Same Old Lang Syne – Dan Fogelberg (1981) HQ Audio Remaster HD Video

Same Old Lang Syne – Dan Fogelberg (1981) HQ Audio Remaster HD Video

“Same Old Lang Syne” was released on Dan Fogelberg’s seventh studio album, The Innocent Age, in the summer of 1981.

I had a few contenders for my 300th video as I wanted to make something kinda special….first I had planned one epic and when that one stalled….another epic, and when that one frustrated me, I thought I’d just do something really nice for maybe what is possibly my favorite song of all time (well tied with maybe 4 or 5 others? LOL!)….and when that one didn’t quite make it on time, I thought maybe I’d do something for the 2015 New Year which would be nice timing.

So after my 1st #300 sank into the swamp, and my 2nd #300 sank into the swamp, and my 3rd #300 burned down, fell over and then sank into the swamp…I made this video…and here it is my 4th #300! LOL!

Hope you enjoy and I wish all a HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE and a prosperous, healthy and happy 2015!

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS CHECKED OUT THE VIDEOS AND ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO WERE KIND ENOUGH TO OFFER THEIR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT!!!!!

As usual, HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art contributed to this new art….THANK YOU!!!!!

FROM WIKI: It was also one of his most successful albums; three of his four Top 10 singles on the Billboard pop chart (“Hard to Say” (#7), “Same Old Lang Syne” (#9), and “Leader of the Band” (#9)) were from this album, as well as another Top 20 single in “Run for the Roses” (#18). All four also reached the Top 10 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart, with “Leader of the Band” reaching Number 1 on that chart. “The Innocent Age” drew its inspiration from Thomas Wolfe’s major novel “Of Time and the River.” Fogelberg captured on this album Wolfe’s protagonist’s search for meaning, for self, and the inexorable passage of time.

[Lyrics]

Met my old lover in the grocery store
The snow was falling, Christmas Eve
I stole behind her in the frozen foods
And I touched her on the sleeve

She didn’t recognize the face at first
But then her eyes flew open wide
She went to hug me and she spilled her purse
And we laughed until we cried

We took her groceries to the checkout stand
The food was totaled up and bagged
We stood there lost in our embarrassment
As the conversation dragged

We went to have ourselves a drink or two
But couldn’t find an open bar
We bought a six-pack at the liquor store
And we drank it in her car

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to now
And tried to reach beyond the emptiness
But neither one knew how

She said she’d married her an architect
Who kept her warm and safe and dry
She would have liked to say she loved the man
But she didn’t like to lie

I said the years had been a friend to her
And that her eyes were still as blue
But in those eyes I wasn’t sure
If I saw doubt or gratitude

She said she saw me in the record stores
And that I must be doing well
I said the audience was heavenly
But the traveling was hell

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to now
And tried to reach beyond the emptiness
But neither one knew how

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to time
Reliving in our eloquence
Another ‘Auld Lang Syne’

The beer was empty and our tongues were tired
And running out of things to say
She gave a kiss to me as I got out
And I watched her drive away

Just for a moment I was back at school
And felt that old familiar pain
And as I turned to make my way back home
The snow turned into rain

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