DAN FOGELBERG


Leader Of The Band Lyrics

An only child alone and wild
A cabinet maker's son
His hands were meant for different work
And his heart was known to none
He left his home and went his lone
And solitary way
And he gave to me
A gift I know I never can repay

A quiet man of music
Denied a simpler fate
He tried to be a soldier once
But his music wouldn't wait
He earned his love through discipline
A thundering, velvet hand
His gentle means of sculpting souls
Took me years to understand

The leader of the band is tired
And his eyes are growing old
But his blood runs through my instrument
And his song is in my soul
My life has been a poor attempt
To imitate the man
I'm just a living legacy
To the leader of the band

My brothers' lives were different
For they heard another call
One went to Chicago
And the other to St. Paul
And I'm in Colorado
When I'm not in some hotel
Living out this life I've chose
And come to know so well

I thank you for the music
And your stories of the road
I thank you for the freedom
When it came my time to go
I thank you for the kindness
And the times when you got tough
And, papa, I don't think
I said, "I love you" near enough

The leader of the band is tired
And his eyes are growing old
But his blood runs through my instrument
And his song is in my soul
My life has been a poor attempt
To imitate the man
I'm just a living legacy
To the leader of the band
I am the living legacy
To the leader of the band

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Meaning to "Leader Of The Band" song text (5 meanings)
jessa 03/13/12,21:30
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I can't explained my feelings everytime i heard this song it makes me so emotional.I don't know it is very a wonderful song.
jr 02/08/12,21:16
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i've heard this song a lot of times already and everytime i hear it, it makes me stop everything im doing...and to think i just knew the title this year..this is just beautiful..from phil.
mmagco 12/11/11,02:25
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I just listened to the version of Regine Velasquez in youtube of this song and it brought me to tears! I was a mess actually! Hahaha!I love not only the melody of the song but also the lyrics!
frankalin 06/21/11,21:55
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i grow listen this song it touch my heart when i 1st listen and it still touches my heart when i listen to it now!from singapore
Natalee 04/13/11,14:49
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If your going to make fun of the song then like get a life because this is o beautiful song you all you would probably rather listen to is head banging music so like grow up.
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