EXILES

 

Released June 1987 by Epic Records. 
All compositions by Dan Fogelberg (©1985-87/Hickory Grove Music and April Music Inc-ASCAP) except "It Doesn't Matter" (Stephen Stills/Chris Hillman)

 

Exiles
What You're Doing
Lonely In Love
Seeing You Again
She Don't Look Back
The Way It Must Be
Hearts In Decline
It Doesn't Matter
Our Last Farewell
Beyond The Edge

Credits

 

Exiles

Dan Fogelberg -electric guitars, vocals
Russ Kunkel - drums
Mike Porcaro - bass
Mike Hanna - keyboards
Michael Brecker - tenor sax

 

What You're Doing
Dan Fogelberg - acoustic piano, vibes, electric lead guitar, lead vocal
Russ Kunkel - drums, percussion
Michael Landau - electric rhythm guitar
Bob Glaub - bass
Mike Hanna - keyboards
Oren, Julia and Maxine Waters - background vocals
Horn arrangement by Dan Fogelberg and Tower of Power Horns

 

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

 

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

 

She Don't Look Back
Dan Fogelberg - electric lead and rhythm guitars, lead and background vocals
Russ Kunkel - percussion
Mike Hanna - keyboards
Mike Porcaro - bass
Drum programming by Dan Fogelberg, Russ Kunkel and Niko Bolas

 

The Way It Must Be
Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, lead and background vocals
Andy Newmark - drums
Michael Landau - electric guitar
Larry Klein - bass
Mike Hanna - keyboards

 

Hearts In Decline
Dan Fogelberg - acoustic piano, vocals

 

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

 

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

 

Beyond The Edge
Dan Fogelberg - electric lead and rhythm guitars, drum machine, bass, piano, Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer, lead vocal
Timothy B. Schmidt - background vocals

 

Produced by Dan Fogelberg and Russ Kunkel for Full Moon Productions
Recorded at One On One, Record One and Sunset Sound, Los Angeles; Lahaina Sound, Lahaina, Maui 

 

Lyrics

 

Exiles 

 

(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 sit there and I sit here 

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)

 

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

 

Exiles, running from each other 

We are exiles, living undercover 

Looking for another day to make it all work out 

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.... 

Looking for another day to make it all work out 

 

 

 

 

What You're Doing

 

(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

 

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 it felt so good 

Now what has happened now to make you want to fly 

Do you want to see me cry 

 

(Chorus)

 

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...

 

Look...what you're doing 

Baby what in heaven where you thinking of 

Look...what you're doing 

Will you throw away such sweet sweet love 

Will you throw away such sweet sweet love

 

 

 

 

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

 

(Chorus)

I'm so lonely in love 

Why must I be lonely in love with you darlin' 

I'm so lonely in love 

Baby you're my one and only 

Why do you keep me lonely in love

 

 

 

 

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 your love could still be mine 

(Chorus) 

 

Did you only come to say you're sorry or give it one more try 

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)

 

 

 

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... 

 

She don't look back 

Oh-oh Oh-oh, she don't look back 

Oh-oh Oh-oh, she don't look back 

Oh-oh Oh-oh, the lady don't look back 

And when she goes 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 

And you can stare into the fire forever 

You can squeeze a stone until it bleeds 

But you will never find the kind of a love she needs 

Too much--too late 

You're such a fool to think she'd wait 

 

She don't look back 

Oh-oh Oh-oh, she don't look back 

Oh-oh Oh-oh, she don't look back 

Oh-oh Oh-oh, she don't look back 

And when she goes she's gone 

She don't look back 

She don't look back

 

 

 

 

The Way It Must Be 

 

Baby how could I have been so vain 

To make you feel like you're the only one to blame 

For all these distances and none 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 

 

'Cause 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 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 Oh-oh, how'd it ever get so cold and mean 

Oh-oh 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 terribly strong 

 

'Cause now you run from me and I will set you free 

If that's the way it must be 

'Cause now you run from me and I will set you free 

If that's the way it must be 

'Cause now you run from me and I will set you free 

If that's the way it must be 

 

 

 

 

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 

Oh maybe I'm a dreamer or maybe I'm a fool 

But I never thought that love could be this careless or this 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 gonna to take some time

 

Now 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 

 

Oh there ain't no easy answers, you know there's only shades of gray

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 gonna to take some time 

Ya know it's gonna to take some time 

(It's gonna take some time)

 

 

 

 

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, and give for the giving 

Moment by moment, one day at a time 

It doesn't matter, it's nothing but dreaming anyhow 

 

 

 

 

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 forevermore 

 

But now that your 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

 

 

 

 

Beyond The Edge 

 

(Chorus) 

Beyond the edge twenty miles a minute 

Shot like a bullet from a frozen gun 

Beyond the edge way beyond the limit 

Beyond the edge on a downhill run 

 

Some play it cool, some take it easy 

Some never know what the snow can do 

Some call me fool, some call my crazy 

I may be crazy but I'm crazy about you 

(Chorus) 

 

You got no guts, you get no glory 

There ain't no ruts along the easy ride 

Out on the edge it's another story 

Some got to take it to the other side 

 

(Chorus) 

(Repeat First Verse and Chorus) 

(Chorus)

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