In 2007, Danny Schmidt wrote a beautiful song called "Company of Friends" that fit so well with the feeling of Fischer Fest, that we've adopted it as our anthem theme song. We sing this song together on Sunday at the end of each festival. Many thanks to Danny for letting us sing and share his song.
COMPANY OF FRIENDS
When I die let them judge me by my company of friends Let them know me as the footprints that I left upon the sand Let them laugh for all the laughter Let them cry for laughter’s end But when I die, let them judge me by my company of friends
When I die let them toast to all the things that I believe Let them raise a glass to consciousness Not spill a drop for grief Let the bubbles rise at midnight Let their tongues get light as thieves And when I die, let them toast to all the things that I believe I believe in restless hunger I believe in red balloons I believe in private thunder In the end I do believe
I believe in inspiration I believe in lightning bugs I believe in slow creation In the end I do believe
I believe in ink on paper I believe in lips on ears I believe what's shared is savored In the end I do believe
I believe in work on Sundays I believe in raising barns I believe in wasting Mondays In the end I do believe
I believe in intuition I believe in being wrong I believe in contradiction In the end I do believe I believe in living smitten I believe all hearts will mend I believe our book is written By our company of friends
We are a 501C3 Non-Profit organization and our mission statement is quite simple: To continue the tradition of American Roots Music in Fischer, Texas as a community by supporting the artists and funding education in the arts.