The Language Of Love

This song is on Dan Fogelberg's album "Windows And Walls" released in 1984-I have this CD
It is also on his "Live: Greetings from the West" VHS Tape, DVD and CD-I used to have the VHS Tape and now I have the CD

In 1992 I saw Dan Fogelberg and the band sing this song on the "Greetings From The West Tour" at the Desert Sky Pavilion (Now it is The Talking Stick Resort Amphitheater) in Phoenix, Arizona

These are the list of performers on the "Windows And Walls" album/CD for this song
Dan Fogelberg lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, electric lead guitar, rhythm guitar, percussion
Michael Hanna acoustic piano, organ
Kenny Passarelli bass
Joe Vitale drums
Joe Lala cowbell, tambourine
Timothy B. Schmit harmony vocals
Design Kosh and Ron Larson
Cover Photography Marc Allen

These are the list of performers on the "Live: Greetings from the West" VHS Tape, DVD and CD
Dan Fogelberg lead vocals, keyboards, guitars
Vince Melamed keyboards, backing vocals
Robert McEntee keyboards, guitars, backing vocals
Louis Cortelezzi keyboards, percussion, flute, saxophone, woodwinds
Jim Photoglo bass, backing vocals
Mike Botts drums, percussion
Tim Weisberg flute

Dan Fogelberg was married to his first wife Maggie from 1982-1985 so this song is about her
This is a picture of Dan and Maggie


She says no when she means yes
And what she wants you know that I can't guess
When we want more you know we ask for less
Such is the language of love

I say leave when I mean stay
But she don't see and so she moves away
What we really want you know we rarely say
Such is the language of love

It's tooth for tooth and eye for eye
We hide our hearts and then we won't say why
It's truth for truth and lie for lie
Such is the language of love

One cries foul and will not speak
The other claims a little victory
And all the time you know we fail to see
This is the language of love

When a love begins to wander no one ever knows
But we feel it deep inside us
Long before it shows
Long before it shows

We hem and haw, we balk and bluff
Our words don't ever seem to say enough
But a simple smile and tender touch
Speaks the true language of love

When a love begins to wander no one ever knows
But we feel it deep inside us
Long before it shows
Long before it shows


She says no when she means yes
And what she wants you know that I can't guess
When we want more you know we ask for less
Such is the language of love
Such is the language of love

~~~ Dan Fogelberg ~~~