From the recording Never Too Late

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Whisper in the Dawn(for David Glaser)
by Neale Eckstein, Fox Run Road (ASCAP)
NE: vocals, acoustic guitar
Tom Prasada-Rao: vocals, mandolin
Craig Akin: bass

Lyrics

He looked up from his mandolin
And his face broke burst into the biggest grin
He said "Well aren’t you a sight for sore eyes, my
friend
"Hey, pull up a chair and crack us both a beer
I was about to wander but now that you’re here
And it's been too long since we just sat a while"
Every lick every note
Perfect movies in the words he wrote
Spinning tales meant to last
He lived his life in song
I can hear his mandolin whisper in the dawn
He was one of those gifted types
Played like their fingers are on fire
A triple threat maybe even more
You'd mostly see him helping others shine
But when it was his turn he took his time
And more than once he made me cry
And you could hear a pin drop when the last note died
We swapped jokes and laughs and songs
But I could tell there was something wrong
He said “Me and my girl are splitting up?”
I’d known Dave for twenty years
But that was the first time I'd seen tears
And it hit me that we never talked enough
We sing our songs for the whole world to hear
And yet we hide behind these old guitars and never show our fears