The Lion's Share

This song is on Dan Fogelberg's double album "The Innocent Age" released in 1981-I think I have 2 of these albums around here somewhere in my house-I know that I used to for sure-I have this CD
The Innocent Age drew its inspiration from Thomas Wolfe's major novel Of Time and the River
The Rolling Stone Album Guide deemed the album "banal and overblown"-I say "How dare they say this!!!"
Dan Fogelberg - piano, electric guitars, Prophet V synthesizer, arp string ensemble, acoustic guitars, lead and background vocals
Russ Kunkel - drums
Kenny Passarelli - bass, broken twigs
Mike Finnigan - organ
Michael Brecker - tenor saxophone
Don Henley - harmony
Cover Design Kosh
Cover Photography Dan Fogelberg and Andy Katz
Liner Photography Andy Katz
Liner Notes David Awells
Text Thomas Wolfe

Grand slam, your moment's at hand
The day holds a costly bargain
Lost lamb asking the lion's share
Homespun, a prodigal son, 
Comes begging a humble pardon
But no one rises to hear his prayer

Lone star, you've wandered so far
And long in the unfamiliar
That now you travel a map unknown
Star bright, a constant delight
To those in the dark
And still your birthright's
To shine in the night alone

Living in the shadows of the things that might have been
Torn between the blessing and the curse
You may stop the hunger but you'll never slake the thirst
For the nectar you remember but you'll never taste again

Nonesuch, your Midas' touch
Has gilded your heart and left you
So much playing the prince of clowns
Hell-bent, empty and spent
Just look what your gamble's got you
Exile far from the sacred grounds

Living in the shadows of the things that might have been
Torn between the blessing and the curse
You may stop the hunger but you'll never slake the thirst
For the nectar you remember but you'll never taste again

Grand slam, your moment's at hand
The day holds a costly bargain
Lost lamb, asking the lion's share

~~~ Dan Fogelberg ~~~