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Warren Zevon Keep Me In Your Heart Lyrics

Last updated: 02/28/2013 10:33:57 AM

Shadows are falling and I'm running out of breath
Keep me in your heart for awhile
If I leave you it doesn't mean I love you any less
Keep me in your heart for awhile

When you get up in the morning and you see that crazy sun
Keep me in your heart for awhile
There's a train leaving nightly called “when all is said and done”
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Keep me in your heart for awhile
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Sometimes when you're doing simple things around the house
Maybe you'll think of me and smile
You know I'm tied to you like the buttons on your blouse
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Hold me in your thoughts, take me to your dreams
Touch me as I fall into view
When the winter comes keep the fires lit
And I will be right next to you

Engine driver's headed north to Pleasant Stream
Keep me in your heart for awhile
These wheels keep turning but they're running out of steam
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Keep me in your heart for awhile
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Keep me in your heart for awhile

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Introduced to this one on HOUSE | Reviewer: shassy121 | 5/23/12

Had to look this up, i too had never heard this awesome Zevon tune, but have requested that it be played at my funeral....not surprised to fall in love with it..first hearing it on "House).

my brother and sister-in-law | Reviewer: margaret | 5/21/12

My brother died almost a year ago and we are going this weekend to take his and his wife's ashes to their final resting place. He loved "House". They just played this song on the finale. I had never heard of this song but was looking for a fitting tribute. This is it!!

God Bless Warren Zevon | Reviewer: Paul | 4/14/12

My father died of lung cancer, not long after Mr. Zevon himself. We played this song at least 1,000 times that first year after my father's death. It is beautiful. I play it every time I want to remember him, and manage to let out a good cry everytime. Thank you Warren

Breaks your heart-in a good way | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/10/10

My mom loved the concept of the New Orleans jazz funeral,which features the "first line" which is somber music played for the procession to the cemetery and the "second line" which is joyous music afterward. My friend Jacqui stayed up the night before my mom's funeral burning CD's to play to and from the cemetery. That was the first time I ever heard this song, flying down the Southeast Expressway at 70 mph to the cemetery with Mom's ashes in the backseat. Cried my eyes out, but it was just the right song at the right time. God bless Warren Zevon.

For all of us | Reviewer: Jake | 6/17/10

The simplicity of the lyrics and the rotation of the melody line make this one of the most unforgettable songs recorded by this artist. Though seen by many as his "death song," others view it as the communal desire of us all to be remembered by those whom we love and who love us, whether we're leaving the planet, or the zip code. It's pretty human of us to want to feel connected to those who matter in our lives when we leave, either by choice or by circumstance. The poetic eloquence found in this work indicates the talent and sensitivity of one of the most underrecognized artists in American pop music; someone sorely missed.

This song is hauntingly beautiful... | Reviewer: jenna | 4/12/10

I've been living next to Katherine --- under the same rock, and never heard of this song until "Funny People" --- such a beautiful song. Thank you Mr.Zevon, your words and voice are so beautiful, may you rest in peace.

Wow | Reviewer: Katherine | 12/31/09

Apparently, I've been living under a rock. I hadn't heard of this song - or of Warren Zevon - until a few hours ago, when I was watching "Funny People" with Seth Rogan and Adam Sandler. The song was so beautiful that I had to look up the lyrics when the movie was over.

Very sad story. Absolutely gorgeous song. I think it ranks up there with the classics...just sad I missed out on hearing it for all these years. Hauntingly awesome.

RIP, Mr Zevon. RIP.

funeral song | Reviewer: dave | 11/22/07

My mother died of the same type of cancer Warren had. At the funeral services we played this song. There wasn't a dry eye in the house. This song will forever remind me of my mother. Thankyou for writting such meaningful lyrics.

Keep Me In Your Heart For A While | Reviewer: Elizabeth | 1/26/06

I love it and can't stop playing it. It brings tears to my eyes.