Souvenirs

(RIAA Certified - Double Platinum)

 

Released October 1974 by Epic Records. All compositions by Dan Fogelberg (© 1974/Hickory Grove Music-ASCAP)

 

 

Part Of the Plan

Illinois

Changing Horses

Better Change

Souvenirs

The Long Way

As The Raven Flies

Song From Half Mountain

Morning Sky

(Someone's Been) Telling You Stories

There's A Place In The World For A Gambler

 
Credits

 

Part Of the Plan

Dan Fogelberg - acoustic and electric guitars, piano, organ, vocals

Joe Walsh - acoustic and electric 12-string guitars

Russ Kunkel - drums

Kenny Passarelli - bass

Joe Lala - timbales, congas

Graham Nash- harmony vocals

 

Illinois

Dan Fogelberg - acoustic and electric guitars, vibes, vocals

Joe Walsh - acoustic 12 string guitar

Al Perkins - pedal steel

Russ Kunkel - drums

Kenny Passarelli - bass

 

Changing Horses

Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, vocals

Joe Walsh - acoustic 12 string guitar, electric 6 string guitars

Russ Kunkel - drums, congas, percussion

Kenny Passarelli - bass

 

Better Change

Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, vocals

Joe Walsh - acoustic 12 string guitar, electric guitar

Don Henley - drums, harmony vocals

Kenny Passarelli - bass

Al Perkins - pedal steel

Joe Lala - tambourines

 

Souvenirs

Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, piano, vocals

Joe Walsh - Arp bass

Jimmy Haskell - accordian

String Quartet arranged by Jimmy Haskell

 

The Long Way

Dan Fogelberg - piano, organ, vocals

Joe Walsh - electric slide guitars, background vocals

Russ Kunkel - drums

Brian Garofalo - bass

Graham Nash- harmony vocals

Strings Arranged by Paul Harris

 

As The Raven Flies

Dan Fogelberg - acoustic and electric rhythm guitars, electric lead guitar (right side), piano, organ, vocals

Joe Walsh - electric slide and lead guitars (left side)

Russ Kunkel - drums

Paul Harris - piano

Kenny Passarelli - bass

 

Song From Half Mountain

Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, piano, percussion, Moog, vocals

 

Morning Sky

Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, vocals

Joe Walsh - electric guitars

Paul Harris - piano

Al Perkins - banjo

Russ Kunkel - drums

Brian Garofalo - bass

 

(Someone's Been) Telling You Stories

Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, organ, vocals

Joe Walsh - electric guitars, background vocals

Brian Garofalo - bass

Russ Kunkel - drums

Paul Harris - piano

Glenn Frey - background vocals

Don Henley - background vocals

 

There's A Place In The World For A Gambler

Dan Fogelberg - acoustic guitars, piano, Moog, zither, vocals

Joe Walsh - electric guitar

Gerry Beckley - acoustic guitar

Russ Kunkel - drums

Kenny Passarelli - bass, SousaphoneProduced by Joe Walsh for Full Moon Productions

Certified - Double Platinum

Recorded at - Record Plant Studios and Elektra Studio, Los Angeles

 

Produced by Joe Walsh for Full Moon Productions

Recorded at - Record Plant Studios and Elektra Studio, Los Angeles 

 

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 

One day we'll all understand 

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 -- 

And it says to you... 

 

(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 

 

Tennessee 1973

 

 

 

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 

Illinois, 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, Illinois 

Illinois--I'm your boy 

 

California 1971

 

 

 

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 

Oh gets you old...gets you old... gets you old...gets you old 

 

Illinois 1972

 

 

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 

 

(Chorus) 

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 

 

Well there's an angel on your shoulders 

And a devil at your feet 

And that door you see before you 

Could be poison tasting sweet 

 

(Chorus) 

 

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 

 

(Chorus) 

You gotta tear them down...tear them down 

You better tear them down...tear them down 

 

Tennessee 1972

 

 

 

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 

 

(Chorus) 

 

And down in the canyon the smoke starts to rise 

It rides on the wind 'til it reaches your eyes 

When faced with the past the strongest man cries...cries 

 

(Repeat Chorus) 

 

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 

 

California 1971

 

 

 

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 

 

(Chorus) 

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 

 

(Chorus) 

 

So, goodbye 

At least we 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 

Whoa-Whoa, I'll never know 

 

Illinois 1971

 

 

 

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 

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 

 

California 1972

 

 

 

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 

 

Colorado 1971 

 

 

 

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 

 

Ooh, 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 

 

Ooh, 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 

Ooh, 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 

 

Ooh, 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 

 

Ooh, 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 

 

 

 

 

(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 

 

(Chorus) 

Someone's been telling you stories (someone's been telling) 

Someone's been telling you stories (someone's been telling you) 

Someone's been telling you stories (someone's been telling you lies) 

And they just ain't true 

They just ain't true 

No, they just ain't true 

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 

 

(Chorus) 

 

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 gone solo again 

He's just using you just to sell out a show 

 

Someone's been telling you stories (someone's been telling) 

Someone's been telling you stories (someone's been telling you) 

Someone's been telling you stories (someone's been telling you lies) 

And they just ain't true 

They just ain't true 

Oh no, they just ain't true 

They just ain't true 

 

California 1973-74

 

 

 

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 it shine...oh, let it shine 

Let it shine...oh, let it shine 

Let it shine...oh, let it shine 

Let it shine 

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