"This heart of mine" as written by and Pain Of Salvation Daniel Gildenloew....
I lie awake watching your shoulders
Move so softly as you breathe
With every breathe you're growing older
But that is fine if you're with me

I pledge to wake you with a smile
I pledge to hold you when you cry
I pledge to love you till I die
Till I die

The rays of dawn plays on your eyelids
A sleeping beauty dressed in sun

I will wake you with a smile
I will hold you when you cry
I will love you till I die
Till I die
Till I die

I believe this heart of mine when it tells my eyes
That this is beauty
I believe this heart of mine when it tells my mind
That this is reason
I believe this heart of mine when it cries at time
That this is forever
I believe this heart of mine when it tells the skies
That this is the face of God

[Daniel Gildenlow]

I lie awake watching your shoulders

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"This Heart of Mine" as written by Pain Of Salvation Daniel Gildenloew

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    General CommentHis own words: This is simply a love song that I wrote to my wife, in this concept it represents the belief and the strength in words and rituals, in faith. Some of the themes recur later in the concept to remind us of this vow and how fragile human faith can be sometimes.
    Anilandon July 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOne of my fav songs from this amazing album. The part where he yells "God" is amazing. Its also obviously about Daniel and his wife getting married.
    craginsla1on July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentReminds me of Genesis.
    Anilandon June 05, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningAlthough it is very obvious this is a song of love, and in fact Daniel said he had written it in honour of his wife, I cannot avoid interpreting it a little differently... Whenever I hear this song I think of it as a song being sung by the Blessed Virgin with the Child Jesus in her arms, almost like a lullaby: can you picture it? The Lady in her little house -built by the good Joseph himself, who knows-, the golden sun entering through the windows, the Child perfectly satisfied sleeping in His mother's arms, all the house silent -we don't want to wake the little one up- but it is a silence full of life, radiant, strong, beautiful, and true. And she watches Him silently, and then she sings...

    ...for that Child is Beauty Himself, Reason Himself -the Logos of God-, the Eternal One... His face is truly the face of God. She saw that Face every day, growing older and wiser "before God and men" (cf. Lc II:52), but only to her He was her little Child: "I will hold you when you cry... I will love you till I die".

    And you and me, both hidden behind the door, would like to shout the same promise... and we tell him, very quietly -we don't want to wake Him up-: "I, too, will love you till I die".
    Pedro83on July 05, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI understand that it was written for his wife, but I deeply resonate with the lyrics too.

    I decided to marry my wife watching her "shoulders" as she slept ... I knew in that moment that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her, I wanted to grow old with her etc. So Daniel's lyrics reflect very truly to me what love is, and how you know you love someone ... very poetic, and I couldn't have said it better.
    sokornyon January 20, 2016   Link

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