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A Piece Of My Heart

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Paul V

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« on: June 23, 2024, 08:28:20 PM »
From my album “Home Of Kings”. this is ‘A Piece Of My Heart’. 

I’m an autobiographical songwriter.  During my daily commute home, I began to think of life experiences and how we give so much of ourselves to people and places. We often leave a piece of our heart behind in the geographical places that we visit and with the people who are no longer in our lives.

https://soundcloud.com/paulanthonyvasey/a-piece-of-my-heart-1

A Piece Of My Heart

On the Headland by the boats, where skippers land their catch,
I left a fragment there, bruised beyond compare.
On the windswept promenade, where kites fly overhead,
I left a fragment too, I left it there with you; a piece of my heart.

I wait for you in the dead of night when dreamland comes alive.
In the winter of our discontent where steam trains still arrive.

In the heart of Liverpool, where the Beatles sang of love,
I left a fragment there to never be reclaimed.
In Brighton’s cobbled streets, where sea birds dive then soar
I left a fragment too. I left it there with you; a piece of my heart.

To the mother of my children, I left a piece with you.
Miami or Sterling, the schoolyard and the zoo.
I left a fragment too. I left it there with you; a piece of my heart.

Written by Paul Vasey

https://soundcloud.com/paulanthonyvasey/a-piece-of-my-heart-1
« Last Edit: June 23, 2024, 08:56:15 PM by Paul V »

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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2024, 03:47:10 AM »
Hey @Paul V . . . this is a very up close and personal recording, much like the subject matter I imagine, simple in it's production . . . really enjoyed listening to it. I totally relate to the places where we left a piece of our heart theme  . . . as I've often thought about life as a series of lifetimes, maybe better described as just phases we go through, pieces of memories. The lyric has such beautiful sadness to it, but I did feel uplifted by the poetry, very much connecting as a listener, as you've shared a piece of your heart in this song with everyone. This is Great songwriting.

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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2024, 07:31:29 PM »
Hey Paul , nice pickin !!!
Very heartfelt song man , Nice change ups

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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2024, 11:29:01 PM »
What a lovely little song.

Beautifully simple and perfectly formed.
heart of stone, feet of clay, knob of butter

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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2024, 11:54:15 AM »

Nice intro, sweet and engaging. Beautiful song @Paul V  it gives calm to the ear in such a noisy world
I did not know that to live we had to die so many times
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2024, 11:41:29 PM »
Yes, fabulous picking and a vocal that really paints a picture. Nothing else I can say, just a lovely track.  :)

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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2024, 03:30:25 PM »
Hey @Paul V . . . this is a very up close and personal recording, much like the subject matter I imagine, simple in it's production . . . really enjoyed listening to it. I totally relate to the places where we left a piece of our heart theme  . . . as I've often thought about life as a series of lifetimes, maybe better described as just phases we go through, pieces of memories. The lyric has such beautiful sadness to it, but I did feel uplifted by the poetry, very much connecting as a listener, as you've shared a piece of your heart in this song with everyone. This is Great songwriting.

Hello Bruce, @popitup, How wonderful that we can live so many miles apart and still connect as songwriters, human beings and friends.

Like you, I often think that there are many lives within a single life. The trick is to navigate within each one as a stronger person and to not dwell too much upon pain or rejoice too much in success.  "If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same, then you'll be a man my son" 'If' Rudyard Kipling. 

Essentially, both 'A Piece Of My Heart's and 'Empty Halls' are snapshots of moments in my life which caused both great happiness and pain. I guess I haven't learned to treat those imposters with indifference and so have allowed each of these snapshots of life to overwhelm me with sadness. I at least , can say that I was here and that my feelings have been accurately recorded in great emotional detail. Memories of my Dad, a trawler fisherman reside in the lyrics "On the Headland by the boats where skippers land their catch". They are accompanied by a lyrical description of a beautiful romance, reflected  in my memories of  the cities of Liverpool England and Brighton England. Memories of a road trip to Key West, Open University Summer school in Sterling and the less romantic but equally relevant School runs and trips to the zoo.

I often wonder what will happen to my music when I am no longer here. Sometime ago, I wanted to make multiple copies of my extensive back catalogue, believing that it may be of interest to someone but now, I think perhaps that these songs will disappear as quietly as they came into the world.

I have the ability to create the most elaborate musical paintings in an array of different genres and tempos yet it is songs and thoughts such as the one that pervade here that take centre stage in this chapter of my life.

Thank you so much for your insightful review Bruce. It is always a pleasure to here from you.

Paul
« Last Edit: July 13, 2024, 03:55:53 PM by Paul V »

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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2024, 04:51:38 PM »
Hi Paul,

It's mostly already been said. It was sad and yet very easy listening, well done once again,

George