The Heart Is A Muscle

Artist
James Bell
Released
2010
Genre
Modern
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“So the text book says…”

History

I wanted to write a modern song that was influenced, musically, by Morris dancing. I… think I got away with it? The melody is played on a Hohner Pokerwork (button accordion), which is kind of the weapon of choice for Morris bandmembers like me. And although the tune is a little slow, I think you could just about step-hop to it. Oh, and I also wanted to write something dead cheesy – did I mention that? Genuinely. So that tendency didn’t come as a shock to anyone later in my musical career.

Lyrics

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The heart is a muscle, so the text book says
The more that you use it, the stronger it gets
The stronger it gets, the better you feel
So meet me tomorrow at the Whip & Wheel
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I’ll meet you at 7 at the Whip & Wheel
We’ll go see a film and then I’ll buy you a meal
And then we’ll go out drinking till the sun comes up
We’ll do the Macarena while the world wakes up

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The heart is a muscle, so the text book says…
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I’ll take you to the ceilidh by the riverside
I’ll take you to the ceilidh and I’ll take you inside
And there we’ll strip the willow up and down the floor
We’ll strip the willow till we can’t strip anymore

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The heart is a muscle, so the text book says…
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The heart, the heart
Oh, it’s just a muscle and
The heart, the heart
Oh, it’s just a muscle and
The heart, the heart
However you feel
Meet me tomorrow at the Whip & Wheel

I know you think it’s over and you feel so sad
And every time you think of him it hurts so bad
But maybe your old ticker has some more fight yet
The heart is a muscle, honey, don’t forget

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The heart is a muscle, honey, don’t forget
The more that you use it, the stronger it gets
It won’t be long before you’re feeling better
The heart is a muscle, honey, don’t forget
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Credits & Copyright

Written in August 2006 and recorded in June 2010 by James Bell. Released in November 2010. Remastered in September 2017. (C) & (P) House of Lyra. All rights reserved.