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DISC 2 - THE BALLADS

To The Morning
Stars
Wysteria
Song From Half Mountain
Old Tennessee
Nether Lands
Scarecrow's Dream
Since You've Asked
Hearts And Crafts
Only The Heart May Know
Sweet Magnolia (And The Traveling Salesman)
Windows And Walls
Seeing You Again
Bones In The Sky
The Minstrel
Mountains To The Sea
A Love Like This

To The Morning
(Dan Fogelberg)
Home Free ~ 1972

Watching the sun...watching it come
Watching it come up over the rooftops
Cloudy and warm...maybe a storm
You can never quite tell from the morning

(Chorus)
And it's going to be a day
There is really no way to say no to the morning
Yes it's going to be a day
There is really nothing left to say but come on morning

Waiting for mail
Maybe a tale from an old friend or even a lover
Sometimes there's none
But we have fun thinking of all who might have written

(Chorus)

And maybe there are seasons
And maybe they change
And maybe to love is not so strange
The sounds of the day
Now they hurry away
Now they are gone until tomorrow
When day will break and you will wake
And you will rake your hands across your eyes and realize
That it's going to be a day
There is really no way to say no to the morning
Yes it's going to be a day
There is really nothing left to say but come on morning
And maybe there are seasons and maybe they change
And maybe to love is not so strange

 
 
Stars
(Dan Fogelberg)
Home Free ~ 1972

Stood out in the rain
Let it soak me down
Before I called you...I called you
Didn't see me there
Hidden by the rain beneath your window...but I saw you
Putting on your face before the mirror on the wall
Dreaming that the looking glass was me...
Catching your fondest gazes
Living through your fickle phases...I love you

(Chorus)
And it's getting easier each day to weep about you
Harder every night to sleep without you
How many years must I be driven by this dream of love with you

Spend my dimes on phones trying just to talk
But you don't answer...you let it ring
Spend my nights alone
Catching falling stars to give to you, love
They're just for you
For stars fall every time a lover has to face the truth
And far too many stars have fell on me
And as they trail the skies and burn their paths upon my eyes, I cry

(Chorus)
With you....with you

Wysteria
(Dan Fogelberg)
Home Free ~ 1972

Wysteria, did you change your face again
Those of us who loved you when can't even find you
Wysteria, did you lose another man
Did you make him understand that he can't touch you

Wysteria, did he take you to the fair
Were the folks that you met there the same that we met
Wysteria, did he teach you how to dance
Did he bring you paper fans to hide your secret

Was he just like all the rest when he got to the sad part
Did he stay a bit too long to save his heart
Was he just like all the rest when he got to the sad part
Did he stay a bit too long to save his heart
Wysteria, are your lips still lily white
Do they still bloom just at night and die at sunrise

Song From Half Mountain
(Dan Fogelberg)
Souvenirs ~ 1974

Now the wind is still
In a moment it will be raging
Now my soul is young
In a moment it will be aging
And high above the pines I wrote several lines
And left them in a bottle for you to find

Now the dream is rising
In a moment it will be past
This breath is my first
It will all too soon be my last
And on a windy coast I made several toasts
To you and me and the sea and no one heard

Now the wind is still
In a moment it will be raging
Now my soul is young
In a moment it will be aging
And high above the pines
I wrote several lines
And left them in a bottle for you to find


Old Tennessee
(Dan Fogelberg)
Captured Angel ~ 1975

End of October
The sleepy brown woods seem to
Nod down their heads to the Winter
Yellows and grays paint the sad skies today
And I wonder when you're coming home

Woke up one morning
The wind through the window
Reminded me Winter was just 'round the bend
Somehow I just did not see it was coming
It took me by surprise again

(Chorus)
And I hear you're in San Francisco
Living with your sister who's a mother to be
And her husband's way down in Georgia
And I'm still in old Tennessee...
Wishing you'd come home to me

Life here is easy I'm sure you recall
How it's so warm and breezy
In the Summer and the Fall
But Winter's upon me
And I've got no heat here
And I miss your fire so sweet
Dear I miss your fire so sweet

(Chorus)

End of October
The sleepy brown woods seem to
Nod down their heads to the Winter
Yellows and gray paint the sad skies today
And I wonder when you're coming home
I wonder when you're coming home
I wonder when you're coming home

Nether Lands
(Dan Fogelberg)
Nether Lands ~ 1977

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


Scarecrow's Dream
(Dan Fogelberg)
Nether Lands ~ 1977

Seldom seen a scarecrow's dream
I hang in the hopes of replacement
Castles tall, I built them all
But I dream that I'm trapped in the basement
And if you ever hear me calling out
And if you've been by paupers crowned
Between the wolds of men and make-believe I can be found

Plans I've made
A masquerade fading in fear of the coming day
Heroes' tales like nightingales
Wrestle the wind as they run away
And if you ever hear them calling out
And if you've been by paupers crowned
Between the worlds of men and make-believe I can be found

Garden gate
An empty plate waiting for someone to come and fill
Scarecrow's dreams like frozen streams
Thirst for the thaw but they're running still
And if you ever hear them calling out
And if you've been by paupers crowned
Between the wolds of men and make-believe I can be found

Since You've Asked
(Judy Collins)
Twin Sons of Different Mothers ~ 1978

What I'll give you since you asked is all my time together
Take the rugged sunny days, the warm and rocky weather
Take the roads that I have walked along, looking for tomorrow's time
Peace of mind
As your life spills into mine, changing with the seasons
Filling up the world with time, changing time to reasons
I can show you all the songs that I never sang to someone before

We have seen a zillion stars lying by the water
You have climbed the hills with me to the mountain shelter
Taking off the days one by one, setting them to breathe in the sun

Take the lilies and the lace from the days of childhood
All the willow winding paths leading up and outward
This is what I give, this is what I ask you for
Nothing more

Hearts And Crafts
(Dan Fogelberg)
B-side to single "Same Old Lang Syne" ~ 1980

Handing me a looking glass
You asked me who it was I saw
But if I was to answer to you
You know I'd surely answer wrong
'Cause I've loved you too long
I've loved you too long

Turning halfway toward the sun
You asked me to become your shade
But why should I be made to run
At the end of the parade
Love is not that way, at all
Love is not that way

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

Sweet Magnolia (And The Traveling Salesman)
(Dan Fogelberg)
Windows And Walls ~ 1984

Two hearts throwing off sparks
Young and in love with our freedom
Moonlight, the soft southern nights
We were both ripe to fall
Well I was out on my own
Playing for all who would listen
And you were as free as a bird
Flying from nest to nest

But somewhere our eyes met
And our hands reached out
And we felt a kindred spirit
And as our faces touched
I could feel the fire
And needed so to just be near it

Oh lord, those moments we soared
Borne on the wings of our passion
It seemed then like they'd never end
But times like that always must '
Cause then one day I flew far away from you
I never knew how I'd regret it
My sweet Magnolia belle you know I've loved you well
Even if I never said it

Magnolia, now I see that freedom isn't free
And love's the only true redeemer
And when this journey's through
I'll be coming back for you
If you'll have this foolish dreamer

I spend a night now and then passing through town on my travels
But someday I'm gonna come back to stay
Magnolia, I'm coming home

Windows And Walls
(Dan Fogelberg)
Windows And Walls ~ 1984

Up every morning long before day
Cooking her breakfast alone
She quietly dresses and pulls up the shade
And sits in the chair by the phone
But nobody ever comes by anymore
Nobody ever calls
Most days she sits and just stares
At the windows and walls
Windows and walls

Children all married, husband's passed on
Nothing but time on her hand
Most of her mornings are spent in her dreams
Or making her sad little plans
Maybe she'll go to the corner today
And pick up the new McCall's
If just to escape for an hour from her windows and walls
Windows and walls, windows and walls

The clock on the mantel chiming the hours
Must be the loneliest sound
She washes her dishes and waters her flowers
And afterwards has to sit down
Sometimes she still can remember a child
Playing with china dolls
Now all that she's left
Are these memories and windows and walls
Windows and walls
Windows and walls
Windows and walls (day after day)....

Seeing You Again
(Dan Fogelberg)
Exiles ~ 1987

Seeing you again was like meeting for the first time
In a foggy dream so many years ago
Strangers in an airport searching for a word to break the ice
Holding you again even for the briefest moment
Made me realize how much I love you still
Wanting you to want me
Still not knowing if you ever will

(Chorus)
Seeing you again
Seeing you again was the sweetest torture I may ever know
Seeing you again
Seeing you again made me wish I'd never let you go

Seeing you again
Running free along the beaches where our shadows first began to intertwine
Listening to your laughter
Wishing that your love could still be mine

(Chorus)

Did you only come to say you're sorry or give it one more try
Did you only need to see there was nothing left for me inside worth saving
Running for your train
You smiled back through the doorway like you used to when our hearts still beat as one
And as I turned away I knew the lonely days had just begun

(Repeat Chorus Twice)

Bones In The Sky
(Dan Fogelberg)
The Wild Places ~ 1991

Up through the branches
The stars shine above on the arroyos and mesas you loved
And as the moon rises, the black mountain mourns
For the old friend he'll look on no more
Jacks-in-the-Pulpit, bones in the sky
Long winding rivers that never ran dry
And the secrets she gathered from the wild blowing sands
Breathed in her heart and her hands

I sing to your spirit where all my dreams dwell
The vision--the freedom, the life lived so well
And I sing in your canyons and the echoes ring clear
And I wish somehow you may still hear

The Minstrel
(Dan Fogelberg)
River of Souls ~ 1993

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


Mountains To The Sea
(Dan Fogelberg)
Previously Unreleased

Well, I spent two days in travelling the mountains to the sea
I knew the change would do me good and set my spirit free
I spent two nights in wondering what it is you've done to me
Before an answer came I reached the sea

Here I spend my days in wandering the reaches and the reefs
And my soul becomes so quiet I can hear my own beliefs
I sail out on the ocean 'til I cannot see the land
And I wonder if you'll ever understand

Why a soul with so much heaven held should ever feel so damned
And why it's always so uncomfortable to hold another's hand
Why of late I feel myself a ship out to sea--unmanned
I wonder if you'll ever understand

There are seagulls in the morning here, I watch them search and soar
As they dive to take the fishes that swim just beyond the shore
Then they fly off in the distance 'til they finally fade from view
Somehow, they remind me so of you

There's so many things you need to learn that I can never teach
And places in your troubled soul that I may never reach
So I wander like an ebbing tide along this lonely beach
And cast my dreams like stones into the sea


A Love Like This
(Dan Fogelberg)
Rvers Of Souls ~ 1993

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 June 1997 by Legacy/Epic Records. All songs were previously released on other albums except for "Don't Lose Heart" (© Sacred Circle Music -ASCAP) , "Hearts And Crafts"(© EMI April Music/Hickory Grove Music - ASCAP) , "Mountains To The Sea" (© Sacred Circle Music -ASCAP) , "Democracy" (© Sacred Circle Music -ASCAP) and "Song For A Carpenter"(© EMI April Music/Hickory Grove Music - ASCAP). These compositions written by Dan Fogelberg.

DON'T LOSE HEART
(Recorded December 1996)

  • Dan Fogelberg - vocals
  • Carlos Vega - drums, percussion
  • Peter Asher - percussion
  • Jimmy Johnson - bass
  • Bob Mann - guitar
  • Jim Cox - keyboards
  • Valerie Carter, Kate Markowitz, Arnold McCuller - background vocals

Programming by Marc Mann
Strings arranged and conducted by David Campbell
Production coordination - Ivy Skoff

HEARTS AND CRAFTS
(B-side to the single "Same Old Lang Syne". Released December 1980)

  • Dan Fogelberg - all instruments and vocals

Produced by Dan Fogelberg with Marty Lewis
Recorded at Northstar, Boulder CO; Rudy Records, Hollywood CA; Wally Heider Studio, L.A.; Sunset Sound, L.A.; Record Plant, Sausalito CA; Caribou Ranch, Nederland CO

MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA
(Recorded 1991)

  • Dan Fogelberg - guitar, piano, keyboards, cymbals, vocals

Produced by Dan Fogelberg
Recorded at Mountain Bird Studios, Colorado

DEMOCRACY
(Recorded 1993)

  • Dan Fogelberg - electric and acoustic guitars, percussion, vocals
  • Russ Kunkel - drums
  • Mike Porcaro - bass
  • Mike Hanna - piano

Producted by Dan Fogelberg
Recorded at Mountain Bird Studios, Colorado; Sunset Sound, L.A.

SONG FOR A CARPENTER
(Recorded 1983)

  • Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitar, autoharp, vocals
  • Russ Kunkel - drums
  • Norbert Putnam - bass
  • The Chieftains - Paddy Moloney - Uilleann pipes, tin whistles; Martin Fay and Sean Keane - fiddles; Derek Bell - Celtic harp; Kevin Conneff - Bodhran

 



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