The Song Goes On

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Come with me to the here and now where our journey ends. See the boy mesmerized by the magic and the music. Watch as the boy now a man understands the joy in passing that light to the next generation. See him in the same place, in older shoes, as the song goes on.


THE SONG GOES ON (Trotter/Franklin)

Searching, reaching. Deeper meaning. With the weight of the world strong.
Light is drowning all around me as monotony rages on.
Where is the spark? Where’s the fire I’d found?
How will I keep from burning out?

Then the answer’s clear as this child’s eyes.
Bring the sleeping muse to life.
I’ve been standing here all along,
Different shoes, but the song goes on.
But the song goes on.

Life’s relentless, cold and endless when you can’t see where you belong
Music found me, wrapped it’s arms around me.
Now it’s my turn to pass it on
Echoes of the friendships, sages, and songs
That carried me here carry me on.

When you can’t continue, love has more to give you.
Her melody is in you. Sing it out.

Time cannot bind you. Your flaws do not define you.
The melody will guide you. Sing it out.


from The Best Ride Of Your Life, released September 23, 2015
THE SONG GOES ON (Trotter/Franklin)
Mandolin and Vocal – Dan Franklin (Live to half inch tape at Abbey Road)



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Dan Franklin Corona, California

Dan Franklin is a Los Angeles based singer/producer/songwriter/composer/multi- instrumentalist.

As a multi-instrumental performer, he’s spanned every genre, playing with everyone from Slash to Leann Rimes on every stage from Disneyland to the Grand ‘Ole Opry. In addition to playing well with others, Dan also plays in the duo ‘Dan and Leland’.
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