Parvin & Patterson
By Heart
Lyrics
BY HEART
Patterson, Parvin & Hall
Copyright 1999

Saw your girl down in Monterey
On the beach in a mist of gray
She didn't hear the waves
She couldn't feel the spray
Swirling round and round her footsteps by the bay

CHORUS:
And I thought I heard her singing softly to someone far away
Just another case of love misplaced you know it happens every day
And I don't need to know which sad songs are tearing her apart
Some things you just know by heart

Hard to say when it slipped off the track
Such a waste of time when it's love that we lack
She waits for his return
You'd think that we would learn
With time and love there's just no turning back

CHORUS:
And I thought I heard her singing softly to someone far away
Just another case of love misplaced you know it happens every day
And I don't need to know which sad songs are tearing her apart
Some things you just know by heart

Saw your girl down in Monterey
On the shore of a sapphire bay
The sea had been so kind
And she had left behind
The trail of tears the tide had washed away...

(CHORUS)

You know it by heart

(REPEAT)
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Mark Patterson
Music Credits: Lee Parvin, Mark Patterson, Nancy Hall
Producer Credits: Lee Parvin & Mark Patterson
Performance Credits: Nancy Hall: Vocals, guitar, Lee Parvin: Vocals, piano, organ, Mike Tyler: Slide guitar, Jon Blaufarb: Guitar, Danny Montgomery: Drums
Description
Short Song Description:
Medium tempo acoustic-rock tune about love, loss, sad songs, and the ability of the heart to recognize sorrow in those around us.
Long Song Description:
"By Heart" showcases artist Nancy Hall (Neil Young) singing a medium tempo ballad about love and heartache along the foggy California coast. Lost in thought, a young girl is singing quietly to herself those songs that we all know "by heart". In the final
Metadata
Song Length: 5:25
Primary Genre: Pop-Classic
Secondary Genre: Pop-General
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Female Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Heartbreak
Subject Matter 2: Lost Love
Mood 1: Peaceful
Mood 2: Poignant
Similar Artist 1: Sheryl Crow
Similar Artist 2: Sarah Mclachlan
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later