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Release Date - October 1982, Full Moon/Epic Records
Producer - Dan Fogelberg and others (see original records)
Tracks (click song title for lyrics)

  1. Part Of The Plan  (from Souvenirs)

  2. Heart Hotels  (from Phoenix)

  3. Hard To Say  (from The Innocent Age)

  4. Longer  (from Phoenix)

  5. Missing You

  1. The Power Of Gold (from Twin Sons of Different Mothers)
  2. Make Love Stay
  3. Leader Of The Band (from The Innocent Age)
  4. Run For The Roses (from The Innocent Age)
  5. Same Old Lang Syne (from The Innocent Age)

Certified - triple Platinum
Recorded at - see original records
Cover Painting
Photographs
Album Design
Notes - A collection of Dan's eight biggest singles with two new songs, "Missing You" and "Make Love Stay," which both became Top 30 hits in their own right.

Lyrics

Part of the Plan

I have these moments
All steady and strong
I'm feeling so holy and humble
The next thing I know
I'm all worried and weak
And I feel myself
Starting to crumble.

The meanings get lost
And the teachings get tossed
And you don't know what you're
Going 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
And one day we'll all understand...

I had a woman
Who gave me her soul
But I wasn't ready to
Take it.
Her heart was so fragile
And heavy to hold
And I was afraid I might
Break it.

Your conscience awakes
And you see your mistakes
And you wish someone
Would buy your confessions.
The days miss their mark
And the night gets so dark
And some kind of message
Comes through to you
Some kind of message
Shoots through --

Chorus

There is no Eden or
Heavenly gates
That you're gonna make it to
One day
But all of the answers you seek
Can be found
In the dreams that you dream
On the way.

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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 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 you 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.

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 inside
Nobody living inside...

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Hard To Say

Lucky at love
Well, maybe so
There's still a lot of things you'll
never know
Like why each time the sky begins
to snow
You cry...

You're faithful to her
In your careless way
So you miss her when she's far away
But every time you think you've
got it straight
You fall --

You face the future with a weary
past
Those dreams you banked upon are
fading fast
You know you love her but it may
not last, your fear --

It's never easy
And it's never clear
Who's to navigate
And who's to steer
So you flounder drifting ever
near the rocks.

It's hard to say where love
went wrong
It's hard to say just when
It's hard to walk away from
love
It may never come again.

You do your best to keep your
hand in play
And try to keep those lonesome
blues at bay
You think you're winning but it's
hard to say sometimes.

It's hard to say where love
went wrong
It's hard to say just when
It's hard to walk away from
love
It may never come again.

Lucky at love
Well, maybe so
There's still a lot of things you'll
never know
Like why each time the sky begins
to snow
You cry...

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Longer

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.

Stronger than any mountain cathedral
Truer than any tree ever grew
Deeper than any forest primeval
I am in love with you.

I'll bring fires in the winters
You'll send showers in the springs
We'll fly through the falls and summers
With love on our wings.

Through the years as the fire
starts to mellow
Burning lines in the book of our lives
Though the binding cracks and the
pages start to yellow
I'll be in love with you.

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
I am in love with you..

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Missing You

Hard days I'm travelling 
Alone for too long
Ooh, I'm missing you
I'm always somewhere 
Where 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.

Oho, If I had you beside me
Then I just 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
Getting so hard to feel
Ooh, I'm missing you
The days are empty
And the nights are unreal
Ooh, I'm missing you

Oho, If I had you beside me
Then I just 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 travelling 
Alone for too long
Ooh, I'm missing you
I'm always somewhere 
Where I never belong
Ooh, I'm missing you.

Oho, If I had you beside me
Then I just 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.

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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
And 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
But 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
Run like a rabbit
Scared of a fear you can't name
You own paranoia
Is looming before you
But 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...

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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 emply smile adorning
A statue with sightless eyes.

Moments fleet, taste sweet within the rapture
When precious flesh is greedily consumed
But mystery's 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?

Moments fleet, taste so sweet within the rapture
When precious flesh is greedily consumed
But mystery's a thing not easily captured
And once deceased not easily exhumed.

Now that we loved
Look at the moonless night and tell me
How do we make love stay?

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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.

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 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 don't 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
I'm just a living legacy
To the leader of the band
I am the living legacy
To the leader of the band.

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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 --

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.

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 --

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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'd married her
an architect
Who 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 into rain --

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