Thursday, May 31, 2012

Light52: Week 18



Much of the light in the past few weeks have come from music. Specifically songs I've loved for a very long time, but which recently sound new to me.

In 1989s, a friend gave me a mix tape with an acoustic version of Don Henley's The Heart of the Matter. It's been a favorite ever since, though I've never found the same version. This video---of him singing it with the Eagles is the closest.

"I got the call today that I didn't wanna hear...but I knew that it would come...
What are these voices outside love's open door
Make us throw off our contentment
And beg for something more?

...I'm learning to live without you now, but I miss you sometimes.
The more I know,the less I understand.
All the things I thought I knew, I'm learning again.

I've been tryin' to get down
to the Heart of the Matter
but my will gets weak and my thoughts seem to scatter
but I think it's about forgiveness."


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