Keep me in your heart

Luke recently blogged about Warren Zevon’s album, “The Wind”. He wrote it when he was dying of cancer. I am not a huge Warren Zevon fan but I really like this album. It’s got some really good music and most of the music was written from his perspective of someone who is dying, which is a unique perspective. It is horrible that he died but I can’t help but think that, in spite of that, how lucky he was to be able to create this music about it and to say goodbye and leave his mark on the world the way he wanted to. (I don’t think that came out the way I wanted to but I can’t think of another way to say it. He is certainly not lucky that he got caner and died)

As I drove home tonight, I had my iPod on my”everything but” playlist which is all my music except classical and religious and one of his songs came on.

What would you say, in song, to your spouse if you were dying? I think he nailed it.

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 while

There’s a train leaving nightly called when all is said and done
Keep me in your heart for while

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for while

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for while

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 while

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 while

These wheels keep turning but they’re running out of steam
Keep me in your heart for while

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for while

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for while

Keep me in your heart for while

One response to “Keep me in your heart

  1. I would love to hear this song. He wrote the words in that song that so many people never get the chance to express. In that sense, he was very lucky indeed.Thanks for sharing Susan.

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