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The Heart Of The Matter

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I got the call today, I didn't want to hear
but I knew that it would come.
An old, true friend of ours was talkin' on the phone,
she said you found someone.
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I got the call today, I didn't want to hear
but I knew that it would come.
An old, true friend of ours was talkin' on the phone,
she said you found someone.
full lyrics

Features of This Track

pop rock qualities
a subtle use of vocal harmony
demanding instrumental part writing
intricate melodic phrasing
thru composed melodic style
a clear focus on recording studio production
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
a breathy male lead vocalist
electric rhythm guitars
heartbreaking lyrics
emphasis on instrumental arranging

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Comments

ast1195
"The more I know the less I understand"! So true! Great song Con Henley.
Mark Rink what a great song
Even if you don't love me anymore
This song breaks my heart! Powerful!!
Beautiful Song Powerful Message I Love This Song.
We all need a little tendernesss- How can Luv survive in such a Graceless Age-X
valentine.kt b u g
I went to the history of the eagles concert !!!! I luv him!
One of my all time favorite don henley jams homeboy brings it india should have left this alone and im a big fan of hers also
Great message from a great song.
Im learning , but I miss you baby :/
My Dad used to sing all of don henleys songs to me. But heart of the matter is deff my all time favorite
Love this
Crucial !!!
Don Hanley fan forever he rules and I love this song 80's forever.
Henly at his z
BEST





HENLY AT HIS BEDT





HENLY AT HIS BEST ......
One of my all time favorite songs
More meaningful than Best of my Love, and that's saying a mouthful! And you are right, this is not a song for kids, you have to have suffered to feel this song, and Don Henley obviously has. Luv him and the Eagles so very much, their music has helped get me thru some of the worst times in my life. ...don't know how i would have gotten along without them.
It always come down to Forgiveness. Even if they don't love u anymore, if they hurt or disappoint u, and reject u, life goes on. You must wish them the best and keep moving forward and not get stuck in the land of bitterness. It will truly eat u out. Pray for them and have mercy because we all at one time are going to need it. Excellent song plus with a great message that we all need to be reminded of.
bpetkunas
I love the Eagles & Don Henley.
4sueg7
Don Henly's lyrics hit painful memories and hard lessons...lo v e the way he paints with words.
Nothing like Don Henley on an early Sunday Morning. I've remembered these lyrics for years- well since the song came out.
Thanks to my moms good taste in music.
shea393
He's a true poet of our day. I love Al of his words.
I love this song
Anyone know when his next tour starts? Would enjoy one of his concerts....
Call me crazy, but Don's solo stuff is on par (or better) than his Eagles stuff. In my humble opinion. ;)
These times are so uncertain, heart of the matter is, you don't love me. I can forgive, but never forget...
Me and my mom loves this song
Awesome song
@dneal27, Absolutely!! ! Thanks!
Yeah great song
Some of the greatest lyrics ever written... this is not kids lyrics folks. Shallow and immature don't get it. Adult lyrics for the evolved
Great song dont hear much like this anymore...
So true
Forgiveness. . . even if you don't love me anymore...
been trying to get down to the heart of the matter..
THERE R PEOPLE IN UR LIFE...WHO COME & GO...U KNOW THEY HURT UR PRIDE..U GOTTA PUT IT ALL BEHIND U, CAUSE LIFE GOES ON...U KEEP CARRYING THAT ANGER...IT EATS U UP INSIDE...
Wasn't UT where DH 'failed'. Was Univ of North Texas. Only know cuz I moved to Denton, Tx, area few years ago. Norah Jones also went there.
wanda1329
Love the music of Don Henley!
bethreneed
I love this song....help s make your emotions make sense....:}
The original is great and India Arie did a beautiful version as well. :)
I have this C.D one of Don Henley's Best solo C.D.
this is don henley at his finest
johnmargie6
They don't write em like this no mo!! There is a story to this song.
In every relationship this song has been my rock to getting through it all. God, I love the Eagles and Don Henley!
sj.yockey
This song was always playing on the radio when my boyfriend (now husband) was driving me home after our dates.
So funny that he failed in the music dept. of Univ. of Texas, and had to enter the English dept., where he excelled.
doctorputt20 0 1
as good as eagles song
twinmoon1362
GENIOUS songwriting. . . GENIOUS
Possibly one of the best songs ever!
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