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DAN FOGELBERG LIVE - GREETINGS FROM THE WEST 1991


Aurora Nova
(instrumental)

The Wild Places

I was walking alone through the lofty San Juans
With a heart full of light and a head full of songs
I was thinking of time and how much it will cost
To recapture the souls that we surely have lost
In the cities and towns there are millions who dream
But the traffic's so loud that you can't hear them scream
There's a heaven on earth that so few ever find
Though the map's in your soul and the road's in your mind
So many mountains before us, so many rivers to cross
Where is the wisdom to bring back the vision we've lost
Can we gaze with the wonder of children
Into the deafening night
Has it gotten so dark that we cannot remember the light
When you sleep on the ground with the stars in your face
You can feel the full length of the beauty and grace
In the wild places man is an unwelcome guest
But it's here that I'm found and it's here I feel blessed

 

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)

 

Over & Over

Well I got a lover and I got a friend
She says that she will love me, oh until the very end
She knows that she's my baby, she knows she's my very best friend
And when I'm down and broken, well she make me whole again
(Chorus)
All I want to do--all I want to do--all I want to do
Is to love her, is to love that girl over and over again
She knows when I feel lonesome, oh she knows when I feel blue
She knows when I am tired and she knows just what to do
She kiss me oh so tender and hold me oh so tight
She wraps her arms around me and she make everything alright
(Repeat Chorus twice)
Over and over again
Over and over...please little darlin won't ya let me love ya
Over and over again...please
Over and over again....yes

 

The Spirit Trail

The light is long the sun is low
I'm riding fast across this dusty road
But I don't want to be, no I don't want to be
Above the ridge an eagle flies in lazy circles in the western skies
I want to fly with him I want to walk the spirit trail
I've seen them come I've seen them go off to the oilfields and rodeos
To find a better way, they leave their native soil
But I can hear a different song
The drum within my heart is beating strong
I want to follow it, I've got to walk the spirit trail
(Chorus)
Let every creature I see (whoa) be a brother and a friend to me
Let every step that I take leave the footprints of a warrior
Along the spirit trail...
Heya-heya heya hiyo
Heya-heya heya hiyo
Heya-heya heya hiyo
Heya-heya heya hiyo
They took the land, they took control
They robbed my father of his very soul
To be like one of them, to be like one of them
But I was born a native son
And I will never be another one to give it all away
I've got to walk the spirit trail
(Chorus)
Heya-heya heya hiyo
Heya-heya heya hiyo
Heya-heya heya hiyo
(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

 

Old Tennessee

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

 

Road Beneath My Wheels

Well I'm a runnin' down the highway, got the road beneath my wheels
Said I'm runnin' down the highway, got the road beneath my wheels
Ain't nobody in this whole wide world who knows the way I feel
Said my woman up and left me, left me for some other guy
Said my woman up and left me, left me for some other guy
Ya know I never understand it, though I try and I try and I try
And that's why I am runnin' down the highway, got the road beneath my wheels
Said I'm runnin' down the highway, got the road beneath my wheels
Ain't nobody in this whole wide world who knows the way I feel

 

A Cry In The Forest

There's a cry in the forest, it's feathered and brown
And it echoes off of nothing as the trees come down
It's the sound of a sparrow hittin' the ground
It's the sound of one eternity bound
It's the sound of one eternity bound
There's a cry in the oceans, it's plaintive and blue
And it rises from the depths, breaks my heart in two
It's the dreams of the great whales running aground
For they know that they're eternity bound
For they know that they're eternity bound
Whoa-oh eternity bound
Once they've passed into the timeless, they can never more be found
Is there anybody listening, tell me can you hear the sound
Of the gentle ones eternity bound
Of the gentle ones eternity bound
There's a cry in the heart of every woman and man
We've been crying in the darkness since the world began
Will we ever seek forgiveness, will we ever earn the crown
Or are we in turn eternity bound
Or are we in turn eternity bound
Whoa-oh eternity bound
Once we've past into the timeless, we can never more be found
Is there anybody listening, tell me can you hear the sound
Of the lonely ones eternity bound
Of the lonely ones eternity bound
Of the lonely ones eternity bound

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)

 

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

 

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

 

Twins Theme
(instrumental)

 

Intimidation
(instrumental)

 

The Power Of Gold

The story is told of the power of gold
And its lure on the unsuspecting
It glitters and shines, it badgers and blinds
It constantly needs protecting
Balance the cost of the soul you lost
With the dreams you lightly sold
Are you under the power of gold
The letters and calls got you climbing the walls
And everyone wants a favor
They beg to remind you of times left behind you
You know the past is a loser
The face you're wearing is different now
And the days run hot and cold
Are you under the power of gold
You're a creature of habit, sprung like a rabbit
Scared of a fear you can't name
Your own paranoia is looming before you
Nobody thinks that it's a game
Balance the cost of the soul you lost
With the dreams you lightly sold
Then tell me that you're free of the power of gold
The women are lovely, the wine is superb
But there's something about the song that disturbs you
(The women are lovely, the wine is superb but there's something about the song that disturbs you)
The women are lovely, the wine is superb
But there's something about the song that disturbs you
(The women are lovely, the wine is superb but there's something about the song that disturbs you)
The women are lovely, the wine is superb
But there's something about the song

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

 

Missing You

Hard days I'm traveling alone for too long
Ooh I'm missing you
I'm always somewhere that I never belong
Ooh I'm missing you
I'm moving so fast now it doesn't seem true
Ooh I'm missing you
I'm getting closer but I don't know what to
Ooh I'm missing you
Oh if I had you beside me
Then I 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
Ooh I'm missing you
The days are empty and the nights are unreal
Ooh I'm missing you
Oh if I had you beside me baby
Then I might sleep through the night
Your love is the promise that guides me
All of the days of my life
All of the days of my life
Hard days I'm traveling alone for too long
Ooh I'm missing you
I'm always somewhere that I never belong
Ooh I'm missing you
Oh if I had you beside me darlin
Then I might sleep through the night
Your love is the promise that guides me
All of the days of my life
All of the days of my life
All of the days of my life

 

The Language Of Love

She says no, 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
One cries foul and will not speak
The other claims a little victory
But all the time you know we fail to see
This 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
I say leave when I mean stay
But she don't see and so she moves away
We really want you know we rarely say
Such 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
Simple smile, a tender touch
Speaks the true language of love
(Chorus)
She says no, 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

 

Part Of The Plan

Well I have these moments all steady and strong
Feeling so holy and humble
The next thing I know I'm all worried and weak
Feel myself starting to crumble
The meanings get lost and the teachings get tossed
And you don't know what you're gonna 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
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
I wasn't ready to take it
Her heart was so fragile and heavy to hold
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
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
You're gonna make it to one day
All of the answers you seek can be found
In the dreams that you dream on the way

 

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 married her an architect
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...

 

There's A Place In The World For A Gambler

There's a place in the world for a gambler
There's a burden that only he can bear
There's a place in the world for a gambler
And he sees...oh yes he sees
And he sees...oh yes he sees
There's a song in the heart of a woman
That only the truest of loves can release
There's a song in the heart of every woman
Set it free...oh set it free
Set it free...oh set it free
Set it free...oh set it free
There's a light in the depths of your darkness
There's a calm at the eye of every storm
There's a light in the depths of your darkness
Let it shine...oh let it shine
Let it shine...oh let it shine
Let it shine...oh let it shine
Let it shine...oh let it shine
Let it shine...oh let it shine
Won't you let it, won't you, won't you let it shine
Let it shine...oh let it shine
Won't you let it, won't you, won't you let it shine
Let it shine...oh let it shine
Won't you let it, won't you, won't you let it shine
Let it shine...oh let it shine
Let it shine...oh let it shine
Oh-oh...let it shine