India.Arie The Heart of the Matter Lyrics

Testimony, Volume 1: Life & Relationship Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Intro: Loving
  • 2 These Eyes
  • 3 The Heart of the Matter
  • 4 Good Morning
  • 5 Private Party
  • 6 There's Hope
  • 7 Interlude: Living
  • 8 India'Song
  • 9 Wings of Forgiveness
  • 10 Summer
  • 11 I Am Not My Hair
  • 12 Interlude: Great Grandmother
  • 13 Better People
  • 14 Outro: Learning
  • 15 I Choose
  • 16 Just For Today
  • 17 I Am Not My Hair (Swizz Beatz Remix)
  • 18 This Too Shall Pass
  • 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'd 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 world 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'm 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

    Oh, there are people in your life who've come and gone
    They let you down; you know they hurt your pride
    You got to put it all behind you 'cause life goes on
    You keep carryin' that anger, it'll eat you up inside

    I will live 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
    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

    Written by: Mike Campbell, Don Henley, John David Souther
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Cass County Music / Wisteria Music / Privet Music

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