Phoenix

 

(RIAA Certified - Double Platinum)

 

Released November 1979 by Epic Records. 

All compositions by Dan Fogelberg (© 1979/Hickory Grove Music-ASCAP)

 

Tullamore Dew

Phoenix

Gypsy Wind

The Last To Know

Face The Fire

Wishing On The Moon

Heart Hotels

Longer

Beggar's Game

Along The Road

 
Credits

 

Tullamore Dew

Dan Fogelberg - guitars, Prophet 5 synthesizer, percussion

 

Phoenix

Dan Fogelberg - acoustic and electric guitars, lead and background vocals, Prophet 5 synthesizer

Paul Harris- piano

Mike Utley - organ

Norbert Putnam - bass

Andy Newmark - drums

 

Gypsy Wind

Dan Fogelberg - acoustic and electric guitars, antique ankle bells, lead and background vocals

Norbert Putnam - bass

Andy Newmark - drums

Kenny Buttrey - percussion

 

The Last To Know

Dan Fogelberg - acoustic and electric guitars, pedal guitars, electric piano, lead and background vocals

Norbert Putnam - bass

Andy Newmark - drums

Jody Linscott - congas

 

Face The Fire

Dan Fogelberg - electric guitars, piano, vocals

Russ Kunkel - drums

Norbert Putnam - bass

Mike Utley - organ

Marty Lewis - tambourines

 

Wishing On The Moon

Dan Fogelberg - acoustic and electric guitars, piano, slide guitar, lead and background vocals

Russ Kunkel - drums

Norbert Putnam - bass

 

Heart Hotels

Dan Fogelberg - piano, electric piano, electric guitars, lead and background vocals

Norbert Putnam - bass

Andy Newmark - drums

Tom Scott - Lyricon solo, saxophone

Russ Kunkel - drums, congas

 

Longer

Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitar, vocals

Jerry Hey - fluegelhorn solo

Gail Levant - harp

 

Beggar's Game

Dan Fogelberg - piano, acoustic and electric guitars, Prophet 5 synthesizer, percussion, lead and background vocals

Andy Newmark - drums

Norbert Putnam - bass

 

Along The Road

Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, Prophet 5 synthesizer, bass, lead and background vocals

Orchestral arrangements by Glen Spreen and Dan Fogelberg

Concert master - Sid Sharp

 

Produced by Dan Fogelberg, Norbert Putnam and Marty Lewis for Full Moon Productions

Recorded at - The Record Plant, Sausalito; North Star Studios, Boulder, Colorado; Quadraphonic Sound Studio, Nashville; Village Recorder, Los Angeles; Bayshore Recording, Miami

 

Lyrics

 

Tullamore Dew

Instrumental

 

 

 

Phoenix 

 

I have cried too...I have cried too long 

I have cried too...I have cried too long 

No more sorrow...got to carry on 

Found deep water before I'd even learned to swim 

Found deep water before I'd even learned to swim 

Never thought I'd see the sun again 

 

 

Once I was a...once I was a man alone 

Once I was a...once I was a man alone 

Now I've found a heart to call my home 

Like a Phoenix I have risen from the flames 

Like a Phoenix I have risen from the flames 

No more living someone else's dreams 

 

 

I have cried too...I have cried too long 

I have cried too...I have cried too long 

No more sorrow...got to carry on 

 

You almost had me, old lady 

You almost tied me down good 

You played the lady in waiting 

And I waited as long as I could 

Too long the songs have been silent 

Too long the strings have been still 

I never knew what you wanted 

And I guess that I never will 

 

Like a Phoenix I have risen from the flames 

Like a Phoenix I have risen from the flames 

No more living someone else's dreams 

I have cried too...I have cried too long 

I have cried too...I have cried too long 

No more sorrow...got to carry on 

 

 

 

 

Gypsy Wind 

 

I still recall the place 

When I first felt your gypsy wind playing on my face 

That summer's long since gone 

But gypsy winds have ways of staying on 

Voices from our past 

Still insist on arguing that love will never last 

Though our hearts may turn 

It's only when you listen that you learn 

 

(Chorus) 

And I wonder at the ways 

The strands of love meander through our close and distant days 

The blood of passion plays 

Burns our thirsty souls and chases reason far away... Far away... 

 

Still your gypsy wind 

Will soothe my soul and call me back again 

Growing wise with age 

We come to see the printing 

Through the pictures on the page 

And something's always lost 

The gain is always tempered by the cost 

 

(Chorus) 

And still your gypsy wind 

Will soothe my soul and call me back again 

 

 

 

 

The Last To Know 

 

Living in a house of cards 

Praying the wind doesn't blow too hard 

Giving in to differences 

Straining to keep up appearances 

Making believe the thread can be saved 

You're aching to leave but deathly afraid of letting go 

The threads entangled you so 

 

Jealousies and legal fees 

Running away like two refugees 

Shadowed eyes and alibis 

Tell you too late you've been victimized 

Freedom is near but seems to elude you 

Trying to change your dreams into what your needs allow 

It should be easy by now 

 

Why is love always the last to know 

Falling back on better days 

Trying your damndest to laugh 

You've thrown those childish dreams away 

It's over, you say, still you ask 

Why is love always the last to know 

Falling back on better days 

Trying your damndest to laugh 

You've thrown those childish dreams away 

It's over, you say, still you ask 

Why is love always the last to know 

Why is love always the last to know 

 

 

 

 

Face The Fire 

 

I hear the thunder three miles away 

The Island's leaking into the bay 

The poison is spreading 

The demon is free 

And people are running from what they can't even see 

 

(Chorus) 

Face the fire 

You can't turn away 

The risk grows greater with each passing day 

The waiting's over 

The moment has come 

To kill the fire and turn to the sun 

 

They'll take your money 

And then take your health 

To line their pockets with unequalled wealth 

These men are under the power of gold 

We won't be safe until we shut them down cold 

 

(Chorus) 

 

The people came to the capitol town 

One hundred thousand of them laid their hearts down 

They screamed in anger and broadcast their fears 

Just to have them fall on deaf ears 

 

(Chorus) 

Kill the fire and turn to the sun 

 

 

 

 

Wishing On The Moon 

 

How many eyes will you sack in sorrow 

Seeking to borrow some sight of your own 

How many lies will you have to suffer 

Until you discover there's nobody home 

How many roads will you have to wander 

How many dead end streets 

How many dreams will you finally squander 

Dodging your own defeats 

You're... 

 

(Chorus) 

...wishing on the moon tonight 

There's not a lucky star in sight 

Just wishing on the moon tonight 

 

How many doors will you have to open 

Desperately hoping each one's the last 

How many more will you close behind you 

Bitter and blind to the shadows you cast 

How many fools will you have to follow 

How many wayward winds 

How many sins will you have to swallow 

Until the truth sinks in 

That you've been... 

 

(Chorus) 

Wishing on the moon 

(Repeat First Verse once and Chorus twice) 

Wishing on the moon 

You're just, just, just wishing 

 

 

 

 

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 in 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 your 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 

(Repeat First Verse) 

 

 

 

 

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 fire 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 

I'll be in love with you 

 

(Repeat First Verse) 

I am in love with you 

 

 

 

 

Beggar's Game 

 

I saw her first in a beggar's game 

Her eyes were wild but her laugh was tame 

Those people knew her by another name 

I knew that she'd be mine 

I knew that she'd be mine 

 

She took me in on a winter's night 

The air was brittle and the moon was bright 

My heart was heavy but her touch was light 

Deep in the dance we wandered 

Deep in my heart she fell 

 

The candles glistened and the water gleamed 

She drew a bath and the windows steamed 

She looked like every woman ever dreamed 

In the heart of a lonely man 

In the heart of a lonely man 

 

She took my blindness and she led me through 

As night retreated and the daylight grew 

And with the first rays of the sun I knew 

Love had another captive 

Love had another fool 

 

(Chorus) 

The spell is broken and the chains fall free 

Finally my heart has come home to me 

It seems I've waited an eternity 

 

(Repeat First Verse) 

(Repeat Second Verse And Chorus) 

 

 

 

 

Along The Road 

 

Joy at the start

Fear in the journey 

Joy in the coming home 

A part of the heart gets lost in the learning 

Somewhere along the road 

 

Along the road your path may wander 

A pilgrim's faith may fail 

Absence makes the heart grow fonder 

Darkness obscures the trail 

 

Cursing the quest 

Courting disaster 

Measureless nights forbode 

Moments of rest 

Glimpses of laughter 

Are treasured along the road 

 

Along the road your steps may stumble 

Your thoughts may start to stray 

But through it all a heart held humble 

Levels and lights your way 

 

Joy at the start 

Fear in the journey 

Joy in the coming home 

A part of the heart gets lost in the learning 

Somewhere along the road 

Somewhere along the road 

Somewhere along the road 

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