Saturday, July 3, 2010


Posted by LIMBERELLA at 7/03/2010 12:13:00 PM

I've been singing this song since yesterday. LEADER OF THE BAND by Dan Fogelberg. This is one of my personal favorites. Here's the lyrics:

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 thund'ring velvet hand
His gentle means of sculpting souls
Took me years to understand

The leader of the band
Is tired and his eyes are growing old
But his blood runs thru' 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 brother's 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 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


Michelle on July 3, 2010 at 8:46 PM said...

Interesting song. Thanks for posting.
Have a great 4th of July!!

My TSMSS is here:

Amy Wyatt on July 3, 2010 at 9:14 PM said...

I like this song too, but Same Old Lang Syne is my favorite by him. If you need help with the Mr. Linky or posting a you tube video let me know and I can try to email you the directions.
Thanks for joining in.

goyo on July 3, 2010 at 9:58 PM said...

nice song. :D oldies but goodies.

Mocha with Linda on July 3, 2010 at 10:16 PM said...

Hearing Dan Fogelberg takes me back to my college days!

Jesson And Rey Ann on July 5, 2010 at 11:29 AM said...

nice post!

Alicia on July 6, 2010 at 10:16 PM said...

What a great choice for this weekend!


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