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Monday, December 17, 2007

Miss You, Dan


Dan Fogelberg died yesterday. He was one of my wife's favorites.

Here is a YouTube of Leader of the Band

And from his last album...

Full Circle


Funny how the circle turns around
First you’re up and then you’re down again
Though the circle takes what it may give
Each time around it makes it live again
Funny how the circle is a wheel
And it can steal someone who is a friend
Funny how the circle takes you flying
And if it’s right it brings it back again
Funny how the circle turns around
First you’re lost and then you’re found again
Though you always look for what you know
Each time around it makes it new again
Funny how the circle is a wheel
And it can steal someone who is a friend
Funny how the circle takes you flying
And if it’s right it brings it back again
Funny how the circle is a wheel
And it can steal someone who is a friend
Funny how the circle takes you flying
And if it’s right it brings it back again

3 comments:

  1. I admit to not knowing much about his work, but I always loved the song "Part of the Plan", which was a hit single my sophomore year in high school:

    I have these moments
    All steady and strong
    I'm feeling so holy and humble
    The next thing I know
    I'm all worried and weak
    And I feel myself
    Starting to crumble.

    The meanings get lost
    And the teachings get tossed
    And you don't know what you're
    Going to do next.
    You wait for the sun
    But it never quite comes
    Some kind of message comes
    Through to you.
    Some kind of message comes through.

    And it says to you...

    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...

    I had a woman
    Who gave me her soul
    But I wasn't ready to
    Take it.
    Her heart was so fragile
    And heavy to hold
    And I was afraid I might
    Break it.

    Your conscience awakes
    And you see your mistakes
    And you wish someone
    Would buy your confessions.
    The days miss their mark
    And the night gets so dark
    And some kind of message
    Comes through to you
    Some kind of message
    Shoots through --

    There is no eden or
    Heavenly gates
    That you're gonna make it to
    One day
    But all of the answers you seek
    Can be found
    In the dreams that you dream
    On the way.

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  2. Oh yeah, there was also the song "The Power of Gold" from his "Twin Sons of Different Mothers" album that he did in collaboration with Tim Weisberg. I would have been maybe a sophomore in college when that one was popular.

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  3. Thanks, Seeker. I like that song, Part of the Plan...

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