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ifihadahif Posted: Fri Mar 2 11:38:03 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Anyone remember this song ?

Leader of the Band
by Dan Fogelberg

An only child
Alone and wild
A cabinet makers 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 wouldnt wait
He earned his love
Through discipline
A thundering, 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 through
My instrument
And his song is in my soul --
My life has been a poor attempt
To imitate the man
Im 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 Im in colorado
When Im not in some hotel
Living out this life Ive 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, pap, I dont think i
Said i love you near enough --

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
Im just a living legacy
To the leader of the band
I am the living legacy
To the leader of the band.



 
J. Posted: Fri Mar 2 11:49:53 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
 
Of course!!! I love, love, love this song!


Here it is:


Leader of the Band:
Artist: Dan Fogelberg


http://profile.imeem.com/INUXK6/music/i8SQvJQ4/leader_of_the_band/


Thank you, Mr. Hif!




 
kurohyou Posted: Fri Mar 2 13:28:36 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I love this song, and while my dad is was not a musician, I think of him everytime I hear this song.

My brother and I have both decided to follow in his footsteps and its created a new and unique kinship that we never had before. A commonality that was not there before...

I digress...

But yes... its a great song...



 
J. Posted: Fri Mar 2 17:33:06 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
 

Mother I Miss You
John Tesh
vocals by Dalia Reid


http://profile.imeem.com/1cpxq9/music/w924Hu2k/mother_i_miss_you/


Is it me
Or have I deceived myself
I thought I heard you call my name
Out in the pouring rain

I really thought
I thought I saw your face
But after a second look
I saw me the clearest day


Mother I miss you
In night's I just wish
You were here with me
So we can laugh and talk again

Mother I miss you
but I'll just kiss you
And send it on the wind
'Cause you know
I plan to see you again

So much I wanted to show you
So much I wanted to give
I thought our time would be much longer
Listen my best friend

Mother I miss you
In night's I just wish
You were here with me
So we can laugh and talk again

Mother I miss you
but I'll just kiss you
And send it on the wind
'cause you know
I plan to see you again





 



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