Dan Fogelberg

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Dan Fogelberg

Daniel Grayling Fogelberg (August 13, 1951December 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 music.

Song lyrics[edit]

Souvenirs (1974)[edit]

  • Love when you can
    Cry when you have to...
    Be who you must
    That's a part of the plan
    Await your arrival
    With simple survival
    And one day we'll all understand...
    • Part of the Plan.

Phoenix (1979)[edit]

  • Gonna pull in the shutters on this heart of mine
    Roll up the carpets and pull in the blinds
    And retreat to the chambers that I left behind
    In hopes there still may be love left to find
    Still may be love left to find.
    • Heart Hotels.
  • Longer than there've been fishes in the ocean
    Higher than any bird ever flew.
    Longer than there've been stars up in the heavens,
    I've been in love with you.
  • Along the road your steps may stumble
    Your thoughts may start to stray
    But through it all a heart held humble
    Levels and lights your way.

The Innocent Age (1981)[edit]

  • 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
    It's high time you joined
    In the dance.
  • An only child alone and wild
    A cabinet maker's son.
    His hands were meant for different work
    And his heart was known to none --
    He left his home and went his lone and solitary way
    And he gave to me a gift I know
    I never can repay.
  • The leader of the band is tired
    And his eyes are growing old
    But his blood runs through my instrument
    And his song is in my soul --
    My life has been a poor attempt
    To imitate the man.
    I'm just a living legacy
    To the leader of the band.
    • The Leader of the Band.
  • We drank a toast to innocence
    We drank a toast to now.
    And tried to reach beyond the emptiness
    But neither one knew how.
  • The beer was empty and our tongues were tired
    And running out of things to say.
    She gave a kiss to me as I got out
    And I watched her drive away.

    Just for a moment I was back at school
    And felt that old familiar pain
    And as I turned to make my way back home
    The snow turned into rain.

    • Same Old Lang Syne.

Windows and Walls (1984)[edit]

  • She says no
    When she means yes
    And what she wants
    You know that I can't guess.
    When we want more
    You know we ask for less
    Such is the language of love...
    • The Language of Love.
  • Too many hearts have been broken
    Failing to trust what they feel.
    But trust isn't something that's spoken
    And love's never wrong when it's real.

Portrait - The Music of Dan Fogelberg (1997)[edit]

  • Looking back now toward the start
    You said you thought I'd lost my path
    And I asked if you still considered love an art
    And you said "No, I think it's more a craft"
    And I just turned and laughed
    I just had to turn and laugh.

Full Circle (2003)[edit]

  • Venturing further than the length of your sight
    Out past the reach of your beginnings
    There is a gamble in each proud act of flight
    But the losses pale before the winnings
    Circling and diving with this freedom you’ve found
    Illusion blows apart and scatters
    There is no darkness in this place that we're bound
    Love is the only thing that matters
    • Icarus Ascending.

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