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Leader Of The Band/Washington Post March

Lyrics

An only child
Alone and wild
A cabinet maker's son
His hands were meant
full lyrics
An only child
Alone and wild
A cabinet maker's son
His hands were meant
full lyrics

Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
country influences
folk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic sonority
intricate melodic phrasing
a busy horn section
melodic horn lines
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a smooth male lead vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
narrative lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

Christi Bloomfield likes to play with the piano
There are no words, only tears.
This man is great storyteller what a great loss cancer is awful
My older brother who I have looked up to all my life! Turned me on to this when I was young! Thanks for all you have done bro! Especially serving for our freedom! God Bless you Ken! Even though you are retired Sgt. now! I am still very proud of you, and so would Mom & Dad, though they aren't with us physically. For all you have done for our family! my Leader of the band and of Family! You are a guardian Angel, and protector of our Family! You have went above and beyond! Love you! Your sis! Sue!
mlstax
If you are not touched by this song I feel sorry for you, for you have no heart.
miacale
Fallen Anjel: What you say below is SO TRUE.
Like ! Like ! Like!
Happy Birthday!
My favorite song and memories go with this song
My government teacher in high school loved this song. He was also very helpful in booking some of the first shows I played in and that was when it all began for me, and I am thankful for all the help in making music a possibility for me.
We can never appreciate this type of music until we are much older,
Slow dance...8th grade...
beeeuutifill l l l l l . . .
I remember my best Frend and buddy, Sammy Nombrado.
So beautiful and poignant. Tell your family you love them, always.
just lost my brother and this song made me cry again : (
Such a loving tribute
One of the best songs of all time.
Thanks father..abba . . j e s u s . . . n e v e r knew love until you instructed me so gently... Thanks father for dieing for me what an awesome love pappa.....
this guy left to soon
I miss you pop. You were the leader of our band
As "an only child, alone and wild" I've always felt a special connection to this song. Had not realized this artist had died...what a legacy!
debra8593
Great song!!!
adel.pearl
My Dad's not a musician, but really appreciates music. I'm thinking of my Dad while I listen to this.
He was a great singer and story teller
ltrimboli
Saw him sing this right after his Dad passed...it was an acoustic concert in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Its a concert experience I will never forget
This guy was amazing. Enough said.
tjrebecca
fantastic song for his dad..glad he shared it with the world
t_heath
Nyberg, this song is for you brother, never met a guy that was so into Fogelberg as you are....God bless you!!!!
How was Leader of the Band written about?
70's music is simplistical l y beautiful
I never hear this song without thinking of my college band director whose "blood runs through my instrument" and whose "song is in my soul."
This is one of the most beautiful songs ever written....
i love this song and other god bless his soul ripdan fogelberg
When I hear this song I think about my own life and the life of my brothers and my father. Its amazing to me that a song can touch you, really touch you, the way this song touches me. My father is the leader of my band. I have two brothers and we all landed in different places doing differet things. My business took me around the world, living out of hotels for twelve years. I am a legacy to the leader of my band!
Definitely one of those songs that makes me tear up :)
luv2fish1
Brings back fond memories of my tour in Alaska with the U.S. Air Force in the mid-eighties . I always loved it when this song played on the radio and couldn't hear it often enough. One of my all time favorite melodies. Wonderful, wonderful song.
behrich
Having had the "Leader of the Band" as a band director, every word is correct in the song. Thanks for the memories.
kseibert7
This song makes me cry

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