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A man is afraid to tell a woman how he feels, for fear of losing her as a friend. Influences: Ronnie Milsap, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne


Words and Music by D. R. Commander
Copyright ©2007 Twelve-Foot Hedgehog Music (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved.

Staring out into this midnight summer sky
The stars reflecting like a mirror in her eyes
I wonder if I can find her heart
We were drawn together but worlds apart
She don't know what's going on
She can't see the sunlight for the dawn

While the fire dies and the night starts growing old
While the embers dance and my coffee's getting cold
She tries to hide behind her pain
Like a silver cloud in the pouring rain
She gives me a reason to come home,
To stay up waiting by the phone

Jennifer, don't let my heart break one more time
Jennifer, don't leave me hanging on your line
Tell me what's on your mind
Don't say you're the losing kind
Whisper your sweetest dreams to me

I see an eagle soaring above that red rock hill
He reminds me of the way I used to feel
On our lone mountains there we stood,
Both of us waiting for something good
Why does love have to be that hard?
Why does her heart have to be so far?





from Seven Cities, released April 17, 2013
D. R. Commander (piano, keyboards, electronic drums/percussion, vocals)
Aaron Goldfarb (guitars)
G. Pat Harris (upright bass)
Andrea Whaley (backing vocals)

Recorded by D. R. Commander at Spare Oom Studio, Austin, Texas
Backing vocals recorded at The Zone Recording Studio, Dripping Springs, Texas (engineer: Mike Morgan)
Produced by D. R. Commander
Mixed by Pat Manske at The Zone Recording Studio, Dripping Springs, Texas
Mastered by Nick Landis at Terra Nova Digital Audio, Inc., Austin, Texas




D. R. Commander Austin, Texas

A self-taught pianist, D. R. Commander's approach to the instrument is somewhat non-traditional and is influenced as much by Earl Scruggs and Mark Knopfler as by Bruce Hornsby and Jackson Browne. His songs paint pictures of far-off, beautiful places inhabited by people who are different on the surface but whose lives intertwine in the same universal quest. ... more

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