Thursday, April 17, 2008

RIP Danny Federici

It takes a lot lately me to feel the need to blog. Before I get into the bulk of this post I just want to thank the fam for a great day on Wednesday. It was beautiful out and awesome to get to share Boston with them, even for a short time.

No on to the sad news. Danny 'Phantom' Federici the organist and accordian player of the E Street Band lost his battle with cancer today. I'm deeply saddened by the death of a man I never had the opportunity to know or meet or hear live. I know that I will never have the opportunity to see the real E Street Band with the loss of our friend Danny.

For Danny :
They built the Titanic to be one of a kind,
but many ships have ruled the seas
They built the Eiffel tower to stand alone,
but they could build another, if they pleased
The Taj Mahal, the pyramids of Egypt are unique, I suppose,
but when the built you brother, they broke the mold

The world is filled with many wonders
under the passing sun
But sometimes something comes along
and you know, it's for sure the only one
The Mona Lisa, the David, the Sistine Chapel,
Jesus, Mary and Joe
and when they built you brother, they broke the mold

When they built you brother
they turned this dust to gold
When they built you brother
they broke the mold

They say you can't take it with you
but I think that they're wrong
All I know's I woke up this morning
and something big was gone
Gone in to that dark ether
Where you're still young n' hard and cold
Just like when they built you brother
and broke the mold

Now your death is upon us
And we'll return your ashes to the Earth
And I know you'll take comfort in knowin'
You've been roundly blessed and cursed
But love is a power
Greater than death
Just like the songs and stories told
And when she built you brother
She broke the mold

A bad attitude is a power stronger than death
Alive n' burnin' or stone cold
And when they built you brother ...

1 comment:

Deanie said...

No, thank you for a wonderful day! It was so nice to see where you live, eat, breathe.....

You are truly the best tour guide I know. I'm only sorry that it took us so long to get there!

Miss you already!