Matters of the Heart

by James Delsono

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How do you fall out of love? It's easy - they say - if you try; How do you fall out of love? Tell me now, I pray, When you feel you'll love her until your dying day? How do you slow your heart beating When the thought of her comes to mind How do you even stop thinking of her When her very dream keeps you awake at night? When the thought of her lingers Each time you go to pray When the touch of her fingers Is with you every day? How do you fall back in love When she's gone away from your life? How do you even get over someone Who was so nearly, so nearly your wife?
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Tango 03:35
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You were ever so beautiful When I first saw you, that July, The sun, the Earth were standing still When I could finally call you mine ... You were ever so wonderful When I had hugged you, that first time, The moon, the stars were looking on As we first kissed, close to midnight ... And we knew then that nothing would Stand in our way, oh come what may Our eyes, our lips, our gentle kisses Would be there for us every day ... And, through our smiles and through our tears We would hold on and keep at bay All that the world would throw at us ... This truly was our Independence Day. *** And we knew then that nothing would Come in between us, come what may ... Our lives, our love would keep us close And keep us standing every day ... And, through our smiles and through our tears We would hold on and keep at bay All that the world would throw at us ... This truly IS our Independence Day.
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When we met, first time, that Sunday morning, That first time you softly looked at me, I felt my eyes slowly filling up with tears And, for some reason, I could no longer see. *** I can't fall in love, baby My soul's an empty nest I can't fall in love, baby ... My mind simply won't rest ... For I can't love another My heart won't take no guest And I can't love no other For you were simply the best. ***** Sitting here, visiting old memories ... It's been many years since I first saw your face It's been e'er so long since I looked in your eyes ... Felt you close in a mutual tight embrace. Women come and go ... with passing glances, Smiling back, I let them go, each one ... I am grateful for all the second chances ... But my mind, my heart, my soul are done. *** I can't fall in love, baby My soul's an empty nest I can't fall in love, baby ... My mind simply won't rest ... I can't love another My heart won't take no guest; I can't love no other For you were simply the best. ***** Many years have passed since we first met Many years will pass 'till I see you once more But, until the day does arrive, I will ever love you as before. Stunning roses do remind me of you Their perfume of your heavenly scent ... Travelling ever, we will be, once more, You, my lady ... and I, your gent. *** I can't fall in love, baby My soul's an empty nest; I can't fall in love, baby ... My mind simply won't rest ... I can't love another My heart won't take no guest; I can't love no other For you were simply the best.
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He opens up and sings to them A song of friends no more, He's overwhelmed by memories And stories of before. His voice, it soars amid the tears, The notes, they choke him so; He sings as he's never done before And never will, you know. The audience cries, oh how they cry At his heartbreaking tale; He smiles as he takes his bow, His heart truly unveiled. And then, so proud at what he did He wants to share it all: And, so that others hear his pain, He goes to a record store. *** "The tape's not good enough" he's told, "For your voice on it doth shake! We cannot share this with the world, We have a name to make. How dare you show your soul on this! You know it's not polite! Come back when you sing, note by note, A song that's somewhat trite". *** He opens up and sings once more A song that means so much But not to others any more ... Not e'en to friends, as such. He sings for friendship and for those He knew ago so long ... As to the world, he's happy to Let others sing their songs.
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Heroes 03:03
And the heroes stand up. And they never give up Their faith in a better life And the heroes defy Expectations, and try For a world of peace, not strife. And we owe it to them To avoid, once again, The path that leads to pain When they all, young and old, Want a wonderful world Where there's sunshine, where there's rain. *** They stand up today As they do, always, Every time and place, Smiles on their face. They stand up, like this, They believe in peace; They believe, do you? That to love is true. *** And we owe it to them To avoid, once again, The path that leads to pain When they all, young and old, Want a wonderful world Where there's sunshine, where there's rain.
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Mercy 03:04
There are times I sit down by the river And I beg, I beg the Lord to be merciful to me, There are times I sit down by the river And I cry until I can no longer see. "Why, oh why Lord, do I suffer?" Does the sound of my cries bother you? The pedestrians pass by, life gets rougher, My sighs, by now, to them are nothing new. "Mercy, mercy, Lord", we all cry, In the hope of a better tomorrow, "Mercy, mercy, Lord", we all sigh, From the depths of our deepest of sorrow. "Why, oh why Lord, do I suffer?" Does the sound of my sighs bother you? The pedestrians pass by, life gets tougher, My tears, by now, to them are nothing new. *** There are times I sit down by the river And I beg, I beg the Lord to be merciful to me, There are times I sit down by the river And I cry until I can no longer see.
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Imagination 04:56
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Jesus will not come back any more To this world, torn apart by greed and war, To this rock, which was a garden long ago ... Jesus will not come back any more. Jesus will not come back any more To this world, torn apart by selfish gore, To this Earth, which once was so beautiful ... How can Jesus come back any more? Every time He reaches to our soul We respond with what's evil and most cruel; Every time He dares hope we'll mend our way We find new ways to tell Him: "go away". And then we cry to Him, every time we're in pain To save us from that which we alone create, And, as soon as He has saved us from our hate We turn away, and to thank Him we forget. And then we pray, oh we pray, how we pray every day, To a god that says things He'd never say; To get rich, ever more, in every way ... His very words, each time, we twist and fake. Well, unless we find our way, by ourselves, every day ... Jesus will not come back any more To this world, torn apart by greed and war, To this rock, which was a garden long ago ... Jesus will not come back any more.
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It's been such a long time since I walked in here, this holy church; I'm lost, if just a little, as the altar I approach ... "Oh Lord, I've let you down; but, at least, now that I'm here, Oh Lord, my precious guide ... please kindly hear my prayer. Don't turn me away, oh Lord; in front of you I kneel, And ready, from my heart, to tell you how I feel;" The priest looks at me, thinking, "not seen you in a while" ... I look down for a moment, then at him, trying to smile. The service has now started; I look, before I pray; The church fills up with people that come here every day; The candles burn up brightly, the stunning statues shine; I look down at the ground below and pray for what is mine. "I know you're far away, and you did your best to help This beautiful, round world we call our Mother Earth; I know it's not your fault that we would rather fight; But I still pray to you; please don't be back too late." "Around here, things are tough; the kids have nought to eat; The wife is working nine to nine and barely gets some sleep; My pain, you can ignore, for that's not relevant; This world is torn to pieces, though, isn't that important?" *** "I'm sorry it's been so long, my time's been kind of full; I'm sorry - I've been selfish, but this world's e'er so cruel; The service's almost ended; I will now fall silent, Please, Lord, do not cast on me judgement ... But save us from ourselves, this much I beg you, please, And, with your hands outstretched, give us a sign of peace."

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