?

Know any other songs by Dan Fogelberg? Don't keep it to yourself!

Watch the song video

Run for the Roses