I can't take you out of my heart

by from the album Grail Songs
2 minute read

I can’t take you out of my heart

I can build a temple brick by brick
And I can persuade the palace to open its doors and take in the sick
I can go to the fountain of miracles for a cure
And I can turn pain into love and make it pure…
Forty years I could endure

I can normalise our story and let it dissolve
I can see how to do that now, and much would resolve
I could let go of everything and make a fresh start
But I can’t take you out of my heart
No, no, no…
I can’t take you out of my heart

O my darling
What happened to you?
Where are you now?

Did you see the stars on fire?
The comet?
The meteor shower?

Bear
Me
Home…

On the lion’s tale
Bear me home

I can live without your physicality
And I can live without your music in space, your tonality
I can live without your nervous look
And the photo of you looking back that I took…
I can shut the book

I can consign you to memory and what you said
Like my childhood, my past lives and the day of the dead
I can get my one-way ticket to depart
But I can’t take you out of my heart
No, no, no…
I can’t take you out of my heart

O faithless woman
What have you done to me?
You sacrificed our violent love
To set me free

No greater love
Hath a woman for a man…
No greater love
Hath a woman for this man

I can count all my blessings and fill the jar
And I can fondly imagine that I know who you are
I can meet my new friends and wait for the sun to appear
I can stand on the bridge and wonder how I got here…
And I can feel you near

I can seize the day or vanish in the chill
I can sink to my knees and surrender my will
Did I ever know you? Did we ever part?
I can’t take you out of my heart
No, no, no…
I can’t take you out of my heart

You’re so crazy
You’re so beautiful
You’re so gone

It was only
A tiny flicker
In the sun

Our passion
Our prophecy
In the stars
I can’t take you out of my heart
No, no, no…
I can’t take you out of my heart

Grail Songs, I can't take you out of my heart