Heartstrings Lyrics

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Heartstrings

by Kara Barnard

There’s an old barn in Brown County
With hand hewn logs and high high ceilings
Chambers that open up spaces that light’s never seen
Dairy cattle and cloth pressed cheeses
Damp and cool following breezes
Through hedgerows and hemlock that line the runaway streams

So wrap me up with the heartstrings
I’ve played for so many years
To love you as long as is offered
Tomorrow’s forever my dear

Light scattered roses tear and unravel
The meadow’s soft and blanketed bedding
Where apples once fell now you are sitting still
Surrounded by green I fall and I’m laughing
Lost in the feelings, I’ve found what I’m missing
So play with me forever in these fields

So wrap me up with the heartstrings
I’ve played for so many years
To love you as long as is offered
Tomorrow’s forever my dear

An old wire fence, ornate and now rusting
Separates what had been and is coming
Ifs and thens and yes it will certainly be
I can see you asleep in the hammock
Soft smell of pine and freshly worn leather
You are the magical gift so precious to me

So wrap me up with the heartstrings
I’ve played for so many years
To love you as long as is offered
Tomorrow’s forever my dear

©1991 by Kara Barnard
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