Radio 59, side B, track 5: “The Heart Of The Matter” by Don Henley

Don Henley - The Heart Of The MatterOh, Don Henley, what is there to say about this song?  Probably something.  I just don’t have anything in me right now.  It’s a great song.  And it’s a sad song.  And sometimes that’s all there is to say.  Right?

Look, Don Henley, I’m not mature enough to really understand a Don Henley song, you know?  Fine.  Thanks for making me admit it, jerk.

“The Heart Of The Matter”

<awesome Don Henley jam>

I got the call today
Didn’t wanna hear

But I knew that it would come

An old true friend of ours was talkin’ on the phone

She said you found someone

And I thought of all the bad luck
And the struggles we went through
And how I lost me
And you lost you

What are these voices
Outside love’s open door
Make us throw off our contentment
And beg for somethin’ more

I been tryin’ ta get down
To the heart’a the matter
But my will gets weak

And my thoughts seem ta scatter, but I think it’s about

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Even if
Even if

You don’t love me anymore

Oh, and these times are so uncertain

There’s a yearning undefined

People filled with rage

We all neeeed a little tenderness
How can love survive
In such a graceless age

Ah, the trust and self-assurance
That lead to happiness
They’re the very things
We kill, I guess

Ah, pride and competition
Cannot fill these empty arms
And the work I put between us
You know it doesn’t keep me waaaarm

I been tryin’ ta get down
To the heart of the matter
But
Everything changes

And my friends seem ta scatter, but I think it’s about

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Even if
Even if
You don’t love me anymore

There are people in your life
Who’ve come and gone
They letchoo down
Ya know they hurtchor pride

Ya better put it all behindja, baby
‘Cause life goes on
Keep carryin’ that anger
It’ll eatchoo up inside, baby

I been tryin’ ta get down
To the heart’a the matter
But my will gets weak

And my thoughts seem ta scatter, but I think it’s about

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Even if
Even if

You don’t love me

I been tryin’ to get down
To the heart’a the matter
‘Cause the flesh will get weak

And the ashes will scatter so I’m thinkin’ about

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Even if
Even if

You don’t love me anymore

(Forgiveness)

(Forgiveness)

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3 thoughts on “Radio 59, side B, track 5: “The Heart Of The Matter” by Don Henley

  1. misterbeebop says:

    THE BEST song in the history of the universe. Not to exaggerate, but…yeah.

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