Or rather, do we not build
Art itself, both
They are one.
The set opened with the wistful, and disappointment-tinged, "Caroline"...
"As time moved on she slipped away
...before the band once more launched into the musically upbeat tune with which they'd begun their show just two nights earlier, "Shoot The Moon"...
"Don't waste time
Fly within these
...and the always fantastic "murder song", "Cross That Line"...
"You know I'm
Next came that "oldie but goodie" from Brian's first album... "I Can't Be Your Savior"...a beautiful song when performed as a solo acoustic number, and (as I've previously mentioned) also one beautifully enhanced by the competent additions of Brian's consummate band of musical brothers...
"Home's a place
If I can't stay
Then I guess
After this Brian called to the stage "a great singer/songwriter, a great person...and a fun guy!" That guy, of course, being Michael McDermott, who paused momentarily to play a couple notes on Ed's piano before joining Brian at the microphone for a rollicking performance of the tune he created...and which Brian and the band have since continued to re-create, "Kung Fu Videos"...
"Ashtrays, bottles, banter and booze,
Needless to say, more Fitzpatrick-penned creations followed, including a song sure to be an integral component in Brian's next album, "Further Down The Line"...
Thought I might
...and an integral component of his last album..."Sweet Maria", which required a bit of quick instrument switching while the crowd waited in appreciative anticipation...
"Oh, sweet Maria, she knows how I need her,
After this, Brian gave the band a short break while he performed alone on the beautifully simple, and simply haunting "Valhalla"...
...before calling the boys back again for another tribute to a lost friend, one about whom those who knew him are surely all frequently "Thinking"...
"I found myself
On that misty
When I found out
...and announcing that they'd play two more songs, and then be "out of here". Brian offered the first of these, the new -- and incredibly energetic -- "Madonna In Rags" to his lovely girlfriend, Melissa...
...before indeed concluding with, not a ride into the sunset, but rather, a journey to the "North Woods"...
"As I wander amongst the weak, weary and the tough,
And, as always, for the crowd the musical journey of this entire evening had been an exciting and profitable one...one I'm sure all present look forward to continuing at the next Brian Fitzpatrick show!
On which note I once more conclude with...
...much thanks to Bri and band!
And, of course...
See you next time!