12/16/07

Good Night, Old Lang Syne

News of Dan Fogelberg's death at age 56 saddened me this evening. His songs are twined with my childhood, creating a strong affinity between his music and my dad. "Leader of the Band" can still make me cry. And I don't like the idea of death anywhere close to my family, not even the musicians who mean a great deal to us, and especially when he was only two years older than my folks.

She said she'd married her an architect
Who kept her warm and safe and dry.
She would have liked to say she loved the man,
But she didn't like to lie.
"
Same Old Lang Syne" by Dan Fogelberg

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