Heart Song

by Jake Morley

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lyrics

And so we turn my friends once more to matters of the heart
A word that's used so much I hardly know where to start
Yours is hungry for adventure
It's a little left of centre
I'm so very grateful for your heart

Perhaps the thing I love the most is its profound compulsion
To pump your blood around your body of its own propulsion
Moving oxygen and energy
With unfailing regularity
I'm so very grateful for your heart

So often celebrated
Maybe it's overrated
And your skin keeps out the weather
It holds you all together
And I can’t help wondering whether I'm
Equally grateful for your skin

Now you have a beautiful heart
But other organs deserve our love too

How come we never hear such songs about the lungs or liver
You’ve a fine pair of the one and an impressive example of the other
When you tell me that you love me
Or pour yourself a glass of whisky
I'm so very grateful for your lungs and your liver

And when we say heart that’s just a code for something in the brain
I want no part in that encroaching theft of word terrain
Plus did you know without the head
You could even wind up dead
I’m so very grateful for your brain

I put this to a friend
A doctor of medicine
She said without a kidney
You'd be in trouble quickly

Turns out the body is a complex machine of highly interrelated essential systems
Each composed of many unsung heroes

Now you have a beautiful heart
But other organs deserve our love too

And so my friends the time has come to recap from the start
I'm grateful for your skin
Yes grateful for your lungs and liver
Grateful for your brain
And whether you're talking love or veins
I'm still so very grateful for your heart

credits

released August 3, 2018
Written and Performed by Jake Morley
Produced and Mixed by Calum MacColl
Mastered by George Shilling

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