Across the street the river runs
Down in the gutter life is slipping away
Let me still exist in another place
Running down under cover
Of a helicopter blade

The flames are getting higher
In effigy
Burning down the bridges of my memory
Love may still alive
Somewhere someday
Where they're downing only deer
A hundred steel towns away

Oh, rhythm of my heart
Is beating like a drum
With the words I love you
Rolling off my tongue
No never will I roam
For I know my place is home
Where the ocean meets the sky
I'll be sailing

Photographs and kerosene
Light up my darkness
Light it up
Light it up
I can still feel the touch
Of your thin blue jeans
Running down the alley
I've got my eyes all over you, baby
Oh, baby

Oh, the rhythm of my heart
Is beating like a drum
With the words I love you
Rolling off my tongue
No never will I roam
For I know my place is home
Where the ocean meets the sky
I'll be sailing

Oh, yeah

Oh, I've got lightning in my veins
Shifting like the handle
Of a slot machine
Love may still exist
In another place
I'm just yanking back the handle
No expression on my face

Oh, the rhythm of my heart
Is beating like a drum
With the words I love you
Rolling off my tongue
No never will I roam
For I know my place is home
Where the ocean meets the sky
I'll be sailing

Oh, the rhythm of my heart
Is beating like a drum
With the words I love you
Rolling off my tongue
No never will I roam
For I know my place is home
Where the ocean meets the sky
I'll be sailing

The rhythm of my heart
Is beating like a drum
With the words I love you rolling off my tongue
No never will I roam
For I know my place is home
Where the ocean meets the sky
I'll be sailing



Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

"Rhythm of My Heart" as written by Marc Jordan, John Joseph Capek

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

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    General Comment:I heard this song when I came back from Desert Storm in '91. I was 23 and had gotten married to a 19 yr old girl 6 months before I left. For me he is a soldier sent off to war (most likely Vietnam) who is thinking of his young love back home. He is in the middle of chaos and only fate will determine if he makes it home or not and he tries not to allow himself to feel anything rather than feel love, fear, etc. Thus he 'pulls down the handle of the slot machine with no expression on his face" hoping he will not be killed and make it to the shore where he will get on the ship that will carry him back to his loved one waiting for him in her thin blue jeans in his hometown steel town. Extremely powerful song for people who have been sent off to war leaving loved ones behind.
    Penpointon July 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Catchy, give him that!! This is 3 years since the lyrics were submitted!!

    This is young HAPPY love, it's kinda movie moment, and it makes you involved!!! You need music like that at some point!
    LevRyanon January 24, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:im confused...he will never roam but where the ocean meets the sky I'll be sailing?
    unoriginalname16on April 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I want to marry Rod the Bod Stewart.
    Jillian04on June 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i heard the song was dedicated to his father... great song
    absent124on September 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:its not a very confusing song to get...on Australian television he admits that the song has a deeper, darker meaning and that the persona in the song indeed kills himself...THATS his plan..check the videoclip...and think deeper all you people who believe its a typical song about 'moving on'...that is all
    general_boobooon September 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Used at the end of the film 'Loch Ness' when Ted Danson pastes Joely Richardson in his car.
    alfiebabyon March 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning:I think Penpoint has the right interpretation; it is a beautiful song for a soldier overseas "where the ocean meets the sky." And look at how apropos the other imagery is: "running undercover of a helicopter blade" = self-evident / "love may still be alive ... where their downing only deer" = not much love in war where you are shooting people not just deer hunting / "photographs and kerosene light up my darkness" = a soldier looking at pictures under the light of a kerosene lamp. Okay, you get the point. And here is a video of a live performance by the man himself where he dedicates this song to the soldiers: youtube.com/…
    sjkckon February 03, 2012   Link

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