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Deep in the Heart of Things
Eric McGough
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Album
Jigsaw
Year
1900
Artist
Eric McGough
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Length
3:15
Size
7.72 Mb
Bitrate
320 Kbps
Track
8
Date and time
2015-12-07 01:28:37

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The first song that I wrote and recorded (1992), which I subsequently lost and eventually recorded this version. It reflects the idea of watching people pass by viewed from a café window or a bench in a town centre. The looks on people's faces always struck me as telling a hint of a story, their mood, something of their view of life and so on - not very accurate of course yet very evocative. Sometimes I noticed a marked sadness in their eyes and sometimes what even seemed to be a kind of madness - though this is rather more poetic licence than observable fact. It seemed to me that many of us are dismayed by the realisation that things we cherish hardly ever last, as what was important in the past fades away with time. I found myself thinking that this is because we focus and try to hold on to the surface of things and not the heart. In this way I see that even in the everyday things - the things we know so well - there is a deeper view, the heart of things, wherein only useless things fade away and the true nature remains.