Midnights in winter
The glowing fire
Lights up your face in orange and gold
I see your sweet smile
Shine through the darkness
It's line is etched in my memory
So I'd know you by heart

Mornings in April
Sharing the secrets
We'd walk on till the morning was gone
We were like children
Laughing for hours
The joy you gave me
Lives on and on
'Cause I know you by heart

I still hear your voice
On warm summer nights
Whispering like the wind

Ohhh, ohhhh, ohhhhh, ohhhh

You left in autumn
The leaves were turning
I walked down roads of orange and gold
I saw your sweet smile
I heard your laughter
You're still here beside me
'Cause I know you by heart
'Cause I know you by heart

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I Know You by Heart Lyrics as written by Margaret Nelson Terrance Harrison

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    General CommentI assumed it was about a death. Reminds me of Sarah McLachlan's "Wintersong". Both of the songs are great and so very sad.

    Love it when the "Mornings in April" part comes in...
    Wild Childon November 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAs the melody jogs up and down and her voice moves forward and back, I can hardly sing along. As I try to, I become weepy like a widow 'cause I know some people by heart too.
    LaurenceDon February 05, 2016   Link
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    General CommentOh I do love this song ~ I think its about realising you love someone throughout all the seasons evem though they have gone many years ago, and remembering all the good times you both shared "whispering like the wind" just goes to show how everything reminds her pf him. sweet song x
    Izeon February 22, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI indeed believe it is about death - her own. I think that many of her songs were Eva singing to the Eva who has passed. They were timeless songs which we mortals could sing to her and mean every word.
    What a gift God gave us, even for a brief moment and, what gifts she has left us to remember her by.
    LYNNA9on November 30, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThe amazing artistry of Eva Cassidy: this is an extremely emotional song. It reminds me of missing family or an "empty nest", perhaps with some tragic undercurrent to it.
    VikiDayon June 02, 2012   Link
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    MemoryWhen I hear this song, I think of my husband. He passed away in April 2004. The words, "Mornings in April; Sharing the secrets" really hits home for me. "I still hear your voice, On warm summer nights, Whispering like the wind." So many memories...I miss you, Kenny...so very much...
    lcgregoryon August 14, 2020   Link

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