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Radio XII, side A, track 4: “Heart Don’t Fail Me Now” by Holly Knight

Oh, Holly Knight, such a great little hidden gem of a song.  It’s one of those songs that sounds fairly generic and the lyrics are less-than-original, but it’s got that one hook that makes you love it all the same.  As soon as you hear the chorus, and every time thereafter when you sing “Heart don’t fail me now”, that’s it.  I’m with ya.  And let’s face it, Holly Knight, I could have taken some of that advice.  My heart was failing me all the time back in those days.  I was falling in love every other second, whether it was with some girl in the senior class or some girl I saw at a rival school’s track meet or some girl in a commercial.  A little discernment would have done me a world of good, Holly Knight.  Guess I should have listened to this song more often. . .

“Heart Don’t Fail Me Now”

Seems it’s gettin’ harder

Yeah, so hard to find a lover

Okay, the boys are gettin’ better

But they still fall down under close examination, baby
It used to be essential

Yeah
But that was purely elemental

Investigations always led to one-way conversations
It took me a little while to get myself acquainted
I’m just about ready for the right inspiration
C’mon now, heart don’t fail me now
Could he be the one
I’ve waited for
Oh yeah
Could he be the one
Being that I miss around here
He could be the one (could be the one)
Yes, he could be the one (could be the one)

I wake up every morning

Inside my private little jewel box

It’s not so bad to be alone
Don’t want no substitution
I’d rather be alone than with someone and lonely
It’d take much more
Than strong arms to hold me
C’mon now, heart don’t fail me now (don’t fail me now)
Could he be the one
I’ve waited for
Oh yeah
Could he be the one
Being that I miss around here
He could be the one (be the one)

Yes, he could be the one (be the one)

He could be the one, be the one, be the one, be the one

<awesome Holly Knight jam>

Ooooo-ooooo
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Could be the one

Heart don’t fail me now
Don’t mess my mind up
Ooo, don’t you fail me now, it’s no wonder I’m so tough
Heart don’t fail me now
Don’t mess my mind up

I’ve come too far

I said, heart don’t fail me now
Don’t mess my mind up
Ooo, don’t you fail me now, it’s no wonder I’m so tough
Heart don’t fail me now

I said, heart don’t fail me now

C’mon now, heart don’t fail me now

Yeah, heart don’t fail me now

C’mon now, heart don’t fail me now

Yeah, heart don’t fail me now

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