David Nyro | Listen to Your Heart

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Listen to Your Heart

by David Nyro

Melodic, eclectic pop songs about love, mostly lost.
Genre: Pop: Twee Pop
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1. Listen to Your Heart (feat. Abby London)
4:32 $1.00
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Album Notes
This song was, sadly, inspired by losing the love of my life.
She told me she had to "harden her heart;" that I left her no choice but to leave.
Have you ever been there, on either side of that hard coin of the realm?
This was part of her personal world view - her "religion, if you will - fostered in her wounded childhood.
It ran/runs counter to my philosophy that when one truly loves someone, in a committed, grown-up relationship, one never hardens one's heart against someone one loves. In fact, the opposite; the heart opens, and opens, and never closes.

But that's the not the norm in the world. Wounded people protect. I do understand the need to do so. It's only natural.

So, off she went with her checklist and measuring cup, her bars set high. Likely, she's finding others who also measure, test, blame, and try and control.

For this song, I created an empathetic third party - a close friend - who talks to the grieving lover - that would be me - about the harsh reality of her leaving, but tries to temper it with an idea of a love beyond:

"Cry - She’s gone.
Nothing’s going to bring her back
Closed off her heart to you, forever.
Forever and forever, 'til you reunite, in love,
out in the field beyond the never,
where our pain does not exist."

The last half of the bridge is about the energy we all are that we return to in a purer form after we leave this mortal coil; where, perhaps, we will all merge in a reality that is pure consciousness and love, free of pain, enmity, conditions, judging, and everything our egos create.
I know. Pretty whoo-whoo. Who knows?
But maybe it's comforting to think that a deep love means something beyond a broken heart and wasted time. And there are lessons learned from the broken pain. "Happiness now, pain later. That's the deal."

The chorus is pretty self-explanatory; the friend encourages the rejected lover to not despair and believe in the power of the heart, love, and himself/herself:

"Listen to your heart, it’s the bow and the arrow,
Listen to your heart, it’s the bone and marrow
Listen to your heart, it’s the words and the melody
Listen to your heart, it’s the rain and the thunder,
Listen to your heart, it’s the dawn and the wonder
Listen to your heart, it’s the sky and the deep blue sea."

The lead vocal is by the immensely talented Abby London, with backing vocals by Abby and the also immensely talented Kylie Nelson. Abby also sings on my song, "The Man in the Window, featuring Abby London," which has been nominated for a 2018 Golden Kayak Award from Indie Music People. Abby and Kylie are also great songwriters in their own rights/writes, as well as exciting performers. I encourage you to catch them live in, and around, Seattle, and as they tour, and also check out their music on Spotify, iTunes, Apple, Pandora, and wherever very fine music is found!

Last, but not least, the song was engineered and co-produced by the inimitable Jakael Tristram. He also provided some instrumental support, as he always does, being the versatile multi-instrumentalist that he is.

Personnel on this heah track:
Lead and backing vocals: Abby London
Backing vocals: Kylie Nelson
Piano/keys: David Nyro
Guitars and keys: Jakael Tristram
Bass: Marc Miller
Drums and percussion: Sean Lane, Jakael Tristram
Special thanks to Rick Lovrovitch, Robert Lang, Gerry, Abby and Kylie, Chris, and the universe. I think that pretty much covers everyone.



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