It's a pretty simple song, yet very powerful. It's fun to sing along with, but also very thought-provoking. It is sad, though, that the ending of the song points listeners in the direction of a life after death without a hope of heaven, a hope of eternity with God. That's what gets me through some days, to be perfectly honest with you, the hope better known and identified as "The Blessed Hope". :)
It's cool, however, to see that a group has been working for several years now to create "Part of The Plan", a Dan Fogelberg musical, which continues to be in development. I'd love for this to come to fruition, as his music would make for an incredible Broadway score with a story of the 1970's and 1980's.