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The Heart Of The Matter Lyrics

from Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship

"The Heart Of The Matter" is track #3 on the album Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship. It was written by Henley, Don / Campbell, Michael W. / Souther, John David.
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"The Heart Of The Matter" is track #3 on the album Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship. It was written by Henley, Don / Campbell, Michael W. / Souther, John David.
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I got the call today, I 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 all the struggles we went through
How I lost me and you lost you
What are all these voices outside love's open door
Make us throw off our contentment and beg for something more

I've been 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 them 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, forgiveness
Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

These times are so uncertain, there's a yearning undefined
And people filled with rage
We all need a little tenderness, how can love survive
In such a graceless age

And the trust and self-assurance that lead to happiness
Are the very things we kill, I guess
Pride and competition cannot fill these empty arms
And the work they put between us, you know it doesn't keep us warm

I've been trying to live without you now
But I miss you, baby
The more I know, the less I understand
And all the things I thought I'd figured out, I have to learn again

I've been tryin' to get down to the heart of the matter
But my will gets weak and my heart is so shattered
But I think it's about forgiveness, forgiveness
Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

All the people in your life who've come and gone
They let you down, you know they hurt your pride
Gotta put it all behind you 'cause life goes on
You keep carryin' that anger, it'll eat you up inside

I wanna be happily ever after
And my heart is so shattered
But I know it's about forgiveness, forgiveness
Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

I've been tryin' to get down to the heart of the matter
Because the flesh gets weak and the ashes will scatter
So I'm thinkin' about forgiveness, forgiveness
Even if you don't love me anymore
Even if you don't love me anymore

Songwriters
HENLEY, DON / CAMPBELL, MICHAEL W. / SOUTHER, JOHN DAVID

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