Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day Songs, part 4: Leader Of The Band

Fatherhood is captured in song and in movies as well as any topic that's ever been written about. In the days leading up to Father's Day, I'm highlighting five meaningful songs about the impact of fatherhood. Some will come from the viewpoints of the dad, some from the child,and some from both.

As everyone from Donald Miller to John Eldredge has pointed out in recent years, telling a great story is the best thing a person can do, and many great stories are told in 4-minute snippets.

Today's song, "Leader of the Band", by Dan Fogleberg, is an autobiographical masterpiece. In it, the genuineness is indisputable. In less capable hands, this could have been a real stinker, but it turned out to be a gem.


These 5 songs are posted in no particular order. This is the fourth of five posts.
See the previous installments in the series here:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 5

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