Mojave Rain

Heart of a Girl

Looking out my window, an angel in robes
Appeared and nearly pulled me apart
A million miles of freedom, a million miles of road
But I still don't know where to start
She wrote her number down, and she gave it to me
They had to scrape me off the floor
And this transient town, waiters and dealers
Trying to get their foot in the door
That night I called her

She said "Daddy, daddy, daddy, all my life
I've been trying to find my place in the world"
I said to her "Baby, baby, baby, I got all night
To listen to the heart of a girl"

I can see the time dripping down the clock
We've been trying to hear that ancient refrain
It's the one that knows us when our heads are down
And reminds us of the place from where we came

Where we came

Daddy, daddy, daddy, all my life
I've been trying to find my place in this world
Baby, baby, baby, I got all night
To listen to the heart of a girl

What happened here?
What is this world?
It's too far from the heart of a girl
A ripple in the water
From the drop of a pearl
I'm on the shore waiting
For the heart of a girl

Many doors
Knock on one
Standing still
Time is raging
Staring down the mouth
Of a hundred thousand guns
And you're still here
You're still here

I believe that we never have to be alone
Yes, I believe it's just around the bend
You can hold it in or you scream it on a microphone
There is no end! (There is no end!)
There is no end! (There is no end!)

Deep in the night I feel the presence
Of something that was long ago told to me
There is a hand guiding the river
The river to wide open sea

And deep in my heart, in any game
On any mountain, no, I'm not afraid
Standing on stone, you stand beside me
And honor the plans that were made

 

 

 

(Written by Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, Ronnie Vannucci Jr., and Daniel Lanois)

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