Song of the Day, April 23: Give Me Some Time by Dan Fogelberg

FogelbergNetherTimeToday’s song is Give Me Some Time from Dan Fogelberg’s fine fourth album Nether Lands. After exploring roots rock, country-tinged pop, and folky songs, his personal style really coalesced with this offering. It’s a smart song cycle that blends all those roots with a lush orchestration and a solid lyrical sense. The disc works as a cohesive suite of songs about love, with each track standing on its own as an example of the best of 70s singer-songwriter material.

Give Me Some Time is a standout, a lovely song about being once burned by love. Fogelberg is in fine voice, using his higher register to emphasize the fragility of the narrator. He wants to trust again, but needs some space to be sure that this time the trust will be better placed. Breezy but energetic, it’s a lovely song with smart arrangements that emphasizes the emotion without overwhelming.

Enjoy this delightful song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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