Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mark Heard: Heart of Hearts

A few weeks ago I featured a Mark Heard song from his final LP prior to his death. Today’s Spiritual Sunday song comes from his 1982 “Victims of the Age” LP.

The unique sound of the guitar on “Heart of Hearts” is an electric 12-string. I tried finding out what kind of 12-string electric Heard used, but was unfruitful in determining what brand instrument he employed on this recording. It’s a great song and I hope you enjoy it.



Lyrics


Tears in the city
But nobody's really surprised, you know
My heart's taking a beating
Existence is bleeding me dry, you know

But way down in my heart of hearts
Way down in my soul of souls
Way down I know that I am a fortunate man
To have known divine love

The world is in shambles
I'm just a young man but it's been getting
a little bit old to me
I'm already aching
The years have been taking
a little bit of a toll on me

But way down in my heart of hearts
Way down in my soul of souls
Way down I know that I am a fortunate man
To have known Divine love

Two in the morning
The siren is a warning that
everything is not quite alright
The city is sleeping
I'm down on my knees in the night
tonight

But way down in my heart of hearts
Way down in my soul of souls
Way down I know that I am a fortunate man
To have known Divine love

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