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About the song

John Denver’s Never a Doubt. A song that warms the heart like a mug of cocoa on a snowy winter’s eve. Denver, a folk icon whose career spanned decades, was known for his optimistic spirit and his ability to weave tales of love, nature, and resilience into his music. Never a Doubt, released in 1989 on his album Higher Ground, is a testament to that very essence.

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Never a Doubt departs from Denver’s usual mountain imagery and instead delves into the universal longing for connection. The opening lines, “There was never a doubt, never a doubt in my mind. We weren’t meant to be lonely,” set the hopeful tone for the song. Denver sings of an unwavering belief in finding true love, a sentiment that resonates deeply with anyone who has ever felt the pangs of loneliness.

The verses explore the emotional landscape of solitude. Denver acknowledges the darkness, the “room filled with darkness, not a window around,” and the “desperate mornings” that can accompany loneliness. Yet, he doesn’t linger on the negativity. Instead, he offers a glimmer of hope, reminding the listener that “in each night of unbearable sadness, still a light can be found.” This optimistic outlook is a hallmark of Denver’s music; a constant reminder that even in the bleakest moments, there’s the promise of a brighter day.

The song then takes a philosophical turn, acknowledging those who doubt the power of love. Denver sings, “I suppose there are some people who never believe in the magic, oh, the magic of love.” Here, he subtly critiques cynicism, suggesting that a refusal to believe in love diminishes the richness of life’s experiences.

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However, Denver quickly returns to his core message of hope. He highlights the transformative power of love, its ability to mend even a broken heart. The line, “Even that which is broken with love can be mended again,” is a powerful testament to the healing power of human connection.

The chorus, a constant refrain throughout the song, reinforces the central theme. Denver repeats, “There was never a doubt, never a doubt in my mind. We weren’t meant to be lonely. Never a doubt I knew that I’d find you someday.” This unwavering belief in the inevitability of love is a cornerstone of the song’s message.

Never a Doubt is a simple song, both in its melody and its message. Yet, its simplicity is precisely what makes it so enduring. It speaks to a fundamental human need for connection and belonging. In a world that can often feel isolating, Denver’s song offers a comforting reminder that we are not meant to face life’s challenges alone. It’s a gentle nudge towards optimism, a belief that love, in some form or another, will find its way to us all.

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“Never A Doubt”

There was never a doubt, never a doubt in my mind, we weren’t meant to be lonely
Never a doubt, I knew that I’d find you some day
There was never a doubt, after all of those nights all alone, all those desperate mornings
Never a doubt, there was never a doubt in my mind

I suppose there have been times when you felt like a room filled with darkness
Not a window around
There must have been moments you felt you were truly alone
Then again, each of us knows in a night of unbearable sadness, still a light can be found

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In each morning the promise that someday your true love will come
I suppose there are some people who never believe in the magic, oh, the magic of love
They think nothing is precious and life is just pleasure and pain
Then again, each of us knows when a heart has been broken, it’s tragic, oh the magic of love
Even that which is broken with love can be mended again

All the things that you fear, at the most they mean nothing
All the sorrow and sadness can just disappear
There was never a doubt, never a doubt in my mind, we weren’t meant to be lonely

Never a doubt, I knew that I’d find you some day
There was never a doubt, after all of those nights all alone, all those desperate mornings
Never a doubt, there was never a doubt in my mind
Never a doubt, there was never a doubt in my mind