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Release Date - August 1978, Full Moon/Epic Records
Producer - Dan Fogelberg & Tim Weisberg
Tracks (click song title for lyrics)

  1. Twins Theme  (Dan Fogelberg - piano, Tim Weisberg - flute)
  2. InTIMidation  (Tim Weisberg - flutes; Dan Fogelberg - electric guitars, piano, percussion; Neil Larsen - electric piano; Bobbye Hall - congas, cowbell; Andy Newmark - drums; Willie Weeks - bass)
  3. Lazy Susan  (Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass, voices, boo-bams, foul language; Tim Weisberg - various & sundry flutes; Jim Keltner - drums)
  4. Guitar Étude No. 3  (Dan Fogelberg - classical guitar; Tim Weisberg - flutes; Bobbye Hall - percussion; Andy Newmark - drums)
  5. Tell Me To My Face  (Andy Newmark - drums; Willie Weeks - bass; Tim Weisberg - flutes, piccolo; Dan Fogelberg - acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, slide guitar, arp synthesizer, lead & background vocals; Neil Larsen - piano; Don Henley - harmony)
  1. Hurtwood Alley  (Dan Fogelberg - six thousand acoustic & electric guitars, bass; Tim Weisberg - percussion; Andy Newmark - drums; John Hug - harp-o-lec)
  2. Lahaina Luna  (Andy Newmark - drums, syndrum; Willie Weeks - bass; Tim Weisberg - flutes, piccolo; Bobbye Hall - congas; Dan Fogelberg - classical guitar, electric guitar, percussion; Neil Larsen - electric piano)
  3. Paris Nocturne  (Dan Fogelberg - piano; Tim Weisberg - flute, oboe)
  4. Since You've Asked  (Dan Fogelberg - paino, vocals; Tim Weisberg - flute; Ann Mason Stockton - harp; John Ellis - oboe; Vincent de Rosa - French horn; Earl Dumler - English horn; David Breinenthal - bassoon; Gary Coleman - percussion)
  5. The Power of Gold  (Norbert Putnam - bass; Jim Keltner - drums; Dan Fogelberg - paino, electric & acoustic guitars, vocals, percussion; Tim Weisberg - flutes; Don Henley - harmony; Joe Lala - congas; Florence Warner - background vocals)

All compositions by Dan Fogelberg, copyright 1978 by Hickory Grove Music (ASCAP) except "Tell Me To My Face" (Graham Nash, Alan Clarke and T. Hicks, copyright 1966 by Gralto Music Ltd and Maribus Music Inc - BMI) and  "Since You've Asked" (Judy Collins, copyright  1967, 1969 Rocky Mountain National Park Music Company Inc. - ASCAP).

Strings arranged by Glen Spreen and Dan Fogelberg

Certified - Platinum
Recorded at - Record Plant, Sausalito, CA; Village Recorders, Westwood, CA; Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, CA; United Studios, Los Angeles, CA; A&M Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA.
Mixed at - Quadrafonic Sound Studio, Nashville, TN
Mastered at - Masterfonics, Nashville, TN
Photography - Norman Seef
Design & Art direction - Kosh

Notes - If you have the original vinyl LP, check out the "run-out" inner track on each side and note the messages "Mumms the Word" and "Flute By Numbers" on sides 1 and 2 respectively.

Lyrics

Tell Me To My Face

And though you try to
Justify the meaning
Of the note you sent this evening
To my door you're not
Deceiving me
Well, I'd have thought that
You'd have known much better
Sending 'round an unsigned letter
Facing me would be much
Better now.

Is it just that you
Can't face the future with me
Can't you tell me to my face
You just took the coward's way to say
Goodbye
How would you feel here
In my place.

And now I know my love
Is lost on you
And nothing you can say or do 
Will turn my head around
I'd have thought you'd
Have decency
To come and tell the truth to me
Instead of telling lies
Your eyes betray.

Is it just that you
Can't face the future with me
Can't you tell me to my face
You just took the coward's way to say
Goodbye
How would you feel here
In my place.
Tell me to my face
You're leaving now.
Tell me to my face
You're leaving now.

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Since You've Asked

What I'll give you
Since you've asked
Is all my time together
Take the rugged sunny days
The warm and rocky weather
Take the roads that I have walked
Looking for tomorrow's time
Peace of mind --

As your life spills into mine
Changing with the seasons
Filling up the world with time
Change time to reasons
I can show you all the songs
That I never sang to someone before.

We have seen a million stars
Lying by the water
You have climbed the hills with me
To the mountain shelter
Taking off the days
One by one
Setting them to breath
In the sun.

Take the lilies and the Lace
From the days of childhood
All the willow winding paths
Leading up and outward
This is what I give
This is what I ask you for
Nothing more.

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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
Your 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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