Dan Fogelberg

American singer (1951–2007)

Daniel Grayling Fogelberg (August 13, 1951December 16, 2007) was an American singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, whose music was inspired by sources as diverse as folk, pop, rock, classical, jazz, and bluegrass music.

Dan Fogelberg in 1974

Song lyrics

  • 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...
    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
    • Part of the Plan
  • Dusty day dawning
    Three hours late
    Open the curtains
    And let the rest wait
    My mind goes running
    Three thousand miles east
    I may miss the harvest
    But I won't miss the feast...
    And it looks like you're gonna
    Have to see me again...
    Cause I've got a woman
    Who waits for me there
    And I need a breath of that Sweet country air
    • Illinois
  • Changing horses in the middle of a stream
    Gets you wet and sometimes cold 
    • Changing Horses 
  • I can see you in the distance
    And you're heading for a fall
    Sinking deeper by the minute 
    You're about to lose it all...
    You better change
    Before the sun goes down
    You better leave
    Before you are the last in town
    You better raise
    Your fortresses or tear them down...
    Tear them down!
    • Better Change
  • As the Raven Flies Lyrics
    I see the raven's made
    Her nest in your eyes
    She's got you thinking that
    Her love is a prize
    And you'll go under from
    The weight of her lies
    • As the raven flies 
  • 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
    • Song from Half Mountain
  • Someone's been telling you stories
    Someone's been telling you stories
    And they just ain't true
    No, they just ain't true
    They just ain't true
    Someone's been telling you stories]].
    • Song from Half Mountain
  • There's a place in the world
    For a gambler
    There's a burden that only he can bear...
    And he sees. Oh, yes he sees...
    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 [[blindness|darkness}}
    Let it shine
    Oh, let it shine
    • There’s a Place in the World for a Gambler
  • 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.
    • Heart Hotels.
  • 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.
  • Along the road your steps may stumble
    Your thoughts may start to stray
    But through it all a heart held humble
    Levels and lights your way.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • The Leader of the Band.
  • We drank a toast to innocence
    We drank a toast to now.
    And tried to reach beyond the emptiness
    But neither one knew how.
  • 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 into rain.

    • Same Old Lang Syne.
  • 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...
    • The Language of Love.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Venturing further than the length of your sight
    Out past the reach of your beginnings
    There is a gamble in each proud act of flight
    But the losses pale before the winnings
    Circling and diving with this freedom you’ve found
    Illusion blows apart and scatters
    There is no darkness in this place that we're bound
    Love is the only thing that matters
    • Icarus Ascending.
Wikipedia has an article about: