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Nether Lands
Part Of The Plan
Heart Hotels
Longer
Hard To Say
Leader Of The Band
Same Old Lang Syne
Run For The Roses
Make Love Stay
Missing You
Language Of Love
Believe In Me
Lonely In Love
She Don't Look Back
Rhythm Of The Rain
Magic Every Moment
A Love Like This

Nether Lands

High on this mountain
The clouds down below
I'm feeling so strong and alive
From this rocky perch
I'll continue to search
For the wind and the snow and the sky
Oh I want a lover and I want some friends
And I want to live in the sun
And I want to do all the things that I never have done

Sunny bright mornings and pale moonlit nights
Keep me from feeling alone
Now I'm learning to fly and this freedom is like
Nothing that I've ever known
Oh I've seen the bottom and I've been on top
But mostly I've lived in between
And where do you go when you get to the end of your dream

Off in the Nether Lands I heard the sound
Like the beating of heavenly wings
And deep in my brain I can hear a refrain
Of my soul as she rises and sings
Anthems to glory and anthems to love
And hymns filled with earthly delight
Like the songs that the darkness composes to worship the light

Once in a vision I came on some woods
And stood at a fork in the road
My choices were clear yet I froze with the fear
Of not knowing which way to go
Oh, one road was simple acceptance of life
The other road offered sweet peace
When I made my decision
My vision became my release



Part Of The Plan

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...

(Chorus)
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
One day we'll all understand
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 confession
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 --
And it says to you...

(Chorus)

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

Heart Hotels

Well there's too many windows in this old hotel
And rooms filled with reckless pride
And the walls have grown sturdy
And the halls have worn well
But there is nobody living in inside
Nobody living inside

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

Seek inspiration in daily affairs
Now your soul is in trouble and requires repairs
And the voices you hear at the top of the stairs
Are only echoes of unanswered prayers
Echoes of unanswered prayers

(Repeat First Verse)

Longer

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
Stronger than any mountain cathedral
Truer than any tree ever grew
Deeper than any forest primeval
I am in love with you

I'll bring fire in the winters
You'll send showers in the springs
We'll fly through the falls and summers
With love on our wings

Through the years as the fire starts to mellow
Burning lines in the book of our lives
Though the binding cracks and the pages start to yellow
I'll be in love with you
I'll be in love with you

(Repeat First Verse)
I am in love with you

Hard To Say

Lucky at love, well maybe so
There's still a lot of things you'll never know
Like why each time the sky begins to snow you cry
You're faithful to her in your careless way
So you miss her when she's far away
But every time you think you've got it straight you fall

You face the future with a weary past
Those dreams you banked upon are fading fast
You know you love her but it may not last you fear
It's never easy and it's never clear
Who's to navigate and who's to steer
And so you flounder drifting ever near the rocks

(Chorus)
It's hard to say where love went wrong
It's hard to say just when (It's so hard to say)
It's hard to walk away from love
It may never come again

You do your best to keep your hand in play
And try to keep those lonesome blues at bay
You think you're winning but
It's hard to say sometimes

(Chorus)

Lucky at love, well maybe so
There's still a lot of things you'll never know
Like why each time the sky begins to snow you cry
You cry...oh you still have to cry

Leader Of The Band

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

A quiet man of music denied a simpler fate
He tried to be a soldier once, but his music wouldn't wait
He earned his love through discipline-- a thundering, velvet hand
His gentle means of sculpting souls took me years to understand

(Chorus)
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

My brothers' lives were different for they heard another call
One went to Chicago and the other to St Paul
And I'm in Colorado when I'm not in some hotel
Living out this life I've chose and have come to know so well

I thank you for the music and your stories of the road
I thank you for the freedom when it came my time to go
I thank you for the kindness and the times when you got tough
And, papa, I don't think I said 'I love you' near enough

(Chorus)
I am a living legacy to the leader of the band

Same Old Lang Syne

Met my old lover in the grocery store
The snow was falling Christmas Eve
I stole behind her in the frozen foods and I touched her on the sleeve
She didn't recognize the face at first but then her eyes flew open wide
She went to hug me and she spilled her purse
And we laughed until we cried

We took her groceries to the checkout stand
The food was totalled up and bagged
We stood there lost in our embarrassment as the conversation dragged
We went to have ourselves a drink or two but couldn't find an open bar
We bought a six-pack at the liquor store and we drank it in her car
We drank a toast to innocence, we drank a toast to now
And tried to reach beyond the emptiness but neither one knew how

She said she'd married her an architect who kept her warm and safe and dry
She would have liked to say she loved the man but she didn't like to lie
I said the years had been a friend to her and that her eyes were still as blue
But in those eyes I wasn't sure if I saw doubt or gratitude
She said she saw me in the record stores and that I must be doing well
I said the audience was heavenly but the traveling was hell
We drank a toast to innocence, we drank a toast to now
And tried to reach beyond the emptiness but neither one knew how
We drank a toast to innocence, we drank a toast to time
Reliving in our eloquence, another 'auld lang syne'

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 in to rain...

Run For The Roses

Born in the valley and raised in the trees
Of Western Kentucky on wobbly knees
With mama beside you to help you along
You'll soon be a-growing up strong
All the long, lazy mornings in pastures of green
The sun on your withers, the wind in your mane
Could never prepare you for what lies ahead
The run for the roses so red

(Chorus)
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

From sire to sire, it's born in the blood
The fire of a mare and the strength of a stud
It's breeding and it's training and it's something unknown
That drives you and carries you home

(Chorus)

Make Love Stay

Now that we love
Now that the lonely nights are over
How do we make love stay
Now that we know
The fire can burn bright or merely smolder
How do we keep it from dying away

Elusive as dreams barely remembered in the morning
Love like a phantom flies
But held in the heart it pales like the empty smile adorning
A statue with sightless eyes

(Chorus)
Moments fleet taste sweet within the rapture
When precious flesh is greedily consumed
But mystery is a thing not easily captured
And once deceased not easily exhumed

Now that we love
Now that the lonely nights are over
How do we make love stay

(Chorus)

Now that we love
Look at the moonless night and tell me
How do we make love stay

Missing You

Hard days I'm traveling alone for too long
Ooo, I'm missing you
I'm always somewhere that I never belong
Ooo, I'm missing you
I'm moving so fast now it doesn't seem true
Ooo, I'm missing you
I'm getting closer but I don't know what to
Ooo, I'm missing you

(Chorus)
Oh, if I had you beside me
Then I just might sleep through the night
Your love is the promise that guides me
All of the days of my life

This life I'm living's gettin' so hard to feel
Ooo, I'm missing you
The days are empty and the nights are unreal
Ooo, I'm missing you

(Chorus)
All of the days of my life

Hard days I'm traveling alone for too long
Ooo, I'm missing you
I'm always somewhere that I never belong
Ooo, I'm missing you

( Chorus)
All of the days of my life
All of the days of my life

The Language Of Love

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
I say leave when I mean stay
But she don't see and so she moves away
What we really want you know we rarely say
Such is the language of love

It's tooth for tooth and eye for eye
We hide our hearts and then we won't say why
It's truth for truth and lie for lie
Such is the language of love
One cries foul and will not speak
The other claims a little victory
And all the time you know we fail to see
This is the language of love

(Chorus)
When a love begins to wander no one ever knows
But we feel it deep inside us
Long before it shows
Long before it shows

We hem and haw, we balk and bluff
Our words don't ever seem to say enough
But a simple smile and tender touch
Speaks the true language of love

(Chorus)

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
Such is the language of love

Believe In Me

If I could ever say it right and reach your hostage heart
Despite the doubts you harbor then you might come to believe in me
The life I lead is not the kind that gives a woman peace of mind
I only hope someday you'll find that you can believe in me

Those other loves that came before mean nothing to me anymore
But you can never be quite sure and will not believe in me

(Chorus)
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
If I could only do one thing
Then I would try to write and sing a song
That ends your questioning and makes you believe in me

(Chorus)
And makes you believe in me
Oh, you can believe in me

Lonely In Love

Some say that love is its own, love is its own reward
But I can't help but believe there's got to be more
A man needs a woman to have and to hold
To love him in body as well as in soul
I need your desire, where did the fire go
I keep trying to sleep but sleep won't be mine tonight
There's so much sorrow inside and baby I don't know why
I give you your freedom, I give you my love
I give all I have every time that we touch
I don't know baby, maybe I give too much

(Chorus)
Now I'm lonely in love
Why must I be lonely in love
I'm so lonely in love
Baby why must I be lonely
Why must I be lonely in love

I know that love carries no, she carries no guarantees
But still I can't seem to find a reason that I can believe in
You said to be patient and give you some room
You said you had changes you need to work through
But the longer I wait the farther I feel from you

(Chorus)

I'm so lonely in love
Why must I be lonely in love with ya darlin
I'm so lonely in love
Baby you're my one and only
Why do you keep me lonely in love

She Don't Look Back

She's got a way of getting so inside you
That you think she's gonna steal your soul
She's got a way of making sure that you can't let go
She's got a trail of broken hearts behind her
Like a shadow where no shadow's cast
I ain't the first one and I doubt that I'll be the last
Too long--Too late
You're wrong to ever think she'd wait...

She don't look back
Oh-oh Oh-oh, she don't look back
Oh-oh Oh-oh, she don't look back
Oh-oh Oh-oh, the lady don't look back
And when she goes she's gone

You can never tell just what she's after
You can never read it in her eyes
And in her laughter there's no hint of compromise
And you can stare into the fire forever
You can squeeze a stone until it bleeds
But you will never find the kind of a love she needs
Too much--too late
You're such a fool to think she'd wait

She don't look back
Oh-oh Oh-oh, she don't look back
Oh-oh Oh-oh, she don't look back
Oh-oh Oh-oh, she don't look back
And when she goes she's gone
She don't look back
She don't look back
She don't look back
She don't look back
She don't look back
She don't look back

Rhythm Of The Rain

Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain
Telling me just what a fool I've been
I wish that it would go and let me cry in vain
And let me be alone again
Now the only girl I've ever loved has gone away
Looking for a brand new start
Little does she know that when she left that day
Along with her she took my heart

Rain please tell me now does that seem fair
For her to steal my heart away when she don't care
I can't love another when my heart's somewhere far away
Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain
Telling me just what a fool I've been
I wish that it would go and let me cry in vain
And let me be alone again

Oh the only girl I've ever loved has gone away
Looking for a brand new start
Little does she know that when she left that day
Along with her she took my heart
Rain won't you tell her that I love her so
Please ask the sun to set her heart aglow
And rain in her heart
And let the love we knew start to grow (whoa-whoa)

Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain
Telling me just what a fool I've been
Oh, I wish that it would go and let me cry in vain
And let me be alone again
When the rain comes they run and hide their heads
They might as well be dead
When the rain comes....

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 dowstairs 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)

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

 

Released in July 2001 by Epic/Legacy. All songs have been previously released. All songs written by Dan Fogelberg ( © EMI April Music/Hickory Grove Music - ASCAP) except "Magic Every Moment" and "A Love Like This" (© Sacred Circle Music -ASCAP); "Rhythm Of The Rain" written by John Gummoe (© Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp -BMI) and "Rain" by John Lennon/ Paul McCartney (© ATV Tunes - ASCAP)

NETHER LANDS

  • Dan Fogelberg - piano, vocals

Orchestral arrangement by Dominic Frontiere/Dan Fogelberg
Conducted by Dominic Frontiere

PART OF THE PLAN

  • Dan Fogelberg - acoustic and electric guitars, piano, organ, vocals
  • Joe Walsh - acoustic and electric 12-string guitars
  • Russ Kunkel - drums
  • Kenny Passarelli - bass
  • Joe Lala - timbales, congas
  • Graham Nash- harmony vocals

HEART HOTELS

  • Dan Fogelberg - piano, electric piano, electric guitars, lead and background vocals
  • Norbert Putnam - bass
  • Andy Newmark - drums
  • Tom Scott - Lyricon solo, saxophone
  • Russ Kunkel - drums, congas

LONGER

  • Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Hey - fluegelhorn solo
  • Gail Levant - harp

HARD TO SAY

  • Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitar, lead and rhythm electric guitars, vocals
  • Russ Kunkel - drums, congas, timbales
  • Norbert Putnam - bass
  • Mike Utley - electric piano
  • Glenn Frey - harmony
  • Tom Scott - tenor saxophone

LEADER OF THE BAND

  • Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, lead and background vocals

Brass quintet arranged by Glen Spreen
Link: Washington Post March by John Philip Sousa arranged by Lawrence Fogelberg - played by the UCLA Band

SAME OLD LANG SYNE

  • Dan Fogelberg - piano, bass, electric piano, lead and background vocals
  • Russ Kunkel - drums
  • Michael Brecker - soprano saxophone

RUN FOR THE ROSES

  • Dan Fogelberg - piano, bass, lead and background vocals
  • Al Perkins - pedal steel guitar
  • Russ Kunkel - drums
  • Jimmie Fadden - harmonica

MAKE LOVE STAY

  • Dan Fogelberg - acoustic and electric guitars, vocals
  • Kenny Passarelli - bass
  • Russ Kunkel - drums, congas
  • Mike Hanna - keyboards
  • Al Garth - soprano saxophone

Strings arranged by Dan Fogelberg and Glen Spreen
Concertmaster: Sid Sharp

MISSING YOU

  • Dan Fogelberg - acoustic and electric guitars, Prophet V synthesizer, vocals
  • Norbert Putnam - bass
  • Joe Vitale - drums
  • Joe Lala - percussion
  • Mike Hanna - piano, synthesizer

Strings arranged by Dan Fogelberg and Glen Spreen
Concertmaster: Sid Sharp

THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE

  • Dan Fogelberg - electric lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic guitars, percussion, lead and background vocals
  • Joe Vitale - drums
  • Kenny Passarelli - bass
  • Mike Hanna - piano, organ
  • Joe Lala- cowbell, tambourine
  • Timothy B. Schmit - harmony

BELIEVE IN ME

  • Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, high string guitar, bass, lead and background vocals
  • Mike Hanna - acoustic piano

LONELY IN LOVE

  • Dan Fogelberg - acoustic and electric guitars, Roland Synth guitar, piano, lead and background vocals
  • Russ Kunkel - drums, percussion
  • Mike Hanna - keyboards
  • Michael Landau - electric guitar
  • Bob Glaub - bass
  • Michael Brecker - tenor sax, weirdophone

SHE DON'T LOOK BACK

  • Dan Fogelberg - electric lead and rhythm guitars, lead and background vocals
  • Russ Kunkel - percussion
  • Mike Hanna - keyboards
  • Mike Porcaro - bass

RHYTHM OF THE RAIN

  • Dan Fogelberg - electric piano, electrci guitar, synthesizers, drum program, vocals
  • Russ Kunkel - drums
  • Bob Glaub - bass
  • Al Garth - tenor sax
  • The Waters - harmony vocals with Heart Attack Horns

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

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




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