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Souvenirs

Release Date - October 1974, Epic Records
Producer - Joe Walsh, for Full Moon Productions
Tracks (click song title for lyrics)

  1. Part Of The Plan
  2. Illinois
  3. Changing Horses
  4. Better Change
  5. Souvenirs
  6. The Long Way
  7. As The Raven Flies
  8. Song From Half Mountain
  9. Morning Sky
  10. (Someone's Been) Telling You Stories
  11. There's A Place In The World For A Gambler

All compositions by Daniel Fogelberg, copyright 1974 by Hickory Grove Music (ASCAP)

Personnel - Dan Fogelberg (you name it), Joe Walsh (guitars, Arp bass, vocals), Russ Kunkel (drums, congas, percussion), Kenny Passarelli (bass, Sousaphone), Joe Lala (timbales, congas, tambourines), Graham Nash (harmony vocals), Al Perkins (pedal steel, banjo), Don Henley (drums, harmony vocals), Jimmy Haskell (accordian), Brian Garofalo (bass), Paul Harris (piano), Glenn Frey (background vocals), Gerry Beckley (acoustic guitar), and The Front Line Gardenia Choir (Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Jody Boyer, Marie Ouhrabka and Junio (Himself) Vocalcords.)
Hit Single - "Part Of The Plan"
Certified - Double Platinum
Recorded at - Record Plant Studios A, B & C and Elektra Studio A

Notes - Art Direction & Design by Gary Burden for R.Twerk. Photography by Henry Diltz, inside cover painting by Dan Fogelberg.

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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Illinois

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.

Chorus
And it looks like you're gonna
Have to see me again
And it looks like you're gonna
Have to see me again
And it looks like you're gonna
Have to see me again.
Illinois...oh, Illinois.

South California
Your sun is too cold
It looks like your hills
Have been raped of their gold.
I should have come out
When I was first told
This lamb has got to
Return to the fold.

Chorus
Illinois-I'm your boy.

Flat on the prairies
Soil and stone
Stretching forever
Taking me home
'Cause I've got a woman
Who waits for me there
And I need a breath of that
Sweet country air.

Chorus
Illinois-I'm your boy.

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Changing Horses

Changing horses in the middle of
a stream
Gets you wet and sometimes cold
Changing faces in the middle of a dream
Gets you old
Oh, gets you old.

Looking farther than you'll ever hope
to see
Takes you places you don't know
Search for someone you can't ever hope
to be
And still you go
Oh, still you go.

Don't you think it's kind of sad to say,
Don't you think it's gonna change?
Makes you think you'll have to stay inside
For a while.

Changing horses in the middle of a
stream
Gets you wet and sometimes cold
Changing faces in the middle of a
dream
Gets you old.

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Better Change

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.
Tear them down.

There's an angel on your shoulder
And a devil at your feet
And that door you see before you
Could be poison tasting sweet.

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.
Tear them down.

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.
You gotta tear them down.
Tear them down.
You better tear them down.
Tear them down!

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Souvenirs

Here is a poem
That my lady sent down
Some morning while
I was away.
Wrote on the back of
A leaf that she found
Somewhere around Monterey.

And here is the key
To a house far away
Where I used to live
As a child.
They tore down the building
When I moved away
And left the key unreconciled.

And down in the canyon
The smoke starts to rise.
It rides on the wind
Till it reaches your eyes.
When faced with the past
The strongest man cries...cries.

And down in the canyon
The smoke starts to rise.
It rides on the wind
Till it reaches your eyes.
When faced with the past
The strongest man cries...cries.

And here is a sunrise
To set on your sill.
The ghosts of the dawn
Moving near.
They pass through your sorrow
And leave you quite still...
Sitting among souvenirs.

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The Long Way

She was lost
And I thought I was found
Even so I tried
To bring her in...

She was young
And I had just begun
To learn that even
Losing men can win.

We went the long way
We went the long way
We went the long way...
Or maybe just the wrong way
I'll never know.

Overnight
We were shown the light
Neither of us knew
To look away...
So we burned
And far too late we learned
That lifetimes can't be lived out
In a day.

We went the long way
We went the long way
We went the long way...
Or maybe just the wrong way
I'll never know.

So, goodbye
At least me made the try
Something can be said for
love that's pure.
If and when
We ever try again
One thing will be known to us
For sure...

We'll go the long way
We'll go the long way
We'll go the long way...
Or maybe just the wrong way
I'll never know.

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As the Raven Flies

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
As the raven flies

She'll bring you stories
That just never sound true
She'll bring you secrets
That were never meant for you,
And just as you come round
She'll send you back through
She's in love with you
She's in love with you.

Darker, darker
Don't let her talk her way
Into you.
Lonely, lonely
You know she's only
No good for you.

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
As the raven flies
As the raven flies
As the raven flies.

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Song From Half Mountain

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.

Now the dream is rising
In a moment it will be past
This breath is my first
It will all too soon be my last.

And on a windy coast
I made several toasts
To you and me and the sea
And no one heard.

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.

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Morning Sky

You and I were lovers all along
We had a good thing going strong
And never doubted.
Lately, I feel changes comin' on
I know that I will soon be gone
And you don't even want
To talk about it.

OOO, and it makes me stop and
wonder why
People give their hearts and turn
around and say goodbye
If there's something on your mind
You better say it while there's time
'Cause I'm leavin' when I see that
Morning sky.

OOO, how did we ever come to this?
There's nothing for me in your kisses
anymore.
Late nights in the kitchen
I'm pretending I still care
But we both know there's nothing there
And you just keep on starin'
At the door.

OOO, and it makes me stop and
wonder why
People give their hearts and turn
around and say goodbye
If there's something on your mind
You better say it while there's time
'Cause I'm leavin' when I see that
Morning sky.

You and I were lovers all along
We had a good thing going strong
And never doubted.
Lately, I feel changes comin' on
I know that I will soon be gone
And you don't even want
To talk about it.

OOO, and it makes me stop and
wonder why
People give their hearts and turn
around and say goodbye
If there's something on your mind
You better say it while there's time
'Cause I'm leavin' when I see that
Morning sky.
See that morning sky.

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(Someone's Been) Telling You Stories

So you've heard I've been flyin'
And tryin' to get into
Somebody new
And I'm off on a new love
And don't hardly ever
Think about you.

He's gotten so cold
He ain't the same old
Lover you used to know.
He's in a nose dive
Barely half alive
And just about to let go.

Someone's been telling you stories
Someone's been telling you stories
Someone's been telling you stories
And they just ain't true
No, they just ain't true.

So you heard I got laid
And betrayed by a maid in a
one night stand
And I'm caught in the middle of
something I don't really understand.
He's gotten so lost
He's been double-crossed
By a change in the wind.
He's gone solo again
And he can't slow down now
To pick up a friend.

Someone's been telling you stories
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.


So you've heard I've been flyin'
And tryin' to get into
Somebody new
And I'm off on a new love
And don't hardly ever
Think about you.

He's gotten so cold
He ain't the same old
Lover you used to know.
He's in a nose dive
Barely half alive
And just about to let go.

Someone's been telling you stories
Someone's been telling you stories
Someone's been telling you stories
And they just ain't true
Oh no, they just ain't true
They just ain't true.

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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 a 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 is shine
Oh, let it shine
Let is shine
Oh, let it shine
Let is shine
Oh, let it shine.

Let it Shine

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