"Oh My Heart" as written by and Peter Lawrence/mills Buck....
The kids have a new take
A new take on faith
Pick up the pieces
Get carried away

I came home to a city half-erased
I came home to face
What we faced
This place needs me here to start
This place is the beat of my heart

Oh my heart
Oh my heart
(Oh my heart)

Oh my heart
Oh my heart
(Oh my heart)

The storm didn't kill me
The government changed
Hear the answer and call, hear this song re-arranged
Hear the trees, the ghosts and the buildings sing
With the wisdom to reconcile this thing

It's sweet
And it's sad
And it's true
How it doesn't look bitter on you

Oh my heart
Oh my heart
(Oh my heart)

Oh my heart
Oh my heart
(Oh my heart)

Mother and father
I stand beside you
The good of this world might help see me through
This place needs me here to start
This place is the beat of my heart

Oh my heart
Oh my heart
(Oh my heart)

Oh my heart
Oh my heart
(Oh my heart)

Oh my heart
Oh my heart
(Oh my heart)

Oh my heart
Oh my heart
(Oh my heart)


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"Oh My Heart" as written by Michael Stipe Michael Mills

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    Song MeaningThis song is a follow-up to "Houston" from the "Accelerate" album and charts the return of that song's protagonist to New Orleans after the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina to help with rebuilding.

    The line "the storm didn't kill me, the government changed" is a re-writing, and the most obvious link to "Houston" which started with the lyric "if the storm doesn't kill me, the government will."
    CollapseIntoNowon January 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEvery time I hear this song, my eyes water up. You can just hear the emotion in the song. Just beautiful.
    lyricsaspoetryon August 16, 2011   Link

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