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Thread #24798   Message #1350311
Posted By: freightdawg
07-Dec-04 - 05:17 PM
Thread Name: Greatest love songs...and love generally
Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
The 14th anniversary of my father's death is approaching (next week), and I've been thinking a lot about what I think is the most beautiful love song ever written. It's not what most people typically think is a love song, but it is. It is a love song from a son to his father. This song has it all, a great story, wonderful lyrics, and a beautiful guitar accompaniment.

The song is "Leader of the Band" by Dan Fogelberg.

And, dammit, I just wish I would have taken the time to tell my father what he meant to me before he passed away.

"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've said 'I love you' near enough."

A very melancholy and sad,