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Leader of the Band by DAN FOGELBERG version by Regine Velasquez

An only child 
Alone and wild 
A cabinet maker’s son 
His hands were meant 
For different work 
And his heart was known to none 

He left his home 
And went his lone 
And solitary way 
And he gave to me 
A gift I know I never can repay 

A quiet man of music 
Denied a simpler fate 
He tried to be a soldier once 
But his music wouldn’t wait 
He earned his love 
Through discipline 
A thundering, velvet hand 
His gentle means of sculpting souls 
Took me years to understand 

(Chorus) 
The leader of the band is tired 
And his eyes are growing old 
But his blood runs through my instrument 
And his song is in my soul 
My life has been a poor attempt 
To imitate the man 
I’m just a living legacy 
To the leader of the band 

My brothers’ lives were different 
For they heard another call 
One went to Chicago 
And the other to St. Paul 
And I’m in Colorado 
When I’m not in some hotel 
Living out this life I’ve chose 
And come to know so well 

Music break 

I thank you for the music 
And your stories of the road 
I thank you for the freedom 
When it came my time to go 
I thank you for the kindness 
And the times when you got tough 
And, papa, I don’t think I 
Said ‘I love you’ near enough 

(Chorus) 

I really love this song right now. I just randomly heard it on my grandma’s local tv yesterday, and I loved it a lot. It’s a song dedicated to someone who is dying, but yesterday, Regine sang it for the fathers (Father’s Day). Please listen to it.

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    Para sa akong papa. :)
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    This song will always remind me of my grandpa. :,)