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Release Date - June 1987, Full Moon/Epic Records
Producer - Dan Fogelberg and Russ Kunkel
Tracks (click song title for lyrics)

  1. Exiles  (Dan Fogelberg - electric guitars, vocals; Russ Kunkel - drums; Mike Porcaro - bass; Mike Hanna - keyboards; Michael Brecker - tenor sax)

  2. What You're Doing  (Dan Fogelberg - acoustic piano, vibes, electric lead guitar, lead vocal; Russ Kunkel - drums, percussion; Bob Glaub - bass; Mike Hanna - keyboards; Oren Waters, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters - background vocals; horn arrangement - Tower of Power Horns and Dan Fogelberg)

  3. Lonely In Love  (Dan Fogelberg - acoustic and electric guitars, Roland synth guitar, piano, lead and background vocals; Russ Kunkel - drums, percussion; Mike Hanna - keyboards; Bob Glaub - bass; Michael Brecker - tenor sax, weirdophone)

  4. Seeing You Again  (Dan Fogelberg - acoustic piano, vocals, electric guitar, synthesizer; Russ Kunkel - drums; Mike Porcaro - bass; Mike Hanna - keyboards; Michael Landau - electric guitar)

  1. She Don't Look Back  (Dan Fogelberg - electric lead and rhythm guitars, lead and background vocals; Russ Kunkel - percussion; Mike Hanna - keyboards; Mike Porcara - bass; Dan Fogelberg, Russ Kunkel and Niko Bass - drum programming)
  2. The Way It Must Be  (Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, lead and background vocals; Andy Newmark - drums; Mike Landau - electric guitar; Larry Klein - bass; Mike Hanna - keyboards)
  3. Hearts In Decline  (Dan Fogelberg - acoustic piano and vocals)
  4. It Doesn't Matter  (Dan Fogelberg - electric lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic guitars, vocals; Rick Marotta - drums; Bob Glaub - bass; Mike Hanna - keyboards; Joe Lala - percussion)
  5. Our Last Farewell  (Dan Fogelberg - acoustic piano, lead and background vocals, electric lead and rhythm guitars, synthesizer; Russ Kunkel - drums; Mike Hanna - keyboards; Mike Porcaro - bass)

All compositions by Dan Fogelberg, 1985 and 1987 April Music Inc. and Hickory Grove Music (ASCAP) except "It Doesn't Matter" by Stephen Stills and Chris Hillman 1972 Gold Hill Music, Inc (ASCAP) and Stephen Stills Music (BMI).

Certified - n/a
Recorded at - One on One, Los Angeles, CA; Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA; Lahaina Sound, Lahaina, Maui; Record One, Los Angeles, CA
Cover Concept - Dan Fogelberg
Cover and Liner Photography - Wayne Maser
Back Cover Photography - Levon Parian
Album Design - George Osaki and Kurt Calcagno
Notes

Lyrics

Exiles

Exiles...running from each other
We are exiles
Living undercover
Looking for another day to make it all work out.

Exiles
Standing in the shadows
We are exiles
Weary of the battles
Looking for another day to make it all work out.

You sit here
And I sit there
Looking at you used to be like looking in a mirror
But now it's dark
No light reflects
It never ends like one expects.

I don't know where we went wrong
If I knew that I'd never had to write this song
But here we stand
So far apart
Separate pieces of a
Broken heart
(We live like)

Chorus
Exiles...running from each other
We are exiles
Living undercover
Looking for another day to make it all work out.

Exiles
Standing in the shadows
We are exiles
Weary of the battles
Looking for another day to make it all work out.

You said you need time to think
But I just couldn't go on living on the brink
So now we take this frozen stance
In hopes that we'll find one more chance.

Different wants and different needs
Moving through our changes at such different speeds
I don't know why
And I don't know when
But somewhere we'll find love again.

(Repeat first half of chorus)

(Repeat chorus)

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What You're Doing

Look...what you're doing
Baby what in heaven are you thinking of?
Look...what you're doing
Will you throw away such sweet, sweet love,
Will you throw away such sweet, sweet love.

You used to say that you would always stay
But now you say you want to find your freedom.
But are the promises of being free
Worth the sacrifice of all you had with me.

You know I've always tried the best I could
To prove my love to you and make you happy
And once upon a time if felt so good
What has happened now to make you want to fly.
Do you want to see me cry?

Chorus
Look...what you're doing
Baby what in heaven are you thinking of?
Look...what you're doing
Will you throw away such sweet, sweet love,
Will you throw away such sweet, sweet love.

I ain't the fool that you believe I am
You tell your lies but
I can see right through them.

Cause in your eyes I see another man
But he will never love you like you know I can.
Oh, girl, you know I can.

(You better open up your eyes and)

(Repeat Chorus)

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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.

(Repeat chorus twice)
Baby, you're my one and only
Why do you keep me lonely in love.

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Seeing You Again

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 you love could still be mine.

(Repeat chorus)

Did you only come to say
You're sorry
Or give it one more try
Or 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.)

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She Don't Look Back

She's got a way of getting so inside you
That you think she's gonna steal your soul
She's got a way of making sure that you can't let go.
She's got a trail of broken hearts behind her
Like a shadow where no shadow's cast
I ain't the first one and I doubt that I'll be the last.

Too long--too late
You're wrong
To ever think she'd wait.

Chorus
She don't look back.
She don't look back.
The lady don't look back
And when she's gone she's gone.

You can never tell just what she's after
You can never read it in her eyes
And in her laughter there's no hint of compromise.
You can stare into the fire forever
You can squeeze a stone until it bleeds
But you will never find the kind of love she needs.

Too much--too late
You're such a fool to think she'd wait.

(Repeat chorus twice.)

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The Way It Must Be

Baby, how could I have been so vain
To make you think that you're the only one to blame.
For all these distances and all of this pain
Baby, how could I have been so blind
To presuppose that your needs were just like mine
You've been a prisoner for a long, long time.
But now you run from me
And I will set you free
If that's the way it must be.

I tried so hard to make you part of me
That every time I looked at you
I thought I'd see
Someone that you could never ever be.
So full of pride that I could not see straight
I thought you'd change
If I could only wait
I see the truth now but it's much too late
Cause now you run from me
And I will set you free
If that's the way it must be.

Chorus
Oh--oh--baby how'd it ever get so cold and mean
Oh--oh. Is there nothing left but silence in between.

(Repeat Chorus)

Baby how'd we hold on so long
To something both of us must have known was wrong
We're either fools or must be terrible strong.
Cause now you run from me.
And I will set you free
If that's the way it must be.

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Hearts In Decline

Nothing lasts forever
I know that this is true
But I never knew how true it was
'Til I was losing you.
Maybe I'm a dreamer
Or maybe I'm a fool
But I never thought
That love could be
So careless or so cruel.
You wrestle with the reasons
But the reasons never rhyme
Or comfort when the
Heart is in decline
And it doesn't really matter
If it's chance or it's design
It's going to take some time.

Love don't play no favorites
You know there's no one that's immune
Cause she changes her demeanor
Like the phases of the moon.
There ain't no easy answers
You know there's only shades of grey
But when it's love or it's survival
I guess you gotta get away.
The days stretch on forever
And the nights are so unkind
And endless when the
Heart is in decline.

And it doesn't really matter
If it's chance or it's design
It's going to take some time.
It's going to take some time.

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It Doesn't Matter

Falling and spinning
Losing and winning
Keeping my head
Watching for signals
Wearisome vigil
Was I misled
I remember you said
That you don't want to forget me
It doesn't matter
Which of our fantasies fled.

Every tomorrow
Looking to borrow
A piece of today
Run a bit faster
Here comes the catcher
Making his play
You had better not stay
You will soon be surrounded
It doesn't matter
Which of our fantasies stay.

Lonely and winsome
Calling for someone
Living right now
Something is shallow
Ugly and hollow
Doesn't even allow you
To want to know how
You might

Live for the living
Give for the giving
Moment by moment
One day at a time
It doesn't matter
It's nothing but dreaming
Anyhow.

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Our Last Farewell

Once I loved you and you loved me
We believed our souls were meant to breathe as one
And could never come undone again.

And once I believed that you and I
Were the two that would defy the fickle gods
And win out against the odds
And go on forever more.

But now that you heart has turned away
I must try to find a way to let you go
Even though I know
You will never leave me.
Cause you were my life's one great romance
And I will always see you
Dancing through my dreams
And as hopeless as it seems
I will always love you.

And now if you think
We've said it all
Let the final curtain
Fall on us at last
And just put it in the past
And say our last farewell.

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