Promises Made

This song is on Dan Fogelberg's "Nether Lands" album released May 1977-This was the 2nd album of his that I bought-I have this CD
I have shown you all pictures of me wearing a "Nether Lands" hat and shirt
On Friday November 4,1977 I saw Dan Fogelberg and his band perform this song in concert on the "Nether Lands" tour at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona
I was home on leave from the Navy-5 days prior to this I was in San Diego, California where I had just completed 8 weeks of basic training
I was a Sonar Technician when I was in the Navy-1977-1980
The album title is a play on Nederland, Colorado, the location of one of the studios used to record the album
Dan Fogelberg íV vocals, electric and acoustic pianos, ARP synthesizer, electric and acoustic guitars
Al Perkins íV dobro, pedal steel guitar
John Stronach íV maracas and tambourine
Produced by Dan Fogelberg and Norbert Putnam
Engineer íV John Stronach
Mix-down Engineer íV Marty Lewis
Assistant Engineers íV Jeff Guercio, Mark Guercio, John Henning, Marty Lewis, Bruce Hensal and Gary Landinsky
Recorded at:
Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado
Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, California
Quadrafonic Sound Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Record Plant, Sausalito, California
North Star Studios, Boulder, Colorado
Mastered by Glenn Meadows at Masterfonics, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee
Photography by Andy Katz, Boulder, Colorado
Design by John Kosh
Interior painting by Dan Fogelberg


Promises made and promises broken
Measures of our demise
Secrets of souls that rarely get spoken
Pleasure's a thin disguise

Dozens of ways and dozens of reasons
Shielding our hearts from pain
Riddles of romance
That distance may yet explain

Certain of nothing
So fearful of love
Nobody seems to show you enough
Over and over the scenes are replayed
And once again those promises made

Feeling forsaken, broken in two
How did this ever happen to you
Taken for granted, bruised and betrayed
Lonely survivors these promises made

Dozens of ways and dozens of reasons
Shielding our hearts from pain
Riddles of romance
That distance may yet explain

Certain of nothing
You're so damn fearful of love
Nobody seems to show you enough
Over and over the scenes are replayed
And once again those promises made
Those promises made

~~~ Dan Fogelberg ~~~

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