The Heart of Why

from The Best of Bill Metts by Bill Metts

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I wrote this for you. Really.

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The Heart of Why (A Song for You): © by Bill Metts
Verse:
Music is more like wind than stone.
A tempest, a gentle breeze
It moves you then it’s gone.
Songs are like children raised up,
and sent out on their own.
Parents pray they’ll be wise and kind
and find a loving home.

CHORUS:
You make these fingers dance
and my soul struggle to free,
and pray that my ego
won’t run away with me.
When I sit up here and play for you
you join me in a song,
loneliness vanishes
and I feel like I belong

Verse:
I wrote a few lines yesterday.
I wrote a whole page today.
Seems like the more I write
the more I find to say.
Sometimes I wonder
if anyone cares what I have to say.
So, to see you sitting there
just blows me away.

CHORUS:
You make these fingers dance
and my soul struggle to free,
and pray that my ego
won’t run away with me.
When I sit up here, play guitar,
catch an eye or a gentile smile
these are the moments that
make it all worth while.
Verse:
So many hours working
with these old tired hands.
I'm hell bent on making them
obey my commands.
So much paper scratched
with pencil heart and soul.
Still no song is finished
until your ears make it whole.

CHORUS
You make these fingers dance
and my soul struggle to free.
And pray that my ego
won’t run away with me.
When I sit up here and bare my soul…
watch defenses fall.
I seem to catch a glimpse of the heart of why
I am here at all.

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from The Best of Bill Metts, released November 1, 2019

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Bill Metts Cape Coral, Florida

I have been playing guitar and singing for nearly fifty years now. I Started with American Folk and Blues tunes and finger- style guitar. Had a run in with a Classic Rock band for 6 years or so and I sure was glad when that ended. I spent 15 years playing in nursing homes doing standards from the 30’s and 40’s. Now I mostly write. You will see a bit of all the above in my songs. I hope you like. ... more

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