"Harden My Heart" as written by and Marvin Ross....
Cryin' on the corner, waitin' in the rain
I swear I'll never, ever wait again
You gave me your word but words for you are lies

Darlin' in my wildest dreams, I never thought I'd go
But it's time to let you know, oh

I'm gonna harden my heart
I'm gonna swallow my tears
I'm gonna turn and leave you here

All of my life I've been waitin' in the rain
I've been waiting for a feeling that never, ever came
It feels so close, but always disappears

Darlin', in your wildest dreams, you never had a clue
But it's time you got the news

I'm gonna harden my heart
I'm gonna swallow my tears
I'm gonna turn and leave you here

I'm gonna harden my heart
I'm gonna swallow my tears
I'm gonna harden my heart
I'm gonna swallow my tears
Harden my heart, harden my heart
swallow my tears
I'm gonna harden my heart


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"Harden My Heart" as written by Marvin Webster Ross Marvin Ross

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    General CommentI like this song.. but the reality of it is.. no matter what, hardening your heart.. swallowing your tears.. much easier said than done. Much.

    If I ever do.. turn and leave you there..
    follow me..
    Intagon April 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentall of my life, I've never felt so close to one tune as I have this one. It was in 85 and well you know/ she said he said,and the rain came down!!!
    onnieon February 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentVery pretty, powerful song with a nice tempo, anguished singing and sax touches. A one-hit wonder for sure. The meaning does not really need any more explanation.
    stoolhardyon March 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti first heard it playing Grand Theft Auto (vice city) and I love it!
    vampire_angelon February 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI heard that song many times. At age 58 my kids are all grown with kids of their own & I don't get to see any of them much so decided to try & help troubled youth & take in borders that may need some help & guidance. This last border is pushing the limit. He begged to come back 2 times & I let him. He promised to go to "AA" & narcotic help as well. Then said he only used to go for food & coffee. My family is like why do you still take this? After being extremely high, cussing me & setting fire to my kitchen yesterday I feel now this song fits me. Harden my heart but yes it is easier said than done. He'll straighten up, say he's sorry & does not remember what he said or did then try to do something like fix something on my list, say he's gonna go put in for a job, usually does not get one because of his criminal past and if he does he messes it up being "messed up". Oh how I wish this was easy. There should be a song telling you how to do this. Cops told me last night to please evict him. They are tired of coming out here......sigh.....you try to help people but guess some you have to say...."I can't".
    sosoftail1998on May 12, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI heard that song many times. At age 58 my kids are all grown with kids of their own & I don't get to see any of them much so decided to try & help troubled youth & take in borders that may need some help & guidance. This last border is pushing the limit. He begged to come back 2 times & I let him. He promised to go to "AA" & narcotic help as well. Then said he only used to go for food & coffee. My family is like why do you still take this? After being extremely high, cussing me & setting fire to my kitchen yesterday I feel now this song fits me. Harden my heart but yes it is easier said than done. He'll straighten up, say he's sorry & does not remember what he said or did then try to do something like fix something on my list, say he's gonna go put in for a job, usually does not get one because of his criminal past and if he does he messes it up being "messed up". Oh how I wish this was easy. There should be a song telling you how to do this. Cops told me last night to please evict him. They are tired of coming out here......sigh.....you try to help people but guess some you have to say...."I can't".
    sosoftail1998on May 12, 2016   Link

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