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This song appears on nine albums, and was first released on the Seasons of the Heart Album, and has also been released on the Greatest Hits Vol 3, Favourites, A Portrait, The Very Best of John Denver (Double CD), Country Classics, The Country Roads Collection and The Rocky Mountain Collection Albums. A live version also appears on The Wildlife Concert Album.

It’s funny how you sound as though you’re right next door
When you’re really half a world away
I just can’t seem to find the words I’m looking for
To say the things that I want to say
I can’t remember when I felt so close to you
It’s almost more than I can bear
And though I seem half a million miles from you
You are in my heart and living there

And the moon and the stars are the same ones you see
It’s the same old sun up in the sky
And your voice in my ear is like heaven to me
Like the breezes here in old Shanghai

There are lovers who walk hand in hand in the park
And lovers who walk all alone
There are lovers who lie unafraid in the dark
And lovers who long for home
Oh, I couldn’t leave you even if I wanted to
You’re in my dreams and always near
And especially when I sing the songs I wrote for you
You are in my heart and living there

And the moon and the stars are the same ones you see
It’s the same old sun up in the sky
And your face in my dreams is like heaven to me
Like the breezes here in old Shanghai

Shanghai breezes cool and clearing evening’s sweet caress
Shanghai breezes soft and gentle remind me of your tenderness

And the moon and the stars are the same ones you see
It’s the same old sun up in the sky
And your love in my life is like heaven to me
Like the breezes here in old Shanghai

And the moon and the stars are the same ones you see
It’s the same old sun up in the sky
And your love in my life is like heaven to me
Like the breezes here in old Shanghai
Just like the breezes here in old Shanghai

Words and music by John Denver



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    UnregisteredDec 11, 2011 at 5:25 am
    John must have been in shanghai doing a concert and when he got back to his empty hotel room, he called annie at home. After talking to her, he was still lonely, so sat down and wrote this song.

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