The Last Nail, the last song on Dan Fogelberg’s Captured Angel album, has always been one of my favorite songs. Here is what Dan had to say about it in the liner notes for the Portrait box set.
A very cathartic song about finally letting go of my first great love. Never thought I’d use the word Pennsylvania in a song, but there you are.
I recently found an interview where Dan talks about The Last Nail and Tucson, Az (Gazette) (which I posted about a couple of days ago). I though you might enjoy hearing it so let’s listen….
Ok, that was not a good idea….it is way too sad that both Dan, and the woman Dan obsessed about all through high school/college, died way before their time! Sorry to bring everyone down.
By now you are probably saying I thought this was a “My Final Playlist” post, why would anyone want to use this song at their funeral? The answer to that question is that I don’t want to use the whole song, just this part….
I was always very taken by this part of the song and think it would be a great way to say goodbye to friends. What do you think?
Let me leave you with this live performance of The Last Nail from 1982.
Have you signed the petition to get Dan in the Rock and Roll Hall of Face? No? You know he deserves it…..so do it now!