Gordon Lightfoot
Sang a song
About a boat
That sank in the lake
At the break
Of the morning,
A Cat named Stevens
Found a faith
He could believe in
And Joan Baez
I never listened
To too much jazz,
But hippie songs
Could be heard
In our pad
Eddie Rabbitt sang
About how much
He loved a rainy night,
Abba, Devo, Benatar
Were there day
John Lennon died,
Mr. Springsteen said
He had a hungry heart
Grover Washington
Was happy on the day
He topped the charts
These are the songs

[Chorus]
These are my heart songs
They never feel wrong
And when I wake
For goodness sake
These are the songs
I keep singin'

Quiet Riot got me started
With the bangin' on my head
Iron Maiden, Judas Priest
And Slayer
Taught me how to shred
I gotta admit though
Sometimes
I would listen
To the radio
Debbie Gibson
Tell me that you think
We're all alone
Michael Jackson's
In the mirror
I've gotta have faith
If I wanna see clear
Never gonna give you up
Wish me love
Or wishing well
It takes two to make
A thing go right
If the Fresh Prince
Starts a fight
Don't you worry
For too long
'Cause you know
These are the songs

[Chorus]

Back in 1991
I wasn't havin' any fun
Till my roommate said
"Come on and put
A brand new record on"
Had a baby on it
He was naked on it
Then I heard the chords
That broke the chains
I had upon me
Got together with my bros
In some rehearsal studios
Then we played
Our first rock show
And watched the fan base
Start to grow
Signed the deal that gave
The dough to make
A record of our own
The song come
On the radio
Now people go
This is the song

[Chorus]

[Repeat x4]
These are the songs
I keep singing


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Heart Songs Lyrics as written by Rivers Cuomo

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    My InterpretationThis is one of my fav. songs on the red album. I have a different take on it....i just see it as him singing about the music that he knows he can put on and enjoy every day and although he's heard those songs a million times, they still inspire him. they're like timeless classics. towards the end of the song it's like he feels a sense of accomplishment knowing that he has now made songs that have become other people's "heart songs".

    oofuson July 28, 2009   Link

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