Soft Lullabies: Where Do They Go When Their Melody Dies?

This song was written by Dan Fogelberg especially to sing as a duet with Emmylou Harris. And who wouldn’t write a song if it meant singing in a duo with Emmylou?

Silent sea tell this to me
Where are the children
That we used to be?

That picture shows
Where nobody goes
And only the heart can see

Starry skies, soft lullabies
Where do they go when their melody dies?
To a day, far, far away
That only the heart may know

Friends we knew follow us through
All of the days of our lives
Love we shared waits for us there
Where our wishes forever reside

Falling tears, memories’ mirrors
Where are summers
Oh, where are the years?

Carried far
To a wandering star
That only the heart may know

Friends we knew follow us through
All of the days of our lives
Love we shared waits for us there
Where our wishes forever reside

Starry skies, soft lullabies
Where do they go when their melody die?
To a day far, far away
That only the heart may know
That only the heart may know

Lyrics Source

Dan Fogelberg died of cancer in 2007, but ten years after his death a live album from a recording of his Carnegie Hall performance peaked on the Billboard album chart — the first of his albums to chart on the Billboard top 200.

Fogelberg’s song “Go Down Easy” is the one I posted a video of in 2007 at the time of his death. Before he got sick, Fogelberg lived on his working ranch in Pagosa Springs, a lovely part of Colorado’s southern high country. Once that country is in your blood, it is hard to leave it, as it can be hard to leave a lover just about any time of the year.

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