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HEARTLAND

by Steve Meckfessel & Robert Hahn


Sunset lasted far too long

Blazing colors that were still all wrong

The moon came up without a sound

Its smug pale face smiling down

Kept on saying, “So, she’s not around”

As if I hadn’t noticed

 

As if this town would ever feel right

Without me knowing where she is tonight

And who she’s smiling at, if it ain’t me

And how the hell did she get so free

And easy

Chorus

Oh yeah I remember now, I was the one

Who couldn’t finish what I had begun

Who dropped her heart in a bucket of tears to dissolve

With all the other problems I just couldn’t solve

And left her there with her head bowed down

In the heartland

In the heartland

 

What’ll I do with these heart shaped stones

All these shells that’ll never be worn

In a necklace by her they just lie forlorn

Daring me to do what I wish I’d done

A year ago when we were having fun

And she thought I didn’t notice

 

Now I walk around like some wounded dog

Trying to remember which way leads back home

Trying to pick up the scent of her anywhere

Retracing every step but she’s not there

It ain’t easy

Chorus

Oh yeah I remember now, I was the one

Who couldn’t finish what I had begun

Who dropped her heart in a bucket of tears to dissolve

With all the other problems I just couldn’t solve

And left her there with her head bowed down

In the heartland

In the heartland

 

I wish I’d found the courage to bend one knee

And ask her the question that’s been trailing me

Like Sgt. Friday on a small TV

Standing in my doorway clear as can be

And easy

 

Cause word around town is that I ran away

From the scene of the crime that I’m paying for today

As he puts me in the car I can hear him say

To no one around , “Just another day

Of tracking down these fugitives

running from the heartland.”

In the heartland

In the heartland

In the heartland