Loose Ends

This song is on Dan Fogelberg's album "Nether Lands" released May 1977-This is the 2nd of Dan's albums I bought-I now have this CD
I have shown you a picture of me wearing a "Nether Lands" shirt and hat
On Friday November 4,1977 I saw Dan Fogelberg and his band in concert on the "Nether Lands" tour at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona and they played this song
The album title is a play on Nederland, Colorado, the location of one of the studios used to record the album
Dan Fogelberg vocals, electric and acoustic pianos, ARP synthesizer, electric and acoustic guitars, pipe organ
Al Perkins dobro, pedal steel guitar
Don Henley harmony vocals
J.D. Souther harmony vocals
Joe Vitale drums
Joe Walsh rhythm electric guitar
Produced by Dan Fogelberg and Norbert Putnam
Photography by Andy Katz, Boulder, Colorado
Design by John Kosh
Interior painting by Dan Fogelberg

Climbing a mountain in darkness
Stranded alone on the ledge
Every attempt that I make to hold on
Pushes me nearer the edge

Sensing the changes impending
My thoughts are diffused by despair
I feel like I'm swimming straight up underwater
Desperately racing for air
I'm racing for air

And the chords struck at birth grow more distant
Yet, we strike them again and again
And we plead and we pray for a glimmer of day
As the night folds its wings and descends
Exposing the loose ends

Surrounding myself with possessions
I surely have more than I need
I don't know if this is justice hard earned
Or simply a matter of greed
A matter of greed

And the chords struck at birth grow more distant
Yet, we strike them again and again
And we plead and we pray for a glimmer of day
As the night folds its wings and descends
Exposing the loose ends

~~~ Dan Fogelberg ~~~

Sinks Canyon Wyoming
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