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Heart of Town
©2002 Gibbens/Weston


First time we met,
Some band was playing.
First thing you said,
I couldn’t hear.
First mile we walked,
My ears were ringing.
First while we talked,
I couldn’t tell
Why was I shaking
When you came near me?
Why was I shaking?
Was it from cold or fear?

I found love in the heart of the city,
I found you in the heart of the town.
I found you
In the heart of town.

First time we kissed
Was under the railway,
Trains overhead
Going like thunder.
Swans swimming by,
First time you held me,
Swans swimming by,
Cold dark canal.
Cold dark canal but
Our love was born there,
Cold dark canal but
Our love was warm.
Wind on the water
But I felt no storm there.
Deep dark canal but
Our love was bright and calm.

I found love in the heart of the city,
I found you in the heart of the town.
I found you
In the heart of town.

Out in the yard,
Cherry-tree’s blooming
Under the stars
Of a dark April night.
Cat on the prowl,
Green eyes look through me.
Blackbird’s awake
Or sings in his sleep.
Just look around,
There’s no lack of beauty.
When you’re around
This capital’s full of light.

I found love in the heart of the city,
I found you in the heart of the town.
I found you
In the heart of town.

 

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