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River Of Souls - 1993


Magic Every Moment
All There Is
The Minstrel
Faces Of America
Holy Road
Serengeti Moon
Higher Ground
A Love Like This
River Of Souls
A Voice For Peace


Magic Every Moment

I awoke this morning to a shattering sound
And I went downstairs and found these shards of glass strewn all around
There upon the floor I found this poor broken dove
And it made me realize how very fragile is this life that we so love

I came back up to bed and I held you so tight
And I prayed up to the Father, oh I prayed with all my might
That He'd always keep you with me, that He'd always keep you safe
And when I went downstairs I found that dove had somehow up and flown away

(Chorus)
There's a magic every moment
There's a miracles each day
There's a magic every moment
Oh won't you let the music play
Oh won't you let the music play

On a high and windy island I was gazing out to sea
When a long forgotten feeling came and took control of me
It was then the clouds burst open and the sun came pouring through
When it hit those dancing waters in an instant all eternity I knew

There's so much we take for granted--there's so much we never say
We get caught up in the motion of just a living day to day
We are fettered to the future, we are prisoners of the past
And we never seem to notice 'til our lives have finally
Slipped right through our grasp

(Chorus)

You can see forever in a single drop of dew
You can see that same forever if you look down deep inside of you
There's a spark of the creator in every living thing
He respects me when I work but He so loves me when I sing

(Repeat Chorus Twice)

All There Is

In the eyes of the world your touch is like gold
Your reputation's so cool and cruel and controlled
You count your money in your prison tower
Made of concrete, glass, and steel
Feeling cozy in the hollow warmth of another business deal

You've climbed your way to the top but lately it seems
That there's a hole in the heart of the American dream (Whoa-whoa)
Sittin' pretty in your trophy room with your shining souvenirs
That just remind you of the wasted time and the lateness of the years

(Chorus)
Is that all...is that all there is
Is that all...there must be more than this

In the eyes of the world your touch is like gold
Your reputation's so cool and cruel and controlled (Whoa-whoa)
In a moment it could all be gone in the twinkling of an eye
Then what's your pile of precious pride worth then
If you've never wondered why

(Repeat Chorus Twice)
More than this...is that all there is
All there is...is that all there is
All there is...is that all there is


The Minstrel

There's a love in my life neither mistress or wife
And she waits for me every morning by the sea
Where the fishing hawk wheels and the sun warms the seals
There she lays at her silent anchorage for me

She is fine, she is fleet -- she will run, reach or beat
With a song in her rigging and her sails
And when day is done we will lay two as one
And sleep 'neath the rolling rhythm of the stars

And we sail away off to Jericho Bay
Where the blue of the sea meets the sky
And the song that she sings me, it brings me such peace
When the seas rise up angry and high
She's a friend of mine...The Minstrel

There are loons off to port and the porpoises sport
In her wake as she breaks the rolling main
And with the wind in her sails, we will run with the whales
As they swim through their dark, diminishing domain

And they sail away off to Jericho Bay
Where the blue of the sea meets the sky
And the song that she sings me, it brings me such peace
When the seas rise up angry and high
She's a friend of mine...The Minstrel


Faces Of America

There was a time, a simpler time
When a man could be sure of where he stood
I used to work at the yard, working honest and hard
The hours were long but the pay was good

I had a family and friends, oh so many friends
We'd drive to the lake on holidays
Back then it wasn't so dear for a sandwich or beer
At night I still dream I can see their faces

Certain things that you depend upon
There are places that you know
And the faces of America
Oh, where do they go, where did they go

I was born on a farm, a midwestern farm
I rode on the tractor with my dad
And though we never had much it was always enough
And we made the best with what we had

But then came four years of drought and the bottom dropped out
My father was broken like the rest
And I can still see his hands signing over his lands
And the bankers grow fat on the flesh of the dispossessed

Certain things that you depend upon
There are places I can go I sift the ashes of America
For someplace I used to know (someplace I used to know)
Someplace I used to know (someplace I used to know)
Someplace I used to know

There was a time, a simpler time
When a man could be sure of where he stood
I used to work at the yard, working honest and hard
The hours were long but the pay was oh so good

Certain things that you depend upon I used to think were guaranteed
Like the right of every man to work
And feed his family, and feed his family
And the faces of America seem so distant and estranged
Have their eyes become too blind to see
How much their hearts have changed (how much their hearts have changed)
How much their hearts have changed (how much their hearts have changed)
How much their hearts have changed


Holy Road

Last night I dreamed I was looking down
On the planet Earth a-spinning 'round and 'round
And as I cast my gaze about, I watched her lovely light go out...
Ummm, the light went out

And floating in the black of space, I was looking into God's own face
And in His hand He held this tiny Earth
He said, "well ain't it a shame what they've a-done to her
After I'd shown them to the holy road, the holy road
After I'd shown them to the holy road, the holy road"

"Well, I laid a bounty in their hands and only gave a-them ten commands
But they never learned their lessons very well
And they drove My garden straight to hell
That's when they fell off of the holy road, the holy road
That's when they fell off of the holy road, the holy road"

Let me tell ya...
"Well the popes were frauds and the kings were fools
And your presidents only dupes and tools
Oooo, and the money makers and the Chiefs of Staff
Who worshipped of that golden calf
They turned their backs upon the holy road, the holy road
They turned their backs upon the holy road, the holy road"

And then I told Him...
"Well, You made the sun and You made the sky
The things that crawl and the things that fly
And then You made the human race"
And He said, "Well, everybody makes mistakes
I thought they'd want to walk the holy road, the holy road
I thought they'd want to walk the holy road, the holy road"

And even though it was just a dream, it seemed as real as it could seem
And often dreams the truth forebodes
You got to get back children on the holy road
Get back children on the holy road...
Get back children on the holy road
Get back children on the holy road
Holy road, the holy road
Gotta get back on the holy road, the holy road
Gotta get back on the holy road, the holy road
Gotta get back on the holy road, the holy road
(Oooo...yeah)

On the holy road, on the holy road
On the holy road, people, on the holy road
On the holy road now, the holy road
On the holy road, children, on the holy road (yes)


Serengeti Moon

The grass is high and the work is done
Send the sun to his sleeping place
Now we'll dance and make love beneath the Serengeti moon

The Gods are laughing their twinkling eyes
Shine on us in the clear night sky
Take my hand...let us walk beneath the Serengeti moon

(Chorus)
Oh, let the music play
Mamalang melodia yalla (listen to the melody)
Fill your heart with joy and mirth
Thabishing pelo tsa lona (let your hearts rejoice)
Oh, let the rain clouds come
Mameland melodie yalla
Spill their life upon this earth (Whoa-oh)

(Chorus)

The grass is high and the work is done
Send the sun to his sleeping place
Now we'll dance and make love beneath the Serengeti moon
The Serengeti moon
The Serengeti moon




Higher Ground

Rain keeps falling -- keeps a-falling down
Like it's never going to quit
Trouble stalks this one horse town
Like it can smell the fear inside of it

Through the night the fires rage
Mixing juices 'til they disengage
Mouths get hungry and the hands reach out
Is there something we should talk about

We've got to head for higher ground (Oh no)
Oh good people there's hard choices going down now
We've got to head for higher ground
Head for higher ground...higher ground

Shattered trusts and broken vows can exact a heavy toll
And in the race of heart and mind
Sure, the loser is the soul

We've got to head for higher ground (Oh no)
Good people there's hard choices going down now
We've got to head for higher ground
Head for higher ground...higher ground
Higher...higher...higher...higher
Higher....higher...higher

Faithless deeds for faithless times
All men are guilty of their brothers' crimes
So few are chosen; there's even fewer called
So few can ever read the writing on the wall

We've got to head for higher ground (Oh people)
Oh people there's hard choices going down now
We've got to head for higher ground
Head for higher ground...higher
We've got to head for higher ground (Oh-oh Oh-oh)
Good people there's hard choices going down now
We've got to head for higher ground
Head for higher ground...higher ground


A Love Like This

And now the lonely days are done
And with each rising of the sun, love begins anew
And if you ever ask me why I know that my love will never die
I'll say these words to you
Of all the souls I've ever known
Mine sings to yours and yours alone
And yours sings just to me
In all this world I'll never find
A heart that could beat as close to mine
And this time I can see

(Chorus)
A love like this is so hard to find
And so many never do
And loves like this, when they even exist
Are precious and few
You know they're precious and few

(Repeat Chorus)

Down the miles, through the years
Yours is the star by which I steer
The brightest star I've known
And when I feel all hope is gone
Yours is the love that leads me on
The light that guides me home
The light that guides me home
Your light will guide me home

River Of Souls

I take my place along the shore and I wait for the tide
It seems I've passed this way before in an earlier time
I hear a voice like mystery blowing warm through the night
The silent moon embraces me and I'm drawn to her light

I follow footprints in the sand to a circle of stone
Find a fire burning bright 'though I came here alone
And in the play of shadows cast I can dimly discern
The shapes of all who've gone before calling me to return

(Chorus)
There are no names that fit these faces
There are no lines that can define these ancient spaces
The spirits dance across the ages
And melt into a river of souls

(Refrain Espagnole)
Lo que es mio (What is mine)
Lo que es de Dios (What is God's)
Lo que es del rio (What is the river's)
Melt into a river of souls

I take my place along the shore and I wait for the tide
It seems I've passed this way before in an earlier time
To every man the mystery sings a different song
He fills his page of history, dreams his dreams and is gone

(Chorus & Refrain)


A Voice For Peace

You know that everybody has a voice
And how they use it is their own free choice
In your glory I will not rejoice
If you choose the ways of war
If you choose the ways of war

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
My country 'tis of thee; in God we trust
But how much longer will He shelter us
While we choose the ways of war
While the winds of war rage on

(Chorus)
Let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Oh let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Oh let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Let it start here with me--oh let mine be a voice for peace

The good book tells us thou shalt not kill
The truth came shining and it's shining still
But how much blood upon this earth must spill
Before we lay our weapons down
Let us lay our weapons down

(Chorus)

Let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Oh let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Oh let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Let it start here with me, oh let mine be a voice
And in the face of the beast, oh let mine be a voice
Until the breaths in me cease, oh let mine be a voice for peace
Let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Oh let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Oh let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Oh let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Raise your voice up, raise your voice up
Raise your voice up and sing for the promise

(Sing as a round with the last chorus)

 

Released September 1993 by Epic Records. All compositions by Dan Fogelberg (© 1993/Sacred Circle Music--ASCAP)

MAGIC EVERY MOMENT

  • Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, bass, keyboards, synth steeldrums, vocals
  • Mike Botts - drums, shaker
  • Lenny Castro - congas, shaker
  • Vince Melamed - synth marimba
  • Bill Bergman, Stephen Kupka, Daniel Fornero, Dennis Farias - horns

ALL THERE IS

  • Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, electric guitar, percussion, vocals
  • Russ Kunkel - drums
  • Mike Porcaro - bass
  • Mike Hanna - keyboards
  • Alex Acuna - congas, uda
  • Larry Klein - Fretless Bass Fx

THE MINSTREL

  • Dan Fogelberg - piano, keyboards, bass, vocals, loon
  • Philip Boulding - penny whistles, celtic harp
  • Pam Boulding - hammer dulcimer
  • Mike Botts - hi hat, bass drum
  • Russ Kunkel - cymbals

Orchestra arranged by David Campbell

FACES OF AMERICA

  • Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, electric and slide guitars, bass, mandolin, Hammond B-3 organ, Drum program, vocals, percussion
  • Russ Kunkel - drums
  • Gene Elders - fiddles

HOLY ROAD

  • Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, piano, bass, drum program, cymbals, cowbell, vocals
  • Lenny Castro - congas, timbales
  • Mike Finnegan - Hammond B- 3 organ
  • Oren, Maxine and Julia Waters- background vocals
  • Bill Bergman, Stephen Kupka, Daniel Fornero, Dennis Farias - horns

Horns arranged by Dan Fogelberg and Bill Bergman

SERENGETI MOON

  • Dan Fogelberg - piano, keyboards, bass, percussion, drum program, vocals
  • Russ Kunkel - cymbals
  • Lebohang Morake, Ronald Kunene, Abner Mariri, Josef Powell, Maxine Anderson - background vocals

HIGHER GROUND

  • Dan Fogelberg - keyboards, bass, percussion, drum program, samplings, vocals
  • Carlos Vega - drums
  • Russ Kunkel - cymbals
  • Oren, Maxine and Julia Waters- background vocals
  • Robert McEntee - electric guitar

A LOVE LIKE THIS

  • Dan Fogelberg - piano, electric guitars, lead guitar, drum program, vocals
  • Bob Glaub - bass
  • Mike Botts - cymbals
  • Robert McEntee - electric guitar

Strings arranged by David Campbell

RIVER OF SOULS

  • Dan Fogelberg - classical guitars, synth flutes and strings, brush cymbals, jawbone, vocals
  • Billy Payne - piano
  • Russ Kunkel - drums
  • Larry Klein - bass
  • Alex Acuna - congas, shaker, triangle, woodblocks and misc. magic

A VOICE FOR PEACE

  • Dan Fogelberg - piano, keyboards, drum program, lead guitar, rhythm guitars, percussion, vocals
  • Bob Glaub - bass
  • Mike Botts - cymbals
  • Mike Finnegan - Hammond B- 3 organ

Produced by Dan Fogelberg for Full Moon Productions
Recorded at - Mountain Bird Studios, Colorado and Sunset Sound, Los Angeles



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