"Icy Blue Heart" as written by and John Hiatt....
She came onto him like a slow movin' cold front
His beer was warmer than the look in her eyes
She sat on a stool, he said, "What do you want?"
She said, "Give me a love that don't freeze up inside."

He said, "I have melted some hearts in my time dear
But to sit next to you, Lord, I shiver and shake
And if I knew love, well, I don't think I'd be here
Asking myself if I've got what it takes."

To melt your icy blue heart
Should I start?
To turn what's been frozen for years
Into a river of tears

"These days we all play cool, calm and collected
Why, our lips could turn blue just shooting the breeze"
But under the frost, well, he thought he detected
A warm blush of red and a touch of her knee

He said, "Girl, you're a beauty like I've never witnessed
And I've seen the Northern Lights dance in the air
But I've felt the cold that can follow the first kiss
And there's not enough heat in the fires burning there."


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"Icy Blue Heart" as written by John Hiatt

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    General CommentNot many songs have a better opening line than this one. Clearly the song is about a wounded soul avoiding new love.

    It also features my favorite use of falsetto. See Hiatt live to get a real taste of how powerful this song can be.
    ImMooon November 11, 2012   Link

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