FULL CIRCLE

 

Released in May 2003 by Morning Sky Productions/Mailboat Records, Inc. (ASCAP). 
All songs written by Daniel Fogelberg and published by Sacred Circle Music (ASCAP) copyright 1997, 2002 except "Drawing Pictures" - Hickory Grove/April Music (ASCAP) 1981, "Full Circle" written by Gene Clark, and "Earth Anthem" written by Bill Martin.

 

Half Moon Bay
When You're Not Near Me
Full Circle
Reason To Run
Once In Love
Whispers In The Wind
This Heart
Reach Haven Postcard
Drawing Pictures
Icarus Ascending
Earth Anthem 

Credits

 

Dan Fogelberg - all guitars (electric, acoustic, lead, rhythm, and otherwise), mandolin, bass, piano, keyboards, percussion, lead and background vocals.
Roland Laboite - drums, percussion
Donny Traut - bass
Sven Birkebeiner - keyboards
Lee Mealone - congas, percussion
Kenny Passarelli - background vocals on "This Heart" and "Icarus Ascending"
Jean Fogelberg - background vocals on "This Heart" and "Icarus Ascending"

 

Produced by Dan Fogelberg for Morning Sky Productions.

Recorded by Dan Fogelberg at Mountain Bird Studios, Colorado.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Presence Studios, Westport, CT.

Mastered by Darcy Proper at Sony Mastering, New York, NY.

Assistant engineers: Joe Peccerillo, Jean Fogelberg and David Reynolds.

Front cover photograph by Henry Diltz. Booklet photography by Jean Fogelberg.

 

Lyrics

 

Half Moon Bay

Instrumental

 

 

 

When You're Not Near Me

 

When you’re not near me

The time don’t seem to move as easy

When you’re not near me

The sun don’t seem to feel the same

The days don’t shine as brightly

And the nights don’t taste as sweet

And this soul of mine feels 

lost and incomplete

When you’re not near me

 

When you’re not near me

I make the sound of one hand clapping

When you’re not near me

I leave no footprints in the sand

And I can find no solace 

in the lonely silver sea

I’m only half as strong and half as free

When you’re not near me

When you’re not near me

 

Don’t be long my love

Oh, don’t be long my love

It won’t be long until 

I hold you in my arms again

 

When you’re not near me

There is no laughter in my spirit

When you’re not near me

There is no spirit in my laugh

You are like a magnet to that iron part in me

And this longing never seems to let me be

When you’re not near me

When you’re not near me

 

 

 

 

Full Circle

 

Funny how the circle turns around

First you’re up and then you’re down again

Though the circle takes what it may give

Each time around it makes it live again

 

Funny how the circle is a wheel

And it can steal someone who is a friend

Funny how the circle takes you flying

And if it’s right it brings it back again

 

(Chorus) 

Funny how the circle turns around

First you’re lost and then you’re found again

Though you always look for what you know

Each time around it makes it new again

 

Funny how the circle is a wheel

And it can steal someone who is a friend

Funny how the circle takes you flying

And if it’s right it brings it back again

 

Funny how the circle is a wheel

And it can steal someone who is a friend

Funny how the circle takes you flying

And if it’s right it brings it back again

 

Words and Musics by Gene Clark ©1973 Irving Music Inc.(BMI) Copyright renewed.

All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.

 

 

 

 

Reason To Run

 

Pecos mountains in the fading light

Shadows stretching ‘til 

they’re clean out of sight

How could anything that felt so right 

At the same time feel so wrong

At the same time feel so wrong

 

All these questions, baby, all these fears

Kept me running through 

the best of my years

I pray this storm inside me someday clears

But these scars run so damn deeply

But these scars run so damn deep in me

 

There’s a reason for everything, they say

That’s under the sun

For every reason to stay 

I find a reason to run

I find a reason to run

 

Seems I’ve always had these friends of mine

The smoke, the bottle, and the fine white line

To keep me company through the crush of time

But these changes come so slowly

And these changes come so slow to me

 

There’s a reason for everything, they say

That’s under the sky

For every reason to love

There’s a reason to cry

There’s a reason for everything, they say

That’s under the sun

For every reason to stay 

I find a reason to run

I find a reason to run

 

 

 

Once In Love

 

Once in love you’ll always be a lover

Once is all it takes

You will give your heart up to another 

Even if it breaks

 

You can say this fever’s sure to leave you

It’s bound to fade with time

And you can lie 

but your heart just won’t believe you

Hearts just aren’t that blind

 

Chorus

Some say love’s a game but she holds all the cards

The hands are never ours to choose

And once love has made her play

She never goes away

Win or lose

 

The well runs dry and it takes its time in filling

And sometimes seems so deep

Even though the flesh is often willing

The spirit gets so weak

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Once in love you’ll always be a lover 

Bide your time ‘til then

If you should lose 

there’ll always be another 

So you can try again

You can try again

 

 

 

Whispers In The Wind

 

Like a wraith she ambles aimlessly

Through the mists along the shore

She wraps the foggy night around her like a warming shawl

And leaves wildflowers at my door

 

She comes to me when she needs company

And weaves her web around my soul

She comes to me to free those wild, burning, passion fires

That she cannot control

 

And by the morning light I know that she’ll be gone

And then the lonely hours begin

And all she leaves behind to find her in the dawn

Are whispers in the wind

 

And in the flicker of the candlelight

She takes comfort in my touch

And then she pulls away and leaves before the candles die

Or before she feels too much

 

And by the morning light I know that she’ll be gone

And then the lonely hours begin

And all she leaves behind to find her in the dawn

Are whispers in the wind

 

 

 

 

This Heart

 

(Chorus)

This heart - this heart

Has been beaten down and battered

This heart - this heart

Has been torn apart and shattered

But what's left of this heart of mine

I will lay down in you hands

'Cause in the light of your love this heart still stands

 

I'd been walking down a one way street

Filled with sorrow and confusion

Searching every single face I'd meet

For some heaven I could hold

And when I felt like I was running dry

And love was always gonna pass me by

You brought me out of the rain

And in from the cold

 

Repeat Chorus

 

I believe for every wayward soul

Crying out for its completion

There's another that will make it whole

That's just waiting to be found

And I confess that I was losing faith

And I'd all but given up the chase

When you took hold of my heart

And turned it around

 

Repeat Chorus

 

 

 

Reach Haven Postcard

 

The first breath of autumn 

blows through the trees

And the nights are getting long

and growing colder

And the maples are turning 

and the fields have gone brown

And the waves against the shore 

make such a sad sound

 

Now there’s a meal on the table and a fire in the stove

And a candle burning brightly by the stairway

And a lamp in the window that shines out to sea

And I wish so much tonight that you were here with me

 

Now the moon is in danger of running aground

As she sweeps the tattered clouds above the island

And the stars lay like diamonds on the breast of the sea

And I wonder where you are and if you’re thinking of me

 

(Chorus)

Now I’ve grown so accustomed

To having you near

And I miss you so madly 

When you are not here

When I think how you love me

Oh, it brings me to tears

And wish so much tonight 

that you were here with me

Oh, I wish so much tonight 

that you were here with me

 

Well I dropped you a postcard today in the mail

With a picture of a sailing ship upon it

And I tried to say something that was clever and clear

But the only thing I wrote was that “I wish you were here”

 

Repeat Chorus

 

 

 

Drawing Pictures

 

Paper people in a raging fire

Trying to keep the cold away

Talking tangled in a thorny briar

Lost with nothing left to say

 

Always racing for the night to hide us

Never listening to the love inside us

No one ever told us we were wrong

No one said when love is weak

It may be getting strong

She searched for a shoulder

And mine was gone

 

Drawing pictures in the sand

Trying to tease the time to stay

Wishing water never met the land

To wash the dreams away

 

Taking turns at being friends and lovers

Hearing what we both believe from others

No one ever told us we were wrong

No one said when love is weak

It may be getting strong

She searched for a shoulder

And mine was gone

 

 

 

Icarus Ascending

 

Soaring alone upon a threatening wind

Just fix your eyes on the horizon

Cut off from everything you’ve known or have been

I shouldn’t think it’s so surprisin’

Spiraling upward on a freshening lift

Reaching the realms of fleet Apollo

You have been given the most sacred of gifts

You must be fearless now and follow

 

(Chorus)

Don’t look down

Though your heart may be weary

Don’t look down

Though your wings are on fire 

Don’t look down

Though the night may seem endless

There’s a reason you’re flying 

this fast and this far

Let your faith be your strength 

And your love be your guiding star

 

Venturing further than the length of your sight

Out past the reach of your beginnings

There is a gamble in each proud act of flight

But the losses pale before the winnings

Circling and diving with this freedom you’ve found

Illusion blows apart and scatters

There is no darkness in this place that we're bound

Love is the only thing that matters

Repeat Chorus

Up.....up.....up.....up.....

 

 

 

Earth Anthem

 

And we are but an island In an ocean

This is our home

Third from the sun

Let it be evergreen

Let it be evergreen

 

And we are but an island In an ocean

This is our home

Third from the sun

God, keep it evergreen

 

To keep it ever green 

I would lay my life down

 

And we are but an island

In an ocean

This is our home

Third from the sun

Let it be evergreen

Let it be evergreen

 

Words and Music by Bill Martin ©1969 DreamWorks Songs/Dixie Stars Music

(ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission. 

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